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Bowman Restaurant & Pub

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9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-3109
+1 410-665-8600
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11:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bowman's has been a family favorite for years. Even though the atmosphere isn't dated at all, the clientele is usually 65+ but if you can keep your customers coming back for that many years, it speaks volumes to the quality :) I'm only just a 30-something but I always enjoy my meal and have a nice time no matter if... More 

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Thank Tiff J
adiff5466, Owner at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for this amazing review. We are flattered by your words, and we are delighted that we have entertained you for years - and only hope to continue to do so for many more to come! Thanks again for the feedback and we look forward to your next visit. Thank you again! More 

Baltimore
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nothing fancy about this place although they do have a couple of different dining rooms and one seems a little better than the others. They food is pretty good but a little pricey. Service was okay. I would only go with a deal or coupon.

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Thank duckiebell
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback; it's how we improve ourselves and therefore your experience with us. We're sorry if you felt your visit was subpar, but we can assure you that our skilled team works hard every day to bring each of our valued customers the best service, food, and price around. The quality of our... More 

Parkville, Maryland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Not a bad place .nice outside patio. Great food. Only one bad point. Happy hour is only till 6 pm. What's up with that. All in all we always have a great time.

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Thank tingwlee136
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hi there! While we're glad you enjoy our patio and food, we're sorry to hear our happy hour is not quite long enough for you. We try very hard to ensure our guests receive a great value, so if you would like to discuss this in further detail, please contact Stephan at sdiff@yahoo.com Thank you! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The best Cream of Crab Soup, Soft Crabs sauteed and Maryland Crab Soup. Atmosphere is very casual, a good value!

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Thank Nancy W
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Nancy. As you said, we have a very casual atmosphere here at The Bowman Restaurant where you can relax and enjoy delicious meals at a good value. From our juicy burgers to famous crab cakes, our menu has something for everyone. The cream of crab soup and soft crabs are... More 

Parkville, MD
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a good lunch place with friends, shrimp salad is good, steaks, etc. Burgers are good quality and large

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Thank bbfrommd
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The Bowman Restaurant is proud to offer many quality menu items are that generous in portion size. Please ask your server for a recommendation at your next visit. You won't be disappointed! More 

Perry Hall, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife and I went for dinner in the in the Pub Dinning area. the atmosphere was fine. the food was okay but a little pricey. Waitress was terrible. She came to take our order and took my wife's order and then told us she had to serve someone else their soup and never took my order. We waited about... More 

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2 Thank AndyMR20
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hi there, We would sincerely like to apologize for the poor service that you received on your recent visit. Although we may get busy at times, that is never an excuse to ignore one of our guests for a different group. We will be sure to address these events with our staff to ensure they are providing all of our... More 

Parkville, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have eaten here several times. My friends and I went for lunch a few weeks ago. We were very pleased with the food and the service was great.

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Thank bev41308
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed our friendly service and delicious food. Our Crab Cakes are a great choice and definitely a house favorite. We hope you'll join us again soon! More 

Parkville, Maryland
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice restaraunt. But service slow. Food just ok for the prices. This has always been a neighborhood place. But no longer neighborhood prices.

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1 Thank Hcefalu
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are no longer fond of our menu and service. We ask that you reach out to Stephan at (410) 665-8600 so that we may learn more about your concerns. Thank you and we hope to hear from you. More 

Dolores, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I can't say enough nice things about this restaurant. When my father passed away two years ago, we used them for the after service luncheon. They were respectful of our group, provided a great meal, and made things very easy for me when trying to arrange the affair from out of town. More recently my son and I were in... More 

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Thank GardenGal8
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your story with us! We are happy to hear that we have become a small tradition with you and your family when you are in the area, and it warms our heart that you enjoy your time with us. Our team hopes you'll continue to visit us as we will continue to provide you... More 

Perry Hall, Maryland, United States
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104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Over the years we have eaten here for family and business events and as a quick hit for a great lunch. Love their soups and variety of sandwiches for lunch. Their Dinner menu has plenty of variety and they prepare items very well. Good crab cakes, not the best in Baltimore but good, and many great other selections. Portions are... More 

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Thank Kirk R
adiff5466, Manager at Bowman Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for this amazing review. We are flattered by your words, and we are delighted that we have entertained your taste buds for years - and only hope to continue to do so for many more years to comes! Thanks again for the feedback and we look forward to your next visit. Take care. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234-3109
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Parkville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-665-8600
Description
The Bowman has been a staple in the Baltimore area for over 30 years. Known for their crab cakes, which were called "the best in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine, The Bowman also boasts a substantial menu, certain to please the pickiest "foodie". The property has recently renovated the bar and adjacent seating area to bring the look of the space up-to-date. The area is now brighter and has 5 large televisions for patrons to watch sporting events, while enjoying food and drink specials. This area serves lite fare in addition to dinner entrees, and opens at 11AM.In the evenings, typically starting at 9PM, the bar hosts karaoke or live entertainment. Keno is available too. Check The Bowman's entertainment schedule on their website for details. If customers prefer a quieter ambiance, there is another dining room that opens at 4PM and is considered more upscale with table cloths Lite fare is not available in the main dining room; however, there are daily specials.COMEDY CLUB: Downstairs from The Bowman Restaurant is Sully's Comedy Cellar, which has shows both Fridays and Saturdays. Sully's features comics from HBO, Comedy Central, BET's ComicView, Leno and others. With the comedy club just downstairs from The Bowman, customers can enjoy dinner and a show in one location!The Bowman can seat large parties and has separate banquet rooms if required.There is plenty of FREE parking. The Bowman is a completely non-smoking establishment.

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