Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rusty-scupper.com/
  • Phone: (410) 727-3678
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday Dinner:3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Miranda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Rusty Scupper Restaurant, voted Baltimore's "Best Waterfront Dining" by Baltimore Magazine can accommodate private and semi-private events ranging from 10 to 500 guests. We specialize in corporate events, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, holiday events, crab feasts, and other private parties. Please contact the Sales Department for more information and Banquet Menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Smith 4107273678x
  • Entertainment: Piano player Monday - Saturday evenings, Jazz Band Sunday Brunch: 10:45am - 2:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Key Highway
  • Public Transit: Water Taxi Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City owned parking lot available at a reduced rate with validation. Near Rusty Scupper - Baltimore's entrance.
A word from Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner Harbor's best view. The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to pan-seared Rockfish with Lobster. You can also enjoy classic dishes such as Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Rusty Scupper - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
447 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (371)special occasion (277)romantic (200)good for groups (156)great for brunch (124)fit for foodies (111)notable wine list (75)neighborhood gem (73)great for lunch (70)hot spot (54)kid-friendly (53)late-night find (33)great for outdoor dining (27)vibrant bar scene (21)Show More
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Held a 6 person business entertainment dinner and everything was amazing. This is definitely a "go to" spot when in Baltimore. Food was great, wine list was extensive and our server (Christine) made our experience a fantastic one. This business dinner now sets the standard for all future business dinners. View of the city rivals the Chicago view from Navy Pier. 5 stars is simply not enough for our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would have been Five Stars but . . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    A group upstairs were dancing and stomping and added to the noise level which otherwise would have been perfect. I will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Mother Scupper?
    jmb45
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Used to be a Rusty Scupper in the Chicago area, but it disappeared years ago. Visited Baltimore and was pointed to the Rusty Scupper in the Inner Harbor area, perhaps the only one left. The original? Don't know. Anyway, it's a huge place on the water, lots of good views, bustling. Good food, not outstanding. Expensive wine by the glass -- $14! There's a courtesy van that'll take you back to your hotel. Go for the view, other places will better serve your taste buds.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy dining
    HorseIsHappy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This place has excellent food, a great view and great service. It's highly romantic but the alcohol is VERY overpriced... We found the bottle of moscato retailing for $5.99... And yet we got charged $30 for the same bottle. Otherwise, I highly recommend this place. Great bread, too!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Ak10
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My fiancé and I had a great experience here for dinner on Saturday night. The place was decked out with Christmas decorations and white lights, which gave it a festive look without looking tacky. Our server Tim was awesome - very attentive and friendly. Our good was good / Coconut shrimp appetizer, I had the lobster tail and crab cake, and my fiancé had the rockfish Chesapeake special. I got a little tower of butter with a tea light candle inside to keep my butter warm! Super cute. Dessert was Apple bread pudding which also soooo good. My lemon drop martini was also verrrry good. Would definitely recommend. We came dressed up, but there were casual people as well - so you can decide how you want to roll.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We dined at the Rusty Scupper for a 60th Birthday Celebration. Our food was delicious, the view was amazing and the service was great. Our waitress brought a piece of chocolate cake for the birthday girl without any request from us....the pianist played "Happy Birthday" on the piano for her. Lovely time....would definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food & service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Awesome dining experience for group of 12. Food & service was terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rusty Scupper was fantastic well worth the drive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My wife and I was celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary and was very impressed with the restaurant, the service our waitress and the management team the view was magnificent we highly recommend the restaurant to friends and we're looking forward in returning for another great dinning experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chicauditor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went on a saturday for lunch when visiting the aquarium. The view was incredible. The food was great and the server was very nice. I would definately say almost anyone would enjoy a meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Oktapodi1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great experience, very good service, best place in town. Live music is a plus
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely perfect dinner experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The good was amazing and the view was peer deft from where we sat. Looking back into the harbor it was the perfect view for visitors in for the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent.
    Sara
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Wait staff (Tim!) knew the menu well and made great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ronb94
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Exellent service and a nice view of the harbor. Tuna was prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    BMore2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The perfect place for locals, visitors and guests to enjoy wonderful well prepared food in a lovely environment with an excellent view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent dinner and atmosphere. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic and accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went for our 1 year anniversary and it was perfect. They gave us a gear table right by the window and really made us feel special. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is our first time at this restaurant. We took a trip for my wifes birthday and celebrated here. If we come back to the Baltimore area, I'm sure we will frequent this restaurant again. Food was wonderful and the service was the same. The staff made sure we were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal after the game
    RPS3
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our family adjourned to the rusty scupper after the ravens game last Sunday. They had a wonderful selection the seafood, and I had a bouillabaisse that that beat any I ever had. The calamari was crispy and light and had a wonderful sauce. We will be back next time we're in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    suecq
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My daughter and I went to the Sunday Jazz Brunch for my Birthday. The food was very good and there was plenty to chose from on the brunch buffet. The jazz music added a nice touch and the view was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This was the best brunch I have ever had. The food was terrific and the service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Everything was OUTSTANDING. The brunch buffet was fresh, attended to, attractive, kept full, and had an excellent variety of foods. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrTre1199VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great food. Good ambiance. Awesome views of the harbor!!! Service could have been much better. Everything is world class but the service. This is the only reason you didn't get 5 Stars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inner Harbor Success
    Howie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food, service and view from our window side table was spectacular. Our servers treated were very polite and knew the menu very well. The food was excellent…crab cakes were to die for and Rock Fish too. Cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rusty Scupper Over-delivered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I recently had a special occasion dinner planned and requested a window table for my girlfriend and I. When we arrived, the flowers I had ordered were already on the amazing table they had placed in the corner of the restaurant, overlooking the whole harbor. It was a remarkable view. Our service was excellent and the food was over-the-top. Make sure you ask for the chocolate million layer dessert to finish your evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • herb
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was excellent; service very attentive without being obtrusive. It was very crowded and very noisy - not a place for a quiet romantic dinner! You practically have to shout across the table to converse! Despite the crowds, the reservation system works and the wait is not too long. It's a bit pricey (fish & chips $24!) but you can get a shared appetizer, two drinks and two entrees for about $100. the view of the harbor is the best in the city, and you don't have to have a window table to see it......we lost our parking garage voucher but the manager was most accommodating with a note to the garage attendant.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rusty Scupper Rocks!!
    Singingwaitress
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The girls and I were in town for a Sweet Adelines Intl Convention and wanted to have some local cuisine. We had a time constraint and the staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. The items that we ordered with crab certainly represented the local flavor we were searching for. Yum! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky2426
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Rusty Scupper. Our meal was made even more memorable by our server Logan. He offered several recommendations and answered our questions. Our family of four sampled many items on the menu. Appetizers included calamari, cream of crab soup and Maryland crab soup. Entrees included crab cakes, scallops, lobster tail and NY Strip Steak (and chicken tenders for the youngest member of our party). We asked our server to surprise us with his favorite desserts. These included the Smith Island Cake and Chocolate Indulgence. We were very pleased with all of our selections (although the seafood was a little salty for my taste). The view of the Inner Harbor is beautiful and the ambience of this restaurant is lovely!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prices don't match the quality
    GrandmaPD
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were squeezed into a table. The back of my chair was touching the back of the chair behind me. Food was VERY expensive, and those prices should be paired with an elegant decor and atmosphere. And certainly not so close the chairs are touching. The view is beautiful. The food is OK. The experience does NOT warrant prices like that. Probably would not return. I suppose the location is very expensive to maintain. Unless the view is most important, skip the Rusty Scupper.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group dinner
    Confused
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a group of 10 and needed good service to get to a show. It was great. We were not rushed and had time to spare. Wait service was really on top of everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our party of five had a wonderful evening with you. The food and the service were both wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Romantic Place for Seafood
    wxfool
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We were looking for a nice seafood place in Baltimore with a great view of the harbor. The Rusty Scupper fulfilled both needs. My wife was most interested in crab cakes, and this place has a great recipe. There is a lot of meat and not much bread. I had a crab cake and shrimp stuffed with crab. Very good. The wine list is extensive, with something for everyone. Finish your meal with the key lime pie, and you won't be disappointed. It was comfortable, and had a romantic feel (low light, not to loud). It is pricey (no, this is not Red Lobster), but the quality was high so we didn't feel cheated. We would certainly recommend this someone visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Visit if in Baltoimore
    Rickter
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I wanted to have a romantic dinner with my wife in celebration of her birthday. We made reservations and politely requested a window table IF available. I put this in the reservation comments without serious expectations. We arrived ON TIME to a very busy and comfortably crowded Rusty Scupper. Upon providing our name, we were guided to the only window table available with a magnificent view of the inner harbor. The food was excellent and carefully prepared. Donna treated us like celebrities. She was always smiling, professional, and she never left us waiting. Her personality really made our dining experience exceptional. Thank you for the food, fun, and character.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quant Atmosphere
    luvgreatrestaurant
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Atmosphere is great and food is so tasty and delicious. This place is great for special occasions or small business associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    fifthnote
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert & coffee. Excellent meal, excellent service (Malik was awesome). Expensive but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less Than Expected
    WriterinColumbia
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating his birthday on a quiet Sun. evening. This was only our second time visiting the restaurant. The harbor setting was beautiful and the service was good, but I have to say, my food was mediocre at best. The Rockfish was breaded with a bland sauce, the "wild" rice was soft and mushy, and the side vegetables were ok, but nothing to write home about. The key lime custard dessert was made from a package of something; not even fresh. I'm sorry to say that the overall food experience was not worth the price, nor will we be returning anytime soon. I expected better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    food was excellent. waitress was very cold. she never told us about buffet or complimentary drinks. she was not accommodating at all. I have been here for sunday brunch several times and enjoyed it and have even recommended it to friends . I was very offended by the treatment by waitress. she needs lesson in customer service. she ruined my moms birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food, service, quality and ambiance were great. I have absolutely no complaints...I definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was incredible. Made to perfect order, very charming place with character and atmosphere. Top of the line service. Celebrated our 30th anniversary there for dinner, and received complimentary champagne from the manager. We would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to eat
    Boss302
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I make the hour drive every year for her birthday because she loves the crab cakes. I had the surf and turf and it was great. The sampler was also very good. It's a bit expensive but the service and view are fantastic. We always enjoy our trips here.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The atmosphere was excellent for what I was looking for..the lighting and everything was what I needed to finish off my wife's birthday surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.