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SoBo Cafe

4.8
558 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(410) 752-1518
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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 from-scratch 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.
Weekdays - Business Breakfast/Brunch Meetings
Happy Hours - Rehearsal Dinners
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Catering
Our Business Lunch Platters feature
handcrafted sandwiches on house made, artisanal breads
house roasted & smoked meats
healthy salads with our freshly made dressings
build a bowl
vegan & vegetarian friendly
We will customize any order to suit your taste or diet.
Please contact us for more information.
http://sobocafe.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SoBo-Catering-Menu-Business-Lunch-10262016.pdf
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between S. Charles & S. Hanover Streets
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Parking details
Street (please read signs carefully)
Evenings - Shofer"s Furniture Parking Lot (Hamburg St entrance) - one block from SoBo Café - evening paid parking
West St Parking Garage - 40 E West Street - paid parking
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Public transit
Charm City Circulator (Purple Line) Stops: Cross Street or Henrietta Street, MTA (1 or 64 Lines)
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Entertainment
Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays
Additional
Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 558 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went for Father’s Day & it was fabulous!!!
I had a huge and scrumptious 1/2 chicken & my son had wonderful pot pie. We tried the chocolate pudding with PEANUT BUTTER WHIPPED CREAM that I am still dreaming about it . We have to go back very soon !!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sobo is one of our favorites because of the friendly staff and consistent food. My house salad and spinach pie were yummy. I really like the bleu cheese; the dressing, however, was too vinegary to suit me so I will substitute something else next time. My husband’s chipped beef and eggs were perfectly cooked ( over easy with whites that are done) and served with a lovely fruit salad: melon, strawberry, pineapple and grapes. I was only sorry that I was too full to have an amazing cinnamon roll, which is not to be missed!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time on Sunday brunch. Food was really good. Service was quick and nice. You wont be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fantastic food, exceptional service and pleasant, intimate atmosphere. We loved our refreshing summer cocktails and the Korean chicken fried steak was flavorful and perfectly prepared. The server was accommodating and let us substitute the mashed potatoes for a brussel sprout salad which was wonderful! The spread sampler was great and we really enjoyed the crudites which were served with it. I'd highly recommend visiting SoBo.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Usually when I go to Sobo cafe I get the Italian chicken. Not only is the chicken delicious, but so are the sides! But this time I decided to try the seafood fettuccini and it was excellent. They make the pasta fresh in house and it is fabulous. The sauce was wonderful as well. I also love the vibe of Sobo. From the staff to the other patrons, it just has a friendly atmosphere.

The only problem now is, the next time we go I won't be able to decide between ordering the chicken of the fettuccini.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We dined here with 6 people celebrating my daughter's graduation the next day. We needed good vegetarian options. The spread appetizer plate was a big hit, especially the feta. The peanut crusted tofu with soba noodles, scallops and Italian chicken were all enjoyed. The wait staff was terrific. We ordered. only wine, so I can't say how cocktails are, but I am sure they are good!

Wish I discovered this place 4 years ago so I could have gone back every year that my daughter was in school (Goucher College).

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

SoBo Cafe is one of our favorites in the city. It’s small and has a mellow vibe. Love Anna, the owner. She remembered me from months ago! The food is so good. I had the roast chicken - spaghetti squash fritters and arugula pesto orzo were so,tasty. The other entrees at our table were salad with grilled chicken, chicken pot pie and the burger. Every entree was great. The pot pie is a generous portion , our son finished all of it !

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was great.
Our server, Whitney, was great too!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

cute small restaurant in downtown Baltimore, nice quaint ambience, really yummy Mac and cheese and seafood is good!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Incredible meals and wonderful staff!. We were there for Mother's Day and they were gracious and the food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great for breakfast or a light brunch. Very good service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great waitstaff , food and wine! Would like better quality wine glasses, but that’s just me . Exceptional value.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was amazing as usual. Service was good but there weren’t enough servers I think they may have been overwhelmed. But still it was a fab dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

SoBo rarely disappoints. We had a wonderful dinner with friends...everything was excellent. Loved the new preparation of Scallops. Our friends are vegetarians and they absolutely loved the spinach pie. Great place in Federal Hill!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food is consistently very good here. I don’t know if I can explain through writing that even their salad is amazing but it is just that. All of the food is good. Clearly they’re using fresh and high quality ingredients in addition to the chef taking pride in what gets served. Great service too. We will be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We hadn't been there in quite a while.
We went for a birthday dinner.
Food was excellent as was the way Spencer took care of us.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Solid Federal Hill restaurant, I was surprised that the place was not that crowded. Good value, good drinks good place to hang out.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Another delightful experience!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had a nice casual dinner with out of town friends, service and atmosphere were great, as was the food.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always perfect for a delicious lunch or dinner with coworkers, colleagues, or friends. Staff is lovely.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Service was great. Everyone on staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food, everything made from scratch is remarkable. I have enjoyed a few meals here and enjoy the seasonal changes to the menu. I have yet to be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Good family brunch with an 18 month toddler.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Sunday Brunch was great! Food / service/ drinks and music was wonderful. The complimentary blueberry bread was soooo good. The owners really know what they’re doing. My husband and I can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We’ve been here probably 5 or 6 times-one of our absolute favorites. Everything is delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very friendly
Great food

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great service. We were late and the restaurant was wonderful honoring our reservation. Food was delicious. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

One of our favorite spots for a great meal. Excellent service, fantastic food, at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My husband and I go to SoBo as frequently as possible. We are extremely lucky to have access to SoBo as a neighborhood restaurant. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious - All around it is a fabulous experience with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The price point is reasonable - especially for the quality and freshness of the food that is excellently prepared. We take our children and grandchildren (all grown up) there as often as possible and enjoy introducing SoBo and it's magnificent staff to our friends when it is our turn to choose. The menu is extensive - not huge - but extensive and by that I mean that there is something for everyone. And, oh my ... if you want the best hamburger in town, this is the spot. Did I mention the Chicken Pot Pie? Well, I could go on and on and on. But better than that, try SoBo for yourself. It is a win/win.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place was a great find for my friend from out of town and I. I drove from DC to meet her for brunch. The Eggs benedict biscuits were delish and her salad with chicken also terrific. But the most notable thing was the entire wait staff and owner (I believe) were so attentive and welcoming. I'll be back next time I'm in Baltimore. Great neighborhood location, too.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

SoBo was very friendly and accommodating. It took a while to get our food, but everything was good, and they made accommodations for food allergies. Our host was very sweet and looked after every detail. It is cozy and a little noisy, but worth it. I loved in Baltimore long ago, and South Bmore was not hip. Clearly that has changed. We visited for a funeral and met up with friends from DC for dinner at SoBo, and it was great spot to meet and see how this part of Baltimore has changed. Parking was a challenge. You can pay for parking off Hanover and Charles in a furniture store parking lot.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Sobo is one of my favorite restaurants. Our most recent visit was for Easter brunch. The staff is extremely nice and the food is very good.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall, our experience was just okay this time. :( The pancakes were underwhelming, flat and lackluster. I make better ones at home from a box. Also, one person at our table ordered scrambled eggs, and they arrived covered completely in melted cheddar cheese. He did not ask for, nor did he want, the cheese. But since we had waited a bit for the entrees to arrive, we didn't say anything. Needless to say, the eggs didn't get eaten. The biscuit, however, was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fabulous menu options and service. All four of us were members of the clean plate club! Thank you for a delightful evening!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

SoBo Cafe is great as always! Maybe my favorite restaurant in Baltimore.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place is awesome. There is something for everyone and all the food is delicious! We loved the French onion soup and the spinach pie. The salad is always so fresh. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

So steady, so consitently good. Hard to believe they've kept it up year after year. Service always smoth from the seating to the service to the exit. Kitchen turns out nice mix of favorites and specials. Make a reservation

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect neighborhood spot with good food and local art. Don't miss it if you're in Federal Hill/South Baltimore!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Really great food! The service was great and everyone was very friendly. I was able to order a vegan meal without feeling weird around my meat eating friends because vegan choices are clearly listed on the menu. We had an Open Table reservation and were seated right away. Everyone loved their food. The only thing I would say is that for me the Soba noodles had a little too much sauce but that is a personal preference. I would still order them but ask for less sauce. We were there for music night and the music was good.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for Sunday Brunch. I enjoyed this place and will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Brunch at Sobo is a great way to start a weekend. The restaurant was buzzing and everybody happy to share space and to enjoy the experience. I went with my adult children and we all had something different, food was exceptional. We shared and enjoyed the experience. BTW, the baked zucchini bread was a wonderful start!

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