State Fare

4.2
629 Reviews
$30 and under
American
This American Bistro style venue is located in the heart of downtown Catonsville's music city. The facility is a stand alone brick and mortar building with two main outdoor areas. One outside area is a 40' x 80' tent that offers shade and protection from the inclement weather. In addition, the front of the building has two smaller patio areas for outdoor dining. Adjacent to the property is Hilltop square that has free parking for State fare and the surrounding businesses. The beverage program features three hundred plus Bourbons, Whiskeys and Scotch's that has everything for your novice consumer to the advance customer that is looking to taste or have some true rare finds in this spirit community. While enjoying these Maryland inspired dishes you can always find a great special whether it would be a bottomless brunch to Whiskey Wednesdays. Live Music and additional activities are usually highlighted over the entire weekend.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall good experience. Tables under tent a little too close together for comfort in COVID times.

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2di4
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us in my party and we ate on the patio. Three of my group had never eaten at State Fare before. We all really enjoyed our meal and our waiter was personable and efficient. There was a wonderful variety to choose from the menu and one person in my group was a vegetarian and was thrilled with several great choices.

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MeghanF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has a wonderful ambience if you sit outside on a nice cool evening. The food came fast and was delicious and the price was very fair! Friendly staff. I can see why this place is always busy.

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vipAnneB
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent; the noise level reflected a large group having a party; my hamburger was overcooked but edible

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not particularly pleased. The food was OK. Service not.

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LindaS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, plenty of outdoor seating

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TamekaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was good service.. only had a issue is when the food server brought the food the way she acknowledge the food on the plate as if it was nasty.

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LadyG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good- at little longer wait for food then expected

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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a lovely breakfast outside on State Fare's patio. The food was delicious and the service was good. The prices were as expected, a bit pricey as most things are these days. My only complaint is that the diet coke was so flat, I couldn't drink it. I would understand if it was just a one-time thing, but I've eaten at State Fare 4 times, months apart, and the diet coke is always flat. I complained about it the first two times, and even spoke to the bartender about it. But I guess they're not that interested in the happiness of the diet coke drinkers. As that's one of the only things I can drink, it's pretty disappointing to me when it's not good. But otherwise, everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Love the temporary eating under the tents in the parking lot. Service has allot to be desired. Poor is more like the word.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The service last time I went was excellent! This time was terrible. I don’t know what the difference was but i was taking friends that had never been, and luckily the food being good was the redeeming factor.

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KurtS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant first time. Seated quickly, service and food good. Not too noisy, aside from loud adjacent table.

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Mindy
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great!!!!

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vipWillReturn
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had to wait for someone to wait on us because "Rob" decided he didn't want to wait on us. This was our second time and no more impressed. If I go back it will be for the band last night.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was very accommodating and friendly as our server.

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Bch026
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

WORSE EXPERIENCE EVER !
Worse experience EVER!!!! The best thing about this place is it’s close and the mimosa are bottomless and cheap but I’ve gotten better service at ihop !! They literally had me and my gf sitting there for 20 mins before anyone actually came and greeted us and i made a reservation ! Then a couple came in after us and was served before us at that point we were going to ask for management because it was absolutely ridiculous! Then about 5 mins later a waitress comes over and tells us our table was in limbo WTF …. Why in the hell would you come over there and state basically nobody wanted our table at this point i don’t know if it was because me and my girlfriend are aprt of the lgbtq community or what . The food takes forever to come out my girlfriend order a poached egg and i guess overcooking is what they do best there besides the lack of flavor the food has . If you want good service and a great brunch i suggest grill arc in Columbia the service is great !! But this place needs to shut down and retrain the staff INCLUDING MANAGEMENT !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and price were AMAZING!!!
I had French toast and a peach 🍑 belinni!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Limited menu but food is pretty good. Service is good, as well, but there was a live performance the night we were there and the music was a bit too loud. Nice place but my first time there was a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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Mindy
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST server Ashley allowed us to expand our table to accommodate friends and the food was awesome!

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MaryD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on a Tuesday evening at a high top table outside at State Fare was marvelous! We were seated quickly with a reservation. I had the scrumptious chicken salad on a gf bun with coleslaw. My friend had grilled salmon on a ciabatta roll with a generous serving of grilled brussel sprouts. She said her meal was the best ever. Gabby, our server, greeted us with a smile, adeptly took our order, and catered to all of our needs. I highly recommend State Fare on a weekday evening seated outside with Gabby as the server to everyone!

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KimM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was great. I would go again.

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MicheleE
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

For all the hype and people we’ve seen here it was a let down. Food was okay and nothing spectacular.

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MaryD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to State Fare for lunch today was a real treat! All employees were friendly & our server, Gabby, was extremely accommodating (we moved 2x because the very friendly lunch DJ initially played music too loud for our tastes). Menu item contents are clearly explained on the contactless menu. Our special food requests due to food allergies were served correctly and with a smile. We will definitely return!

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vipMarissa
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my 21st birthday with a bunch of friends. We did bottomless brunch and had a blast. $15 for bottomless mimosas, crushes and bloody mary’s. I have the Steve O for breakfast. All the food on the table was delicious a few got chicken and waffles, some banana fosters french toast, crab dip, and chicken biscuits. Our waitress was great and was very attentive. Highly recommend.

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ShenitaG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here very nice staff is nice atmosphere is good food is good

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vipBondo
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch. Britt was a great server, very attentive especially with all the buzz. Lively brunch crowd. Large tented area. Cool garage door at bar. No problem parking. Food was great. We had calamari and crab dip, large portions, great taste. The French toast and biscuits and gravy were very filling. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couples date! Great time ! Good food ! Great service from Brynn!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time! Nice atmosphere.

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easydiner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food that was pretty good on previous visits was pretty mediocre this time. Parking is still a nightmare. Not rushing back.

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vipPatH
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, loved sitting outside. An enjoyable evening!

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KatieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was only ok. My bacon was limp and french toast was slightly burnt. Service was incredible slow. It took 2 hours for 5 of us to eat. Coffee wasn't initially available because they were out of cups. Even getting our check took a very long time.

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Charlita
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was an excellent server and the food was great. So great that my mom went back the next day again :) .

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DTRanks
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not a bad place to go and hang out and grab a drink and some good food.

JT
vipJTJones
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's alright. Not much else to say. The food was okay but a bit overpriced. The drinks were good and you could taste the alcohol. Service was great.

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CindyK
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just ok. Won’t go back. Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipDuke
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timmie Metz on Wednesday nights is the best entertainment!!!

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DavidC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All restaurants seem to believe that the nosier they are it means they're more popular. Some I have turned around and left. Fortunately SF hasn't reached that level but with more people inside it could.
It will remain one my "go to" places.
David Carroll

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the live music! Sam Teller was a great show. Service was spot on and so were the Food and drinks.

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YolandaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Customer Service, atmosphere, entertainment was great. Food was basic… just ok. Drinks were good. I will return.

FAQs

State Fare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 788-3273.

State Fare is rated 4.2 stars by 629 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.