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Box Hill Crabcakes is a family owned and operated restaurant in Abingdon, Maryland, and opened its doors in August 1984 with The Kanaras Brothers, Tom and Chris as the owners, along with their father George and mother Demetra who supported their sons as young entrepreneurs. With a strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction in a family-friendly environment, what once was a small eat-in, carry-out restaurant has expanded to a popular regional eatery with long-time, faithful customers who come in weekly to enjoy the "World Famous Crab Cakes," incredible Italian dishes, authentic Greek specialties and delicious hot and cold subs to name just a few of the menu favorites. Voted the area's
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Italian, Greek, American
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

We had lunch at Box Hill earlier this after a recommendation from a friend. The restaurant is located in a small strip mall area and has an outside patio. We choose to eat inside due to the heat. We felt very comfortable with the compliance...with social distancing. Tables were well spaced and mask were required unless sitting at your table. The servers were very professional and attention to wiping down surfaces. Now the important part!!! The food was incredible!! I had the single crab cake and could barely finish it. It was packed with lump backfin and very little filler. Had a great flavor. Served with a side of piping hot, crisp fries and cole slaw. Trish order the small Philly cheese steak deluxe sandwich. It was huge, we asked the server if he had served a large by mistake. Nope, that is a small. It was loaded with very tender steak, onions, mushrooms and peppers. It was really outstanding flavor. We saw several other sandwiches and pasta dishes served, everything looked very good. The pizza is suppose to be over the top. Can't wait to try that. Not sure if it was the owner or the manager, but he came by our table twice to check on us and to see if we needed anything. Overall, great job!!! We will be back. Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 21, 2020

I live in AACo but have always been a fan of your food, both dine in and carry out. Yesterday I was in Bel Air to take care of an out-of-town friend’s pet. I called to place a curbside pickup order and pay over the...phone as I’m a cancer patient in current treatment, which I explained, and can’t risk coming into a crowded lobby. I was told you were ‘too busy’ for that. Glad your business is booming during the pandemic. Moving forward, I’ll be keeping my dollars in AACo where the crab cakes are just as good - Hellas, G&M, Timbuktu, etc. - and they are more accommodating to those of us in a high-risk category yet still trying to virtually support our local small businesses.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

I was here with 4 co workers for a business lunch. We all had the crabcakes with various salads. They were fantastic. Really well made and large portions. Only one of us was local and he recommended this place. We were impressed. Prices are good...too and service was very fast and friendly even during lunchtime rush.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Well I online ordered 2 slices of cheese pizza Paid close to $6 bucks for 2 slices Didn’t care Pizza is excellent and everything else on the menu Great Family owners as well Ooo What got me I had to wait 30 minutes for 2...slices of pizza It’s on the menu to buy slices I’ve owned businesses like these before First agenda is to make a pie for slices ready for carry out customers The lady mentioned to me they are made to order which is false in any establishment unless your getting a pita pizza something similar Anyways I asked for a refund didn’t get it Said 5 minutes coming out was there watching whole time when I no the drill inside the kitchen or working area . Anyways Having a large pizza ready for slices would be helpful next time especially at beginning of lunch timeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of your recent visit,​ and we will be looking into this. We will be sure to take your advice, and we hope that you will be back to dine with us again to give...More

Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

We order a variety of food. Start off with the wait time was about 15 minutes. The place is small so start out early. The waitress was fast and friendly taking our orders. Our food was delicious! Crabcakes, pizza & steak n cheese.

Date of visit: February 2020
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

So great to hear you had a lovely time with us here at Box Hill. We look forward to having you dine here again.

Reviewed January 27, 2020

Although we live in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we have been coming here for several years. We have children who live in Maryland (not near this gem) so we take a slight detour and stop here when driving down for a visit. I do...not eat crab cakes but my husband does, and says that he has never had a better crab cake anywhere.I have had the hot roast beef sandwich which is amazing. Yesterday, I decided to try the eggplant parm platter. It was unbelievable! Everything is spotless from the floors to the restrooms. Our server, Teresa, was wonderful. She was upbeat, friendly and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. If you are anywhere near this wonderful place or even if you have to go out of your way to get there, it is well worth the trip.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thanks so much for your great review. We will be sure to tell Teresa how wonderful she was. Too funny that you make a detour just for our Crab Cakes. This is such a great compliment to Box Hill. We hope that you both will...More

Reviewed January 13, 2020

Have ordered pizza, crab cakes, and salad. Ordered two house salads with grilled chicken. All good. Noticed the 1 oz. salad dressing. Asked for another, or larger to compensate for the size of the salad. Told, $1.15 for additional dressing. WTF??? Place has gone downhill,...living on its reputation.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

We are so sorry to see your 2-star rating. We do charge for extra dressing, but you should've received one dressing for each salad you ordered. We are sorry if that wasn't the case and hope you can accept our apology. If you are in...More

Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Best in Harford County, hands down! We usually do takeout. We call ahead, pick them up, they're quick and efficient including cooking or heating directions.

Date of visit: September 2019
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you back soon.​

Reviewed January 7, 2020

I have been eating the crabcakes at Box Hill Pizzeria for years. Love the crab cakes, but all the food is great..

Date of visit: January 2020
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

So glad to hear you enjoy our Crab Cakes. Thanks for the 5-stars and great review. Be sure to stop back in and dine with us soon.

Reviewed January 6, 2020

Whenever we travel back to Maryland, Box Hill Crabcakes in Abington, MD is our No. 1 stop. Having grown up in the area, eating their Crabcakes for over 40 years and having sampled many others, Box Hill is the absolute best Crabcake you'll ever eat!...The "new look" of the renovated restaurant is also outstanding. Keep up the great work Chris and Tommy! Can't wait until our next visit!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Thank you so much for being long-time customers here at Box Hill. We thank you for your kind words and we hope that you will stop in and dine with us on your next trip. Take Care !

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We hold 125 people. We don't take reservations, however give us a call in advance and we can see what we can do. 410-515-3662
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If you are ordering to have crab cakes shipped, go to G & M instead....you get exceptional crab cakes made with almost nothing but LUMP crab meat. They are to die for. Boxhill was a complete let down and crab cakes had... More
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