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Bill Bateman's Bistro

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American, Bar, Pub
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1418 Baltimore St, Ste 1, Hanover, PA 17331-8536
+1 717-630-8808
11:00 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Been a while since we have been here and now I know why! You would thing on Thanksgiving eve the place would be busy, but there was barely any customers in the dining room for dinner. Ordered appetizer of bacon cheese fries and they were ok. Decided to order the crab cake special 12.99 and boy was I disappointed! One... More 

Thank Bob L
Westminster, Maryland
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Late dinner meal for 2 adults on Sunday. Restaurant was pretty empty. Limited staff. Meals included shrimp salad sandwich with fries and cole salaw which was ok. Second meal was a chicken breast entree which was overcooked and tuff. French fries and brocili were ok. Not sure what happened but other guests who came in after us were waited on... More 

Thank BeHappy369
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We have lived in Hanover for over 10 years now. We loved Bateman’s in the beginning. We used to live near Reisterstown before Hanover, so we were familiar with Bateman’s for many years before that. We used to order wings among other things that we enjoyed years ago. Then things started to take a turn for the worse. I stopped... More 

Thank tclark62
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews I was a little concerned. My wife and I went there for the crab cake special on Wednesday. We have had many crab cakes over the years, some bad, some good,some average. I have to say that our crab cakes were very good. They were filled with lump crab meat, very little filler, just... More 

1 Thank Bob C
Westminster, MD
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We have eaten at Bill Bateman's in Hanover several times. The food has always been reasonably good. However, on our most recent trip, the wings (the house specialty) were such a disappointment. The garlic wings were mediocre and the Old Bay wings (our favorite) were inedible. They had so much Old Bay on them they were like a block of... More 

Thank garyed2626
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I have been here twice - once last year, and then this month. Last year was OK. We went with a group and I don't remember any issues. This year there were wafts of moldy smelling air while I ate my food. I won't go back until I hear the place has been renovated, including the AC and ducts.

Thank Slo_Mo_12
Easton, Maryland
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Bill Bateman's was a frequent place for us to stop when we shopped in Hanover. We stopped last evening and again sorry we stopped. The highlight of the meal was the sidewinder potatoes. Asked for some dressing and was brought one small cup then had to ask again. Partner said his burger was "ok" and his fries were cool. The... More 

Thank Mary Q
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We came north for a visit and wanted to have a little reminder of the Maryland cuisine we miss so much. Bateman's came through as always. I think we came out crabbier than we went in.

Thank Robin Q
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Used to be a great place for all kinds of food and entertainment. New ownership has raised prices and eliminated entertainment and removed specialty foods like meatloaf, Chicken pot pie, redskin mashed potatoes, etc. It is basically now an ordinary sandwich/fast foods shop. Food is still good, but expect to pay higher prices than most comparable places in Hanover

1 Thank Daniel K
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

It's your choice. Eat in the restaurant or the sports bar. They are nicely separated with a soundproof wall. You can see TVs from either location to watch your favorite team. They have sports team specials. I especially recommend the meatloaf and redskin mashed potatoes!

Thank Daniel K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 Baltimore St, Ste 1, Hanover, PA 17331-8536
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 717-630-8808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?