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7:00 PM
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SoBo Cafe

497 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
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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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.
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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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Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays
Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 497 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipchris (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Sobo has the best French dip ever!!!!! It was great to see such a large crowd for Sunday brunch

vipCountyGal (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We love to go to SoBo's on Sundays after church. It's always lively and very welcoming. Food is very good, especially the biscuits! Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch. We'll be heading there soon for dinner.

vipCher (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

As other diners have noted, I hesitate to rave about this restaurant because I don’t want it to get crazy crowded but it is really good. We have eaten here several times the past year, although not often enough, and the food and service are always great. This past Sunday we had brunch. I had the big breakfast which offered a nice variety of food: eggs, toast, meat, potatoes, fruit, baby pancakes. I couldn’t eat it all so my husband took it home with the remainder of his Sobo breakfast sandwich. My eggs were perfectly cooked, which doesn’t always happen. We love it here and will be back. Supper is good, too.

Christine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for restaurant week and the food was delicious! The lentil soup was very flavorful and the salmon was well-seasoned and cooked perfectly. The service was also excellent. Our water glasses were never empty and our waitress checked in with us numerous times to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful experience.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was truly outstanding. The food was all delicious. The menu had something for everyone. Pork chops, fresh dinner salad, Thai noodles with tofu. Desserts are made in house from scratch. Bread was baked in house. We loved the ambiance. Sound panels on the ceiling are a thoughtful accent so that we could have great dinner conversation without shooting even though the place was packed. We brought friends here from out of town and it was a huge hit. We'll definitely be back.

vipDeanna (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant is usually fantastic, but on this occasion, it was not. I ordered their special of Prime Rib for $30. I love Prime Rib. It's really so easy to make and is almost always great. This serving, however, was pretty awful. It was not juicy, flavorful, and the texture was chewy. In addition, it was barely warm. I did not complain because I had already complained about the baked potato, which must have been made the day before and reheated. The worst I'd ever had. I also did not want to disturb my party, whose meals were good. The waiter was great. He did me comp a free dessert. All in all, I'll return, but I will stick to their regular menu.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We met friends for dinner at Sobo Cafe. When our server (Linda) learned that one of us had food allergies, she talked with the chef and returned with a menu that highlighted all of the "safe" choices. Our friend was blown away! On top of that, we all had great food, including vegan. Sobo is a favorite of ours in Baltimore and never disappoints. It's definitely a gem.

vipBobA (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Another great time st SoBo! New Year’s Day brunch was outstanding and we both enjoyed our chicken pot pies — our favorite meal at SoBo! Always a friendly atmosphere and a true neighborhood gem!

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food, atmosphere and service could not have been any better. Highly recommend

marco (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely charming. Wonderful service, wonderful food, bright and beautiful space! Love it!

justin (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service and the food was very good. Beef Bacon Flatbread was super. Pork Chop with applesauce...can't go wrong with that one! SoBo Burger was fantastic.

vipCarolBaltimore (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at SoBo! Service is fabulous and food is wonderful. Don’t miss it if you are in Baltimore!!!

vwynd (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

We loved the good.....all of it! From the appetizers to the entrees and one person even had room for a great sundae for desert.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

This was our first time dining at SoBo Cafe and we enjoyed every second! The spreads were a great way to get the meal started - the spicy feta was AMAZING. We both followed that up with the steak which was out of this world. We will return!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a great time. Excellent food and service. The scallops were perfect.

FoodFan (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed our brunch very much. It was our first time here and we went with the waitress's recommendation and they were delicious . Would love to go again soon.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is superb. The portions are generous. And for the price, it's one of the best deals in Baltimore, hands down.

SharonK (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything about our meal was fantastic. Each portion of the meal was delicious and the service was attentive. I hope to get back again soon.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here for my birthday earlier in the week and loved it so much we took my parents 4 days later! The food is amazing! The mac and cheese on the starter is the best mac and cheese I've ever had! I had it for my meal this visit! My husband loved the salmon and everyone else loved their dishes. The atmosphere is unique and inviting. It is not the bar scene but a lovely place for dinner and conversation. We will definitely become regulars!

BettyAnn (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Dinner before a play at the hippodrome , staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was great! Will be returning.