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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Greek, American
FEATURES
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 2 weeks ago

We planned to stop at a different place on an interstate trip, and then I noticed this one on Google Maps. The place was packed, but the service was still quick and friendly. We're not foodies, but the food seemed good to us.

Date of visit: June 2022
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to see your excellent review, Sherri. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again if you are in the area.

Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

Was in the area and wanted to try crab cakes, went to this locations restaurant has dine in and carryout. Restaurant has plenty of tables for dinning available. The restaurant has plenty of parking in the plaza. I order the crab cake special which come...with fries, cold slaw, garlic bread. The crab cake was delicious, yummy. I will definitely will order again, the fries was good, the cold slaw had taste. My server was very friendly and attentive, food took about 15 minutes to make but was worth to wait. Hopefully next time I will time to dine in to enjoy my meal even better.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 26, 2022

Ok, it's probably not much of a secret these days, but I've been coming here for 10+ years now, and have never had a bad meal. We come in for group work lunches about once a month, and I'm there with my wife at least...twice a month. The food is phenomenal. Best crab cakes in MD? Yes. Hands down. I've had them all, I keep coming back for more. They're huge, full of actual crab meat and are just so tasty. Not what you'd expect from a pizza joint, but they know what they're doing. Anything with crab from this place rules. The cream of crab soup(that always runs out when I arrive), the crab pretzel, the crab dip- it all kicks butt. But don't stop at the Crabcakes. ANYTHING with the red sauce is amazing! The subs are great(and HUGE!), the pasta dishes are next level and the apps are great. (Ask about the mozzarella moons- you'll never want a stick ever again). The staff has always been so kind and attentive. It's a family vibe, and we always enjoy going. If you're in town for a trip, it's a must visit. If you live in the area, why aren't you there right now??More

Date of visit: January 2022
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2022

Thank you so much for the fantastic review and feedback. We are so honored to read and can't thank you enough for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you and your wife back soon.

Reviewed January 18, 2022 via mobile

Everyone was friendly! The menu has LOTS of options - there is something for everyone! We LOVED the crab dip - definitely get the crab dip. The desserts looked amazing but we were too full to try them.

Date of visit: January 2022
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2022

Thank you so much for your excellent feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed the selections you ordered, and we hope you will dine with us again soon.

Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

Simply put, these are the best crabcakes I’ve ever had. Filled with lump crab meat. Perfectly broiled and seasoned. Awesome!

Date of visit: September 2021
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star rating and feedback. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed August 23, 2021

We stopped in as a party of twelve, with eight children. The servers were so fast and helpful, even giving our youngest new toys to play with and keep as Momentos. The portions are huge and the food quality was amazing. Prices were pretty great...for dishes like the veal parmesan and ravioli dishes that two of my kids enjoyed (then took home in boxes, too). Crab cakes were more like giant crab balls, almost softball sized and chock-full of crab meat. Would definitely go there again if I'm ever back down that way. My kids would insist on it, I'm sure. 😂More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2021

It's great to hear what a wonderful time you had, and we hope you will be back to dine with us again.

Reviewed June 27, 2021

It was our first visit to this restaurant, and Teresa made us feel welcome from the start. The weather was pleasant so we sat outside. One of us had the Seafood Platter. The stuffed shrimp and crabcake were especially delicious. We also had a Greek...salad -- huge portion, fresh ingredients, and wonderful dressing. Will definitely return when in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your great review and a 5-star rating. We are so happy to hear what a wonderful time you had and we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed May 24, 2021

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we got through the traffic of a Monday night on our way to Philly. Our table was covered in food! We could not decide!!! We had the pizza, the cheese ravioli, a crab cake, & the dinner salad... everything...was so delicious! Our server Drew was so nice and didn’t judge us on the amount of food we ordered! Haha!! This is a no brainer... great food.. great outdoor patio with social distancing!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021

I've never been a fan of crab cakes, but box hill has one of the best yet. 10/10, totally recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2020

Box Hill is the absolute best - delicious, consistent, great service. No complaints at all. I use them for delivery of crabcakes.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 5, 2020

My wife brought home a pepperoni pizza tonight My first piece had hair in it. I like my pizza without hair. Hygiene is important at all times but is especially necessary now.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in with my family while in the area after our daughter's softball game, and let me tell you. This place did NOT disappoint! Our food, our waitress (Theresa), and the overall experience was awesome!!! We ordered the calamari as an app. Delicious! And had...the crabcakes as an entrée with fries & coleslaw. Also very delicious!! The crabcakes were meaty and flavorful. Our kids even enjoyed their meals...fried shrimp & chicken tenders (both with fries). And I can appreciate that everyone in the establishment was abiding by the COVID guidelines. This just may be our new spot! I can't wait to return. And when we do, we'll ask for Theresa again. She was pleasant, attentive, and so very good with our kids. She helped make our experience a truly enjoyable one!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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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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I know they have discounted shipping on their website. I have gotten mailers in the past with coupons. You could possibly call them directly to see if they are running any specials.: (410) 515-3662. Sorry, but they won't let... More
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Yes, Box Hill Crabcakes offers takeout services.

Box Hill Crabcakes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5