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Cafe Hon

1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
+1 410-243-1230
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pies” (3 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (2 reviews)
“coconut cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Balti
$$ - $$$
1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super crab cakes and good for a sundae if you're not full. There were Generous portions and prompt service.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 9 January 2018

On the main street of the charming and idiosyncratic Hampden neighborhood, you will find Café Hon; a good luncheonette type of restaurant with a fun personality. A cross between a traditional diner with a counter, an old fashioned luncheonette and a hipster haven, Café Hon’s...More

Thank Hawk470
Reviewed 28 December 2017

My wife and I and another couple went to Hamden to see the Christmas lights on 34th street and decided to visit the famous Cafe Hon. We enjoyed a respectable diner meal with pleasant service at a reasonable cost. The Maryland crab soup was exceptional....More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Denise, the owner, was the food runner this evening. I kindly asked for BBQ sauce for my sons chicken fingers. The response i got was "this isn't McDonalds". Appreciate that Denise, I wasn't aware...we will never go back to Cafe Hon again. Service was terribly...More

8  Thank Brad S
Denise W, Owner at Cafe Hon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Brad, I am so sorry that we did not have BBQ sauce for you kids chicken fingers. We only serve the highest quality ingredients in our sauces and make them from scratch. Unfortunately, we were out of our homemade BBQ sauce. Thank you for calling...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

The wait was a little longer than we prefer but we got in in less time than expected. Its a neat little resturant and seems very popular! Reminds me of the old 5&Dime type place from back in the day with the soda fountain and...More

Thank travelinsuemaryland
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I really loved the giant flamingo outside the store front. However, I was a bit disappointed with everything else. The waitress seem disinterested and food was "just ok." I really wanted to love this place but maybe it was just a bad day??

2  Thank AdventureAwaits2018
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Meh. Just meh. Adequate food, okay service. That’s about all I can say and will say. It’s bland. Unfortunate.

2  Thank TJCSHAW
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Cafe Hon is a Baltimore institution, for good reason. It caters to a diverse clientele -- from Hopkins students and faculty to local folk from Hampden, a traditional Baltimore neighborhood. The menu offers a great selection, from fabulous crab dishes to steaks, as well as...More

1  Thank Chloesfriend
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Had a great time at Hon fest . An annual event in Baltimore-- Great street fare and the Cafe was fabulous.

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped by to have lunch after a business meeting. The place was busy and they had a great selection on their menu. I love my sandwich. My teammates enjoyed their hamburgers. They desserts looked amazing unfortunately we didn't have room for one. I would...More

2  Thank Kenmarsam
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11 March 2015|
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Response from Wendy S | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your response. We spent a lot of time on that answer, making sure everything was correct. It is disheartening when people are mean-spirited, but we just keep smiling, and serving delicious food in a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner, Balti
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
    (Roland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-243-1230
  • E-mail
Cafe Hon established in 1992 has been a Baltimore tradition for 20 years.Located in Hampden a four block main street Cafe Hon feature comfort food,homemade pie and cakes, homemade hot fudge for sundaes and a variety of burgers and seafood.
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