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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: 11am - 9pm (closed 3 to 4pm)

Fr: 11am - 10pm (closed 3 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-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. Wells was a courageous journalist, anti-lynching crusader, women's rights activist, and civil rights pioneer. She was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862, six months before the Emancipation Proclamation. Wells traveled throughout the South investigating lynching incidents and published her findings in pamphlets entitled "Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases” and the “Red Record”. Ida B Wells dedicated her writing to the struggles of her people. She wrote: “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” Ida B. Wells-Barnett died in 1931, leaving behind a legacy of courage and tenacity in the fight against injustice in America.


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