The Barn

★★★☆☆
  • 9527 Harford Rd

    Baltimore, MD 21234

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  • 410-882-6182

About The Barn

Hours
Daily, 11am - 2am

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We had an awful experience at THE BARN!

My family and I called yesterday (7/6/13) to make reservations for today for 5 dozen jumbo/xL crabs for my Brother's birthday ... We were told the earliest crabs were served was 4pm, so we made the reservations (which are "guaranteed" for us when we get there).

This morning we received a call on our cell-phone from the management stating they could actually only guarantee us 3 dozen L crabs, and maybe the other 2 dozen would be available... So we said fine, no problem.
We show up today to the barn (~10 of us) on time at 4pm excited for our crabs. We sit down and the first thing we're told is that they ran out of corn (really? At a crab house!!) Ok, no problem... They don't have corn, and they no longer serve onion rings (I guess since new management took over)... Alright, inconvenient but we were ready for crabs...

Then, 10-15 minutes after sitting down and ordering drinks/appetizers our waiter came and told us "the bad news"... They actually don't even have the 3 dozen L crabs they "guaranteed" us that morning, and all they had were regular (I believe the smallest ones).

This is ridiculous! We called the previous day, were told our crabs were guaranteed, and management even called us in the AM to confirm the 3 dozen crabs! Not only was this a waste of our time, but completely and utterly unprofessional! We asked to speak to a manager, who came out and basically half-apologized saying their crab shipment came in late and didn't bring what was asked and people were already eating (although we showed up at 4pm, the earliest they said crabs would be served).

I don't care if the shipment is late or messed up, it is absolutely POOR business behavior to guarantee something and then not follow through, and worse, make no attempts to rectify or resolve the issue to keep the customers happy.

Long story short, or ENTIRE table got up and left... We would have easily spent 400-500$ on the entire meal that THE BARN lost out on... But what's worse, we will NEVER return to this place- which seems to be poorly managed and they don't care about inconveniencing their customers.

What's my opinion? Save yourself the time and effort and go to SKIPJACKS on BEL AIR ROAD! Thank Goodness for them! Our entire party was easily accommodated there where we had:
A) corn!!
b) onion rings!!
c) Fabulous, filling crabs!! Absolutely some of the best MD crabs we have ever had.
d) great service!

And what was the best part? Each dozen of crabs at Skipjacks was cheaper than at The Barn! Folks, save your time, energy, money, and happiness for a place that appreciates and values your business and loyalty as a customer, don't go to THE BARN!

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★☆☆☆☆

We had an awful experience at THE BARN!

My family and I called yesterday (7/6/13) to make reservations for today for 5 dozen jumbo/xL crabs for my Brother's birthday ... We were told the earliest crabs were served was 4pm, so we made the reservations (which are "guaranteed" for us when we get there).

This morning we received a call on our cell-phone from the management stating they could actually only guarantee us 3 dozen L crabs, and maybe the other 2 dozen would be available... So we said fine, no problem.
We show up today to the barn (~10 of us) on time at 4pm excited for our crabs. We sit down and the first thing we're told is that they ran out of corn (really? At a crab house!!) Ok, no problem... They don't have corn, and they no longer serve onion rings (I guess since new management took over)... Alright, inconvenient but we were ready for crabs...

Then, 10-15 minutes after sitting down and ordering drinks/appetizers our waiter came and told us "the bad news"... They actually don't even have the 3 dozen L crabs they "guaranteed" us that morning, and all they had were regular (I believe the smallest ones).

This is ridiculous! We called the previous day, were told our crabs were guaranteed, and management even called us in the AM to confirm the 3 dozen crabs! Not only was this a waste of our time, but completely and utterly unprofessional! We asked to speak to a manager, who came out and basically half-apologized saying their crab shipment came in late and didn't bring what was asked and people were already eating (although we showed up at 4pm, the earliest they said crabs would be served).

I don't care if the shipment is late or messed up, it is absolutely POOR business behavior to guarantee something and then not follow through, and worse, make no attempts to rectify or resolve the issue to keep the customers happy.

Long story short, or ENTIRE table got up and left... We would have easily spent 400-500$ on the entire meal that THE BARN lost out on... But what's worse, we will NEVER return to this place- which seems to be poorly managed and they don't care about inconveniencing their customers.

What's my opinion? Save yourself the time and effort and go to SKIPJACKS on BEL AIR ROAD! Thank Goodness for them! Our entire party was easily accommodated there where we had:
A) corn!!
b) onion rings!!
c) Fabulous, filling crabs!! Absolutely some of the best MD crabs we have ever had.
d) great service!

And what was the best part? Each dozen of crabs at Skipjacks was cheaper than at The Barn! Folks, save your time, energy, money, and happiness for a place that appreciates and values your business and loyalty as a customer, don't go to THE BARN!

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It's a shame that most people don't know that The Barn has the best crabs around - I would put them up against Costa's, Bill's Terrace, Obryki's...any of them. Their crabs are the best. AND they have live music all the time! It's my favorite bar. They really could use more parking, though.

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★★★★☆

It's a shame that most people don't know that The Barn has the best crabs around - I would put them up against Costa's, Bill's Terrace, Obryki's...any of them. Their crabs are the best. AND they have live music all the time! It's my favorite bar. They really could use more parking, though.

Pros: AWESOME crabs

Cons: not enough parking

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what more is there to say? a basic bar-food joint that produces basic bar food - not too exciting, eh?

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★★★☆☆

what more is there to say? a basic bar-food joint that produces basic bar food - not too exciting, eh?

Pros: Good crabs . . .

Cons: . . . but they won't be serving them until spring!

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I went here for steamed crabs after not having them for a while. I started out with a cup of the corn and crab chowder. It was the best I've ever had! The steamed crabs were great and heavy. Service was a little slow and we had a large party, hence the reason for 4/5 stars. But I definitely recommend the crabs and crab and corn chowder! Prices were along market lines for crabs this time of year.

PROS: Great crab and corn chowder!
CONS: Service was a little slow

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★★★★☆

I went here for steamed crabs after not having them for a while. I started out with a cup of the corn and crab chowder. It was the best I've ever had! The steamed crabs were great and heavy. Service was a little slow and we had a large party, hence the reason for 4/5 stars. But I definitely recommend the crabs and crab and corn chowder! Prices were along market lines for crabs this time of year.

PROS: Great crab and corn chowder!
CONS: Service was a little slow

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the barn on harford and joppa roads is the best damn sports bar around due to the amount of sports related memerobila int place just about all the old orioles and new ones plus the ravens all hang out in there not to mention that the food there is great.

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★★★★★

the barn on harford and joppa roads is the best damn sports bar around due to the amount of sports related memerobila int place just about all the old orioles and new ones plus the ravens all hang out in there not to mention that the food there is great.

Pros: good food, great atmosphere, cost efficent

Cons: parking, PARKING, NEED MORE PARKING

 

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