Jimmy's Famous Seafood

Jimmy's Famous Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jimmysfamousseafood.net/
  • Phone: (410) 633-4040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mihail Othitis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have three separate private rooms for catering, hosting parties ranging from 20-250 guests. We specialize in crab feasts, company meeting and presentations, birthday parties, and holiday events. Check out our website or write to john@jimmysfamousseafood.net for complete details and pricing.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two banquet rooms available, holding up to 300 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: John Minadakis 4106334040
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday, join us in the front lounge area for a fun night of Karaoke!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dundalk Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 120 parking spaces available, no charge, outdoors
A word from Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Since 1974, Jimmy's has exhibited a commitment to excellence in the restaurant industry second to none. Although made famous for our award-winning seafood and steamed hard-shell crabs, our menu also includes various tastes from all over the world, such as grilled lamb chops, a montrous, savory prime rib, and barbecued baby back ribs. We have two seating areas - a casual, fun lounge and a beautiful dining room which is divided for those seeking to crack open some hot steamed crabs and those seeking intimacy. Seafood is flown in daily to ensure unrivaled freshness and to allow for new specials every evening!
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Jimmy's Famous Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (43)neighborhood gem (37)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (13)great for brunch (10)late-night find (10)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Traditional Baltimore seafood restaurant. No frills, but great seafood. Something on the menu to satisfy everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of towner
    Diana
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The steak I had was cooked to perfection along with the shrimp.. Our waiter was just off of training so he was alittle let's say forgetful but he tried!!!! The next time I am back in town I will b visiting the back room where the mallets are just waiting for me to crack some whole crabs!!!! To bad that wasn't on the menu or even offered to us ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time and food was fabulous
    Netteworking
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I went there for a friend's birthday and found the place to be warm and friendly. The wait staff was very attentive and although they were unusally busy they were very accomodating. The food was delicious and the portions were just right. The dessert was awesome and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodiepair
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Food was good. A little noisy. Don't like the fact that tips are added in especially for less than stellar service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Possumbill
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We ate at Jimmy's for my B-day. It was around 3pm and as usual it was excellent. The service, table location,{very important} was on point. Will return just because.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Seafood
    VerdeVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is the best place in Baltimore for fresh seafood. The crab cakes are amazing!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the drive!
    RNbooboo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    May be off the beaten path but worth the drive. I had shrimp cocktail biggest shrimp I've ever seen and delicious. Followed with a stuffed lobster tail piled high with lump crab imperial, my mouth is watering describing it! Son had filet mignonette cooked to perfection . Daughter had salmon. All were happy but considering the price thought more than one side could have been offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and GREAT FOOD!
    nanozip1429
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service was outstanding and so was the food! The filet was cooked PERFECT, well really the whole meal was. The food was served timely for how busy they were and the staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crabs ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Who knew? Trying to find available crabs on a day when 100,000 tourists were in Balto, they told me not only did they have Jumbos, but they would Reserve them for us for that evening. When we arrived, we decided to have side orders first instead of appetizers. Our eyes bugged out when we tasted the unbelievable mashed potatoes and greek style green beans. They tasted like they belonged in a $$$$ restaurant. We had good hopes for the crabs. Once again, the 4 of us almost fell over when our outstanding server dumped out the 1st pot of crabs onto our table. In all our years, we had never seen such HUGE crabs (and I always order jumbo) that were so heavy and sweet ! Wow - what an evening, what a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ehh, not what I was expecting
    gona0327VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great from my standpoint despite being out of the soup that was listed on the specials menu. My brother on the other hand thought his pasta seafood dish tasted like what he described as dishwasher detergent. The drinks took forever to come, despite the restaurant not being crowded. You can tell from the messes left on tables and the manager having to ask on more than one occasion who's table it was that the place is poorly run. It's also apparent that it's poorly managed. This place is in need of some kind of revamp to stay relevant by their 50th anniversary. I took a chance as a tourist and ventured beyond the limits of the inner harbor for which I've been to on a few occasions. This was certainly not worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second chance
    tasteful
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The waiter removed our appetizer once our entrée arrived without asking were we done. My date was very irritated. overall, everything was ok. It is more of a casual dining experience. When I go out to dinner I really don't want to share the dining room with those eating steamed crabs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab Cake Delight
    RVAVistorNBMore
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All I can say is order the Crab Cake Platter. To die for (the price might make you pass out, but it is worth it). A moderately good selection of wines. Not far from Inner Harbor. I will go back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Feedme
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was amazing, hands down. The service on the other hand was not so great. She forgot two items that were included with our meal. There was also a dish that was wrong and our waitress added an extra item to our bill and when we pointed it out she didn't seem suprised at all, which took over 20 minutes for her to fix it. It was very strange and disappointing since this restaurant has amazing reviews from locals and we could not wait to try it! At least the food was excellent. Kudos to the chef!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food
    tigger64
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic, and so was the service. They had a large selection of dishes, and their crab cakes and crab imperial were delicious. The only thing I would change is the lighting. We were placed in a corner, and had a hard time seeing the menu due to being so dark and the print and the background of the menu was dark colors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood
    Osubuck20
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best crab cake I've ever had. Service and hospitality were impeccable. My family and I were visiting the area and we will visit Again next time we are in the Baltimore area.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service and good food
    msbmore
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seated right away after arriving 30 minutes early for our reservation. Waitress was nice and attentive. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    EssexGal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been here 4 or 5 times and don't think I will be going back. The food you can get anywhere and it does not justify the high prices they charge. The servers never seem happy, they don't smile and are too busy to properly do their job, let alone care about their customers. You tell the, how you want something cooked and even after 2 or 3 times, the food still comes back to you incorrectly done. Either they are taking your order properly, the cook does't care or the server isn't paying attention. Or is it a combination of all three? Like I said....mediocre and I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • debgal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was not great at all! The restaurant is very dirty and dingy looking. And rather expensive for the lack of imagination. Boring place, boring menu, boring food. Maybe their crabs are better!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks for the Memories
    Memories
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As a former Baltimore City employee, I have fond memories of Jimmy's and their seafood. I had dinner with one of my daughters and it brought back some great times when I would have a cold beer (or two) with crabs at Jimmy's after our softball games.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb seafood
    Cathy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    You cannot go wrong with Jimmy's. The absolute best crab cakes. Here was a wonderful assortment of seafood aps. This place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent crab cakes
    Moreplease
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very good dinner with the Taste of Baltimore deal. Restaurant offered great choices and generous portions. We especially enjoyed the sampler appetizer and the crab cake entrée.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TeeTee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    W e ordered from the restaurant week menu...stuffed shrimp were small and tri color potatoes and mixed veges were just ok
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    Orioles19
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had heard about Jimmy's for years, so we went for Restaurant Week. The food was good, but crab cake not as tasty at other places. Their regular menu looks better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    happyfatboy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    i've always heard that Jimmy's had great food, and it lived up to the hype. The whole experience was great from appetizer, to entree and dessert to the service. This experience didn't fall short and i'm looking forward to going back to try some new dishes soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, good times!
    foodie423
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have been going to Jimmy's for years but decided to give them a try for Baltimore Restaurant Week. The menu was diverse, and they were very accomodating as I have a crab allergy. Our server Tabitha was patient, kind and constantly checked-in on us. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Crab cakes and steamed crabs were very good; their extra larges were the largest extra larges I've had! Service was mediocre at best; it took the server up to 30 minutes to get me water refills.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The place was not that busy and our server was really slow. The food was just ok. Nothing to brag about. I had the crab cake and veggies. I may return to try their crabs.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sasha
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My first experience I had a new waiter not good!!! She forgot some of our orders and to take up our plates and refill our drinks we had to talk to the manager but we was nice to her not a good first experience but the food was very good and the noise level just to Dame!!!!!! loud and to dark I had to pull out my cell for light to read the menu!!!!I will be back again hopefully under better experience!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Except for Parking
    BobS
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was excellent, especially the cream of crab soup. The service was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Unfortunately due to an event in the Hall, parking was EXTREMELY LIMITED! We would definitely go back. The steamed crabs looked great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I decided to give this place a try. The food was fresh, hot and tasty; however, the service was not good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Winner!!!
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Jimmy's was celebrating Restaurant Week. The menu was a bit limited but the crab cakes were still there.....and as usual.....terrific. We started off with our Maryland Crab Soup--the best around. We come from Annapolis for their crab cakes and soup. So you know how good Jimmy's is right there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disgusting
    Monique
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was horrible and tasteless, and the service was despicable, I had to literally call the restaurant to get service at my table. I would not recommend this place to Hitler's dog.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too busy for us
    Liketodine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Arrived for a reservation. Hostesses(2) acted silly, immature and lacked professionalism. Even made a poor comment about my name to my face). Place was extremely loud. When we asked to be seated in another seat, the hostess told us to find our own table. After finding something, we waiting for 20 minutes after requesting to have our server. Dinner served was OK. Waiting atleast 20 minutes after begging for our check from another employee to receive it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week
    Angieb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was good. We had to wait even though we had reservations. The restaurant week menu they had was misleading. Overall the food was good
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 528 reviews are from the Jimmy's Famous Seafood reviews archive.
  • Great Seafood!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Crab cake was one of the best in town! Also had salmon topped with crab that was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You couldn't ask for more crab
    Kerrbear
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I normally eat in Columbia, where he lives, and I'm glad to find a nice spot with good food of my end of town. We had the crab nachos, which were out of this world. Our waitress said the entrees came with only one side, and she made the strange decision to make my boyfriends crab soup his side so that his entrée was just a hunk of cow and half a lemon (beautifully wrapped and tied with a bow.) There were a few loud parties nearby so it got a little loud but overall the ambience was pleasant. The food was a little expensive but the portions were large. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jimmy's famous seafood
    Aileen12
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had been in Jimmy's for many times and liked it. However, yesterday's experience was not good. The waitress strongly recommended us to buy the extra large crabs and promised to be very large. When the crabs came? They were only a bit bigger than that of medium size, and the waitress apologized for this without any further explanation. In addition, at the time we got the cheque she already included 18% gratuity even we had 4 people on the table....It really depends which waitress, I had very good and satisfactory service by other waitresses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found a winner!!!
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We love coming to Jimmy's. Today we had the Maryland Crab Soup, crab cakes and broiled salmon. The soup is outstanding...some of the best you will find in Maryland. And the crab cakes were the best we've ever had--and we're from Annapolis. Nothing there compares. The wild salmon was also very well prepared. We'll be back. Although not in the best area of Baltimore, the food makes up for the location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigE
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Friendly atmosphere- good wait staff- summer menu good, not great- it is much much too loud- very difficult to talk with table partners at table for four
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crabs in USA
    TheCrabLover1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    When one desires to experience the true and real flavor of Baltimore crabs a visit to Jimmy's is mandatory!!! Truly one of America's finest examples of great eating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet