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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
+1 410-461-0770
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (107 reviews)
“corn fritters” (10 reviews)
“salad” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I’ve been here several times for both lunch and dinner. The ribs and chicken items are very good. But, if you think outside get away from the ribs and chicken you will be plesantly surprised. I have taken several groups of work associates there and...More

Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

But bar layout is poor. Poor tv situations for games. Food selection is mediocre. Old building feel. Needs an overhaul. Service has been fine

Thank JimBmore57
Reviewed 1 February 2018

With all the options for dinner it always surprises me when I get a sub-par or mediocre meal. I'll just go someplace else next time. Fortunately, I don't have that problem with Bare Bones. I have been there a number of times and have not...More

Thank travelbugmom2010
Reviewed 23 January 2018

For many years, Bare Bones of Ellicott City has been our family's go to place for ribs anyway you want them. My favorite Memphis style smoking in thick sweet barbecue is delicious. Always cordial and one of the very best ribs in the area-dependable in...More

Thank Advisor62
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant quite a number of times over the last few years and have not been impressed. The food and the ambience feel very dated and while some of the beers are OK there’s not really much to recommend this place and I would...More

Thank Sujata410
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I go here for lunch or dinner often, and I have never been disappointed. I usually get the ribs or Bare Bones special salad, which is a great salad with grilled chicken. I have also had their prime rib on prime rib night, which I...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had a family gathering for my fathers 90th birthday and he likes Bare Bones. We worked with them in advance and used their banquet room for our 30 people. They suggested a buffet so we went with that. Food selections were made ahead of...More

1  Thank Dan E
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Happy hour in the bar provides free barfood (e.g. wings). The pork BBQ sandwiches are great, the ribs are good and the Maryland crab soup is excellent. Frequent live music geared to adults.

Thank Mitch B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The Bare Bones Chicken Salad is to write home about. It is large so I take out half right away (before dressing) to take home. Their fish tacos are also good. Wait staff is good - seem to be mostly college aged, friendly and knowledgeable....More

Thank TravelTravel60
Reviewed 27 November 2017

stopped in for lunch while on a motorcycle ride with friends. There were 10 of us and they were able to seat us right away. The waitress did an excellent job keeping everyone happy. The group ordered a wide range of food items and everyone...More

Thank blues4545
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Lita M
12 November 2017|
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Response from Columbia_Ted | Reviewed this property |
It's on US Route 40 in Ellicott City just west of Rt 29 on the north side of Rt 40 in a shopping center with Riteaid and Mars grocery store. Where are you coming from? If you like salads, try the Barebones salad. They... More
18 June 2016|
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Response from Shopper21043 | Reviewed this property |
Please see my recently added reply. I found a site that gives prices by a Googling Bare Bones menu with prices. A few that showed up did not have prices but a few links down on the page did include them. Hope you can locate... More
17 June 2016|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the Bare Bones website, the menu is on it. Has everything you will need.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-0770
  • E-mail
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