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
Tasty food. Good service. Not a lot room outside but still a decent dining experience.
Always a good experience
Need to improve wine selection, food is good.
Booked a table for an early dinner on a Friday night. Not busy upon arrival, but soon picked up with takeout orders, patrons at the bar and inside and outside dining.
Sadly, I forgot to get our server's name because she deserves a big shout out! One member of our party had some dietary concerns which our server addressed and verified with the kitchen staff. I feel our server went above and beyond in her attention to detail.
The food was outstanding. No long waits, incredible taste and lovely presentation. My husband and I had the Korean Braised Short Ribs. Melt in your mouth delicious. The kimchi greens on top were a delightful surprise.
We don't get to Baltimore much, but SoBo is a definite repeat.
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
Excellent food and great service. The Keto selections and an new smoked pork chop entree were fantastic.
Great food and not too expensive. Waiters were great and had a nice relaxed ambiance.
AMAZING vegan options! Had the stuffed pepper with roasted vegetables and a black bean soup as an appetizer. Sat on the outdoor patio, which was very cute and nicely decorated. Would definitely go back 10/10
Incredibly good food always! Noise level inside use to be so Way too loud but the noise level outside is better and that’s where we were.
Very nice place. Great atmosphere. Everyone was pretty happy with their food but not blown away. I had the shrimp cake sandwich, which I thought was excellent. I didn't care for the house vinaigrette which was intensely flavored with tarragon or something, and very strong on the vinegar. I also found the Thai mussels disappointingly lacking in flavor. The chicken pot pie had an amazing pastry and scored a hit with two in our party. The mezzo platter was also excellent. We liked our server and appreciated her willingness to share candid opinions about menu options. She did however, forget my mussels. So, overall a bit uneven, but still very enjoyable.
We hadn’t been to SoBo for several years. We first went there for dinner when we were dating and chose to go back for our 15th wedding anniversary. We were glad to find it had the same feel and the food was excellent. We had good service and really enjoyed our meals. We won’t wait for a special occasion to go back.
The service was very good. The server was timely and unobtrusive. The food was cooked perfectly. The portions were good sized. We had a good time.
Service and ambience are great. In a lively area.
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!!
Best meal in town! Food is on point and service is top tier!
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.
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.
ehh unfortunately probably won’t be back
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!
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.
Friendly service. Great food. Very comfortable atmosphere.
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.
We always enjoy SoBo for the food and ambiance and staff.
Consistently excellent across the board - food, service, value. One of our regular stops in Federal Hill
Always tasty, lovely outdoor seating area, very friendly, and a neighborhood gem.
Nice place for a dinner, great food!
The food and service was great. We realy enjoyed sitting outside. The plaintains with the peruvian chicken are amazing.
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.
Everything was delicious…especially the spinach pie!!
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.
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.
SoBo Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 752-1518.
SoBo Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 900 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.