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17434 Foreston Rd., Upperco, MD 21155
410-239-7400
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always great

We've been coming here since they opened in 1959. The concept has not changed much in over 50. Simple but great food. I believe the best crab cakes around. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Holden20777
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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324 reviews 324 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've been coming here since they opened in 1959. The concept has not changed much in over 50. Simple but great food. I believe the best crab cakes around. Highly recommend.

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Larry W, Owner at Friendly Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and kind words! It's wonderful to hear feedback from our long time guests such as yourself and we're so pleased to know you keep coming back after all of these years. We appreciate your compliment of our crab cakes- we think they're the best too! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food was good & atmosphere was good. I got the grilled ham & it was delicious. I thought it was very over priced but you do get ice cream for dessert.

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Larry W, Owner at Friendly Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your kind words regarding your experience at Friendly Farm Restaurant. We're sorry to hear you felt your meal was overpriced as we attempt to make high quality food affordable for our guests. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Bel Air, Md
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207 reviews 207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our son turned 29 recently and this was his pick for dinner. We have eaten here once before and I recall it being just average. There were 6 of us and a few people chose to pay the 12.00 plate fee and share a meal. There is so much food, that despite the fee, this made sense. There is nothing... More 

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Larry W, Owner at Friendly Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're honored your son chose Friendly Farm to celebrate his 29th birthday and happy to hear a good time was had by all. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and your comments on all of our menu items. We hope to have you all back again soon! More 

Freeland, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Clean family restaurant with awesome fried chicken and sugar biscuits. Love the apple butter and Moose tracks ice cream for dessert. Good portions and a good place for a group. We go after church service and everyone can pay separate easily.

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Larry W, Owner at Friendly Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoy visiting us and love our fried chicken and sugar biscuits. We appreciate hearing feedback from our guests and look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you have a taste for good, old-fashioned food served up family style, you just can't do any better than Friendly Farms in Upperco. We have been visiting there for many years and the food is always hot and delicious. When you arrive, they ask for your order at the cashier's window in the restaurant's waiting room. Friendly Farms has... More 

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Larry W, Owner at Friendly Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your many visits and are such a fan of our cooking. Feedback like yours is what has kept us in business for over 50 years. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review and hope to have you back again soon. More 

Owings Mills, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I am going here for Thanksgiving day can't wait. Getting turkey, ham, fried shrimp with all the fixings. Love it here my husband can't wait till we come on next Thursday. I love the rolls, sweet rolls, apple butter the atmosphere it is great here and come here for the food all is great. We come here at least once... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited Friendly Farms while passing through and we were delighted with the food. My husband had the twin crab cakes which he said were excellent. .. mostly crab meat with very little filler. I had the fried chicken which was fried to perfection and the meat was very tender. The food is served family style. Our waitress, Donna Marie was... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My friends have enjoyed Friendly Farms for years. Two of us had one crab cake, the other two one crab cake and a half chicken.The sides, the Cole slaw, corn, lima beans, apples, fries, bread and I forgot the rest are AYCE and ice cream too. The drive out to FF is restful, too and builds your appetite.

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York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a wonderful meal for our first visit to Friendly Farms Restaurant. I have been on their email list for quite sometime and finally made it there to eat. Located out in the country so my first instinct is they have to have great comfort food. Since I was leery on getting crab cakes at a restaurant such as... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Ok, so my review of our experience at Friendly Farm Restaurant last night: The food quality definitely does not match the price. Spent over 50.00 for two people to have 1 crab cake that looked more like a side of hash browns and pork chops that tasted like they were sitting in a steaming pan all night, soggy and absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17434 Foreston Rd., Upperco, MD 21155
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Upperco
  • Phone Number: 410-239-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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