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Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn, Essex, MD

Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn

4.6
4.6
90 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Mr. Bill's has been a Local sensation since 1954. Family owned and operated for 68 years! Casual family dining with a full-service bar/restaurant. Amazing food, refreshing cocktails, and the Baltimore's best steamed crabs smothered in our homemade seasoning.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 687-5996
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We can cater offsite events for crab feasts!
  • Neighborhood
    Essex
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Food

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

90 Reviews
  1. iilovegreen

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very busy. My table got sat first, but I was serviced last after the tables that got sat before me. Also my server rarely checked on my table.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is way too loud. The clientele is not of days gone by. The customers were loud and obnoxious. The food was okay, service was slow, and I will not go back there again.

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  3. Deborah

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite place to get crabs. Theure always heavt, hot and fresh. My favorite is the seasoning!!! Sometimes the wait can be long but its worth the wait trust me!!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Mr.Bills! I enjoy coming here every time the staff is so nice and welcoming. I prefer only Bills because of the welcoming atmosphere and the great food.

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  5. Swappy

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time there, waitress was great, food was good. It's an open restaurant, so it's a little hard to hear plus We were sat five feet from the kitchen door because it was a Very busy saturday night overall nice place.

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  6. PeterH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Once our server noticed us it was a great time. They are always busy, and everything worked out.

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  7. DawnF

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had crab cakes, steamed crabs, crab dip, steamed shrimp, and wings. All of it was excellent

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  8. AlanW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Crabs in town never disappoint we go there on a regular basis. Always good.

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  9. RobBaker

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crabs were delicious, Tina was great. Always a good time at BTI.

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  10. DavidM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No one’s fault small crabs only. Also did not ask for Tina which is on me. Now I know to ask for her when we make reservations. Overt all service was slow but food always good.Although the crabs were small they were steamed perfectlyandfull.

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  11. AlanW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a fabulous treat. The crabs are fabulous in my opinion the best in town but expensive but we know that before we go and it’s worth the extra money.

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  12. LeahJ

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time there. Steamed crabs were heavy and seasoned well! We also had the crab egg rolls and buffalo garlic wings , both were very tasty! For desert the brownie with ice cream and funnel cake fries for dessert! Staff was over the top friendly and I would recommend Mr. Bill’s Terrace Inn!!

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  13. megamama

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great crabs at BTI! Stick to beers or shots at the bar as the Margarita was pretty awful… just saying.

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  14. LeslieN

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crabs delicious, Crab dip very good our waitresses very accommodating. We celebrating my 73rd Birthday and you don't have cake or a cupcakes just suggestions 🤔

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  15. Christina

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't believe employees should have kids running around rampid while they are working. It's a bar. I think music would be helpful. Just sounded like a loud crowd. Hostess turned TV on rediculously loud right next to our ears. That was very offputting. Luckily the waitress turned them down.

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  16. Toni

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING was AMAZING! Our family had such a great time. The crabs were well seasoned and flavored ... the service was IMPECCABLE!!!

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  17. SueS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure to come to mr bills with my husband and sometimes my grown kids, we all love it

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  18. Victoria

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were highly impressed: A kind, gracious team. Excellent food.

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  19. MarcusJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I so love this place the crabs are so bomb omgggg I drive from Pikesville just to eat their crabs and wings

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  20. MICHELLES

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress that was assigned to our table of 6 was horrible took 1/2 hour to get drinks she forgot someone’s food. We had to get other waitresses to assist us with silverware plates and drinks She was worried too much about another tables of guests beside us that she knew

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the crabs were excellent I felt the mediums were a little pricey at $85 a dozen.

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  22. None

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Crabs. Second time going to this place and had the same great customer service as the first time I went. Would highly recommend

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  23. SueS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bill's is always great for crabs. Recommend highly.

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  24. NancyH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    First time coming there and the food was good but the noise level to too loud. No sound absorbing softness anywhere. It was so loud that we couldn’t talk across the table from each other. Waitress was very sweet and attentive. I would recommend the place for the food but not as a relaxing p,ace to dine

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  25. Michele

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience. And, since we arrived for an early dinner, it was not very noisy. We find that too many restaurants are too noisy to enjoy pleasant dinner conversation.

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  26. BmoreJen

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a lively place perfect for crabs. Food was good and fairly priced. Some things better than others - crabs good, corn overcooked and mushy, dessert not as described. It was very loud. Service was good. I’d go back

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  27. Lexi

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn was phenomenal on every level! The food was delicious and delivered to the table at a great pace. The drinks were amazing and my family enjoyed everything. I will definitely be back with more friends to share the experience :)

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  28. ToyiaJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Mr Bills my crabs are on point everytime food is good service excellent and my waitress Racheal gives me excellent service everytime never disappoint

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great although they had only small crabs until 3:00 which was not their fault. Beer was ice cold! Server was a bit inattentive I had to flag her down many times. Brand were very tasty. I would suggest checking for crab availability before going.

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  30. LaShonaR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined on August 12, 2023 to celebrate a birthday. The service was excellent from the moment we entered. The crabs were large and seasoned well. Rachel was truly the best!!! She provided wonderful service. She was knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely return.

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  31. MatthewR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We flew in from Phoenix and got a locals recommendation to go to Mr. Bill's. We had the best time and the food was amazing. Prices are great and our server was fast, fun and made sure we always had what we needed. We can't wait to have them ship some of those yummy crabs to us in Phoenix.

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  32. naneats

    Baltimore

    95 reviews

    3.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crabs were good, but one person who doesn’t do hard crabs went for the shrimp tacos. Individual did not like that ‘awful’ Thai sauce. Yuck! Ruined the tacos completely. She will stick w/a crabcake.

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  33. BobH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good crab’s we’re great AAAAAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++++++++

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  34. JohnV

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Should have reserved the crabs prior to our visit. Only mediums left but they were still very good.

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  35. JohnH

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was extremely busy but did an awesome job! She made you feel like we were her only table. Crabs too long to come out but was worth the wait!

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  36. MarthaK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They said they only had small or medium crabs. We got medium and they were larger than expected and heavy. Seasoned just right and steamed to perfection. The corn on the cob was delicious too. We got an appetizer fries topped with cheese and crabmeat that I didn’t like, I thought it was too heavy but that was my personal preference. Everyone else liked it. I’ll be back again. Bills crabs are the best.

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  37. ERIKAR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family of 23 went to Mr. Bills for my sister’s 40th birthday. Our table was ready on time. The service was good and the food was awesome. I like that there is a diverse group of people that frequent the restaurant. The only downer was the table of 8 across from us had quite a bit of alcohol and were really loud. Other folks looked over as well. We didn’t let that stop our good time. We look forward to going back again soon.

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  38. StephonD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was a mess. Process wrong credit cards. Got incorrect drinks twice

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent!!! Unfortunately, my table didn’t receive 2 orders of chicken wings and an order of shrimp. We asked our waitress several times and we never received the order. We asked another waitress about the order and she checked in with our waitress. Our waitress came to the table and confirmed the missing items, but we never returned until we waved her down for the check.

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  40. SerenaB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Go early for crabs! We went at 7 and they were almost out.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 687-5996.

Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn

Eastern Blvd 200, Essex, MD 21221

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Essex
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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