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About Donna's - Cross Keys

From its roots as Baltimore's leading coffee bar/cafe, Donna's Cross Keys has evolved to offering a full restaurant menu with fresh, inventive, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Enjoy your meal with some of our premium wines, innovative cocktails or craft beers.

5100 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Northern Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 532-7611

Website:
http://www.donnas.com/

Catering:
Donna's is well done for it's sandwich and salad platters, and can also cater any level of luncheon or dinner party

Parking Details:
Lots of private lot parking immediately in front of restaurant, with ample handicapped parking

Executive Chef:
Ian Standford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Private Dining

Donna's- Cross Keys offers room for private dining that can accommodate a variety of gatherings from cocktail events to full sit down dinners. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

Donna's - Cross Keys Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Scenic View (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Very enjoyable. We sat outside which was very nice, although a bit cold, but it was a lot more room than the inside for a Sunday afternoon!! Service was wonderful, and they were very helpful! Coffee was lukewarm, probably my only real complaint, but otherwise, everything met expectations!!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 18, 2017

loved it!
happy to see it was busy!
service was great..food was as we expected..comfortable est..and enjoyed outside too

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Just always good, consistent food at a fair price. Setting is a bit "weird" in it's office park, but the outdoor patio is really nice when weather permits

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Crab cakes were excellent

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good experience. Great food. Good service . Would go back again,

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Everything was wonderful, will dine at Donna's again.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day brunch and it was fun--lots of people, good service, enough cooks to make omellettes and pancakes, and the like. Desserts were a bit disappointing and small. Not a great set up for small children as there were few uncomplicated dishes (like pasta or simple (no shrimp, please) mac n cheese).

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The best Mother's day brunch you can find anywhere. Fresh, exciting variety of homemade, meats, salads, vegetables, omelets and deserts.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious Mother's Day brunch with many food selections.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful Mother's Day brunch! Lots of variety; very tasty!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We've had many good meals at Donna's, but this one wasn't up to par. The food came quickly - almost too quickly though. Appetizers (soups) were excellent. However my meal (Donna's meatloaf) was cool in its interior and I needed to send it back. When thad been reheated, the vegetables and potatoes were almost too hot. Overall disappointing compared to previous meals,

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 11, 2017

All was good but air conditioning was blowing on every table but one. No one turned the blower off although guests complained at several tables. One table moved to the bar to avoid the chill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 10, 2017

A beautiful restaurant in a great location. Helpful, pleasant staff and great food. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Went for an early Mother's Day celebration since we will be out of town. Food, as always, was delicious and tastefully presented. Service was attentive, but not cloying. Ambiance is adequate, muted lighting, noise level moderate to quiet. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Still one of the best restaurants in town and has been for years. Great bar too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We enjoyed a great Sunday brunch buffet. Each dish we tried was well prepared and so flavorful. There is a broad selection of items for everyone's taste, including Donna's roasted vegetables and wonderful salads. Meat courses that day included duck breast and short rib. Both delicious. Seafood included steamed shrimp and smoked salmon. You can taste the quality ingredients. Desserts were small bites of heaven. Others around us were ordering from the menu, but the $25 brunch was reasonable considering it included a $10 drink.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Consistently great food and friendly good waitresses. My "go to" lunch spot with friends.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A good friend and I dined on Easter Sunday for brunch and to celebrate friend's birthday. As always, Donna's does an outstanding job with their brunch buffet but Easter is always extra special at Donna's. The addition of a 2nd omelette station was helpful given the crowd. However, being seated next to the buffet had its drawbacks as everyone in the line bumped my chair while we were dining. Donna's is interior layout doesn't accommodate crowds well but you sort of know that going into it. Our waitress was attentive and the food was consistently good - tasty, imaginative and presented well. My favorite dishes included the roasted lamb, roasted/carmelized brussel sprouts, steamed shrimp and made to order omelettes.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I took my 89 year old mom for lunch. She doesn't eat much and loves wraps. We ordered a turkey wrap and she loved. It was delicious and brought to us on separate. That was very nice.
I wish the Columbia Donna's hadn't closed. I live in Columbia!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 10, 2017

My party enjoyed the short ribs with pasta, the salmon, and the filet mignon. Shared the warm brownie a la mode. It was all delicious and wait staff Gretchen took great care of us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

I have consistently had great meals here. While I don't always select them, I appreciate seeing items such as wild boar on the menu along side the consistently good regular menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Took my family there for brunch on a sunny Sunday. We love the brunch food selections. Roasted Sprouts and avocado salad are my favorites. Great selection! Nice atmosphere. We are frequent customers. Lunch is great too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was truly special tonight. Thank you Donna!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 1, 2017

friendly and accommodating staff, great service, fresh and tasty food, healthy options

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

At Donna's I prefer to eat outside in nicer weather. Inside has the same excellent food but sitting near the bar was only okay.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Excellent food here every time. Not too noisy, plenty of parking, and a nice atmosphere. Never disappointed. Enough options for vegetarians (maybe not great for vegan).

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 20, 2017

I met 2 of my friends for lunch and we decided to try Donna's. We're glad we did! The food was great! We'll be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great Sunday brunch buffet and a great price--$25 for the buffet including a mimosa or a better than average Bloody Mary. Buffet includes most of their salads, omelettes, jumbo spiced shrimp, and carved meats, bagels nova and dessert!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Very lovely lunch with long time friend. Predictable great food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great venue for a pre BSO concert dinner. We rediscovered Donna's after Petite Louis canceled our last reservation without explanation, and found Donna's a wonderful surprise. We have made it our new regular place for pre concert meals.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 5, 2017

This is by far one of the best brunch buffets I've been to. The food is fresh, light and delicious. There are many options for vegetarians since they have a variety of fresh grilled vegetables.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great dinner before a show! Delicious food, great service and great prices...plus free parking! We're making this our go-to restaurant for show nights!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Always have a great dinner here! Wonderful food and fantastic specials menu. Donnas is our go to. Can't beat the parking.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 27, 2017

A couple of people did not like the Portobello mushroom sandwich (I did). We had a wonderful time -- many thanks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great staff. Pleasant environment. Unique menu offerings

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Eggplant appetizer was good. Waiter messed up the grilled cheese by forgetting the no bacon request from a vegetarian member of the party. Looks like someone forgot and then just removed it instead of making a fresh one. Not a good experience. They did take it off the check but the damage was done . Other dishes were so so. Left with queasy feeling in stomach.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants for regular dining out or date night with my sweetheart. Can always count on a good meal and service! Easy parking, close to home and most importantly great food and drink!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Always consistently great fare, outstanding service and pleasant ambience. Thanks, Donna's!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 21, 2017

I'm always happy when I eat at Donna's, which I've been doing for many years. The food is healthy and delicious and I often order extra so that I can bring home a snack. The wait staff is great.
I remember when there were multiple Donna's locations and they were all great looking; now it's just the Cross Keys location and they haven't done anything to update the interior in far too long. The decor borders on shabby. I really wish that Alan and Donna would renovate so that their dining experience was equal to the food and service. Please?

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Excellent meal. Had the roast beef, horseradish, and cheddar on brioche bun with the brussel sprout and bacon appetizer. It was fantastic! Our table was a bit small for two people and so much food, and it was super wobbly. But for the food, totally worth it.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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