SoBo Cafe

4.7
888 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 888 people are saying
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BeachChicken
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service and ambience are great. In a lively area.

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Jamie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The food was amazing!! We started with the Spicy Feta Spread appetizer. We had the Chicken Pot Pie (YUM!!!!) and the Steak for our entrees, Roses & Rust were there performing live - incredible music!! We love SoBo Cafe!!

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BenSchultz
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in town! Food is on point and service is top tier!

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bailey460
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Absolutely love the food but do not like to sit inside because of the sound (and neither do my friends )We often get carry out or sit outside.The food is excellent though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Promptly seated upon arrival. Took a while to get service but once we did it was timely and attentive. Son really enjoyed his gyro as did I my salmon although I found the portion smaller than expected. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

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vipCasey
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

ehh unfortunately probably won’t be back

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vipGregS
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here about two weeks ago and had the same great service and great food this time. Our server Spencer was truly outstanding . Looking forward to going back again!

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Steve
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE always like SoBo for the pleasant atmosphere and their variety of menu items. We like to take advantage of the various special days and items offered each day.

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vipIrish
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Great food. Very comfortable atmosphere.

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Ceil
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about SoBo. My husband and I and our dear friends have been dining there every Monday night for years. The food is ALWAYS delicious-the ambiance warm and inviting and the staff superb! When we go to SoBo we feel at home with friends and a staff that feels like family.

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Steve
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy SoBo for the food and ambiance and staff.

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Brumar
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent across the board - food, service, value. One of our regular stops in Federal Hill

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viprmmr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty, lovely outdoor seating area, very friendly, and a neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice place for a dinner, great food!

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vipYodathefoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was great. We realy enjoyed sitting outside. The plaintains with the peruvian chicken are amazing.

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RonetteB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We went at 4 pm and were the only people there. It was awkward and just creepy. The radio didn’t work and they HAD NO WIFI service!!!! All you heard were the staff in the kitchen talking. Food was good. Ordered Korean ribs with mashed potatoes and kimchi collard greens.

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LeahG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious…especially the spinach pie!!

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LeslieJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I greatly enjoyed our dining experience at Sobo. The food was amazing from the Crab Dip in bread boule to the coffee and dessert. The food is made from scratch and is amazingly fresh and flavorful. Our server was attentive and gave us time to visit, share photos, and catch up, since we hadn’t done so in awhile. The atmosphere was relaxing and unpretentious. We had a blast and will definitely return soon. Highly recommended.

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vipGertIkonomi
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable meal in French like bistro style. Situated in very lively part of the city; just across from famous Federal Hill food hall. The service is excellent without pretentious of big restaurants. Every thing was fresh and tested exceptionally delicious. Will return for sure. Highly recommend for anyone who likes good food.

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Yvette
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cover band playing during dinner (Thursday) was fun and lively. SOBO has good happy hour specials until 7pm. Specialty burger and the cod entree were delicious!

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vipGeorgeH
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at SoBo Cafe is always top-notch---whether it be comfort food or something more elaborate. The chef is equally proficient at everything from roast chicken to burgers to special dishes. The service is friendly and efficient, and the ambience is very relaxed. After everyone's struggles during the pandemic, it was nice to see a good crowd there, too!

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EmmaI
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food! cute area for outdoor searing and not too loud

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vipsusi
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience here and have been enjoying SoBO Cafe for years!
We went to eat outside the other evening and had great service and great food and they had fun live music inside! The owners and staff make everyone feel so welcome!

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vipKaren
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner with terrific food, service, and a table outside enjoying the street scene. Really enjoyed the sweet corn flatbread to share as an appetizer. For main, had new item on the menu that I will be getting again: linguine with shrimp, basil, heirloom tomatoes, and light white wine cream sauce. For dessert shared a rum cake dusted with cinnamon and fresh strawberries and whipped cream on top—a combo that really works! There is a reason we go to SoBo Cafe again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time last night. Stellar service from the brunette woman at the host stand, she made sure we got an outdoor table as requested on the reservation. My burger was delicious and I’m a self-admitted burger snob. Will absolutely be back.

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vipgeril
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mac and cheese is amazing. And the bacon on the salad is ‘really good’ like the menu says.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SoBo never disappoints. Outstanding food and service. Two large parties made the noise level too high.

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ctown
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a guest with Celiac Disease. This restaurant answered all of our questions and double-checked ingredients to make sure there was no gluten. The food and the service were excellent, and we will certainly be back.

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vipFran
Baltimore
81 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a nice salad + shrimp pasta dish made with freash veggies. Wife had "the best clams" she had ever eaten.

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vipSantiago
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food. We enjoyed our dinner there.

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Windsor
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good

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Frenchie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food and fun atmosphere. Great find in Federal Hill.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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Missy
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful gem in Federal Hill. Food is wonderful. Service is good. If you pick SoBo Cafe, you have made a great choice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality was fantastic!

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viprosie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat! The food is consistently good, and the staff are great. The outdoor space is beautiful on a nice evening.

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TomR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal at SoBo cafe. The staff was friendly, food was tasty, and the service was quick!

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KristieA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and cozy ambiance. They are also implementing good, safe precautions during the pandemic.

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vipyentakvetch
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SoBo Cafe has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years. Where else can you get to eat a fabulous Chicken Pot Pie. Every dish was cooked just right and with a excellent presentation.

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alisonc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always!

FAQs

SoBo Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 752-1518.

SoBo Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 888 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.

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