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Bill Bateman's Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7800 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204-7450
+1 410-296-2737
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the service was slow for it not to be crowded sat down order a bloody Mary but it took 15 to 20 mins to get... but it was very tasty when I did get it .... my husband order the stuffed meatball sandwich he said it was very dry, not enough sauce and it should have peppers and onions .... More 

Thank trenafather
Hanover, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was incredibly slow and the food left much to be desired - my wings came out absolutely dry, and another person at my table waited patiently for the rest of their order after reminding the waitress several times that he had not yet received it. The manager was definitely buzzing around the restaurant but showed little interest in... More 

Thank elluminated
Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have heard many say if you want good tasty wings this is the place, so on New Year's Eve I decide to run in for carryout wings. The staff who took my order were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has at least 20 varieties of wings so I asked the staff for suggestions, I finally decided on honey... More 

Thank Ernestine S
Waterloo, Canada
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I struggle a little bit with my rating. We were looking for a sports bar to catch the game and Bill Bateman's bistro was one of a few in the area. We enjoyed the food we ordered - sliders, fried shrimp platter and nachos with guac. So 4 stars for the food. The service was friendly but also kinda sluggish... More 

Thank WaterlooFrank
Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've had the pleasure of dining -- and drinking -- at Bill Bateman's Bistro on several visits to Towson and have never left disappointed. The food is excellent, and the service is top-notch. Parking is never a problem with a lot close by -- which a sign that states it's for customers, not students of Towson University. (It reads: "Parking... More 

Thank jmfey1952
Ithaca, New York
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274 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We tried the crab nachos, not quite what we expected, but excellent. There are different specials different evenings. Our waitress told us it was a wing buffett, but never told us the price, and stupidly I never asked. Later I realized what a great deal that would have been. We also got the crab dio and some other entrees. The... More 

Thank Brian D
Oakton, Virginia
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213 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were playing in a lax tournament at Towson and needed a place to feed several players and parents that was close to the college. I called and told them we had a group coming and they had tables ready with pitchers of water. Service was good and food was good for a sports bar. No complaints.

Thank Howard R
Milford DE
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Visited on a college tour with family and friends. Some in our party had the crab pretzel, and wings which are favorites with the college crowd. I had the seafood quesadilla which was very good. Would definitely recommend. We also had the crab dip which was good also. Although others have noted the poor service, our waitress was very attentive.... More 

Thank Sarah S
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were looking for a place to eat in Towson away from the center since parking and traffic were a problem there on a Saturday night. There is a place we ate at last time we drove through town, and it's an excellent restaurant, but the wait in that small place was a bit too long, and we actually wanted... More 

Thank Irene P
Rosedale, Maryland, United States
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Great dinner. Very good menu covering quite a wide selection of food. Shrimp and Sausage Mac n Cheese is great .Rest of party had ribs. Very good. Very quiet as college closed for holiday. Even when college in and place us busy and very loud food is great. Been their many times

Thank Bob G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7800 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204-7450
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-296-2737

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