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SoBo Cafe, Baltimore, MD

SoBo Cafe

4.7
4.7
966 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Health and safety remain a priority for our guests. In the current climate we find ourselves in, we know you have many questions so we wanted to share the specific measures we are taking within our restaurants.

We care deeply about our hard working staff, loyal guests and South Baltimore community and are taking precautionary measures on top of the meticulous procedures we already have in place.

We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. A perennial favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. We are gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan friendly.

We are a short walk from Camden Yards/Oriole Park & M&T/Ravens Stadium. We are very close to the Convention Center, Downtown & the Inner Harbor.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 752-1518

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    Our Business Lunch Platters feature<br />handcrafted sandwiches or wraps<br />house roasted &amp; smoked meats<br />healthy salads with our freshly made dressings<br />build a bowl<br />gluten free, vegan &amp; vegetarian friendly<br />We will customize any order to suit your taste or diet. <br />Please contact us for more information.<br />Linda / linda.sobocafe@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting for your event. Enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. We pride ourselves on preparing our menu with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. Showers/Rehearsal Dinners

  • Neighborhood

    Federal Hill

  • Cross street

    Between S. Charles & S. Hanover Streets

  • Parking details

    Street (please read signs carefully)<br />Evenings - Shofer"s Furniture Parking Lot (Hamburg St entrance) - one block from SoBo Café - evening paid parking<br />West St Parking Garage - 40 E West Street - paid parking

  • Public transit

    Charm City Circulator (Purple Line) Stops: Cross Street or Henrietta Street, MTA (1 or 64 Lines)

  • Entertainment

    Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Popular dishes

What 966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Healthy

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baltimore

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service, delicious food, and comfortable seating. Will go again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining room was welcoming and cozy. I sat at the bar which was a great choice. It was tapas Tuesday so I was able to try a selection of delicious foods. Service was efficient and I felt welcomed by everyone of the staff
  3. FH

    FatimaH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service food was good
  4. TG

    TedG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kinda bohemian atmosphere. Friendly, competent staff. Wife and I enjoyed our entrees and want to give a particular thumbs up to the Southwest Salad. Definite revisit next time we’re in Baltimore
  5. ST

    SarahT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sobo is the best! We are lucky to have it in the 'hood. Always delicious and always a really fun evening.
  6. DD

    DesireeD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My beloved and I had a great time at SoBo Cafe, and we really enjoyed connecting with our culinary host, Spencer. We had a great time, and we look forward to returning!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was a 10/10. Brought my family there for a farewell dinner. Best spot in Baltimore in my opinion
  8. m

    musician

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff was very helpful and attentive, even though half of our party was late because of traffic issues. The food came quickly and was enjoyed by all of us. I had an amazing crab "cake" which had absolutely no filler. It was just jumbo lump crab with a delicious delicate flavoring and served with tartar sauce. The side vegetable dish of succotash matched perfectly with the crab. Others had a red curry and hamburgers. Three of us had a delicate but very tasty squash soup. the only thing that was at all wrong was that my sweet potato fries were still partially frozen. I was perfectly content with the crab and succotash, though, and the wait staff said they would relay the issue to the kitchen. I would highly recommend SoBo.
  9. c

    chrism

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had their spicy proscuitto flatbread which I really enjoyed. The arugula was very fresh and the flavors worked better than some of the typical balsamic vinegar offerings I've seen. Had a plain caesar salad with white anchovies (better quality), plus a few local craft beers from Checkerspot. Service was great and the place had a nice energy level with live music on the night I visited. Great little hidden gem in Federal Hill. Will keep as part of my rotation of city restaurants.
  10. SP

    SophiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for such a great night! It was my first time and all of the staff was so kind and helpful. Will be dining there again!
  11. WD

    WesD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere and value.
  12. M

    Melisa

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re becoming regulars at SoBo, it’s that good. Love their keto options. Their steak is always on point. Service always exceeds expectations. Anna was our server and she was excellent. In the heart of Federal Hill but just around the corner from the busy bars. Their butternut squash soup is delish. Everything is outstanding. Don’t change a thing SoBo.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Sobo — casual atmosphere, excellent food, and friendly service. Highly recommended!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night. Great food and amazing service which is hard to find now a days. Meatballs were amazing
  15. FS

    FranS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, was quite and the food was fantastic! Highly recommend!
  16. CT

    ChristopherT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped by for food and drinks before an Orioles game. Happy hour specials were great as well as food from their regular menus. Great beer selection and excellent service. Will stop back again when in the area. Great choice for the Federal Hill area!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!!
  18. R

    Robert

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sobo Cafe is a neighborhood gem. Service and food are always very good. We go there often and have never been disappointed.
  19. m

    myrar

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food 🥘 food was delicious and we ate outside so it was quiet !!!
  20. BR

    BettyR

    Baltimore

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the music, just hard to talk. Love the menu and keeping old favorites there
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the accommodated to my needs. If I’m ever in Baltimore again, I’m sure to come back.
  22. JM

    JohnM

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Warm friendly service, large delicious portions, varied menu. Try the Korean Short Rib!
  23. 3

    32surf

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Peruvian chicken and it was the best chicken I have ever had in a restaurant. It was moist and tender and the flavors were complex but balanced. The rice and beans were perfect and the slaw had a kick that balanced out the other flavors. Great service and good, limited wine list.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great people, great food Consistently a great place for very good food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and amazing as always!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anytime someone is visiting me in Baltimore, I will take them to SoBo for dinner. It NEVER disappoints
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great atmosphere!
  28. GM

    GeoffM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, always consistent, attentive friendly service.
  29. M

    Melisa

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SoBo never disappoints. Even on a Saturday night, we’re always able to get a table. Service and food are delish. Love that they have keto options. I got the fry rubbed steak with green salad and Brussels and it was on point. Bf got the dry rubbed steak entree with creamed spinach; nothing left on our plates. Tried the meatballs as an app and we’d get it again. Nice little spot in Fed Hill, worth the drive down to the city.
  30. BM

    BuzzM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, attentive staff and the band superb. A wonderful evening.
  31. RG

    RakhiG

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited SoBo cafe last evening for my husband’s birthday. First of all it was highly recommended by the owner of a vintage shop around the corner! We had a lovely meal and delicious sangria in the outdoor space. The service was very good and food was great. We had a lot of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Thanks SoBo Cafe staff for a lovely evening!
  32. EG

    EdwardG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Didn’t feel like we were given the same care and treatment as the other guest. Mussels were yummy. The Peruvian chicken was dry. Staff seemed very disingenuous to us. Won’t be back. Cute place with a lot of potential. Just need to treat everyone well. Not just certain guest.
  33. SA

    SallyAnn

    Baltimore

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food always good! Warm, friendly atmosphere inside and out! It is a “go to” spot for us. Service good also.
  34. S

    Suburbanmom

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our FAVORITE downtown places! The menu is always changing...the choices are so great, always something new. Freshest ingredients. Great staff. Small and local. Keep it up Sobo!! We went on our way to the McCartney concert. Ate outside.
  35. TF

    TowsonFoodie

    Baltimore

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal as always at Sobo! Love this little gem of a place!
  36. JM

    JohnM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten here many times. I love the Chicken Pot Pie. The hamburger is the best I've had. I wish they were open for lunch.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Great. Korean Short Ribs are incredible.
  38. SB

    SoBoRower

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  39. SM

    SMR1989

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Sobo Cafe for many years. This was our first visit since the start of the pandemic and they did not disappoint. Love the ambience. Linda greeted us as if we were old friends. It’s such a cozy place. We had the chicken marsala and the steak. Outstanding! Great menu, great service. Why did we wait so long!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff make the difference at this quiet upscale American restaurant in the heart of federal hill. They take the time to remember your preferences, and walking into the restaurant is like walking into an old friends house. It is simple and delicious, making it one of the best places to dine in Baltimore

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SoBo Cafe using the Order Online button. SoBo Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 752-1518.

SoBo Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 966 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for SoBo Cafe

6 W Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between S. Charles & S. Hanover Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Federal Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street (please read signs carefully)<br />Evenings - Shofer"s Furniture Parking Lot (Hamburg St entrance) - one block from SoBo Café - evening paid parking<br />West St Parking Garage - 40 E West Street - paid parking

  • Public transit

    Charm City Circulator (Purple Line) Stops: Cross Street or Henrietta Street, MTA (1 or 64 Lines)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Entertainment

    Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 752-1518

  • Catering

    Our Business Lunch Platters feature<br />handcrafted sandwiches or wraps<br />house roasted &amp; smoked meats<br />healthy salads with our freshly made dressings<br />build a bowl<br />gluten free, vegan &amp; vegetarian friendly<br />We will customize any order to suit your taste or diet. <br />Please contact us for more information.<br />Linda / linda.sobocafe@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting for your event. Enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. We pride ourselves on preparing our menu with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. Showers/Rehearsal Dinners

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