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“Best crab cakes in Maryland”
Review of Box Hill Crabcakes

Box Hill Crabcakes
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: 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 best restaurant for crabcakes, give us a try and you too will be a satisfied customer who will be back for more! Thanks to the Internet you can now order our "World Famous Crab Cakes" securely online!
Somerdale, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes in Maryland”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Box Hill Pizzeria looks like a typical pizzeria, but upon walking in you see it's packed with customers. Sure, there's a takeout counter on one side and a separate dining room on the other side. Like many pizzerias, if you want a drink refill, you take you cup up to the machine and refill it. What's not typical about this pizzeria is that I don't think anyone goes there for the pizza. Their specialty is crab cakes. In eastern Maryland, a crab cake place isn't especially uncommon, but I've yet to find one that has crab cakes as good as Box Hill. They give you a good sized portion served either baked or fried with almost no filler and huge pieces of lump crabmeat. They also have uncooked crab cakes available for takeout along with instructions to cook them at home and will even ship frozen ones.

To put into perspective how good their crab cakes are, I live 90 minutes away and I've done the 3 hour round trip to get them. I'm sure their other menu items that are more typical for a pizza place are good too, but I've never tried them. I heard about the crab cakes, tried them and haven't looked at the rest of the menu since!

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great local Pizzaria”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Box Hill Pizzaria is a nice local place to grab a bite to eat. My favorite is the Open Faced Hot Turkey sandwiches and Fries w/gravy. Very large portions. I have also tried their crab cakes and they are delicious.

  • Visited February 2014
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Abingdon, Maryland
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A favorite local place”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always has a good crowd. Friendly staff and good food. Had cheesesteak with mushrooms and a personal favorite are their fries with gravy. The cannoli is good if not made to far ahead.

  • Visited April 2014
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Clayton, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best crab cakes in Harford County”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I know the great crab cake debate but these are truly the best. Not a fancy place but good service mad high quality food.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Penny H
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Abingdon, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Eating in Abingdon”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love this place. The best crab cakes ever. Staff is friendly and service is good. I have eaten here many times and will continue to do so.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Shelia J
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