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About SoBo Cafe
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.
Baltimore, MD 21230
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
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
Between S. Charles & S. Hanover Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Music Tuesdays - join us for live music (acoustic or jazz) on select Tuesdays
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.
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
Charm City Circulator (Purple Line) Stops: Cross Street or Henrietta Street, MTA (1 or 64 Lines)
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
Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
SoBo Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We picked SoBo based on reviews and we were so happy we did! Everything was fresh and delicious. Started with the white wine sangria with apples and cinnamon, which was perfect for the fall. The humus with veggies was light and creamy. And, the chicken pot pie was the best I'd ever had. The homemade crust was outstanding! I'm only sorry we weren't hungry enough to have dessert.
The food was excellent - creative locally sourced cuisine tastefully presented.
One drawback was that we were sat very close to front door and there is nothing between the table and hostess stand/front door. A folding screen or divider would do wonders for the dining experience.
Sobo Cafe is South Baltimore at its best. The food is great and the bar is lively (in an adult way) and the ambiance is very nice, but I think what makes Sobo really stand out is it’s service. I always feel warmly welcomed there, always! That’s important to me.
We always enjoy SoBo. Owner is wonderful and the food is very good. This time the chicken fried steaks came out way overdone. When brought to the owner's attention she immediately took the meals off the check. Aside from that problem everything else was great. Will go back soon.
I hesitate to write this because I want to keep SoBo all to myself. This is a neighborhood gem with great food, good wine (with a generous pour), and great service. We sat at the bar (always our first choice). He had salmon that he still raves about and I had the Korean fried steak that I still dream about. Appetizers were chicken liver pate (delish!!) and the yummy spiced nuts. We will be back in Baltimore in February and cannot wait to return. Thanks, SoBo!
Four of us went there pre game for Ravens. Even though they were packed, they did a good job of getting drinks in front of us and some delicious homemade zucchini bread to tide us over til our entrees arrived. I absolutely love the caesar salad with their very own smoked salmon.
In town for one night looking for "upscale casual" on short notice with kids. Jackpot. This place was perfect. Great atmosphere. Excellent staff. Limited menu, but tons of variety. Able to find something for everyone, including the vegetarian, the allergy guy and the two year old. Selection of local craft beers was again limited, but the few drafts they had were tasty. Would absolutely eat here again next time we are in Baltimore.
Another good meal at Sobo Cafe. The dinner menu seems more limited than I remember. Everyone liked their food, although I found the pasta with vegetables and tomatoes rather bland. The portions are generous, and two out of the table of four went home with food. The service was pleasant and prompt.
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