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Bill Bateman's Bistro

8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
410-668-1080
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Ranked #32 of 77 Restaurants in Parkville
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Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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English first
PA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

Decent food and average service. Bathroom was not very clean when we were there.

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