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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 good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (115 reviews)
“corn fritters” (11 reviews)
“salad” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great salads, burgers, ribs, etc. They are known for large bare bones salads. It can be somewhat crowded and noisy, so ask for a booth if you want more privacy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bradley R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew Bare Bones had a banquet room? We were there for a 50th wedding anniversary party and had been to Bare Bones many times and never knew the room existed. The small room holds about 50 tops and was set up very nicely with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with 8 of my friends last week. The meal was very good. I had Crab cakes. Not the best in Maryland but they were very good. Nice and meaty! My husband had the ribs and he said they were some of the best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maggie1875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming here for years. My last visit was the best yet. I get the prime rib often, and this was the best seasoned and cooked cut I've had there. The gave me the wrong side (fries, instead of a baked potato) but not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank norskawood
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love Onion rings and have my favorite place. First time in BB and Onion Loaf on the favorites list! Nothing but a loaf of grease/oil. Tried some and enough!! Sent it back. Hamburger w/bacon & cheese but nothing to write home about. Might try again...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shawnnee
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I go to Bare Bones frequently and never thought about reviewing it. It's just our neighborhood place, supremely reliable and comfortable. My husband and I go often enough for lunch that the host knows we like a booth and the waiter often brings our iced...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lizellicottcity
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I have been to other Bare Bones Grills over the past 12 years or so, and liked them on the average. The service has always been good, not great, the food has been above average for a BBQ joint and the prices have been reasonable....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jack C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We had dinner st this place this evening. The food was very good but we had to wait long for our meals to be delivered to our table. Other patrons came after us with a large party and were served before us. We were told...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank grammydelly
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is our go to place for ribs. Daily specials are great too. The whole family enjoys the food here better than Mission BBQ. Bare Bones also has a separate take home area for easy pickup.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This resturant is known for ribs and crab cakes. It has a back room good for group events. On last week’s visit I was disappointed in the quality of the crab cake I had. The other 2 people with me commented that their prices had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Judy B
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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
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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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