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Reviewed September 30, 2021

If you're biking the C&O your choices for food are limited for miles. Stock up somewhere and bike on by. This isn't gourmet food or atmosphere or service. While the store has a camera on the parking lot, there is no place to lock your...bike. If you're biking the C&O, stay in Hancock and Cumberland and make this a 60 mile day.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 28, 2020

I visited a friend of mine who has an address as "Little Orleans" in Western MD. My friend told me to visit it anyway. Well I decided to drive there to see the town with population of 42 (2010 census). It is the cross road...of Maryland and West Virginia with a few houses. Bill's is a place where bikers and hikers stop (also for Camping Ground). The best place in town (only one). Quite interesting the time I went there, the owner offered beer and hot food. No pressure, we talked a little bit and I walked around the area. Beer in the morning is not something I want to have while driving. Interesting place. I would like to visit again with my friend next trip.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 21, 2020

We were riding the C & O trail and had dinner at Bills before being shuttled to our B&B. The staff was very nice and we enjoyed the homemade country cooking, especially the roast beef and gravy dinner on bread. Reminded me of some meals...my Dad ate when we were young. After a long day on the trail, I also appreciated a bathroom that was clean. After dinner we went out and sat on the porch to wait for the shuttle.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020

My wife and I biked the C&O from Cumberland to Little Orleans and stopped here for dinner. It is the only place we saw in the small town and it is certainly open with normal hours. The staff was very friendly and after a long...bike ride on a hot day it is nice to get a cold drink!! The food was great and prices are good too! They even called our shuttle when we were done eating! Definitely a great place to stop if passing through to get a drink or a quick bite to eat!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 29, 2020

I just hung up with Bill (5/29/2020) and he is open. We will be on the trail in July but unfortunately we come through Little Orleans on Tuesday--and he is closed on Tuesdays. Bill was very nice to talk to and suggested another couple of...restaurants in Old Town & Paw Paw.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

We were biking on the western Maryland rail trail and that hope to stop here for lunch. All the windows were covered up and there was a sign that said for sale turn key restaurant. Doesn't look like the place is open any longer.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Great stop on a very hot day on the C&O! We appreciated the A/C and cold drinks and a very good dinner! Nice people, even made us coffee after a puzzled look at 93 degrees outside! But it was three o’clock and when we are...together we Always sit down and have coffee together! ☕️☕️☕️ Fed us well! Even called the shuttle for us to pick us up! Great stop!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 19, 2019

This is far from “fine dining” but if you are stopping at the Little Orleans trailhead on the C&O canal towpath it’s you only choice.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We stopped at Bills place for an early lunch while riding the GAPCO trail. It was cold and rainy and we needed a break. Bill held court on a seat behind the counter and we had a great time talking with him andf having a...meal. It's not fancy and it's not gourmet but it is a place you have to stop at. The Chili was good, the chips were great, and the bourbon selection was OK.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stopped here one afternoon while cycling in the rain and as soon as we were seated the power went out! They managed to fix us all dinner without electricity! Great service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Best crab soup I have ever had and grill cheese was great also. People are friendly and two inparticular saved us from Little Orleans Lodge that left us stranded DONT STAY THERE heard it's dirty too. They are continuing the rail trail there so they...are about to get real busy.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I've enjoyed every minute I spent at Bills. The food is great and lightning fast. The beer is cold and at a good price. But the real pleasure is Jack and his wife! He is Bill's son and now owns the bar. The bar usually...has a good mix of locals, Bikers, Hikers, Hunters and Bicyclists, making for some interesting conversations. If you are the silent type just look at the walls and ceilings and that should keep you entertained. If you need local information or insight, Jack knows! I enjoy it so much I have ridden my motorcycle 3 hours to just eat lunch there. All I can say is, If you don't like Bills Place, there is something bad wrong with you.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This is basically the only place to eat if you bike from Cumberland to New Orleans. It has its unique atmosphere and very unique Maryland fare. I don’t think there is anything light on the menu, but after biking 40 miles it all tastes good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a down-home plain old redneck bar just off of the C&O canal in a Little Orleans. Just head up the hill and veer left and Bill’s will be in sight. Opened in 1968 they are celebrating their 50th anniversary and behind the bar...is “SOB“ – son of Bill. Cash is king ( no plastic) and if you want to become a little part of history you can donate a dollar bill which will be attached to the ceiling. There are hundreds of them. The folks there were very friendly and welcoming to cyclists and locals alike. The beer was very cold!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed November 11, 2017

I have been coming to Bill's place since the 1960's during my adventures riding the olé C&O Canal or canoeing, fishing on the Potomac River - America's River. I digress. Bill' sis an oasis in the western Maryland wilderness (I say this lovingly). It's a...bar, a restaurant (for excellent burgers and bar food) it's a family friendly place, a rest stop with porch swing, a camping supply store, a gift shop and a livery service. At Bill's they like to say there are two seasons, fishing and hunting. The burgers here are the best. Jack the owner is usually around to offer advice (Jack's dad was Bill the former mayor of Little Orleans) The ceiling is full of signed dollar Bill's patrons have left over the years. Years ago, I noticed the place looked new and Bill said the old police burned down ()with thousands od dollar Bill's including a number of mine since 1966. Apparently an electrical fire within the historical building, but alias Bill rebuilt for the benefit of mankind. In 2018 (hopefully) the Western Maryland Rail Trail will be extended from Pierre Station to Little Orleans adding yet another way to get to Bill's Well worth the trip! By the way, there's a boat launch and camping near by.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5