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The Owl Bar

4.3
348 reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the historic Belvedere, The Owl Bar boasts 100+ years of serving Baltimore's finest diners and bar-goers. With an original hardwood bar, brick pizza oven, and stained glass, The Owl Bar offers a rich history and delicious food and drink!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 348 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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vipalysonson
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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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vipJuliaA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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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vipejbenzer
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just another great night at a true legend in Baltimore.

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vipHeidi
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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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Enrique42
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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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CeeDee
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nothing stood out about our experience.

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EmilioG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a class act. So much history, good food and drinks and reasonably priced.

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Mike
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious! The Scallops with pumpkin and sweet pea risotto was incredible.

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vipKarenR
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was excellent and the food was hot and good

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JamesB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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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PCardoff
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

very nice staff and the seasonal cocktails were delicious!

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vipMarieM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Friendly and vibrant. Nice surprise to find Pisco sours on the cocktail list

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AdrienneG
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it here. Gives a good a vibe for sure! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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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vipBrad
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We love coming here over the years. The food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Crust on pizza wasn’t fully cooked through, and the crab cake sandwich was somewhat underdone in the center.

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GeoB
Toledo
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, tasty food selections, and awesome service!

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Melas201
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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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NessP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Ambiance was perfect! I got a pisco cocktail and my friend got two glasses of chardonnay. So fun and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it there!

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TylerK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, drinks were good, service was nice, good ambience

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vipCatherineC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

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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HaleyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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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Adam
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Perfect for a casual night out.

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shelliH
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

One waiter, slow service , gave us 2 different checks was confusing on price . Not our regular hang out we remembered

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place!

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Kctree
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, good atmosphere, and amazing food!

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PreciousB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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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Bri5678
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience4

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 Bar
Responded on 26 March 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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yankeefan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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yankeefan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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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StHollaway
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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Foodieatinbed
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

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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KimC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere with high energy. Delicious food and drink menus. Down side is the noise factor- super loud.

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SARAHG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place. We had a big group come in late and the service was great and everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Joe was awesome !

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You can order delivery directly from The Owl Bar using the Order Online button. The Owl Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 347-0888.

The Owl Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.