State Fare

4.4
655 Reviews
$30 and under
American
This American Bistro style venue is located in the heart of downtown Catonsville's music city. The facility is a stand alone brick and mortar building with two main outdoor areas. One outside area is a 40' x 80' tent that offers shade and protection from the inclement weather. In addition, the front of the building has two smaller patio areas for outdoor dining. Adjacent to the property is Hilltop square that has free parking for State fare and the surrounding businesses. The beverage program features three hundred plus Bourbons, Whiskeys and Scotch's that has everything for your novice consumer to the advance customer that is looking to taste or have some true rare finds in this spirit community. While enjoying these Maryland inspired dishes you can always find a great special whether it would be a bottomless brunch to Whiskey Wednesdays. Live Music and additional activities are usually highlighted over the entire weekend.
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JHoo
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal at State Fare. The food was awesome, especially the poutine and brussels sprouts. Our server was helpful and attentive even though we sat outside where it was chilly and she only had on a short-sleeved shirt! We hope they decide to keep the tent and bring in the heaters for the winter so we can go back and try some of the cocktails and dessert!

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KatiK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

After having requested an outdoor table, our guests were seated inside. When we were all there and seated (safely) outside, we waited 10 minutes. At that point I went back inside to ask if we would be served outside. At that point it was discovered that no one had told our waiter that we were outside. When we were seated, there was music blaring from the speakers AND the TVs on the other side loudly broadcasting the pre-game show. As the temperature dropped, there were no heaters. People all over the world eat outside for most of the year—because they have heaters and other accommodations. As our covid number are rising again many of us will NOT eat inside near unmasked guests. Therefore, without heaters it prompt service, it seems that State Fare does not want those guests who are being cautious about exposing themselves to covid.

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NancyB
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I recently ate at State Fare with several girlfriends on a Sunday morning for brunch. We opted to sit outside but they did not have fuel for their heaters so it was a bit chillier than we expected. Fortunately, it was a nice day and we were still comfortable with a table in the sun. The food and service was excellent and we were not rushed at all. I will definitely return.

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LorenzoT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Take the chickpeas out of the braised kale. Brussel sprouts were overcooked and had no flavor

Requested a table top and was seated in the middle of the dining area floor

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!! Wyatt was awesome

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Peacher
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. I enjoyed the music and the food.

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Annette
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Sat outside on a beautiful day. Crab cake was over priced for the quality. Mushy, too much filler. Could hardly find even the smallest piece of crab meat. Person with me had the cheesesteak sub. Not good at all. Won't drive from Silver Spring, Maryland again to eat at State Fare. Not worth the price or drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday/ engagement Dinner celebration! Waitress was very sweet and showed wonderful customer service! Efficient and very quick on getting anything we needed

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience! The food was excellent!

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TereseT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music was a bit loud. I found that people were having to shout over it to be heard at the bar. This made it especially noisy out in the restaurant seating area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food & a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to State Fare! The corn chowder was AMAZING. Great location, great food and great service. Thank you also......for accommodating our request to sit inside. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very hospitable and timely!

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gayles
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were celebrating Grandma's birthday. She has a walker. We could not find a handicap entrance so she had to go up the 2 stairs to the entrance. We ate inside. Food was very good. Malik was our server. He was very busy I am sure due to low staff. He was covering tables inside and outside. We had to track him down a few times, but he did a pretty good job. The noise was definitely a little loud, especially as the night went on. When we left it was open mic night outside. Comedians from what we heard. Some pretty foul language being used, so it was definitely time for us to go. I would eat here again, but with a different group of people.

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vipOptimistic
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was good. We were distressed to hear from server that were new menu items that staff had not had opportunities to taste as management makes them pay for everything.

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TierraB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place is lovely!!! Everything was perfect. The only thing I could say is that I wish they had more food options, but other than that it was nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. If you are interested in live music, then definitely sit outside

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Villefan
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

State Fare never disappoints. The food and service were outstanding.

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vipJbwf
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Plenty of outdoor seating. Lunch was great………nice service and very fresh and plentiful salad with grilled chicken. I would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family get together we were celebrating my daughter publishing an article for her PHD in chemistry

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BaltimoreSoul
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Dirty dishes, slow service, rude hosts.

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SJinEC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is great. Staff were polite and gave good service. The food was a bit bland, but well presented and good overall.

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Lena
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the food at State Fare. Our waiter I believe named Steve was attentive and checked back to see if we needed anything.
We did not have to wait to be seated, my only complaint was that I felt we could have been separated a little more since we were indoors and it was not crowded at that time of the morning.
Otherwise, we had a great experience.

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Megg
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We sat outside on the patio and while the music was nice, the noise volume was more bar level than restauraunt level. We sat as far away as possible and still could not hear our conversations at our table, despite yelling. This really defeated the point of our going out to dinner with friends, trying to catch up.

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SukeyM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tried the twisted turkey sandwich ~ delicious! Thank you, also, to our very friendly and patient waitress. We had a very pleasant lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall good experience. Tables under tent a little too close together for comfort in COVID times.

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2di4
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us in my party and we ate on the patio. Three of my group had never eaten at State Fare before. We all really enjoyed our meal and our waiter was personable and efficient. There was a wonderful variety to choose from the menu and one person in my group was a vegetarian and was thrilled with several great choices.

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MeghanF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has a wonderful ambience if you sit outside on a nice cool evening. The food came fast and was delicious and the price was very fair! Friendly staff. I can see why this place is always busy.

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vipAnneB
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent; the noise level reflected a large group having a party; my hamburger was overcooked but edible

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not particularly pleased. The food was OK. Service not.

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LindaS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, plenty of outdoor seating

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TamekaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was good service.. only had a issue is when the food server brought the food the way she acknowledge the food on the plate as if it was nasty.

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LadyG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good- at little longer wait for food then expected

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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a lovely breakfast outside on State Fare's patio. The food was delicious and the service was good. The prices were as expected, a bit pricey as most things are these days. My only complaint is that the diet coke was so flat, I couldn't drink it. I would understand if it was just a one-time thing, but I've eaten at State Fare 4 times, months apart, and the diet coke is always flat. I complained about it the first two times, and even spoke to the bartender about it. But I guess they're not that interested in the happiness of the diet coke drinkers. As that's one of the only things I can drink, it's pretty disappointing to me when it's not good. But otherwise, everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Love the temporary eating under the tents in the parking lot. Service has allot to be desired. Poor is more like the word.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The service last time I went was excellent! This time was terrible. I don’t know what the difference was but i was taking friends that had never been, and luckily the food being good was the redeeming factor.

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KurtS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant first time. Seated quickly, service and food good. Not too noisy, aside from loud adjacent table.

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Mindy
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great!!!!

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vipWillReturn
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had to wait for someone to wait on us because "Rob" decided he didn't want to wait on us. This was our second time and no more impressed. If I go back it will be for the band last night.

FAQs

State Fare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 788-3273.

State Fare is rated 4.4 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.