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Friendly Farm

17434 Foreston Rd. (Mt. Carmel Rd.) Send to Phone
410-239-7400 | Menu
Generous portions, family-style service, decent fried chicken and a view of rolling pastures attract busloads of diners to this brightly lit dining room.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Friendly Farm Restaurant Review

: The original farmhouse is no longer used as a dining room --- the crowds got too big for that --- but this old-fashioned restaurant is still located on the family farm. Large windows give onto a view of rolling pastures and plentiful food arrives in heaping bowls to be passed around family-style at non-linen-clad tables. A relish tray, complete with apple butter, cottage cheese and coleslaw, starts the meal. Then comes an entrée --- fried chicken, roast beef, crab cakes, broiled pork chops, filet mignon and vegetarian eggplant Parmesan are among the choices --- served individually, but with bowls of fresh vegetables, french fries, hot rolls and biscuits on the side. Dessert is a generous scoop of ice cream or sherbet. Baked goods to take away are sold in the lobby, and a barn has been converted into a gift shop. A banquet room, also with fine country views, is available for private parties. Check for menu specials like seafood Fridays and game-day carryout.


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