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.
Good review of a mediocre restaurant. The first problem with this place is that they have no draft beer. How can a sports bar not have draft beer? I have been in a total of 5 times now and will not be going back. I’m originally from Buffalo and know my wings. The Bateman wings are good but Ruby Tuesday in Belcamp has far better wings for about the same price. The rest of the menu is OK at best. The service is horrible here, however. Slow doesn’t begin to describe 3 different occasions when I sat at a table. All 3 times the waitress made me feel as though I was intruding on her space. This happened with 2 different waitresses. On 2 of the three visits, my check was wrong and needed to be corrected. The last time, about three weeks ago, it had to be corrected twice! That time I didn’t even get an apology from anyone and had to get up and get the waitress away from a serious conversation with three of her co -workers. No I won’t be going back.
Theres no college in HdG…Why the batemans…? Im partial to ownership that is local for my hanging out.
Board of director run stuff…reigonal manager run local sports bars dont get it with me.
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went once, on a fri nite wanted some take out. stood at the bar for close to 10 mins then another 25mins for the order to come out and alli ordered was some wings and some other thing was not impresed with the service or food i wont be back anytime soon. also the prices were high
food sux and wings are supposed to be what there known for …. do they come with a dental plan for when u break a tooth …. and the ribs …..ummmmm smoothered in ketchup … yummmm … i say grand opening grand closing ….. eat at grill sensations u wont find better wings anywhere
Bill batemans…HMMMM….rather do McGeagors or Coakleys, Larapin or the Billards club…What Block does Bill live on anyways. Never heard of him!
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Dam, I already said almost the same thing…forgot….at least IM consistent !
(pat myself on back)
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