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The Owl Bar, Baltimore, MD

The Owl Bar

4.2
4.2
348 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Upscale pub fare & cocktails are served in an elegant setting at this local landmark (since 1903).

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 347-0888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Robert S Graham
  • Neighbourhood
    Pikesville
  • Cross Street
    Chase & Charles
  • Parking Details
    Penn Parking Garage, 1017 North Charles StreetParking Management Services Lot, 1012 St. Paul Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 348 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

348 Reviews
  1. alysonson

    Denver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Picture it. Owl bar Saturday night. Water glasses tasted like SOAP, food was disgusting, and the service was lacking. Won't be back. Ever.

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  2. JuliaA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic -- we loved our visit to The Owl Bar. Great atmosphere, beautiful space, attentive service. And the food was delicious! We'll definitely return.

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  3. ejbenzer

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just another great night at a true legend in Baltimore.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. Heidi

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to wait a long time on drinks. Service was just slow and slightly confused with bringing other orders to us.

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  5. Enrique42

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pizza was awesome Wings were perfect Libations were nice Was a bit loud at times, that I couldn't hear my company sitting across from me but I knew that would be a factor. The server could have been a bit personable, she was hiding behind her mask. The food runner and hostess made up for her shortcomings. Be specific in what you want for your food, and all is well. Well done pizza, well done chicken wings, extra celery with appetizers. I will come back and I will bring more friends.

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  6. CeeDee

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing! I was kinda shocked because on first look it doesn’t seem like much. The wait staff was very attentive and courteous. My only issue was how dark it was inside the restaurant! My old eyes had to use my phone to see the menu! 😩😩😩

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nothing stood out about our experience.

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  8. EmilioG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a class act. So much history, good food and drinks and reasonably priced.

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  9. Mike

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! The Scallops with pumpkin and sweet pea risotto was incredible.

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  10. KarenR

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very pleasant experience at the Owl Bar. This is a “go to place” when it comes to my wife and I, and have spent serval birthday celebrations in this really historic, special place in a city that has so many issues. The pizza was to die for. You really felt like you were in a totally different era. I can’t believe some of the people who dined there! In today’s world you’d wonder why they would stop in a city like Baltimore, but they did! I don’t give a “hoot” what anyone says, you should stop by for a memorable experience.

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  11. MichelleW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was excellent and the food was hot and good

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  12. JamesB

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Calamari appetizer was a bit chewy. Pizza was not done but they put it back in the oven and it turned out perfect.

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  13. PCardoff

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    our steak was overdone and when we asked for steak knives we were told they didnt have any. out waiter also didnt bring condiments or get out orders right after specifying what we needed a few times

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very nice staff and the seasonal cocktails were delicious!

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  15. MarieM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Friendly and vibrant. Nice surprise to find Pisco sours on the cocktail list

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  16. AdrienneG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it here. Gives a good a vibe for sure! Would highly recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here it was nice I thought I was going on the 13th floor but no🤦🏽‍♀️… it’s a little lounge on the first floor but that’s OK the food is great I had shrimp tacos and for a side I had crab macaroni and cheese it was the bomb😋😋😋

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  18. Brad

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here over the years. The food is always good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Crust on pizza wasn’t fully cooked through, and the crab cake sandwich was somewhat underdone in the center.

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  20. GeoB

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, tasty food selections, and awesome service!

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  21. Melas201

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a friend for his birthday. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Kimberly was very attentive. We had the Duck Fat Fries, Baked Brie, Pizza and the Belvedere Burger.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza is probably the best I have in Maryland especially coming from NJ area but the Maryland crab soup is not good at all

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  23. NessP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was perfect! I got a pisco cocktail and my friend got two glasses of chardonnay. So fun and relaxing.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it there!

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  25. TylerK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, drinks were good, service was nice, good ambience

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  26. CatherineC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality and service are not up to par since they have reopened post-COVID closures. There was only one server for the entire restaurant and the menu was limited as to be expected but the food was not great.

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  27. HaleyK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing aesthetic, great drinks, got the duck tacos, good but some bones left in. Boyfriend got a Cuban panini without pickles, it was to die for. First time at the Owl Bar for a birthday date. Great time!

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  28. Adam

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and food. Perfect for a casual night out.

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  29. shelliH

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    One waiter, slow service , gave us 2 different checks was confusing on price . Not our regular hang out we remembered

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!

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  31. Kctree

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good atmosphere, and amazing food!

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  32. PreciousB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I always go for the duck fat fries and they never disappoint. However because of a delivery issue several items on the menu were not available which was disappointing.

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  33. Bri5678

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First we got there the manager said they have reached their capacity and I told him we had a reservation at 9:45pm he proceeds to “look” at his tablet and says we don’t have your reservation. I pull up mine from the email then he says “oh I see it here, it just popped up.” Secondly once we’re seated we see it was in fact NOT at capacity. We were seated waited 20 minutes as we were getting up to go some one finally said they’d take our order. Not she where she went but then we had the waiter David take our order and by far he was the BEST waiter ever. Bad enough leading up to that point we hated it but David was such a great waiter we ended up enjoying ourselves he had a great personality and he took care of us. The restaurant I’ll give a 2.5 maybe 3 stars but David saved the day I’d give him all the credit.
    The Owl BarResponded on March 26, 2021
    On behalf of the Owl Bar team we are disappointed that your dining experience was not enjoyable. We look forward to the time when we are not so restricted in our restaurant. It is a challenge for sure. We will continue to take our guests' feedback and work to earn your patronage with our warm hospitality. Thank you for the kind words regarding your server David.

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  34. yankeefan

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience at the Owl Bar. SO SORRY it will be temporarily closing due to COVID---hope it reopens very soon!! As always, service by, and conversation with, Will was excellent. Such a nice guy, and so good at what he does. He allowed me to sample a new cocktail he invented, and we had a lot of fun talking about possible signature names for it. I really look forward to visiting the next time in Baltimore.

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  35. yankeefan

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I sat at the bar and was fortunate enough to have Will as my bartender/server. He was wonderful...pleasant, interesting conversationalist, got everything right. I was so happy to be back after so many months. I live in Philly and whenever I visit Baltimore, I will come back! Thanks Mike

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  36. MVStephen

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The charming Owl Bar has reopened with very few customers so far. Service was attentive, food was delicious just like before the pandemic closure (although the menu has been reduced somewhat). It still looks cool, but it's unusual to see it so quiet. No real risk of contact with other tables. I hope locals will get out and support the Owl Bar!

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  37. Foodieatinbed

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once a month my friends and I meet for lunch or brunch. The Owl Bar has a great atmosphere! The bartenders and servers were extremely patient (I spilled my glass of water at the bar). Not just patient but friendly and excited to share their favorites on the menu. We ordered: The Belvedere Burger, medium done, Maple Honey BBQ Wings, Thai Chili Wings, Duck Fat Fries and the BBQ Salmon Cobb. Unfortunately the burger came out well done and it was hard to taste the flavor because of the char. Both flavors of wings were tasty and you cannot, cannot go wrong with the fries. The dressing for the Salmon Cobb is great the amount of BBQ sauce on the salmon was a bit generous but still good. It’s a neighborhood gem great for lunch or happy hour! Follow me for more food reviews on Instagram @foodieatinbed

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  38. KimC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with high energy. Delicious food and drink menus. Down side is the noise factor- super loud.

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  39. SARAHG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place. We had a big group come in late and the service was great and everything was delicious

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Joe was awesome !

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The Owl Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Owl Bar

1 E Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Chase & Charles
  • Neighbourhood
    Pikesville
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Penn Parking Garage, 1017 North Charles StreetParking Management Services Lot, 1012 St. Paul Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Robert S Graham
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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