By Jimmy and Guy Stillwell…Raconteurs and Big Eaters
2021 Pulaski Highway
Havre de Grace 410-939-7667
We started out with Jimmy’s favorite everywhere we visit, that offers them…the famed ‘crab pretzel’…well, they must have used an atomizer to spray the crab on this pretzel…at $9.99 skimpy describes it.
Jimmy tackled a dozen b-b-qued wings…mild…and they were great at $8.49…thus if we’d skipped the ‘vaguely crab pretzel’ and got two orders of wings we would have been ahead. He made the wings his ‘main course’ and said they were up to his usually high standards.
I ordered grilled chicken breast platter with lemon pepper, and raspberry tea. Usually I discard the roll, just eat the breast, since I’m trying to lose 50 pounds, and every little ‘bite’ helps. Thank God I like chicken and prefer it cooked well, but not too dry…and this was cooked properly.
Bateman’s is a sportsy bar, nicely decorated and not too noisy. For a Friday at 3 p.m. the place was not that busy, which usually means faster service but that was not the case. Mike, the manager, pointed out that ‘juicy, signature Bateman’s wings are a top seller.” Jimmy concurred…’the wings are on the money.’
A couple middle-aged ladies rolled in and sat at the bar with us…regulars they each ordered up drinks and the laughter began…the barkeep, Tracey, knew exactly what they wanted and dispatched the booze swiftly and chatted up a bit with them.
Chef Specials included Chicken salad…Steak and Cake…and Steak Sliders. Some other ‘starters’ included nachos and spinach dip, peel and eat shrimp and other crab dips. Kids’ meals are also offered.
The place is clean, neat, new and spacious, with plenty of parking which is a blessing if you’ve ever been to Looney’s
This particular Friday, a couple of Raven personnel were coming for “Happy Hour” but we didn’t stick around.
Our meal total before tip was $34.13. Food-$$$ Value-$$
If you want to take the kids out for a bite, and live in the area, you might enjoy Bill Bateman’s of Havre de Grace.