9150 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614

Bare Bones Restaurant

Cuisine: Ribs, BBQ, Catering

Bare Bones Restaurant is a Ribs, BBQ, and Catering restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 1/13/2021

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  • 1/13/2021

    A dining patron from San Jose, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 9/02/2020

    A Ribs chowhound from Halethorpe, MD tried it.

  • 5/06/2018

    A Ribs food lover from Mount Airy, MD tried it.

  • 2/17/2018

    A Ribs chowhound from Millersville, MD tried it.

  • 3/03/2017

    A dining patron from US tried it.

  • 7/04/2014

    A Ribs food lover from Ashburn, VA tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 11/11/2013

    A dining patron from Miami, FL tried it.

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 Ellicott City, MD

Decent food marred by indifferent service

The ribs are Bare Bones are pretty good but the rest of the food is just average. The prices are too high for food this average. But the real problem is the indifferent service. It starts with the collection of interchangeable, airhead hostesses who are more concerned with making sure their hair is perfect than actually seating the hordes of people who always seem to be waiting for a table. Then the wait staff picks up the ball and runs with it. Good luck getting the meal you ordered. Most entrees come with a choice of sides. What they don’t tell you is, it’s the kitchen’s choice not yours. And don’t expect the servers to notice when it’s wrong or care when you point it out to them.
If you decide to eat there, stick with the ribs and start with the Fennch Onion Soup. That’s what keeps my husband and I coming back. There’s no better soup on the Route 40 corridor.


Tasty if a tad overpriced

French Onion Soup

Best French Onion soup in town. Good cheesy crust on top, rich broth and, plenty of onions cooked down to the right consistency.

White Chili

This dish used to be really good but they changed the recipe and now it tastes kind of odd. I sent it back last time I ordered it.


A nicely grilled piece of steak for a decent price. Good pick if you want a steak but don’t want to spend $20 on an entree.

Ribs BBQ Outdoor seating
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Bare Bones Restaurant is located near the cities of Orella, Ilchester, Daniels, and Columbia.
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