State Fare

4.1
598 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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4.1
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPatH
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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JTJones
Baltimore
12 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.

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vipDuke
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Music was awesome, food was outstanding. Service was slow and not consistent. They need to work on service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered a Caesar salad. The kitchen sent a regular salad with undefined dressing. It was ok but not what I ordered. Ordered crab cake which was good. Curry chicken salad sandwich also good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

45 minute wait for food was really bad

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Mich
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

AWFUL!
The food was okay, but not worth the money.
They were moving tables and equipment around and making tons of noise. When I complained to the manager he was extremely rude. I said that should be done on off hours - not when you have a restaurant filled with paying customers. He then started to argue with me.
The website makes it look better than it is. Don't your $$$

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Tank
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great patio area for enjoying dinner and live music.

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vipBaci01
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was a hot day and I would have preferred to eat outside because of Covid. Perhaps some large scale fans would do the trick.

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LaurieB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to make my reservation the day of our visit. Locals told us how amazing the restaurant is. We were pleasantly surprised. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridgett was phenomenal! Very kind, attentive and professional. The food was amazing and came out very timely for how busy it was. Highly recommend to all!

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BobbiD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was my first time eating here. Friends and I came for brunch. We wait ones almost an hour and twenty minutes for our food to arrive. The place was not busy either. Meanwhile tables that were sat after us had been given their food. When our food did arrive, more than one order was either missing something or wrong. Waitress was apologetic and offered to have us speak to a manager which we did. He apologized. I may try again because it seemed like a nice place and I’ve known other people who have been and had good experiences.

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Locavoris
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The chicken in the Cobb Salad was dead, dead, dead. Order it grilled; you might have better luck. The homemade Amaretto Raspberry cheese cake was good. Service was fine.

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Neicy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good (Food, service). However, I do wish they had more selections of entrees & side orders.

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TeeW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This place was recommended. I decided to take my husband here for Father's Day along with our kids. Everything about this place was mediocre at best, would not return and would not recommend. We had reservations so there was no wait, which was nice. The service was okay, we sat inside but the outside service seemed to be running alot quicker than inside.I ordered honey old bay wings which were fried extremely hard and had little to no old bay,the crab cake sandwich which was just okay.

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vipiheartdiningout
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Menu! Our server was attentive and loved all the space outside.

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LisaK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fathers Day dinner (early)

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DierraR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks for a good time

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Naya
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The MD club sandwich could use a signature sauce. The wings were okay and the drinks could be better

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vipBmorefoodie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We went for lunch on a Friday afternoon and it took nearly an hour for a salad and club sandwich. The waiter apologized one time for the delay, but it was very difficult to get anyone’s attention for an update or drink refill. Manager seemed overwhelmed. Would not return or recommend

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soulonfire
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you State Fare for getting Sunday Brunch so right! Best chicken and waffles I've ever had. That raspberry jalapeno jam is EVERYTHING! And John is thee best server! He kept our grapefruit crushes coming like clockwork. Best way to celebrate my best friend's birthday 🎂🎉🎈🎉🎁You're our new Sunday Brunch Spot! ❤️🥳🔥🎉😁

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the chicken, egg and cheese biscuit with hot honey and it was very good. I thought the potatoes that came with it could have been crispier. They were kind of soggy and unseasoned but the rest was excellent.

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Dione
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The food was not up to my standards. I ordered a Twisted Turkey sand. The meat was not the freshest and the bacon was uncooked I ended up eating half the sandwich & tossed the bacon. Appetizer was the crab dip and it was good but a bit salty. The best thing was my blueberry crush that was tasty but the presentation was pitiful and the French fries. The waiter was great so if your looking for a good waiter & good French fries I recommend them and a descent drink.

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vipToniR
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tent was built for Covid but I hope they can keep it erected. Loved being outside.

Always top notch service. Rob was gentle and patient and always at the ready. The food was quick to arrive and just plain yummy.

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DavidS
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at State Fare, and I would return. Food was reasonably good but a bit overpriced. Very energetic crowd. A bit too loud at times. Worth a visit, if you haven’t been there before.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Born and raised in Cville. My family getting together for lunch. 7 in total. 2 from Fla, 2 from PA, 2 from Woodbine, one from Cville. We could have went to Catonsville Gourmet, Jennings, but we chose State Fare. From our angry greeter, to wrong order, to the restaurant being in disarray. Very disappointed. $200.00 lunch, we will think twice before coming back.

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Carolus
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, good service. Visited with a friend, and would go again.

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HeyYou
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and wait time for our reserved table were all great! Had no idea every Friday is band night. Young band with loud and screechy music was not our thing. And we had hoped to have more time to talk. Will know to check on this next time.

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Shrimp and Grits were very good, and I like to way they created additional outdoor space under the tent.

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vipCathyC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service slow. My entree was wrong and needed to be sent back. Drinks not refilled. Took an hour to receive lunch. It was obvious there were issues in the kitchen and not enough servers.

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MargoOther
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second Sunday in a row to enjoy the State Fare atmosphere. Last week, we ate outside, but yesterday the rain kept us inside. The service was great both times - friendly, willing to retrieve our special requests, and to bring them in a timely manner. The other servers thanked us for coming. There was a waiting line. It's popular. The brunch choices were enjoyable and served hot.

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Clarita6200
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Noise level was beyond “energetic”. They were playing extremely loud dance music at 6:00pm. It was just weird and not pleasant.

FAQs

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

State Fare is rated 4.1 stars by 598 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.