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Ida B’s Table is a modern soul food restaurant with four distinct areas for guests to enjoy: the bar, the parlor, the drawing room, and the main dining room. The restaurant serves lunch, small plates during happy hour, and dinner. Weekend service extends from brunch through dinner.

Located in a landmark building, the historic CJ Youse Candy Box Factory was originally designed by prominent Baltimore firm Archer & Allen. Confectionary (candy-making) businesses were hugely important in 19th century Baltimore, and CJ Youse made beautiful paper boxes for gifting. Many of the original fixtures — including the doors — have been reclaimed and reused for Ida B’s Table. This mixture of classic 19th century design and modern comfort reflect the historical era and contemporary impact of our namesake, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett.


235 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Street and garage parking available



Hours of operation

Mon: Closed

Tu - Th: 11:30am - 8pm (closed 2 to 4pm)

Fr: 11:30am - 10pm (closed 2 to 5pm)

Sat: 10am - 10pm (closed 3 to 5pm)

Sun: 10am - 8pm (closed 3 to 5pm)

happy Hours

*Only at the bar*

Tu-Th: 4pm to 7pm

Fr-Su: 5pm to 7pm

dinner Service

Tu-Th: 5pm to 8pm

Fri-Sa: 5pm to 9pm

Su 5pm-8pm

No Dinner Service on Real Talk Tho Tuesday’s 

Brunch Service

from 10am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

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Ida B’s Table is named in honor of Ida B. Wells, the pioneering journalist and anti-lynching activist. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (1862 – 1931) was a contemporary of W.E.B Dubois and Susan B. Anthony, writing and campaigning for justice around the world. She was one of the founders of the NAACP in 1909, and in 1990 the USPS issued a 25-cent postage stamp of her likeness. Her legacy lives on in her direct descendants, numerous journalism awards from the National Association of Black Journalists to the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation.


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