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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (95 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax with friends or family with a fresh brewed beer and a bit to eat. Local community gathering spot for all ages.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name of the restaurant suggests it is a place for ribs. No so. Yes, they have typical baby back ribs, but no where on the menu were the real spare ribs which would allow for some real variety, (dry rub Memphis, sauced of many...More

Thank Doc_ABC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family has always enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere at this place. We love to dine here. One of my favorite restaurants in Ellicott City!

Thank lindatR6938RT
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Good food, good service, good ambiance. What more is there to say? The Bare Bones Salad is a favorite, especially for lunch. Separate lounge area .dinners apart from local bar patrons. The ribs are excellent. Prices are mid-range too. Overall, would recommend this place

Thank Columbia T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bare Bones has always been one of our favorite local restaurants. They are known for excellent ribs and also a special salad that is one of my usual orders. It is made with teriyaki grilled chicken, cheese, tortilla strips and dressed with honey mustard. It...More

Thank OBNurse48
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped in for a business lunch at Bare Bones. Bare Bones was recommended by a local. First let me say the service was outstanding. Our server was professional, attentive, and a had a great personality. Made for a great lunch. I had the brisket on...More

Thank PITTparent
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Bare Bones has a couple excellent dishes but basically the menu hasn't changed since they opened. They have, however, adjusted the 'free' buffet during happy hour. It's now one free plate and $2 for each additional plate, which isn't bad, I guess. I must say...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Bare Bones has been an Ellicott City staple for quite some time. In general their food is good and my kids claim there ribs are the best ever. I have to say that the food has not been up to standard the last two times...More

1  Thank tlchilds
Reviewed 23 May 2017

With the best ribs in Howard County - what's there not to love? In addition to the ribs, there are all kinds of good eats - burgers, chicken, salads - while not gourmet definitely worth stopping. Oh yes and don't forget the local beers!

Thank MJ2E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My sister who was visiting from out of town was in the mood for a Maryland crab cake. Not sure where to go since I usually make my own but my sister didn't want me to go to all the fuss, I decided to give...More

Thank karenN6341GS
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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
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