What’s the best thing about living in Abingdon? Is it the close proximity to I-95 which makes for easier travel to my day job in the city? No, it’s Box Hill Pizzeria definitely. Over the past 14 years I’m sure that I have eaten hundreds of their crab cakes, literally. And don’t even get me started on the mushroom cheese steaks with a side of French fries with gravy. I remember asking the owner one time if I could just buy a large container of their gravy to go. He looked puzzled until I explained that I was making a beef roast for a dinner party and can’t make gravy to save my life. Didn’t even have a guilty conscience about passing off their gravy as my own, it’s just that good. I can’t honestly remember one time that I have ordered carryout from Box Hill and been disappointed. Ok, maybe when I have called to place an order and the phone is busy. The only thing that would make it better is if they started a delivery service (hint, hint!). On second thought, if Box Hill Pizzeria started delivering their food, the traffic jam that they would cause on Route 924 would be quite painful.
So on a recent Friday night, in search of a quick dinner before a movie, my husband and I did what we never do – we skipped the carryout and actually ate inside at one of their tables. And what a great decision – we were served by a friendly waitress that really knew her stuff! She insisted that we try the special of the night – soft shell crabs with fries and slaw. Born and raised in Maryland, I can tell you that I forgot all about their cheese steak subs after one bite of that soft shell. The waitress did warn us that it was only served one way – on white bread with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. As if there is any OTHER way to serve it?? Maybe with some crispy bacon on top?
As I’m sure everyone already knows, the possibilities are endless at Box Hill Pizzeria. Their pizza is one of the best around, the salads are fresh, and they treat you like family. I tend to get sidetracked by their crab cakes and subs, so its easy to forget sometimes that they serve a wide variety of pastas, sandwiches, gyros and desserts. It’s one place that my niece, a vegetarian, and I can always agree on. If you aren’t fortunate enough to live in the area, you can ship their crab cakes. I hate to give you their phone number because that will just make it even harder for ME to place an order.
Box Hill Pizzeria
2915 Emmorton Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
(410) 569-1788 or (410) 515-3662