Costas Inn
Costas Inn

Costas Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.costasinn.com/
  • Phone: (410) 477-1975
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Fred Clemens
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full off premise served catering. Catering menu available at www.costasinn.com. Any special events, including: birthdays, graduations, company parties, luncheons and many more special events. Costas Inn is here for you!!!
  • Entertainment: We offer for entertainment each of the following. Karaoke on Friday and Saturday 9-1am. Sunday 6-10pm. Sports bar with NFL package, and every other sports venue. HI-Def Plasma TVs at every view in both bar and dining room. Keno, Lottery, Scratch-Offs, and Lottery Horse Racing. Sirius Satellite Radio. We also offer Wi-Fi connection. No Cover Charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Battle Grove Road
  • Public Transit: Various MTA stops within walking distance. Cab service available
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On premise convenient free parking, camera security and lighted parking lot.
A word from Costas Inn
We hope that on your next afternoon or evening out, you will give us the opportunity to make your visit or event as enjoyable as possible. The entire family and staff of Costas Inn thank you for your continued support and look forward supplying the excellence and quality that you have come to expect.
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Costas Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • BEST CRABS IN YEARS!!
    KED83VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I used to live in Balto Co and on a recent visit back to the area I wanted some steamed crabs. So glad I chose Costas! the large crabs were heavy and meaty. I didn't think I could eat half a dozen but they were too good to stop!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Crabs!
    DavidgVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Simply the best steamed crabs in Baltimore. Pete and his group are always terrific!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    . Will be coming back. We went for the crabs But the after church menu is outstanding'
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crabs were terrific
    MWfromMDandUT
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went with a group of eight for steamed crabs, and they did not disappoint. Costas did not hesitate to acknowledge that they were from Texas; you have to appreciate honesty. Good selection of beers on tap, though I'm not recalling anything local.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried this place
    Sunny
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Steamed crabs very good....if you like them big, ask for colossalls. Server was excellent and, from just observing, all of the servers were responsive, professional and amazingly efficient. No doubt this is a well managed restaurant where the owners set the bar much higher than most.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Crabs
    Callie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    There were three of us who went on a Sat. night. I had made the reservation a month ahead and reserved the crabs the morning of our reservation. We were seated almost immediately. We had calamari and wings as appetizers and both were very good. The crabs were the best I've had in a long time. We had ice cream sundaes for dessert and they were excellent. The waitress and service was excellent. Can't wait to go back and highly recommend to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Costas Inn reviews archive.
  • Best Crabs in Baltimore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Been going here for years. Absolutely the best crabs if not in Baltimore, across the whole country. Crab soup is fantastic. French Onion is off the wall. Highly recommend for not only those living outside the state but for all you "HUNS" HUN. You won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A CRAB SHACK
    POPSREVIEW
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    When to dinner, not for crabs. Costas was not busy except for a group of 12 having crabs. All 4 of us found the service was quite slow but most of all except the the Onion Soup we thought the meal was very poor. No wonder only 6 other were having dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crabby meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place to go for crabs. The service was great, the food was great, what more can you ask for? The ambience is a what it is. A crab place with paper table covers and buckets for the shells - you can't really get away from that. This is a place where you get down and dirty with your crabs and a cold beer! Note: we made reservations and a few days before the reservation, they called to ask for how many crabs we wanted them to set aside for us - good to know for those who may be just planning on stopping by without a reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place for good crabs
    TheBigOne
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I made a reservation on open table for the July 4th weekend. Surprisingly, my 6 seat was available. I've been to Costas before and know you have to call to reserve crabs, but when I called, they wouldn't let me through to reserve. Fortunately, my 4:30 time helped me to access the best crustaceans I've had yet this year. While expensive, they were good sized and full of meat. The service was good, not great. The food was good and plenty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-rated Crabs
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Crabs are way too spicy, just covered with it. Little meat, I would go somewhere else where you pay the same price and have a little more of a view.
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  • Great steamed crabs at Costas
    dornbruVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wonderful steamed crabs from Louisiana. Loved every bite. Reserved crabs a week in advance!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice
    VALLE
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Staff was very Nice.....Crabs were YUMMO...and food was Great!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Crabs in Baltimore
    NomNomNomivoreVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    When asking around for the best place to get steamed crabs, one name kept popping up … Costas Inn. So I did what any girl should and went. The size of the crabs was on a total different scale from other crab houses in the area. They were heavy, full of meat, and seasoned well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved It!!
    luv4food
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I brought my mother here for her birthday. Despite needing to remind the server it was a birthday dinner (which was included in the reservation details), everything was great! I've been there once or twice before, but I really need to visit more frequently. My mother enjoyed herself, the food was great, and the service was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Angieb
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We went there for my birthday and we got food and crabs. It's not cheap but the crabs were awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crab cakes. liked the
    FreqDnrVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Great crab cakes. liked the live music in the bar.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at Costas was absolutely
    msvan814
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food at Costas was absolutely delicious. The service was great, the owner came around and talked with everyone. It was fantastic!!! Initally I was skeptical, but eveything down to the vegetables was seasoned to perfection. I will definitely visit Costas again. It is a true Baltimore hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week find!
    cropette
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    In keeping with the whole idea of Restaurant Week, we always try some place new. Well, Costas was truly a great surprise. The food (there were 4 of us and 3 different entrees) was outstanding. The selection for Restaurant Week was such that we all had a hard time making a final decision, but we were all very pleased with our choices, and every one else's choice. The restaurant was very quiet, but we assumed this was due to an early dining time, being a week night and the continuing bad weather we have had. We will definitely return to Costas again. Our waitress was very accommodating, even checking with the chef on several things we had questions about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not giving up...
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The Restaurant Week menu is a very limited sample of the massive (and enticing) menu options. I guess that's the marketing tactic because I really felt like I needed to try other items to get a feel for the restaurant. I had the calamari (just ok), crab dip (no lump crab meat), crab cake with rice pilaf and Caesar salad (pretty good!), and for dessert we tried the cheesecake (not so great) and the funnel cake sticks (AMAZING!!!). The mom n pop establishment had a cafeteria feel (large spacious casual dining room), which I didn't expect but it wasn't bad. To be fair, I think I need another visit to try some of the dishes that really piqued my palette.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We had a good experience at Costas Inn. We all ordered seafood which was excellent and the portions were a good size. The atmosphere was unassuming, but pleasant.
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  • Fun time
    monkey3
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We went to celebrate a 65th birthday and there were 7 of us. The pricing is moderate and the food is an excellent value. One would never know this place offered such excellent seafood! Better than some 4 and 5 star places we've been! If you do not want fancy but are looking for quality...this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve dinner 2013
    Spicyme
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Upon entering, I noticed how open it was.Personally I would have liked more privacy such as booths, partitions, etc. It was my first time there and the food was very good. I was with my daughter, son in law, 3 grandchildren and my boyfriend. Our waitress was ok and wasn't very tentative to kids...After she took our drink order it took awhile for them to be served and than we had to wait for the bread too...The children waited patiently but the youngest (20 mos.old) became restless after eating her snacks from home. I understand it was a busy evening but you have to hustle sometimes when children are involved We were never offered dessert or coffee at the end of our meal either. Thank you for your time:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Crabs For New Years...Boooooo!
    Karen
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Decided on Costas because they are a crab house. Were told they had no crabs for new years then they bring out crabs to another table. Bad business! If they were going to NOT have crabs for new years those with reservations should have been notified when reservations were made. Not serve some and not others. They had tables packed together. Every time a new person coming in went to greet those sitting behind me I had their chest pushing against my head. To make matters worse no one ever said excuse me. So...bottom line...NO to Costas for New Years Eve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Crabs At Their Best !!!
    BCCHoustonVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    We LOVE Blue Crabs and on our first trip to Baltimore, friends made reservations at Costas Inn promising we would be impressed. And impressed we were. The restaurant is not much to look at inside or out but that's not why we were there - we wanted meaty, seasoned crabs and we got them ! The waiter was great - friendly, funny, and attentive. The owner came out a couple of times to see how we were doing. The crab were fantastic - perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. One additional positive was that you could call-in your order a couple days ahead and reserve the size (Med - Large - XL) you wanted to eat. If we ever get back into Baltimore - you can find us stuffing our faces with steamed crabs at Costas Inn.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER
    PAMELA
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    My husband finally talked me into going to Costas after 7 years! There were four of us. Shrimp Salad was good but over priced. Large crab cake, needed a little moisture and flavor. Large stuffed shrimp was very small for the price. Creamed spinach was sweet but tasty. BBQ Baby back ribs were tasty and probably the best bang for the buck. Should we return, we will try the large steamed shrimp with onions and steamed crabs. Service was good and didn't have to wait to be seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good
    STUFFED
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    I enjoyed the mealk. The service was a little slow, but it was lunchtime. Everything was hot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steamed crabs
    DiningdivaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Long wait even though we had reservations. Excellent service made up for it.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious crabs
    diningduo
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Our family drove an hour because we heard that Costa's Inn had delicious crabs. Well, it was worth the drive! We were seated right away and ordered appetizers of bbq shrimp and potato skins. These apps were fine. Then we ordered two dozen small-medium crabs; this size and small crabs were the only sizes left. One thing we did not realize was that we could have reserved our crabs with our reservation. This way we could have ordered a larger size. Even though the crabs were small, they were delicious! They were so good, in fact, that we ordered another dozen. We also ordered corn on the cob, but the corn had no flavor. All in all, the positives are the crabs! The negatives are the lack of crab sizes, the expense ($60/dozen), and bland corn.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Costa's Is Quality Guaranteed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Costa's is always a great place to eat and have fun. We never hesitate to take folks, especially out-of-towners, for a crab feast taste of our area. The staff are congenial, attentive and helpful. Our waiter was top notch, personable, and entertaining. The steamed crabs were delicious. Dessert was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had called ahead and was
    liblibVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    I had called ahead and was told the restaurant was 15 minutes away from the Harbor area and walking was not recommended. The taxi ride was 45 minutes and cost $80 round trip! The area was shady/industrial and run down. The restaurant itself did not have charm and the food was simply okay. The owner talked us into staying when we first arrived and assured us we would not be disappointed- but then we felt the staff considered us trouble and were not in any way welcoming. Needless to say we were disappointed.
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  • Best crabs in Baltimore!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Costa's never disappoints; big, meaty, fresh, perfectly seasoned steamed crabs. All year round.
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  • Order Crabs Early
    TheBigOne
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    Costas has the best crabs in the area at (usually) a fair price. It's best to make a reservation and call ahead to make surte you have your crabs when you get there. A friend had the lobster tail and I had some MD crab soup, both excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OutOfTownVisitor
    OutOfTownVisitors
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    We learned about the Costas Inn from the Today Show. Don't let the atmosphere of this place fool you. We had a great time with our group. The food was wonderful. I recommend the crab cakes. I informed the staff before we arrived about a health condition someone has and they shared what was on the menu that the member of our party would be able to eat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed this restaurant.
    LocalGal
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    We really enjoyed this restaurant. The stuffed lobster tail was perfect. The service was very good too. We are looking forward to going back for steamed crabs. Additionally, no need to get all decked out. The attire is casual and the atmosphere very laid back. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first visit.
    Jack
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    We were there for the first time ever on Thursday May 16th and specifically traveled the distance from Pa. (where we live) for your crabs. While there we also had a light dinner. We all thought the food was good but were DISAPPOINTED in the crabs. We thought that they were small for the price! $78.00 a doz.!! That said they were full and tasty. We all live in Pa. as I said and agreed we would return for the food menu but not for the crabs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Crabs.. Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    we reserved a dozen in advance. they were sweet and delicious.. try the new Crab Quesidilla.. its amazing. Fun night.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Costa Value - not equal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Having heard from friends and having read a review, I had expected much more especially with regard to the quality of the food. Service was mediocre. One of my guests requested that the cheese on her cheeseburger be placed on after the patty was cooked - didn't happen. My creamed spinach had a strong taste and was not what I expected. Compared to that previously available from Haussner's, it was 1 on a scale of 10 with 1 being worst. I don't recall being offered a refill on my iced tea. Hadn't heard of Costa's and I lived in Dundalk area from 1947 thru 2004. Was not a loss not having learned of it til now.
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  • Service was excellent as was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Service was excellent as was the food. Arrived early and was still seated even though all of my party had not yet arrived. Very impressed with the service and food. Not a fancy restaurant but still excellent place to meet for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Let down
    Love2eat
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Since i saw the write ups, I expected more and was dissapointed.
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