SoBo Cafe

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$30 and under
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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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Friday, February 14, 2020

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AS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and it has a great energetic feeling in the restaurant. The staff was friendly and I look forward to returning and trying some other items on the menu.

SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We tried the restaurant week menu. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing. The only thing that was really good was the spinach pie. I ordered the SoBo burger which came with a decent salad. But the fingerling potatoes were not seasoned enough. As a matter of fact, nothing was seasoned enough. My daughter, who loves Mac ‘n’ Cheese everywhere, didn’t like this one either. The hot chocolate was the worst I’ve ever tasted. The apple pie was a disaster in appearance and doughy in taste. Needless to say, we will not be going back.

C
Greensboro
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The appetizer was scant but good. We had the burgers which were excellent. The apple dessert was great. The chocolate pudding not so much. No real flavor. Overall great experience.

BJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun and funky neighborhood gem. Very good food overall, but room for improvement. To be fair, I went during Restaurant Week, and ordered from the course menu, which is not always as great as the normal menu.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bar was a little loud due to the Raven’s game, but otherwise a great meal as always!

SA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and nice selection of craft brews. Our go-to before ravens games without the crowds

CT
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dined early at SOBO with another couple before attending the Illusions Bar Magic show (which was surprisingly great!). Food was pretty good, but not outstanding. The ginger/carrot soup was extremely spicy hot (and we like hot). Scallops were really good but the butternut squash base was tepid, a real bummer. Husband said the chicken pot pie was very tasty (but he had really bad heartburn that night—the pastry crust). Burger was huge and really good, lots of bacon per our friend. Waiter was efficient, not particularly friendly. Good experience overall.

OT
Baltimore
115 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed New Year’s Brunch at SoBo — service was polite and attentive, the crowd was lively and enjoying themselves, and the food was (as always) outstanding. Highly recommended! P.S. You have to try their chicken pot pie — it is the best I have ever had!

RB
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good brunch menu. Pleasant service. Can’t ask for more.

F
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a good dining experience at SoBo. The staff is always polite and courteous. They also know the regular patrons by name, which is a nice touch

a
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Food was delicious as always :)

SY
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. My girlfriend and I were impressed with the quality of the food and wine. Our server was very responsive and helpful.

BJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Bo is our home away from home. Wonderful food. Delightful staff. Comfort environment. And, I must mention the muscles. Yummy!

P
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is her usual routine before a ravens home game. Great food. Very convenient to the stadium.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A variety of interesting and delicious fare, friendly neighborhood vibe, enjoyed our lunch!

c
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place. Live band on Tuesday. Great food. Street parking close to downtown Baltimore.

PC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food was absolutely delicious! have never been to brunch before - will definitely go again plus they serve brunch on Saturdays!!

BG
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SoBo Cafe is always wonderful. They treat you well and the food is interesting and great. If you haven’t had it before, don’t miss the chicken pot pie. The Mac-n-cheese with really good bacon was also terrific. It can get loud. If it’s crowded, like before a Ravens home game, service can understandably be a little slow. Good wine list and craft beer selection. It’s a go to place.

A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to enjoy eating at SoBo. This was a business meeting, not just for pleasure. However, we chose SoBo because you can hear yourself think, and because the service is personal and dependable It was a good choice. It is our favorite, personal restaurant, and our business guests appreciated it as well. It has to be the best restaurant in Federal Hill, by far.

l
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at a wonderful restaurant!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite brunch in Baltimore!!

BA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute establishment. Great food. Soup portion on the small side but delicious.

j
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very pleasant and upbeat. We both ordered the butternut squash soup and were disappointed because it had no flavor. However, the entrees we chose were very good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

RH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Small portions with specials that left me still hungry.

DL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little cafe. It is convenient, quiet, with great food and service

l
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Great food and friendly service. We live in Scotland and always make a point of visiting SoBo Cafe every time we go to Baltimore.
It’s the best restaurant in Baltimore

PT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want good food at reasonable price in a very friendly relaxed atmosphere- SoBo cafe is the place!

BM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and music. The steak special and homemade sangria were excellent.

t
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music in intimate setting. Good food and friendly waitstaff

C
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyable!

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k
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

their hostess was very friendly, and so were their servers. my hands were cold, and one of the servers brought me a cup of hot water so i could wrap my hands around it and warm them. very nice thought. the food was good, and the service was good. i would certainly go there again.

D
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood location and asset. Wonderful brunch choices and really nice staff. Hadn’t been here for a couple of years and wonder why.

E
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. There were some flies or moths or something floating around, which was a little irritating, but otherwise the food and drink was great and I would return.

J
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food, plus wonderful biscuits with blueberry compote

OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Staff was attentive and good natured. Nice ambience and food was served promptly and it was yummy! Hooray for scratch pancakes🥰!!!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people. Neighborhood place that never disappoints.

e
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great location for a bite before an epic Ravens game!!

j
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved to the area and decided to try SoBo Cafe for an impromptu get together with friends. We had a wonderful experience — great food, atmosphere and service. We look forward to going back soon and often!

S
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. The whole party gave it a thumbs up. Sobo Cafe offers an interesting menu and is very affordable for a small, cozy neighborhood restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t expect the cinnamon bun, but was amazing and warm to enjoy!

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