About Sweet Caroline's
Sweet Caroline’s is neighborhood restaurant in Locust Point.
We source local sustainable produce and meats within 400 miles of the city.
You'll see lots of southern influences on our menu's.
On our beer taps you will always find unique local crafts to compliment any plate on the menu.
Stop in and enjoy any of our modern and southern takes on classic Maryland dishes.
Our bartender shakes up refreshing craft cocktails.
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Saturday 11:00am -4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Monday Night Bingo
Tuesday Wing Night
Wednesday Hook Em ring toss
Thursday Made in MD 2 for 1 Crab Cakes
Friday Power Hour 5-6, and late nite game nite
Saturday Paint Nite
Sunday 10am Brunch
Permit Free parking along all streets in Locust Point.
Ample parking within a block of the restaurant.
Charm City Circulator- Decatur
Jay Ferrari (Owner)
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Local Food & Drink Wars
Sweet Caroline's Ratings and Reviews
We had a 5 pm dinner reservations for fo ...
We had a 5 pm dinner reservations for four on Father's Day. I was looking for a nice laid back location with good food. My husband and children were pleased with this selection. There were only a few other guests, not sure a reservation was actually needed. We received good service and the food was delicious.
LOVED IT! Food was great! Get the CRO-NU ...
LOVED IT! Food was great! Get the CRO-NUTS!!!! You'll go must!!!!
Great creative brunch items and large, amazingly delicious mimosas! Just be aware that the portions are not large. My friends ordered crepes and were still a bit hungry--hence the moderate score on value. Get one of the yummy-looking side dishes to round things out. Good food and friendly, hip-neighborhood-bar atmosphere. Would love to come back sometime to try out other non-brunch items.
This restaurant, while comfortable and a ...
This restaurant, while comfortable and a good neighborhood place, could have a few more vegetarian options. The choices are limited and the vegetarian pot pie a bit dense.
Cute location. Very homey feel.
Cute location. Very homey feel.
The food was delicious! Everything was c ...
The food was delicious! Everything was cooked perfectly!
We checked out sweet Caroline's because ...
We checked out sweet Caroline's because of the 1000 open table points offered for setting a reservation. Sadly we were the only guests in the restaurant on a Sunday evening at 5:30. The food and service were great. I enjoyed the meatloaf tower-decadent but oh so good. The whiskey mule I had with it was very nice too. I definitely will be back to try some other things from the menu.
I've been to Sweet Caroline's before with a girlfriend for brunch, and we had a blast. This time around was date day with my boyfriend, and we left with our tummies full, and smiling from ear to ear. The cronuts...are to die for...
We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday....the food and service was great!
Ashley and team do a great job! Thank yo ...
Ashley and team do a great job! Thank you!
Was very pleased with the food and servi ...
Was very pleased with the food and service at Sweet Caroline's. It's not your typical chain restaurant that you will see at the inner harbor but it's a local pub in a neighborhood that has great food. Would definitely recommend it!
Not my type of retaurant.
I chose this restaurant to participate in the "Paint and Pub" event that was being held there so I took several of my friends with me to have dinner prior to the event. The service was great but the food was not very good. I ordered the pot pie which was too creamy and the pastry needed to be baked a little more. Quite disappointing to say the least. However, if you are looking for a nice little corner bar, have some appetizers and chat, this would be a neat little spot.
Everything was just ok ... From the food ...
Everything was just ok ... From the food to the atmosphere to the service. The best thing about the restaurant was the blood orange mimosas - I probably wouldn't go back!
We made a New Year's Eve reservation based on a friend's recommendation. When we arrived at 7:15 pm, the place was practically empty in the bar and we were shown to our table on the 2d floor. No one was in the 2d floor dining room. Not a good sign. When the waitress came to take a drink order, my step mother ordered a Malibu Bay Breeze. The waitress dismissively said, "We don't have Malibu Rum. We don't have Captain Morgan." My dad ordered Absolut on the rocks. Waitress: "We don't have Absolut." Not once did she (or could she, rather) recommend something in place of these brands. She did not know whose Bloody Mary mix the establishment uses and we had to wait for her to go back downstairs to find out. I ordered a Lemon Crush which three people at our table tasted and agreed there was little if any vodka in the drink. My boyfriend took the drink to the bar and asked for more vodka. We were charged $4.50 for a shot of vodka on top of a $6.50 drink. Ridiculous. My dad's wife ordered a half of a chopped salad. The waitress explained they could only offer a large size salad so my dad suggeted that he would split the salad with his wife. We were charged $4.00 split charge on a $10 salad. Again--ridiculous. Nothing was said to us about either of the extra charges at the time we made our requests. It wasn't until the check was offered that my boyfriend noticed the up charges. He did not want to make a scene in front of my parents and so he paid the bill as it was presented. The waitress service was unpolished and sub par. It was as if we were imposing on the staff and were obviously not "regulars." The waitress had to read the night's specials from a note card she carried in her pocket. This place is a neighborhood bar that is wishes it was a nice restaurant. We have no plans to go back.
Unfortunately Nothing Special
Unfortunately the best part of the dinner was the oatmeal stout. The Thai chili was OK, but the crawfish gnoochi suffered from too much lemon juice. The chicken on the Texas sushi was tasty, but the risotto was tasteless. Sorry to say there are too many other small pubs in the area for this one to stay on the list of places to go.
Great spot for brunch
We went to Sweet Caroline's the other day for brunch with my 3 year old niece. The service was so great and the food amazing. We also were able to make a reservation which isn't usually possible in a lot of brunch places I've been too. On top of all that it was a decent price.
Found this restaurant on OpenTable and h ...
Found this restaurant on OpenTable and have been wanting to try it for quite sometime. Happen to be in the area today so I made a reservation and view the menu on open table. Although the menu is outdated on OpenTable the staff there was very accommodating and fixing a grilled Caesar salad today. The pot pie was outstanding and the Bartender/server was a perfect host. Will definitely be back to try some of the other menu items.
I Will Go Back
Although my crab cake dinner was so-so, I really enjoyed Sweet Caroline. Our waiter, Nick, was so nice and friendly. Good beers on tap and specialty cocktails were really good.
Last minute decision to grab a quick bite in Locust Point and we weren't disappointed. The Honey Old Bay wings are AMAZING! Perfect crispness and flavor. We also tried the Parmesan Garlic wings which were good but didn't hold a candle to the first. Meatloaf is like a tower of home cooking...huge meal! shrimp po'boy had lots of flavor, though I was wishing for 1-2 more shrimp. crab cake deal (Thursday) is great and they were tasty, not "the best" but they were worth the price and we enjoyed them. Finally, it was a beautiful night so we were able to sit at 1 of the 2 picnic tables outside and enjoyed very friendly, considerate service and a tasty cocktail too! We'd go back and recommend to friends.
Little spot of yummy!
Great little place, there was no one else there when we were there for dinner on the 4th of July, the AC wasn't on so it was a bit stuffy, but the people working there were very nice, the chef brought our food right out to us, delicious concoctions!
Not prepared for Mother's Day
Probably because my friend and I chose to eat brunch here on Mother's Day, but service was terrible. I would possibly come back another day when they didn't have a large crowd.Needed twice the wait staff, and we had made reservations. Food was very good.
Ge the sweet potato and coconut soup!!!
Oh my goodness, that souped rocked! It was a sweet potato purée with fresh coconut sprinkled on top *and* it was topped with crispy bacon crumbles. I got a cup before my entrée but I should have gotten a bowl! It was delightful. I ordered the salmon with blackberry sauce and unfortuantely they had just run out of the sauce, but I ordered the salmon anyway. It was great as well and the vegetables that came with it were done perfectly. Had this restaurant not been in OpenTable I never would have gone. Now when I go back to Baltimore this will be at the top of my list!
Service was fabulous - really friendly. ...
Service was fabulous - really friendly. Menu is great, with a nice wine/beer cocktail list. Sat at the booth on the first floor - maybe it needs some more support for comfort. Some of our food items were really wonderful and some were just eh. I'd give it another try because they are trying hard to be a great neighborhood place.
A twenty something at work recommended t ...
A twenty something at work recommended this place, which we had been to when the space was other restaurants in the past. The downstairs was empty except for us, and there was a younger crowd upstairs. As older patrons (we're 60, not 80!), it was not welcoming to folks over 30. Good luck with that business model. We won't be returning
To be fair it was a Monday night and sno ...
To be fair it was a Monday night and snowing. Not too many folks in the place. We had enjoyable food that could have been better if served hot. Like the southern food ideas but need a little more attention to be considered very good. Enjoyed sticking around for Bingo night . We'll go back and give the food another try.
Very nice brunch
Went for Valentine's Day brunch. The blood orange mimosa was excellent. I enjoyed the progressive (make your own) bloody mary bar. I recommend half their blend, half tomato juice with a couple of hits of Worcestershire sauce. Anyway, my wife had a Southern omelette that was outstanding. My breakfast flatbread was decent, but had too much Sriracha sauce, it really dominated the rest of it. I also had the sausage gravy, too much sage for me, but the biscuit was excellent. We saw several other things we wanted to try, so we will be back. The bartender was also our waiter, he was very attentive and we enjoyed talking with him, since it wasn't very busy that morning.
needs a little work
I had called and asked about the upstairs and was assured it was open. when arrived, told it was reserved for a group. the group never came. we ate in the back of the bar area sitting in a booth (base needs restuffing) Food was pretty good though not warm enough for my preference & not sure it was worth the price
Just say no
This is a bar more than a restaurant and a filthy one at that. The hostess graciously told us before we sat down that they were out of everything on the menu with the exception of ten items. The champagne in the mimosa was flat and the orange juice was the concentrate kind. The food was do greasy it was akin to a diner. They ran out of biscuits for their signature dish so substituted English muffins. Yuck. Gross place, dirty, greasy food and only go there if you want a bottled beer. Although it was a holiday weekend, the location is hard to access by car and definitely not worth the effort
Exceptional food. More of a bar service environment (only downstairs was open, not sure if there is an upstairs).
First Time Diner
Had casual dinner recently with adult son and his friend. Promptly seated and greeted by friendly server. Service throughout our meal was very professional. Apps were wings and homemade chips with cheese--good choice. Two of us had crab cakes which had little filler and plenty of backfin and the other had tacos. Curly fries with the crab cakes especially good however not big fan of the purple cole slaw. Overall a pleasant meal in a convenient local neighborhood. Wish there was more table/booth seating available outside the bar area but appears layout does not permit. Would gladly return.
Good alternative in Locust Point
This was our first visit to SC's although we had been here a few times to earlier restaurants. Salad and crab cake entrees were very good. Service was prompt and courteous, although the place was nearly empty at 8pm on a Friday night in August. We will be back.
Once a month, friends and I search the web for a new restaurant to try. We enter a zip code and then read reviews. We found Sweet Caroline's and it sounded like a fun place to visit. It was. Neighborhood Gem is a good description. It is very casual and relaxed. Perfect after a busy day at work. Our server was a little over worked but made up for it with a great personality. We were in no rush so it was not a problem. Food was very good. My group goes from adventurous eaters to meat and potatoes only. The simple menu has something for everyone. We ate in the bar area which was perfect for us but not for a romantic dinner. There is a second floor which I assume is for a quieter experience. This was a great find and we will go back.
Best Crabcake EVER
Been trying to check this place out for a while, glad we finally did. Server was very knowledgeable about the craft beer selections. It was neat seeing other beers on tap besides the boring miller lite. The crab app held up to its reviews, full of fresh lump crab meat and fresh guacamole. My husband had the seafood pasta; it presented very well and was full of seafood. Very light with the perfect amount of old bay without being greasy or oily. I had the crab cake, and it was the hands down best I've EVER had, perfectly seasoned & full of lump. The sweet slaw and curly fries made it the perfect dish. The prices on drinks and food were very fair for the quality. All in all great spot, food, & service, we will be back to check out brunch too.
Good Neighborhood Joint
My husband & I went for mother's day brunch and it was good. The food was solid and the cocktail list had enough variety to offer different tastes. Service was... casual. There were only a few tables when we arrived, so any possible brunch rush was long over, but everyone's dish arrived one or two at a time and minutes apart. I heard people apologizing and asking each other not to wait. My husband's drink came up a solid 5 minutes before mine did, which was alarming. If you can't coordinate cocktails, that's a problem. That said, if I were looking for solid food and not in a hurry and expecting professional service, I'd go back. I see it as a lazy weekend afternoon bite when I have nowhere to be.
What a gem!
Was not expecting to love this gem of a bar/restaurant but what a surprise! The food was excellent! There were so many entrees on the menu that sounded delicious that it was tough to decide which to order. And the appetizers were truly AMAZING - best crab guacamole ever. We will be back to Sweet Carolina's very soon!
The food we had at Sweet Caroline's on a recent Friday night was terrific. I had a crab cake and my husband had the rosemary chicken. The crab cake was large and full of crab. The chicken was perfectly cooked - not an easy thing to do in a restaurant. Unfortunately, there were not many people in either the dining or bar area. This is hard to understand since it is so good. It affects the ambiance somewhat so I hope more people get the word that this is a great option for an increasingly interesting part of Baltimore.
First visit to this neighborhood
First visit to this neighborhood restaurant. Had read the reviews and looked forward to a good meal. The cream of crab soup was average good. The crab cake, while full of lump meat, as advertised, had little seasoning. Being native Baltimoreans we have huge expectations from any local restaurant when it comes to crab cakes. Not sure if they used Old Bay or not, but if so, more would have definitely been better. The stuffed mushrooms were a little disappointing as was the pan roasted chicken; We didn't anticipate a flattened out, fried in Panko chicken breast. If I were to single out the most outstanding issue we had at Sweet Carolines it would be the chef's lack of seasoning.
not what we expected...
Had been to this location a couple of times previously under different ownership and menu configurations. The reviews for the current incarnation were glowing and we decided to give it a try. The staff is indeed friendly, enthusiastic and attentive which helps to overcome other shortcomings of the restaurant. We were escorted to the upstairs dining room on a Friday night only to find it empty--a bit disconcerting. The tables are small and uncomfortable. As for the food, we did enjoy our tuna/cucumber appetizer! The entrees were generous but ordinary at best. Bottom line: As suburb-dwellers, we would not make the trek back. If we lived in the neighborhood, we wouldn't hesitate to drop in for a quick bite.
Very quiet but also quite tasty
Sunday night we found the restaurant virtually empty, just one group near the bar and one other on the first floor. We had the second floor all to ourselves. Not a bad thing, just a bit worrisome about the long-term health of the restaurant. The food was excellent. It's not a large menu, but sufficiently so that everyone should find something of interest. Prices were reasonable. We had a "waitress in training" and she did fine. All in all a good experience.
The food was fantastic. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We stayed for a few after dinner cocktails and the bartender was awesome. Will definitely be going back in the near future!
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