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Bill Bateman's Bistro

Bar, American
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8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Had a surprise 51st birthday party at their Parkville location and everything was excellent. The crab cakes were awesome and the service was outstanding. I had such a good time and enjoyed the crab cakes so much I went back on Wednesday night for the special. Thanks to my server for an outstanding job. Yall were great with all the... More 

Thank justretired2003
Bill N, Owner at Bill Bateman's Bistro, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for this glowing review! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us, and the visit the very next day. Our team at Bill Bateman's Bistro welcomes you back the next time you are craving a delicious dish that is prepared to your liking! Thanks again and take care. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

After wanting to try Bateman's we decided a rainy night would be perfect for us and the gang to relax, have some drinks and some decent bar food. First of all let me say , the young waitress did everything possible to make our visit pleasant. Too bad the restaurant did not help her. I'll keep things quite simple... The... More 

Thank gavin m
Perry Hall, Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I was not expecting anything special, just palatable. However, this was not to be. I ordered the Fish & Chips; can't go wrong - right? It arrived looking very strange and different from any other fried fish I've ever seen. The batter had an unusual dark crust that resembled baked plaster. After one bite, I could go no further. Along... More 

Thank JoeD7192EG
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went there primarily for their appetizer chicken bites with a bourbon glaze. They were their one elevated dish. My husband and I would sometimes order two or three orders. I can still taste the crunchy sweet and sour bites in my memory (sigh). The last time I was there I got sliders. When I picked up one, the bun seemed... More 

Thank Adrianne N
Port Deposit, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went on a Saturday evening. Not too crowded. I used to go to another one and loved it, but the food here was just OK and the waitress was disinterested.

Thank mjf3_14
Nottingham, Maryland
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Went to the Bistro in Perry Hall for all you can eat wings and found that they were closed. We really like there wings so we went to their Parkville location. The service was terrible, it took a while to be served, and when we asked for drink refills and more wings NOTHING HAPPENED. We asked to speak to the... More 

Thank Billy S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

As we lived just about right next to the original Bateman's (old Cub Hill Inn) we have been going to their establishments for quite some time. Over the past few years it seems like the food has gotten blander, and while the wait staff is generally attentive, the wait for food seems excessive and there are too many mistakes with... More 

Thank Michael D
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

So many people love this place. We come every now and then and have never been overly impressed. Standard pub food, overpriced in my opinion. Service can be hit or miss. Cream of crab soup is delicious but I personally cannot say that about anything else. Lots of parking. Decent bar. Safe location. Good for a night out or quick... More 

Thank Groovina B
Parkville, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's Happy Hour time from 4-7pm every day at Bill Batemans. The best deal is on Mondays-- it's all the buffalo wings , either with the bones or boneless that you can eat for $9.99 and a $2.99 steak dinner that comes with a baked potato and a salad. And it is really good. They take $1.00 off beers and... More 

Thank Mary D
West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

This place used to be good. I stopped in for a quick dinner and was not pleased. I was seated immediately and the waitress arrived promptly. The food was the problem, I ordered the chicken Chesapeake with baked Potatoe and broccoli. The broccoli was the best part. The Potatoe was shriveled and over baked. The chicken was terribly salty and... More 

Thank smoothamaretto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8810 Waltham Woods Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: 410-668-1080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?