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Bill Bateman's Bistro

8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
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Ranked #39 of 77 Restaurants in Parkville
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
West Palm Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place used to be good. I stopped in for a quick dinner and was not pleased. I was seated immediately and the waitress arrived promptly. The food was the problem, I ordered the chicken Chesapeake with baked Potatoe and broccoli. The broccoli was the best part. The Potatoe was shriveled and over baked. The chicken was terribly salty and... More 

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180 reviews 180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took a group of guys out to lunch for a Birthday celebration. They picked Bill Bateman's for the Wednesday $10 crab cake special. I have been to other Bill Bateman's but this is my first time at the Parkville location. My other experiences with Bill Bateman's has been an average, this was not any different. In regards to the... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went here for a small birthday celebration. The service was so-so. We wanted to order one of the specialty drinks-of-the-day but our waitress wasn't sure what was in it. She did go and find out for us. It took awhile for our food to arrive. It was the usual bar food that you can find just about anywhere.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good for Happy Hour, we usually go on Fridays just after work. There is usually a taco/nacho bar that they provide free as long as you are purchasing drinks.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Okay, This was my second and last visit to this place.... Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Had the over priced chicken wings. 3 oof the 20 wings were red raw next to the bone, almost bleeding still, 1 wing was broken and black at the center. The wait staff was overbearing, and annoying... More 

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Perry Hall, Maryland, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

First, Bateman's has good wings and cold beer! That is what they are known to accomplish very well. When it comes to the other items on the menu, they can be inconsistant in execution. I Love the atmosphere at their Perry Hall location, but have had better food at this location. Last evening, I had the Crab Cake Special (Wednesday... More 

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baltimore, maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

One thing to make clear up front...Bateman's is basically a bar with a restaurant attached. The portions are large. The prices reasonable. The service is good. But the food is inconsistent, espcially in presentation. My spouse and I have been here many times as locals. Sometimes the food is delicious. Sometimes just below average. On occasion, two people have ordered... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My son, decided he wanted to eat at Bill Bateman's before going off to college. The food, although edible really was not good. The crab cakes were over seasoned with a heavy hand on the filler, salt and of all things nutmeg. The accompanying slaw was watery and the fries were cold. My son and his best friend ordered wraps... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I was craving buffalo chicken but without the mess of wings- I found a Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese on the menu- hit the spot! Why pair it with the usual fries when you can try the more healthy Eggplant fries- also super delicious! Waitstaff was very friendly and helpful, answering my questions on these interesting dishes and their other offerings.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was the worst food I'd ever had. Burgers- no- appitizers- no, even the french fries were undercooked. Couldn't have been more disappointed and they didn't care. Don't bother.

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Additional Information about Bill Bateman's Bistro

Address: 8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
Phone Number: 410-668-1080
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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