Has the potential to be a
Has the potential to be a great little find. Only open one week and still working on their menu. Will return to see what changes they make. Food was very very good. Prices were high and may be an area they will need to reevaluate in order to entice more business. Outside building decor is more of an intermediate (Like Joe's Crab Shack) priced restaurant. Prices are a little unexpected once you enter.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was wonderful. We
Service was wonderful. We had Jessica. The food was very good. Everything we had was great. One I item I ordered I was informed not to get by the manager. He said the shipment they received of clams was not what he would want served. I appreciated the advise to get that when they received a good order to prepare.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience. The
Very good experience. The food was good, the service was fast and efficient, the ambiance was warm, and the location is convenient.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprise! Raw Bar in Sterling!
Alligator tails in NOVA? Yep, they have it! I didn't have high hopes for this restaurant, to be honest. The landscaping looked a little rough around the edges and it was hard for me to see through the fact that this was a re-purposed Ruby Tuesday. But when I looked at the menu and saw all the unique and scrumptious-sounding dishes, my hopes changed. The food was excellent! The table enjoyed the fried alligator bites, lobster & asparagus salad from the raw bar (YUMMMY) and the crab dishes were excellent too. The owner/manager was very personable. I think this restaurant has potential to be a great "secret gem" and I hope to see it succeed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. A
The food was excellent. A great place for seafood lovers and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Captain Mas. Service was great and the food was excellent! Ordered the calamari as an appetizer; a bit chewy, so next time we will be daring and order the alligator bites. From around the room, other folks who ordered the bites praised them. We will definitely be back for Maryland crabs later this summer.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and Comfortable
I brought the family of four to Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House for Mother's Day Dinner. We eat out alot, so everyone in the family has an opion on the taste of the foods we eat. They were all happy with the taste of the food and vowed to return. Since we never agree on anything....I think that the Captian has made it on the list of our favorite resturants.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is good. The food
Service is good. The food is good. But prices are too high for what you get. I ordered the lobster salad on the fish part of the menu. I expected a salad with some lobster. What I got was good but should have be listed as an appetizer as it was served in a martini glass and was not a salad. It was good and I would order it as a before main course.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drove from Maryland to meet friends here. I didn't realize until we arrived that it had only been open a few weeks. Everything was great & I'd particularly recommend the shrimp & grits as well as my hubby's favorite the oyster po'boy. The desserts were fabulous as well.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The clam chowder is the best
The clam chowder is the best I've ever had. The scallops were delicious around the mashed potato-crab. Very good presentation.This experience was even better thanour first experience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Captain Mas SEAFOOD Restaurant
Went to Capt. Mas on 7/2 and 7/5. Already reviewed the first round. Here is second round: Maryland crab soup outstanding - best I have ever had. Tuna filet "burger" sandwich outstanding once they cooked it past red in center (put citrus aioli on it but would have been good with spicy cilantro tarter sauce also). Liked the bun too. Tried the mac and cheese as side and it was outstanding - best I have ever had. Cheese sauce not a bit salty and very creamy, not greasy. Pasta al dente. Came out piping hot. Perfect. Iced tea excellent. Will go back next time to try different entree. Will try crabs in August once they get in local, extra large ones. This restaurant is great. FYI - I put reviews in backwards - dates are reversed. Please read both.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
For those tired of the poor and decreasing quality of the seafood chains, Captain Mas is a welcome addition. Everything was cooked perfectly, and their side dishes were well prepared complements to the entrees.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Captain Mas SEAFOOD Restaurant
Went to Capt. Mas on 7/2 and went back on 7/5. Second round was so good had to write reviews. I am a foodie. Here is the scoop. Didn't know it had replaced the previous restaurant, so I glanced at reviews to ensure it was OK. First round: Crab quesadilla was outstanding. Filling was GREAT. NE clam chowder was excellent - lots of comments in reviews. Oyster Po' Boy was very good - also popular item. Sweet potato fries were excellent. House made pickles - yummy and not salty. House made chips (instead of bread) really good and addicting. Friendly people, great experience. Second review coming.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find! Great food and bar!
Great find! My wife loves seafood, and it did not disappoint! I'm partial to turf type cuisine ... And the rib-eye was great too. Nicely appointed... Dark wood and beautiful bar area. Great place to get a fine meal and lots of screens to catch the game! Friendly staff... Try it. Way better than all those cookie cutter chain restaurants.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. We
The food was very good. We started with the crab-artichoke dip which came very quickly. We then had to wait quite a while for our dinner entrees, but when they came, they were very good. I had the fried shrimp. The shrimp were very large, and the green beans were delicious. My husband had the fish and chips which was also very good as was the cole slaw. Unfortunately, we then had to wait quite a while for the waiter to bring our check and then pick it up even though he walked past our table several times after we had finished eating.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
The Maryland Crab soup was delicious as was the Crab Cake. The service and the staff were excellent. The only down side is that the prices are incredibly expensive. The jumbo crabs were six for $50.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent from beginning to end. The fish came out hot and fresh and the cappellini with crab was spicy, not bland. The service was consistent and attentive without being overbearing. Great to find a seafood place that is local and very good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in Sterling, VA
Captain Mas was fantastic. The price was a little high but after you took a bite of the alligator tots, for example, you know their food is fresh and they don't cut corners. Buffalo shrimp were huge, crab cake was meaty and not filled w/ breadcrumbs, and their desserts were delicious so make sure you make room.
I hope more people check them out. Location is not so good--back by Logans Steakhouse. But once you go, you'll probably go back again--soon!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the crab cakes and shrimp and grits -- both were great. The lump crab was seasoned just right with very little filler. Presentation was beautiful.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best kept secret!
Disguised as a crab shack is the best seafood place in sterling!!!
Food is tasty, delightfully presented & if you plan for room for dessert it is heaven.
Met the pastry chef last visit and showed him photos of the creations we've eaten there...becoming harder to choose our favs!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but Worth it.
The blue crabs we ordered was fresh and our server was attentive.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good New Restaurant
Captain Mas Seafood will be a welcome restaurant in the Sterling area as there aren't any decent close seafood restaurants. The staff is super friendly, as is the management. The food was good, a little different than what was listed but management is open to suggestions on how to make it read appropriately. They want to get involved with the schools, so that is good.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found a $30 for $15 coupon and decided to try it, Great food and service!! A little pricy but the king crab legs were huge.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
name is odd until the staff tells you Mas is Sam spelled backward & Sam is one of the owners then it makes sense. When you walk into the place, there is raw bar that wets your appetite and you know the seafood is going to be good!
We started with the bacon bloody mary - YUMMMY! I had shrimp cocktail that was perfect and my friend had the gator bites which she loved. They were moist and came with a sauce that she loved - a bit tangy and a bit sweet.
I had the crab cake burger - took off all the fixings because the crab cake was so big. Little to no filler in this crab cake and it was cooked to perfection.! I also had the mac and cheese as my side (totally breaking the diet) and it was delicious, but way to much for me.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were skeptical about seafood and crabs in Sterling. While not as good as places on Chesapeake Bay, this location was very convenient and luckily our dozen crabs were delicious for November. Service was friendly and the owner checked on us. We also tried the gator tots (a bit chewy but sauce was great), fish taco, crab burger and house salads. All were good though not inexpensive. We lucked out that this Sunday evening was open mic night for singers who had a wide variety of talent. In addition to enjoying a nice seafood dinner we got live entertainment as well.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM