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Bill's Terrace Inn

American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Balti
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200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who goes to Bill's Terrace Inn walks away knowing they have had some of the absolute best steamed crabs around. Always full and meaty, and their seasoning..?? Oh my .. absolutely delicious! If you are a die-hard Old Bay fan, you may feel a little cheated at first, but then.. after savoring the seasoning on/with the crabs, you too,... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We were regulars but stopped going a couple years ago because the crabs went downhill. They started over charging and the quality wasn't there so we stopped going after 3 bad experiences in a row. We tried again recently, hoping the owner had improved and gone back to quality food and crabs. Very sad to say that crabs were overpriced... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Our family has been heading to Bill's at least once a year for about the last decade. Baltimore is full of wonderful crab houses and Bill's Terrace Inn ranks among the best. The authentic Baltimore crab house experience can be had at Bill's with brown paper on the tables, plastic beer pitchers, wooden crab hammers and rolls of paper towels.... More 

Thank Islands100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

My yearly stop for the BB's. THE BIG BOYS- They were steamed so the big flakes of meat just fell right out.Hmmmmm. Very filling only after a couple of crabs but hey forced myself. And yes, I had to get a cup of Cream and Crab. Lumpy and creamy. I know the Secret íngredient. Service was very good but wait... More 

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Marineland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Cold Beer, Good Food, Nice staff, dated interior. Little pricey but you're getting a fine meal. Usually a pleasant dining experience.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

The place doesn't look much from the road. The place is not open until 5:00 pm. But the bar is open at 4:30 when we got there. We met locals at the entrance who confirmed the recommendations we heard. You have to take a number from the bartender to assure your place when the restaurant section opens. The large crabs... More 

Thank sunjoe075
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The crabs were very tasty. We didn't feel rushed at all. You can sit and eat your crabs and socialize, which is really what it as all about.

Thank Vivian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Mr.Bill's Terrace Inn hands down has the best crabs in town. Their uniquely delicious seasoning can't be beat. The owner Steve appreciates his customers and works very hard to make sure they have a great time there. Karaoke hosted my Mark Bishop is great fun on Saturday nights. They have a great selection of other food available also.

Thank Ari S
Essex, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you're looking for high-end decor and ambience, this is not the place; however, if you want the best crabs in the area, then you have hit the mother lode with Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn! Steve, Mr. Bill's son, is a character! He "holds court" and is a great storyteller. The crabs are huge, hot, and plentiful! The beer is... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

In Maryland, you can find crab places on just about every other corner. Some places get it right, and some places don't. Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn gets it right. They understand the simple, low maintenance but great quality crab experience. My wife and I have been here several times and we've never gotten a bad crab. Tasty, with just the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Balti
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-5994

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?