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Bill's Terrace Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Balti, Eastern European
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200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
+1 410-687-5994
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to Bills knowing that the crabs are always excellent! Going out is a treat and we want to be sure our hard earned money spends well. The crabs are not the cheapest in town but they always are the best. The place is newly renovated and is clean , tastefully decorated and has a nice open feel. When... More 

Thank auburnadmin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

A shop owner in Fell's Point recommended that we check out the crabs at Bill's, which is her favorite crab house in the Baltimore area. It was a very local experience. We entered the bar, were given a number and sipped on a pitcher of beer until called to our booth. Cream of crab soup and hush puppies held us... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 

Thank cookiebox
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Anna H
Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Vivian S
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Balti, Eastern European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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: +1 410-687-5994

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?