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Bill Bateman's Bistro

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8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
410-668-1080
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Consistently just ok

So many people love this place. We come every now and then and have never been overly impressed. Standard pub food, overpriced in my opinion. Service can be hit or miss. Cream of crab soup is delicious but I personally cannot say that about anything else. Lots of parking. Decent bar. Safe location... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

So many people love this place. We come every now and then and have never been overly impressed. Standard pub food, overpriced in my opinion. Service can be hit or miss. Cream of crab soup is delicious but I personally cannot say that about anything else. Lots of parking. Decent bar. Safe location. Good for a night out or quick... More 

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Parkville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's Happy Hour time from 4-7pm every day at Bill Batemans. The best deal is on Mondays-- it's all the buffalo wings , either with the bones or boneless that you can eat for $9.99 and a $2.99 steak dinner that comes with a baked potato and a salad. And it is really good. They take $1.00 off beers and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: 410-668-1080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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