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Bill Bateman's Bistro

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985 Far Hills Dr, New Freedom, PA 17349-8432
+1 717-235-2500
11:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill Bateman's was recommended by a local person as having cheaper drinks than the nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant/bar. We did not find this to be true; quite disappointing. Yes, it's not all that far from Philadelphia, or Baltimore, for that matter, but the brutal prices for draft beer are just too much. My crew and I would have spent hundreds... More 

Thank Porkloin
York, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times. Normally after a Ravens game. While the restaurant has been open several years, they are still working to fine tune the food and service.

Thank Kelly B
Westminster, Colorado
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went here for lunch. The crab pretzel was recommended to us but was not as good as other places in the area. Burgers and sandwiches were good.

Thank Harold K
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Their wings and cream of crab soup are great. Wings were large and cooked perfect! Asked for extra blue cheese only to find out they didn't put any in the bag. Ran back to pick up and they tried to only give one little cup of blue cheese for 20 wings. They were not apologetic on phone or when returning... More 

Thank steve3298
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93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A menu that kept three generations totally satisfied. Great variety and fun to share. Burger with a Sunnyside up egg, great French onion soup, shrimp and cheese melt, wings and a meatball sub all excellent. Good draught selection. Friendly service.

Thank gmcmlc
York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It was clear from the time I walked into the door that our server, Brittany, was sharp and on point. We were immediately made to feel comfortable and well cared for. She maintained this level of service thru my entire visit. However, the food is, in a word . . . CRAP. "Loaded" potato skins came out uncooked and flavorless.... More 

Thank wilshade
Baltimore area
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It is typical "Bar Food", with a menu that has variety of everything fried. Salads are not bad, lots of different beer selections. Fun for watching the Ravens play, as the bar area will have lots of fans there cheering on the team. It's not gourmet, or healthy, or especially clean. Not bad, though, for what it is.

Thank dmgowl
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We try this place once every 3 to 4 months. Seems to be getting worse and worse. Booths are uncomfortable, prices are climbing while food quality is on the decline. Servers are OK but no one seems to really care anymore.

1 Thank Eric C
York, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing evening with friends and family. 3 tables and we reserved in advance. Good food at a reasonable price, good size portion, plenty of beer selections, and very friendly place in general. The staff was attentive and helpful. We did not go on a Friday night as we heard it was usually packed. We went middle of... More 

Thank TombstoneJoe
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Batesman's is awesome! The food is great and service is great. And you don't spend a fortune for the good food. Conveniently located next to my gym so I can work out then go to Bateman's and get a bite to eat.

Thank Ken S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 985 Far Hills Dr, New Freedom, PA 17349-8432
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  New Freedom
  • Phone Number: +1 717-235-2500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?