Dooby's
Dooby's

Dooby's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.doobys.com/
  • Phone: 4107025144x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am. Kitchen closes one hour earlier.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant owner, Phil Han, for any catering assistance. Phil can be reached by email at phil@doobys.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant owner, Phil Han, for any private dining assistance.
  • Private Party Contact: Phil Han x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison St.
  • Public Transit: The closest stop is the free Charm City Circulator - Purple Route #307 Washington Monument.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is located adjacent to the building.
A word from Dooby's
Located in the heart of Mount Vernon, Dooby's offers a modern Asian-tavern menu. In addition to our fun and social setting, guests will enjoy our seasonal cocktails, craft beers on tap, and specialty coffee.

We offer two seating styles: a dining room and a bar area with two communal tables that each seat twelve. Please let us know your preference when making your reservation, and we'll do our best to accommodate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Dooby's reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (11)good for groups (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)late-night find (7)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Worth a try
    TashieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Even if the restaurant name doesn't send the correct message of seriously good & interesting food - sounds like a late night burger bar - the food is amazing and so worth the try. The wait staff is really young & inexperienced and made a lot of mistakes to our table & others around us (like the really important stuff of not delivering food/drinks, forgetting actually). However, this is partially make up by the fact the staff is really nice. Hopefully they will learn from these mistakes quickly. The food is outstanding, interesting and priced well. We've already spread the good word and hope it does well!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very cool space!
    KrissyC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was sensational - don't miss the brussels sprouts and miso dip. We had a great table and a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Date Spot
    yoonicornn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dooby's is a perfect spot for a casual date night. The menu list is short and concise, therefore you won't be sitting there pondering on what to order. The drinks are delicious and unique. These drinks wouldn't be found in your typical bar or restaurant. The food comes out in a quick and timely manner. I got a burger with hash and my boyfriend had the miso ramen. The burger was an american-korean fusion which, to my surprise, tasted better than I imagined. The kimchi wasn't overwhelming and went along well with the burger. The miso ramen was also delightful according to my boyfriend. We will definitely be having more dates here in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rwesleyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As usual - excellent food and excellent service. Small but interesting menu. Personable, friendly and attentive staff. Good coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • try it!
    baltfanVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Such a great first experience at Dooby's! The strawberry cocktail with root beer liquor was amazing. I enjoyed the ramen and the peach cobbler was out of this world! Highly recommended. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well prepared food and great coffee
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was terrific, but too few choices. The desserts and coffee was top notch. Counter culture coffee was the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outandabout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    When we arrived we were told that the kitchen had not calculated correctly its food supply orders. One of the main offerings--and signature dish-- was not available because there was no beef for hamburgers (apparently it was a surprise to the chefs). This left but two items as a main course on a Saturday night--both with starch--rice or noodles. Additionally, in very small dining room management permitted a large group of young men to celebrate a bachelor's party. Needless to say the yelling and accompanying noise were overwhelming. Despite gentle suggestions that management ask the group to calm down, nothing occurred to moderate the noise.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks for the good times!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was good, great atmosphere, awesome place to have a quick bite to eat with friends. We just had a bunch of small plates before running to the bar, but the massive bowls of ramen were very tempting. I had the spring soba and it are awesome! Friends had the Asian steamed buns and Dooby burger and they said they loved them and definitely want to go back. By the way, our server Nathanael, SUCH a cutie pie! He was so sweet and charming, helping us answer any questions we had about the menu. Adorable! This was my first time eating at Dooby's for dinner, though I head there regularly for coffee. During the day, their cookie assortment and small plates are always nice and refreshing. Love you guys!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Dooby's reviews archive.
  • Excellent food, tiny portions
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Out of many listed items on the short menu. Food was inventive but terribly small portions!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    bmorediner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We booked a spot for 10 people and they were very accommodating. The only issue was that they do not serve happy hour in the adjoining dining room. It seemed a little arbitrary and I wish we had known that before coming. Otherwise, the food was really good and the prices weren't too bad. After several appetizers, drinks, and a main course the bill was still not much more than $30 per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the burger
    spenceusc
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I love Dooby's. I love the burger. I am disappointed that the menu has changed a bit. I loved burger night on Wednesdays but I'll survive. Great cocktails too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance/good food/tiny svg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I ordered the crispy polenta with roasted vegetables which was delicious. My only negative comment would be that this appeared on the dinner menu rather than the appetizer menu. I am not a big eater but the portion was tiny for a dinner; consisting of two very small triangles of polenta, two tiny roasted carrots halved and a drizzle of parsnip puree. At best, I would have considered this an appetizer or small plate. My friend ordered the burger and said it was actually the best she had ever had. It looked delicious and came with a nice side salad of arugula and citrus. We both had desserts - I ordered the "damn good pie" which was actually quite nice and my friend ordered the bourbon pecan pie which she thoroughly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian-fusion dining in Baltimore
    MichaelBVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I've been to Dooby's twice for dinner, and the food, drinks, & service were very good both times! (Caveat: If possible, avoid sitting at the long, narrow community-dining tables with the tall, uncomfortable stools.)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new addition to mount vernon!
    NikaVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We've been a few times and the food is always great. The menu is unique and always changing. We really needed a place like this in Mount Vernon. The brick and concrete interior does make the place echo so the noise levels can be little high when it's crowded or if you are sitting by a large group.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Babess
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Burger was perfect, handmade patty deliciously tore away and melted in your mouth. Definitely going back to try all the appetizers!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good...comfort level...ICK!
    ComfortandFood
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Dooby's is a great idea that needs a bit of buffing to make it shine. The seating is just not cohesive or inviting. The bar area, consist of these terribly uncomfortable high square stools that have been paired with rectangular high boy cocktail tables that are lined up end to end banquet style. There is no actual bar seating or not much. The dining area is so small and cramped that unless you weigh 10lbs soaking wet, you have to apologize profusely to the table next to you if you wish to get up because inevitably some part of your body or clothing is going to brush their table top. Hard to enjoy good food when your comfort level is zero!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad your're in the neighborhood!
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The menu is interesting and inexpensive, the drinks are good, and the coffee is great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small but delicious menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The dinner menu at Dooby's is small, but everything we had was delicious. Only one entree for vegetarians, though it was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    DeannaVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The menu is very limited. With that said, each item we had was pretty darn good. And the cocktails were not bad either. Their "dining room" is just around the corner from the communal room, which was very loud. This is not a "first date" kind of a place but more of a place you go with established friendships. Overall, our experience was good. I would not rush back, but I can see us certainly returning in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good as It Gets
    charmcitychews
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Attentive wait staff, friendly hostess, fabulous food, reasonably priced, high energy, beautifully designed interior space--what more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date restaurant
    DateNight
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I made a reservation and received a table in the back that felt private enough for some good conversation. The noise level was just right and the atmosphere was very calm and trendy. The dinner menu has limited options as they were a breakfast cafe that just started dinner, but what they have is well made. The waiter we had was present, but didn't interrupt much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fusion food
    nomnom
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Stellar food. City price for city/ fusion creations. Delicious burgers; cooked actually at the wellness you request (unlike most restaurants in baltimore, which overcook). Highly recommend the drink, "Manny D".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dooby's
    cherobrienVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was the second time we went to Dooby's. The food was great, the old fashioned was superb. We made our reservations just a little while before arriving so we had to sit at a community table which was not a big deal except the seats had no back which makes it hard to sit for long periods. I was fine, but my partner was uncomfortable and had to move a chair from a different area. After that he was fine. All in all it was very good and we would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back
    mussleman
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our reservation had 8 of us sitting on stools at a "common table". Not comfortable and not what we wanted or expected. We left!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • All around very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Double date before a movie - ordered most of the appetizers and drinks, all pretty impeccable. Baked wings were particularly good. Kimchi fried rice with shortrib was the easy entree winner, tasted everything but the burger and it was all really nicely done. Desert was a bit of a cockup; first they forgot to bring it (although they did bring some very nice coffee) and then they brought the wrong desert for the other couple. The creme pie was very good, the rice pudding was acceptable, although I don't even like rice pudding. Overall a very good meal, we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Dining Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our party of 5 had great food and service! We were also impressed with the owners efforts to give back to other budding entrepreneurs! So nice to support someone "paying it forward" !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the space, not the name...
    AngieC
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    hmm, first time here was a success. still have a hard time saying the restaurant's name without cracking up, sorry... parking can be a bear..$11.50 for barely two hrs in the lot adjacent to the restaurant is a little steep, no street parking on a Fri/Sat night.. the night we went was still restaurant week. 3 course menu for $20 was a good deal, but portions were accordingly small. Food was very good. loved all the choices. service was spot-on. will look forward to a return visit, but will try to find on-street parking..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Umami joy in Mt. Vernon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Baltimore kind of missed the Asian fusion food movement that originated in the Pacific Northwest in the late 80s. Dooby nods to that sensibility in a fresh, current way. The menu is small but better to do a few dishes well than an extensive menu of mediocrity. The offerings are varied & well-executed... Ingredients with an Asian bent -- kim chi, curry, sriracha, chili paste, cilantro, fish sauce, lemongrass -- are paired in unexpected ways with ingredients you might not expect. Deviled eggs bursti with chili flavor and a bit of crunchy chicken skin; quinoa-arugula salad is anything but boring with its bright citrus avocado dressing & sweet potatoes. The edamame come bathed in a mouth-watering chili garlic sauce. Big flavor, cheerful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really busy on weekends!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We went there Friday night, to try out this new spot in the neighborhood, and it was also restaurant week. We got there on time, got seated in relatively reasonable amount of time, ordered food, but we didn't get our food for 30 mins. The place was packed and I understand there was a big group ahead of us, but it was getting to the point I was so hungry that I could walk over to the coffee bar and grab some biscotti. Would been helpful if they had some bread or crackers. Beer flight was interesting, I liked the decor and plates, but dining area was a bit too tight. I felt like I was squished into a corner. I have no complaints about the food but maybe faster kitchen and more room in the dining area would have made this experience better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Dooby's for the
    Mari
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We went to Dooby's for the first time during restaurant week with 6 adults and 2 babies. I feel that if a restaurant can do well during restaurant week, when things are pretty crazy, it's a good indication that they'll be really good at other times. Even though it was pretty busy and noisy, the staff were nice, the food was great and we have a lovely time. I'll definitely be back again at a less busy time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything we tried was good!
    seastman
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This was our first experience at Dooby's. I had not been able to access the menu online, so was a little surprised by the meu offerings. Nothing seemed to appeal to me except the miso salmon, which is what I and my friend both ordered. It could not have been better! A really splendid dinner. Wine and beer we had to accompany the meal were also fine, and the wait service was very friendly and helpful. Coffee and dessert conitnued the impression of the rest of the dinner. A first-rate evening at fairly reasonable prices. I do not require a great ambience to be able to enjoy a god meal, but so far this new restaurant is lacking, in my opiion. But it is obviously designed for a young crowd.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food
    chesapeake1971
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My fiance and I went for restaurant week. We both enjoyed our choices: edamame and wing appetizers; quinoa salad and kimchi pork w rice and desserts (both "damned good pie" - a creme brulee pie). The flavors were unique. The quinoa salad was amazing: smoky flavor combined with smooth avocado and other good flavors.The service was attentive (i.e. water always filled, I got more hot water for my tea easily) although the pace was a little slow. We will definitely go back. I kind of liked the simple menu; I don't have to feel "guilty" about ordering the quinoa over and over!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our only complaint was that
    donwVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our only complaint was that it has a VERY limited menu. Would have like a few more choices....no specials the night we were there and at 6:15 they had run out of the soup of the day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Kid on the Block
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As a relatively new establishment, I'd have to say that Dooby's is on point in terms of food, service, and atmosphere. Manager/owner is a polite and down-to-earth guy who is constantly looking for feedback to improve the dining experience for his customers. It's interesting how this cafe-restaurant has really fused to innately different experiences (cafe and restaurant) to create something unique and fresh. Props... Also, save room for dessert. It'll be worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more than a coffee shop
    paige29VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    went for dinner with a friend. sticky wings-excellent, miso salmon--cooked perfectly and fried rice delicious...also go the specialty pie...portions and prices are perfect for what you get...will definitely return for breakfast and lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabuloius
    biscuit
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    loved everything about Dooby's. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hip but not pretentious!
    foodster
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Amazing food (esp. Kimchi fried rice), desert was excellent and the cocktails hit the spot. The service was excellent. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great buy!
    SaminPikesvilleVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Inventive cuisine at a nice price. Asian fusion with hints of Mediterranean. The Kimchee short rib fried rice was fantastic. A nice gem on Charles St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and good beer list too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Known more as a coffee spot, we checked out their new space and had a great dinner. Not a huge menu, but everything looked good as was good! Food was excellent and well presented. The beer list was also very good. And plenty of cocktails to choose from too. The Salmon, the Thai Curry Pot Pie were both excellent and the burger actually looked really good, I will be sure to come back for that. The "damn good pie" was amazing too, basically creme brulee in a pit with a good crust!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unexpectedly good
    dancer
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    this is a great addition to Mt Vernon -- a coffee shop/eatery with a friendly inviting atmosphere--wine list needs expanding and the beer list although good needs some Scottish or Belgium ales or porters -- having Tito's is a definite plus!!!-- menu could be a little more varied but overall we loved it -- a party of 6 was seated immediately and we all enjoyed the meal especially the Edamame starter -- we all would come back again either as a group or individually
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.