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Friendly Farms

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17434 Foreston Rd., Upperco, MD 21155
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Crab Cakes....

Moved to Maryland from Illinois in 1966 found Friendly Farms riding around looking at all the hills and been going there often. Always great food, Waiters and a neat place. And it is still a Farm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Reisterstown, Maryland
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Elkridge, Maryland
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday early afternoon. Prices a little high. Plenty of variety on the menu. Wait staff simply average. Had to ask two or three times for items. Refills difficult to get.

Thank Leslie21075
Larry W, Owner at Friendly Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Leslie. While we're disappointed to hear your meal was just average, we appreciate you letting us know that our service could use some improvement and will pass on your comments to our staff. We hope to have another opportunity to better serve you in the future. More 

Reisterstown, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moved to Maryland from Illinois in 1966 found Friendly Farms riding around looking at all the hills and been going there often. Always great food, Waiters and a neat place. And it is still a Farm.

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Parkton, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Family place and crab cake are wonderful. The drive out to the restraint has great views of the country side and low traffic. The gift shop is an extra bonus with Maryland gift items. Worth the drive to the country, Saturday and Sundays are busy so you might have a bit of a wait.

Thank HgWight
Bowie, MD
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In the middle of nowhere in Northern Maryland with no road signs to indicate where this restaurant is...but obviously a LOT of people know! Beautiful farmland and really GOOD food at a reasonable price. Largest soft shell crab fried to perfection and delicious fried chicken. Worth the drive. And I can't say enough to compliment the service. And you will... More 

Thank vjdantone
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to friendly farms as we had heard about it from church. Our pastor spoke about it during the sermon :) it's so beautiful . The green farms with the pond filled with ducks is an experience to remember . The servings are huge . The food is so fresh.I wonder who can eat all that much.Thankfully they let... More 

Thank 3tra
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We ate here on a Friday night. I ordered the fried chicken and my husband had the oysters and crab cakes. The chicken was really good and he enjoyed his meal too. We both had the Almond Joy ice cream and really enjoyed it. The sugar rolls were my favorite. Our waitress was very nice and made sure we had... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We celebrated my mom's birthday here today. Once again, the crab cakes did not disappoint. They are simply made with true, sweet Maryland crab and no filler that I can detect. My mom and I agree that these are the best crab cakes anywhere -- and we've tried some that have been voted as Maryland's Best. The sides today were... More 

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Parkton, Maryland
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have been going to eat at Friendly Farm for decades. It is an excellent value if you have several small kids because the children's prices are very low. We went a lot when our kids were small. If there is a wait, the kids can visit the ducks and geese on their ponds next to the restaraunt. Even though... More 

Thank divermom3
Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We dined on Saturday for the last day of the Baltimore County Restaurant Week where we had a wonderful meal with good friends on a beautiful evening. We love this place where you get a wide selection of entrees along with lots of side dishes preceded by a nice spread of hors d'oeuvres. Their Crab Cakes top our list and... More 

Thank Mike S
York, PA
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went on a Sunday and waited on the porch until they opened at noon. Service was fast and the food was delicious! Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. We had crabcakes, fried chicken and broiled scallops. All were excellent. The sugar rolls are yummy. The coleslaw and green beans with ham were good! We also had in season... 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
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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