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Box Hill Crabcakes

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2915 Emmorton Rd, Abingdon, MD 21009-1631
+1 410-515-3662
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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 excited for you to see what's coming and thank you again! More 

Seminole, Florida
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with Koco's..

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 in the future and hope you take us up on that. Take care! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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! More 

South Burlington, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 even so, Box Hill's crab cakes have always been the best! I live in Vermont... More 

Thank LuluFayNumu
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 to you! We hope you decide to take advantage of this and look forward to... More 

Frankenmuth, Michigan
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here many times. The Crab Cakes are fabulous. Pizza is excellent. The Rock Fish is outstanding. Cold Beer available. Real Nice Staff!!! Thanks Box Hill

Thank MSM19
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

No, thank you! We love hearing that you can count on us for good food and nice service. We appreciate the great review and hope to see you again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cakes are wonderful, they will ship them anywhere in the Continental United States ! They often offer a Groupon for $40.00 Worth of food for $20.00. I've tried crab cakes all over Maryland and Box Hill is top of the list !!!

Thank nsengineer1
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We love that you think our crab cakes are the best, especially since you have sampled so many places! Let us know when we can ship some for you! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1st time visiting and enjoyed my meal. Decent prices and good food. Be prepared to wait if dining in on a Saturday. Waited about 20 25 minutes but worth it. Staff friendly and fast.

Thank Kizzy T
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We apologize that you had to wait, but we are so glad you did and even happier that you believe it was totally worth it! Please come back and visit us again soon! More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for the hole in the wall place with the absolute best Crab Cakes, look no further. These Crab Cakes are all meat little filler. Frankly, I am not sure how they stay together. I am thinking it is with Unicorn kisses and fairy dust. The pizza is decent, their salads need help but their main dish... More 

Thank JennX0220
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We love that you love our crab cakes, but even more so that you think they might be held together with unicorn kisses and fairy dust! (Who knows, maybe you're right!) We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had dinner at Box Hill Pizzeria in March 2017 with a business associate and the service, as well as the food, was excellent. I was encouraged to try the crab cakes and so ordered mine as a combo meal with a half rack of BBQ ribs. They were both really good. I never expected to find such good ribs... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review! We love that you chose to stop in while in town and even more so that everything about your experience with us was pleasant. We appreciate the recommendations and hope to see you the next time you're in town! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The first several visits to eat crab cakes or take them home were beyond expectations. Large chunks of crab and hardly any filler. Delish. The last visit we got take out and when we ate the crab cakes we thought, hummmm, maybe we got a bad batch. Three chunks of crab meat in each and some stringy crab pieces through... More 

Thank Foodiegirl78
BoxHill1, Owner at Box Hill Crabcakes, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention, Martha. We are so disappointed to hear that after so many great experiences with us, your recent visits did not impress. We have had the same crab cake recipe for many years and honestly haven’t changed a single ingredient so we sincerely apologize if the cakes you recently received were not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American, Pizza
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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
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!

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