SoBo Cafe

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$30 and under
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American
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.
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KB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here before the Ravens game. Never a disappointment. Very friendly staff and the food is excellent.

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! I got the honeydew soup (really unusual but tasty), while my husband got a delicious tomato biscuit. The Mac and cheese was pretty wonderful, too. Service was great, I’d love to go back.

a
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We’ve dimes at this restaurant in the past and loved it, this time our food was defiantly lacking. Bummer. I wouldn’t recommend it.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sobo doesn’t disappoint! Fresh food freshly made - delicious options and friendly service. We are regulars!!

S
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner. Everything is s fresh. The menu is always changing with wonderful choices for the season. Staff so friendly. Reservation is always held.

t
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appreciate the vegan restaurant week menu.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, people, and service. Love love love this place

SM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Baltimore! Best food with great service.

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My food was great! Server attentive and pleasant---good with with my child---offering crayons and such

a
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This little café is hidden away but at the same time very close to the downtown hotels, inner Harbor area. The freshness and uniqueness of the food was outstanding and I would most definitely recommend anyone a good meal in Baltimore get there fast!

JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and friendly service. All the dishes we ordered were tasty - House Smoked Salmon Omelet, Big Breakfast and Chicken Pot Pie. Loved the pancakes that came with the Big Breakfast, so fluffy, will do a separate order of that next time. We had no problem finding parking on Saturday, about a 2 block walk. Would definitely come back.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! A little loud since it was before a Ravens’ game but everyone seemed to be having a good time. We did. Excellent for Restaurant Week and anytime. Do yourself a favor and try their chicken salad for lunch.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SoBo never disappoints. Love the charm and ambiance.

SD
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always--we live in this neighborhood and dine here often! A coworker of mine had lunch at SoBo while in Baltimore recently and LOVED it, told her it is our "go to" spot in the neighborhood! Also have used their catering service (boxed lunches)...what a hit with my staff!

Can't go wrong at destination = SoBo!

EC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, homemade food (especially the complimentary blueberry bread and the fresh cinnamon rolls!) Great ambiance - a good place to take family or catch up with friends.

R
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for 2019 restaurant week as their posted menu seemed to be one of the best values
for the price. The $28 dinner was excellent, with a large number of choices and tasty and generous portions all around. Great experience

N
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not spectacular, but certainly worthy of another visit or two. You do get a hefty amount of food for the price you pay which is great...so, that’s kinda spectacular in its own right, I guess. It reminded me of a European cafe which makes this place a bit more intriguing than your run-of-the-mill places.

AF
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite. Feels like family, best in town. Service, Food, Drinks are sublime. Mike Bloomberg's favorite as well.

F
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We ordered scallops and the cajun fish. The food melted in the mouth with each bite. The portions are good and we ate too much. I recommend this place highly!!

DG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, great food and nice atmosphere.
The place is highly recommended!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

TOO MANY FLYS INSIDE THE CAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HARD TO ENJOY THE FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The cinnamon roll was soooooo yummy. Additionally, my wife and I both ordered salmon dishes - the omelet and the benedict, and we were satisfied with the selections. The service was prompt. The ambiance was cute and local.

J
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were terrific, as usual. But the place is noisy. I use hearing aids and the noise is difficult for me.

DC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is such a quaint, warm space and I e loved my food each visit. The summer pasta was AMAZING I’m not a balsamic fan, but decided to try it anyway since it was super hot and a veggie based meal sounded perfect. I was pleasantly surprised when the flavors melded so perfectly, not making the balsamic overwhelming. Everyone is friendly, the dining space is small and intimate (in a pretty casual way). I’d definitely recommend

TZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice touches on "comfort food", the menu should be something anyone would be happy with. I had the Cajun haddock which was delicious in all aspects. My son had a burger with a fried egg on it and my wife had chicken pot pie which she loved. It is a small place but nice ambiance and the service was friendly and attentive. I wish we were more local to it but if we visit the area again I would return.

N
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always phenomenal and the service is top rate. I have never had a bad experience at SoBo.

RB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Baltimore. It’s amazing !

W
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding! My son raves about the chicken pot pie and my salmon with bourbon soaked peaches was wonderful.A hidden gem in south Baltimore. Minor problem was no tp in ladies room! Will definitely return ( with tp in my purse-lol!).

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety of food options and everything was good!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was incredible.. No one at our table had any complaints about what they ordered. You must try the homemade cinnamon rolls

MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waiter Steve. Food tasty and hot. Nice place. Will return

BO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely neighborhood pub, with a limited but tasty menu.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Our go to restaurant in the neighborhood!!

R
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem. Food is always very good. Service is terrific. Great place to have a nice meal at a reasonable price and in a dignified setting.

G
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I’ve gone to sobo before and had a great burger for lunch. This time we came for brunch though and I didn’t like the food much at all. The cinnamon rolls tasted off— cream cheese icing tasted too much like straight up cream cheese and the roll tasted like it had something funky put inside... maybe wine? We also got the chicken pot pie which was good but certainly not worth $20. I have to say that the staff were very kind so no complaints there.

EB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Sobo Café five times now and each time was even better than the time before! Went with friends this time who also enjoyed it too! Not only is the food fresh and excellently prepared and presented, the entire staff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend this outstanding restaurant!

AC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lucky to have snagged an outdoor table to truly enjoy neighborhood charm! Waitress was helpful with menu recommendations - enjoyed apple brie flatbread and brussel sprouts (goat cheese!) with a wine flight. Beer flight selection could be better, but that is my only criticism. Easy walk from inner harbor during a girls weekend. Would definitely visit again!

S
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and great food. Very accommodating to special dietary needs. We will return when we’re in the area.

L
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything everyone had at our table was excellent, the spinach pie, the bahn mi, etc. etc. The honeydew soup and the cheesecake are musts! Lovely place, could easily be called a neighborhood gem but deserves a city-wide reputation.

L
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took an hour to get the food, but it was worth the wait!!! So much food for the price plus it was DELISH

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