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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chicken Pot Pie
chicken and vegetables with a savory pastry
grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese, crumb top
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.
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!
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!
great service and food! cute area for outdoor searing and not too loud
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!
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.
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.
Mac and cheese is amazing. And the bacon on the salad is ‘really good’ like the menu says.
SoBo never disappoints. Outstanding food and service. Two large parties made the noise level too high.
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.
I had a nice salad + shrimp pasta dish made with freash veggies. Wife had "the best clams" she had ever eaten.
Excellent service and very good food. We enjoyed our dinner there.
The food was really good
Great service, great food and fun atmosphere. Great find in Federal Hill.
Food was amazing!
A wonderful gem in Federal Hill. Food is wonderful. Service is good. If you pick SoBo Cafe, you have made a great choice
Hospitality was fantastic!
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.
I really enjoyed my meal at SoBo cafe. The staff was friendly, food was tasty, and the service was quick!
Great food, service and cozy ambiance. They are also implementing good, safe precautions during the pandemic.
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.
Amazing food and service, as always!
Amazing little restaurant! Service was wonderful, food was delicious, couldn’t recommend more!
Delicious food; excellent service; nicely spaced tables - couldn’t be better.
Our first time out for dinner in a while, and we were very happy to go to SoBo. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the food was great, and atmosphere was pleasant. Can't wait to go back!
Great burger! Really enjoyed Sobo’s burger night special and their Smith Island cake for dessert! Fantastic local restaurant — highly recommended!
The white beans with the salmon was very good.
The only negative is that the restaurant does not have ground pepper mills, just little pepper shakes with fine, rather than coarse grains of pepper.
Great food! Fun time had by all
It was amazing! Great service and food!
Our group of four were happy to return to Sobo to find that it still offers a lovely dining experience. It's small, quaint, warm and welcoming. Our server was delightful, the appetizers tasty and most of the entrees were quite delicious. The only exception was the Korean Chicken Fried Steak - dry, overcooked steak with a disappointing sauce. It was just not up to par with the other entrees - Bavette Steak, Chicken Pot Pie and Salmon with mediterranean lentil pilaf and string beans.
That one glitch will not stop us from returning....we totally enjoyed our evening!
The food is amazing!
This is one of our favorite places for brunch in Baltimore. They are very attentive to celiac needs, bringing the dishes separately from the other glutened plates. The Eggs Benedict were perfect. I didn’t miss the English muffin at all because the GF bread was so good! The home fries are separately cooked in a pan for GF people. We also got a side of bacon that might be the best bacon I’ve ever had. Thanks SOBO!
Excellent brunch! We are from out of town & we felt such a kind, warm welcome. Loved the vibe and the food. It was memorable!
Attentive service and innovative food. Always good and reliable. Great value, too.
Their food is excellent and the Music that evening Roses and Rust, was superb!
Service was very slow. The server apologized for forgetting about us. Food was fine, very good actually. We’ve gone once a year for the past four years. Not sure we’ll go next year when we’re there. At least there wasn’t live music. It’s so loud then.
Say at the. At. Great service, food as always was excellent. The biosecurity really ARE the BEST in Baltimore and that’s saying something. Terrific wine list. A local place but with a high level ambiance
Wonderful! Amazing vegan options!
Great experience! Food (chicken pot pie was excellent) and service outstanding!
My wife and I have found a new favorite restaurant! It was just what we wanted and like in a restaurant - great, friendly greeting and service, fantastic food, great physical layout and not real noisy. It's small so it should never get too wild. It was also a pleasant surprise that SoBo Cafe is owned by the same people who has one of our favorite vendor stalls in Cross Street Market. Especially since it's "in the neighborhood", this will be our new "go to" restaurant when friends and family visit us in Baltimore.
SoBo Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 752-1518.
SoBo Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 871 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.