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Cafe Hon

1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
+1 410-243-1230
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pies” (4 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (2 reviews)
“coconut cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Bar, Balti
$$ - $$$
1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came in late on Saturday afternoon during Easter weekend. We had several pieces of the delicious homemade layer cakes recipes circa 1950's -1960's. Yum. They were not too busy. The owner came over and chatted. She told us how she used her mother's cake...More

Thank Alice
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was good, but the service was bad. We went there at noon on Monday. There was only one other table with people in the restaurant. We were seated in the rear next to the bathrooms. The male waiter was not friendly. He took...More

Thank DeeFrost
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really neat neighborhood restaurant. Casual but sophisticated in its own way. Small but ample space. Great value. Full bar with a limited but interesting choice in scotch, rye, bourbon, and so forth, and draft beer. The crab cake was really good, the fries very ample...More

1  Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We stopped here while walking through Hampden, and really liked it. Its fun, has a local vibe and we all liked our food. We also tried some cake for desert that was really good. You could tell that it was homemade using butter and sugar,...More

Thank CharmingPanda
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Super crab cakes and good for a sundae if you're not full. There were Generous portions and prompt service.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed January 8, 2018

On the main street of the charming and idiosyncratic Hampden neighborhood, you will find Café Hon; a good luncheonette type of restaurant with a fun personality. A cross between a traditional diner with a counter, an old fashioned luncheonette and a hipster haven, Café Hon’s...More

Thank Hawk470
Reviewed December 27, 2017

My wife and I and another couple went to Hamden to see the Christmas lights on 34th street and decided to visit the famous Cafe Hon. We enjoyed a respectable diner meal with pleasant service at a reasonable cost. The Maryland crab soup was exceptional....More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Denise, the owner, was the food runner this evening. I kindly asked for BBQ sauce for my sons chicken fingers. The response i got was "this isn't McDonalds". Appreciate that Denise, I wasn't aware...we will never go back to Cafe Hon again. Service was terribly...More

8  Thank Brad S
Denise W, Owner at Cafe Hon, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Brad, I am so sorry that we did not have BBQ sauce for you kids chicken fingers. We only serve the highest quality ingredients in our sauces and make them from scratch. Unfortunately, we were out of our homemade BBQ sauce. Thank you for calling...More

Reviewed December 19, 2017

The wait was a little longer than we prefer but we got in in less time than expected. Its a neat little resturant and seems very popular! Reminds me of the old 5&Dime type place from back in the day with the soda fountain and...More

Thank travelinsuemaryland
Reviewed November 22, 2017

I really loved the giant flamingo outside the store front. However, I was a bit disappointed with everything else. The waitress seem disinterested and food was "just ok." I really wanted to love this place but maybe it was just a bad day??

3  Thank AdventureAwaits2018
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Response from Wendy S | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your response. We spent a lot of time on that answer, making sure everything was correct. It is disheartening when people are mean-spirited, but we just keep smiling, and serving delicious food in a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Bar, Balti
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
    (Roland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-243-1230
  • E-mail
Cafe Hon established in 1992 has been a Baltimore tradition for 20 years.Located in Hampden a four block main street Cafe Hon feature comfort food,homemade pie and cakes, homemade hot fudge for sundaes and a variety of burgers and seafood.
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