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The Food Market

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1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416 (The Avenue)
+1 410-366-0606
05:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 05:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Florence, South Carolina
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126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were celebrating our daughter's birthday! We started with cocktails. I had the Robin and it was very good. We placed our order for appetizer and dinner. Our dinner came before our appetizer!!!! We were not happy about that, so we canceled our appetizer order, which was brought to us almost at the end of our meal, and so we... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Great service including free valete parking. Plenty of help. Timely service. Amazing drinks and I can not say enough about the food. Combinations I would never dream of that water in your mouth. This is worth a drive to go and find. Treat yourself or a team member. And make sure to try the brazed short... More 

Thank LifeIsGrandBytheSEA
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107 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Food Market combines gourmet style food with an artsy setting in the heart of Hampden. The pretzel with beer cheese sauce are an awesome app, while the homemade crab cakes are great as well. All the dishes that went by looked great as well. Make sure you make a reservation, have an awesome dinner, and walk down to The... More 

Thank s17young
Bedminster, New Jersey
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So happy to have tried The Food Market. Great ambience and service and delicious food. Have tried the crab cake with lobster mac and cheese (twice!), the shrimp dinner and the fried soft crab. All were wonderful. Looking forward to returning soon.

Thank MJ115
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the food and service are great! No problem.. but for the life of me, why is the liquor selection poor? One off brand Gin, no Stoli Vodka... The beer selection is not very deep as well.. I would suggest the manager of the bar would say "yes, we can have that (brand liquor) for you next time..It called customer... More 

Thank A.D B
New Jersey
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son is a junior in college and I finally had the opportunity to try this restaurant back in December and again last month. We will be back every time we are in the area. The restaurant has amazing different menu. My kids love the lobster appetizer. My husband who is a mussel expert. Although I don't think they are... More 

Thank luv2travel068
Needham, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was visiting Baltimore for one day and heard about this Hampden area, so decided to take a short uber ride from downtown to visit. The place has a great vibe and service was amazing from start to finish. I gave it a 4 instead of a 5, because some of the dishes could have been better. For appetizers, the buffalo... More 

Thank bw411
Ellicott City, Maryland
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were celebrating our 40th day before valentine's day, and while we had been to the Food Market for brunch, this was our first dinner there. The drinks were creative, the bartenders provided great service while we waited for our table. and meal never disappointed. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The menu options made deciding difficult. The food... More 

Thank Ellen F
Baltimore, Maryland
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Food Market has very good food and very good service. It is noisy so be prepared to talk loud at your table. Street parking is very hard, but they do have complimentary parking.

Thank David C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The place is very welcoming and overall there was a positive vibe. The brunch menu is modern and trendy but the items seemed to be matching well. There were not just thrown in for hipster sake.

Thank Stale_Bread_Spanky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416
    (The Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-366-0606
The Food Market focuses on approachable, really good food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers our guests a complete dining experience, by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. The Food Market strives to provide real good service, in a comfortable environment, where our staff & diners can be themselves. We invite you to come relax, enjoy, and allow us to do what we do best, for you. Located on the Avenue in Hampden, and open every night, The Food Market serves brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm. Dinner is served on Sunday – Thursday from 5pm – 11pm, and on Friday & Saturday from 5pm- 12am. Valet-Parking provided at no cost. Up to par, down to earth.

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Crofton, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?