Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rusty-scupper.com/
  • Phone: 4107273678x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday Dinner:3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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 WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Rusty Scupper - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
507 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (431)special occasion (307)romantic (232)good for groups (167)great for brunch (160)fit for foodies (107)notable wine list (90)great for lunch (86)neighborhood gem (82)kid-friendly (70)hot spot (64)late-night find (37)great for outdoor dining (31)vibrant bar scene (26)Show More
  • salty fare
    finediner212
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I recently dined at the Rusty Scupper and although the view was wonderful, the food was average at best. I ordered one of the evening specials which was the crab cake and lobster tail. My food was very very salty. I have high blood pressure and do not salt my food and I don't understand why restaurants think they have to add so much salt. It should be the diners preference on how much seasoning to add. High quality restaurants don't have to mask the taste of their food with so much salt. We will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best View in the City
    Scott
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As advertised on the view. Food and ambiance were very good. Crab was very good. Service was a bit spotty. Struggled with the initial drink order but rallied. We got the idea the server was not up to speed on the bar/drink infomation. Overall would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an amazing time
    BCGroup
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We made a reservation for 5pm, but we got their late by 45pm. Not only did the manager honored our reservation, he gave us the best scenic view in the whole restaurant. I had a sermon dish, which my lady had a steak dish. We my lady got her steak, we found that the stake was too well done and it tasted hard. When our server, Logan, inquired about the food, we told him that the stake was to my lady's liking. Without saying any words, he gently took the stake away from in front of her and he politely asked if my lady wanted something else. When she order a sermon dish as well, the manager of the restaurant came by and deliver the new order himself. We has a magnificent time at Rusty Scupper and we plan to go back again! The food was..wow!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced food
    Dayna
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not only is the food overpriced, but it is not great. It seems you are paying for the nice view.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rusty Scupper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall, the experience at this restaurant was disappointing. We had a nice view of the harbor and, though only two of us, were seated at a table for four. The larger groups in the restaurant appeared to be jammed into each other. The dishes were ok, though not particularly interesting. The salmon and crab cake entrees were good. The vegetables and rice were very buttery and overcooked and might appeal to some. The flourless chocolate cake had no subtlety at all, and they could just as well given us a pound bar of good chocolate. The prices for entrees were out of sync with the quality of food. Had the tab been half of what it was, this review would have been much more positive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with a view
    slrcpa
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Views are beautiful. Food was very good but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We did not want to go to one if the chain restaurants. This Food disappointed, returned a filet 2x. Striped bass was good rest disappointed. Very Overpriced for portion size. Poor service with attitude. Scenic views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too much salt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had the soup and "Boston Baked COD". "Boston Baked COD" - too much salt on the fish, vegetable and the mesh potato. I don't understand why the chief cooked it like that, the Cod is really a bad choice. Since there are a lot of other seafood restaurants, I will not visit this one, no more.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Rusty Scupper offers a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellent and the service is top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The view, food and service were good. There were many children and the noise level was high. One couple asked to be moved. Not a good choice for people trying to relax!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Downtown Baltimore
    walkerbob
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    From easy parking to Great Harbor views, and finally the best menu in Baltimore. Don't miss this one!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was excellent, but we won't visit it very often because it's so expensive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!!!
    Candy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Sunday brunch was fantastic! I am looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    Tastie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a restaurant for all occasions. Its extremely romantic especially at dusk and beyond. The service is always IMPECCABLE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    JTGrandIsland
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Gorgeous view!!!!Went for Sunday brunch and was not disappointed! The omelet stations were amazing with a ton of items to choose from.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    CRK3
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were in town for the weekend. The Rusty Scupper had good reviews and was a scenic walk from our hotel. We had a great meal and great service. I highly recommend taking the recomendations from the server. We ended up with a much better dinner than i think we would have otherwise. Also, the kids enjoyed it too becasue they got look at all the boats.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife's birthday
    Wifes31stbirthday
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my wife and a couple friends for dinner to celebrate my wife's 31st birthday ... Everything was wonderful from the food to the service ... They made sure we was very comfortable and our needs was met ... The good was awesome ... I read a lot of bad reviews and I can honestly say it most of just been a bad night Because everything was awesome seriously
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HQMC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Spent the weekend in Baltimore for our 25th wedding anniversary. Rusty Scupper was recommended and it didn't disappont. I got the scallops and my wife the lobster with crab filling. Both entrees were tremendous. Great window seats with a perfect veiw of the Harbor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok, would recommend
    jt300
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    food is good, wine list varied, little pricey but acceptable for location, ambiance and service... appetizer selection good, all meal portions moderate size... MD crab soup and bread w/ house roasted garlic dip very good... most always have seafood special offerings as add-on to menu... would recommend... better for adult dining, just ok for small children, do have limited kids menu... great view of Baltimore Inner Harbor from nearly every table in dining area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Lovefood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, knowledgeable staff, great views, awesome place!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long-awaited return
    seafoodnuts
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I had been out of the area for some time and were very much looking forward to a return visit to the Rusty Scupper. We had a beautiful harbor-view table right at sunset. The disappointment was in the food. The fried oyster appetizer was significantly over-cooked and the main dishes, I had blackened sea scallops and my wife had crab cakes, just lacked the careful preparation we remembered from the past. Nothing stays the same forever, I guess. The place is also VERY noisy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful afternoon
    MagyarMan
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My brother-in-law is visiting from his home in the Marshall Islands. He ,my wife and I had a wonderful late lunch. We all truly enjoyed ourselves.Great food , nice view and Malik our server was outstanding and took our banter with excellent whit. The parking was very convenient and reasonable. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing to disappoint
    LizzieT
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you want lunch with a great view of the Baltimore harbor, this restaurant can't be beat. We stuck to seafood choices and were very happy with our meals. Large portions for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience!
    1ManorTavernFan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We chose The Rusty Scupper for our anniversary, & we are so glad that we did! We made our reservation on Open Table & indicated that we were celebrating our anniversary & would like a table with a good view. We were taken to our table, right by the window, so thank you for listening! Our server, John, was awesome. He was friendly, super knowledgable & very attentive. Our fried oysters were great as our app. I ordered the Tilapia Francaise. The portion was huge, & the flavor was amazing! My husband had the Rockfish Chesapeake. It was good, but a little bland. We didn't want dessert, but John still brought us complimentary champagne for us to toast! We had an amazing experience! Thank you, John and the team at The Rusty Scupper! See you soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    JenuhG
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    excellent surf and turf. great service. nice ambiance however there were several children here at this visit and i do not think that it is a child appropriate restaurant. not the restaurants fault, but i wish they would not allow children after a certain time
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Inner Harbor View
    OneCuteCookie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Because of the view, Rusty Scupper is one of my favorite Baltimore restaurants. During this visit, our waitress was pleasant and the service was timely. The mahi mahi was moist and well seasoned and the lobster meat was sweet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch!!
    Buster0875
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What a great place!! From beginning to end the food, staff, atmosphere and location were all superb!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I started my brunch with a made to order omelette (sp?). Choices included shrimp, crab, ham, tomatoes, spinach, cheese, etc. I opted for the crab of course and was a bit disappointed. It had no seasoning and tasted very bland. Everything else was good but I would not recommend getting crab or shrimp in your omelette.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat, Drink, Laugh, Relax & Enjoy
    foodadventurist
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Rusty's brunch is absolutely scrumptious. It can not get any better when you have a wonderful variety of food coupled with the scenic view of the Inner Harbor and bottomless champagne and mimosas. The shrimp and scallop mac and cheese was to die for. It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday with my family. It is a bit pricey but oh well, you only live once (YOLO), so enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rita
    diner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was a great place to dine. The ambiance was lovely and the scene just breath taking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Iluvseafood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first time having a dinner party for my birthday and I wouldn't have pick any other place. The service was great. Everyone was so nice,friendly, and very helpful. The view was so breath taking. The restaurant was so beautiful inside and would so recommend this place and anybody. The food was alittle high for my liking but it was so worth every bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a bit of a landmark place.
    WG1987
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great views, convienient parking. I almost expected such a place to have mediocre food, but I was pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snickers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had dinner on Saturday, party of 5 everyone enjoyed their dinner, great service, ambience, everyone was very pleased
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly very good.
    Redhead
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The aspect I found most surprising was the noise level. My husband and I were seated at a table for 2 right by the window and we had a beautiful panoramic view of the city and the harbor. However, the noise level was such tht we had to lean forward to speak to each other and be heard. A number of times, both my husband and I had to cup our ear to hear what the other was saying. I think they need to decide if they are going to be a quiet romantic place or a noisy anything goes kind of a place. I don't think the two go very well together.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of town experience. ..
    Shoediva27
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was and continues to be excellent. Best restaurant hands down in the Inner Harbor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    ILikeToEat
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had high hopes, but not worth the price... Went for my daughter's 10th birthday. My wife's Mahi Mahi was over cooked, we had to ask them to take the dirty plates when the dinner came, and the waiter brought a piece of cake for my daughter with dirty dishes from the meal still at the table. For $230 for a family of 4, I would think there would be better service. Our waiter seemed lost, or brand new with no training, and when my older daughter asked another waitress that was just standing around where the bathroom was, she acted like she was being disturbed. She just said over by the hostess and turned away... Not what I would expect for an empty Wednesday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    summer14
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food and great view! The crab cake was amazing! I also highly recommend the Seafood Fra Diavalo. YUM!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Renewed Romance
    KindleRomanceagain
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My partner and I have been so busy with our grown kids and grandchildren we needed this romantic outing to re kindle the passion. This time out was a great opportunity to accomplish that. Very good food, atmosphere, and service. We have not been to Rusty Scupper in two years and it is good to know everything was just as good as we remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great views and food
    KASL
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great for special vacation dinner. Outstanding views and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, food not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great view but food not what I expected for the prices they charge
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate