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Box Hill Crabcakes

2915 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009-1631
+1 410-515-3662
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (184 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Pizza
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2915 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009-1631
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Local eatery nothing fancy but the best best crab cakes around did I say best I mean THE BEST. Great family down home eatery family owned.

1  Thank dee u
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It's wonderful the hear that you think our crab cakes are the best around, we certainly try! We appreciate the great review and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Food and most of all Great Service! The owners are friendly and takeout orders are fast. Get there early on weekend nights - a local favorite! Trust me you will love the food!

1  Thank AgentBC
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

We love hearing such great feedback! Great food and service are so important to us, thank you for letting us know we are doing a good job! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Best Maryland crab cakes I have ever had. Great staff, wonderful service! Always bring some home for the freezer every time I'm in town.

1  Thank Deb B
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Deb! We love hearing how much you enjoy our crab cakes! Did you know that you can get them delivered right to your front door? Visit our website for more information! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband loves a good Maryland crab cake and he likes theirs. I had a cheesesteak sub and while it tasted good, I've had better and it just didn't have enough meat on it. The restaurant itself is tired looking and the tables are crowded...More

1  Thank Waitonme
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Hello! We are actually about to undergo some really great renovations to spruce up the atmosphere and make it something more enjoyable for everyone and we can't wait for you to see the finished product! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing crab cakes excellent appetizers !! Food definitely better than atmosphere . Very basic and old looking. Would go againMore

1  Thank Realtor4life
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback! We are actually very pleased to let you know that we are undergoing a lot of fun and exciting renovations to surely make you enjoy the atmosphere as much as you do the crab cakes. Please come and visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the real thing. Best crab cakes in Harford County. Service is always great and the place is very clean and efficient. Been around forever. Love me some crab cake and beer.More

1  Thank davidwebster813
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

David, Thank you for leaving us such a great review and crowning Box Hill as the best crab cake in the county! We love hearing such high praise from our valued guests, we look forward to your next visit with us! Thanks again, have a...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Service is always outstanding. Quick and friendly. The food is always good, especially the crab cakes. Not much for atmosphere but who needs it when you have great food, good friends and friendly service. Prices are reasonable too.More

1  Thank REBECCA B
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Rebecca! We're so pleased to hear that you love the food and service and would also like to let you know that we are about to undergo some really exciting renovations, during which we will still be open for business. We're...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place was highly recommended, but I found it to be disappointing! I ordered the crab cake special only to return it. It was very wet in the middle and had a lot of pepper fillers. Not my kind of crab cake. I will stay...More

1  Thank NancyHpebble33777
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We take a lot of pride in our crab cakes and the recipe that we have stood behind longer than we can remember and apologize if it was not to your liking. We would love another chance to impress you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent and the wait staff is courteous and friendly. I recommend the crab cakes and the Greek salad with homemade drssing.

1  Thank Sheryl K
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you, Sheryl, for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you've enjoyed the food and service so much that we have earned your recommendation! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

I grew up in Bel Air, Maryland and my family went out to dinner in Baltimore all the time for crab cakes. A lot of the best Baltimore restaurants are no more - Haussner's, Danny's, Thompson's Sea Girt House to name just a few, but...More

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BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for such a wonderful review! We love hearing that you come back with every visit to town and in case you didn't know, we are very excited to tell you that you are able to order our crabcakes and have them delivered...More

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Is it byob?
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Response from avatar1295 | Reviewed this property |
No. But beer and wine is available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2915 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-515-3662
  • E-mail
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!