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Cafe Hon, Baltimore, MD

Cafe Hon

3.6
3.6
111 Reviews
$30 and under
American
For a true Baltimore experience, one you can share with your
family and out of town guests - the very best Baltimore has to
offer - come in for a HON experience. Baltimore Sun critic Rob Kaspers
writes, "the decor is theatrical, but the food is real and flavorful."
Open since 1992 and home of Hampden's first brunch,
Cafe HON prides itself on offering Baltimore's Best bread pudding,
and every dessert, gravy, sauce, soup, and dressing is made from scratch. Cafe HON welcomes families and large groups, and our children's menu has lots of tempting options for the little Hon's. If hanging in a bar is more your style, check out the HON Bar right next door. The HON Bar offers a full menu plus Happy Hour 7 days a week. Stop in for a ice cold beer and our award winning HOT wings.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (410) 243-1230
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Denise Whiting
  • Catering
    Private Party Space for 20-50 or 85 or more Call Denise for details 410-440-8088
  • Private party facilities
    Call us about Weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties. Private Bar Area Main Dining Room or All three Call Denise for details 410-440-8088
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Baltimore
  • Cross street
    Roland Ave
  • Parking details
    Off street parking behind Cafe HON. Enter from 36th Street and go under the building between M and T Bank and Cafe Hon.
  • Entertainment
    Friday Night Karaoke 10pm-1am Hosted by: Landis Expandis FREE Live Music Every Saturday 10pm-1am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 0.1Value

NoiseModerate

107 Reviews
  1. RodneyR

    Baltimore

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early Bird Cafe Hon Breakfast was Perfect !!!

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  2. stellar1007

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited Cafe Hon with out of town guests for breakfast before Hon Fest. They had seen the cafe in some of the online events and were excited to experience something very Baltimore. We were seated, and handed a copy of 5 breakfast items on a white piece of paper. There was no indication of a special menu for the event, and we were told it was all they had to offer. When we got our bill, we realized they'd also charged us $4 for a glass of cranberry juice, which was the same price as the food for our children. In all, it was average, and just average at that. Not sure we'll ever go back

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  3. RodneyR

    Baltimore

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I always enjoy coming to Cafe HON. I know what I'm getting is quality food and good service. I'll be back soon.

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  4. RodneyR

    Baltimore

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, Cafe HON delivers. The diversified menu, value for price and large portions consistently prevails. I enjoy the HON Burger which is a monster delight on a roll. Cooked to order perfectly and a palatable treat. The service is personal as you're treated like "family." I've been several times. Now it's time to try out their Saturday/Sunday Brunch Special. I can't wait. Thanks Cafe HON !!!

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  5. SylviaV

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy,quality of food did not match cost. Desserts were very good, but also very expensive.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    151 reviews

    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I remember going to Cafe Hon when it first opened and thinking that they charged a lot for not a lot of food. I specifically remember their Hon potato sides being meager. Maybe I just eat less nowadays, but I thought their portions were much better balanced. The brunch entrees were very good. We'll be back. I was also surprised that it was as empty as it was. I also remember it being very crowded back in the day.

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  7. iceman

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Café Hon for lunch on July 4th, having been there many, many times over the years, and having always been very pleased with our experiences there. This time, it was a great disappointment. We ordered sandwiches, which were very "skimpy", and they took an awful long time to arrive. It seemed like all the customers orders were slow coming out. I think the problem on that day was in the kitchen: maybe short-staffed; maybe more business than expected; even possible that the kitchen staff was new and inexperienced. Will we return? Yes!

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  8. Travelwiz

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant received a face lift since my visit last year. Not as 50ish. Crab Cake was Maryland Meat, needed a little more Old Bay. Bread Pudding was excellent. Waitress was friendly and was knowledgeable about the menu.

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  9. JohnS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For a nostalgic trip back to the 50s, Cafe Hon is the ticket. A pleasant diversion in the Hampden section of Baltimore, the restaurant serves comfort food that pleases in a retro atmosphere that feeds the nostalgia of the old and the curiosity of the young. An asset to the charm of Baltimore.

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  10. OutOfTownVisitors

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 2 visit. Our first visit was good. Fun atmosphere good food a bit pricey and slow service. Our second visit was different. It's been 2 years since our last visit. The menu selection was not the same, service was quite slow and the food was okay. Again a bit pricey. It was interesting that we got in with no wait. I wonder why.

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Cafe Hon is rated 3.6 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cafe Hon

1002 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Roland Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Baltimore
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Off street parking behind Cafe HON. Enter from 36th Street and go under the building between M and T Bank and Cafe Hon.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Denise Whiting
  • Entertainment
    Friday Night Karaoke 10pm-1am Hosted by: Landis Expandis FREE Live Music Every Saturday 10pm-1am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 243-1230
  • Catering
    Private Party Space for 20-50 or 85 or more Call Denise for details 410-440-8088
  • Private party facilities
    Call us about Weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties. Private Bar Area Main Dining Room or All three Call Denise for details 410-440-8088
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