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SoBo Cafe

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6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
+1 410-752-1518
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 15:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived as they opened at 10:30 am on a Saturday to assure that we could get a outside table. Our daughter, who lives locally, advised us that everything was tasty. Guinness, our 125 pound Saint Bernard tucked nicely under the high top table. We had the big breakfast, three egg breakfast and SoBo biscuit Benedict. We were all delighted... More 

Thank SheilaMcc
Athens, GA
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good, not particularly interesting or great but certainly good; however I only had one meal so it would be hard to say some of the other dishes don't have potential to be great. The atmosphere is comfortable and easy; the entire space filled quickly after I was seated and you could see the lot were repeat customers.... More 

Thank ACicora
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at this cozy, beautifully decorated restaurant after a long business conference, and immediately felt relaxed. The wine tasting flights were great (generous pours and a great value!), as were the appetizers. The food was beautifully plated and the service was attentive -- especially to our friend with a severe gluten allergy (including the manager bringing out a list... More 

Thank wanderful2016
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262 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Shakshuka - poached eggs and a good amount of tomato relish, home fries, homemade wheat toast, and a smidgen of fruit salad. Eggs were well cooked but overwhelmed by the tomato relish. Fruit salad was really just a taste. Meal filled out by the excellent bread and mushy home fries. Also ordered a nice tasty sausage. Pleasant environment.

Thank poodledoop
Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I had the opportunity to eat at Sobo on a wine Wednesday-- lived getting a good bottle of wine with dinner for a reasonable price. Staff was friendly and we had great service. Food was very good-- loved the French onion soup. I really enjoyed my visit.

Thank Melissa N
Laguna Niguel, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We ate here twice and both times were very impressed with the quality and the flavors of a diverse menu. Very friendly service as well.

Thank DeAnna P
Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Bottom line food VERY good, very good service,good size portions. We are from the Midwest but SOBO is my daughter's family go to restaurant. When we visit again we will definitely go back. Don't pass this around! I don't want it to become more popular than it is

Thank Debbie4442013
New York
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. Wonderful assortment of creative food. (Not outrageous like some places, but definitely different.) Good service. Great place.

Thank Hal013
Woodstock, Maryland
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We came here before the Ravens game, and really enjoyed it! Helpful attentive service, good food, good drinks and reasonably priced! Would definitely recommend this place, and will definitely be back.

Thank MKWarden
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Truly excellent food and very accommodating and friendly staff - enjoyed both an excellent dinner and brunch while in Baltimore for a Ravens game.

Thank rab1776

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-1518
We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh seasonal ingredients and a whole lot of flavor.

Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home.

Weather permitting; delight in dining al fresco at one of our outdoor tables. We serve lunch daily, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, dinner seven days and “SoBo Hour” at the bar and outdoor tables Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm.

We’re a short walk from the stadiums and the inner harbor.

SoBo Cafe follows sustainable practices by composting food waste and by recycling glass, metal, plastic & paper products.

We look forward to your next visit.

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