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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Rusty Scupper - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
473 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (395)special occasion (279)romantic (200)good for groups (152)great for brunch (133)fit for foodies (100)neighborhood gem (77)notable wine list (76)great for lunch (69)kid-friendly (54)hot spot (53)late-night find (39)great for outdoor dining (30)vibrant bar scene (20)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was our first time and we will surely be returning and our waiter was outstanding........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, crummy food
    dibby
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Go for a drink and drink in the view, but don't waste your money on their expensive mediocre food. The servers are well meaning, but not well trained. The place is a great waste of an opportunity to shine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful View
    HungryWalker
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Rusty Scupper was the perfect spot for our out of town friend to enjoy some Maryland crab cakes. She loved the food and the view. Thanks for making our experience so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Heard that they had revamped and improved their menu. It was terrible. Probably will attract out of towners that really just want a view. Sorry our anniversary was wasted on this place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic experience
    Dsilve2
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had a hard time trying to decide where to bring some out of town guests for dinner, then I remembered Rusty Scupper. I recall going a few times as a kid, but lost touch growing up and started going to newer places that were opening up around the harbor. I have to say I was very impressed and so were the 5 out of town guests I brought with me. Everyone got to enjoy crab cakes and soup and it really was a great representation of Baltimore, Maryland. I've rediscovered a great restaurant in the area and will definitely be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rusty Scupper, Baltimore
    AtlantaTim
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great views of Inner Harbor. Excellent service started moment we walked in the door and were warmly greeted by the manager, continued throughout the meal. Excellent cocktails, food and wine, desert and coffee. Good selection on both food and wine menus. They don't give anything away but, overall, prices are generally reasonable in view of the quality, the views and the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good Brunch
    Sadie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The brunch has something for everyone. Food is very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great celebratory spot
    Srucke0
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Came to celebrate a win in a recent competition knowing nothing about the restaurant. We were blown away. Service was impeccable. Brunch choices were astounding. Drinks were timely and included. The view and live jazz made for an unparalleled atmosphere. Can't wait to have another reason to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!!
    Kini
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a group of 6 and the service and quality of the food was excellent - would highly recommend this Sunday brunch to all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • family event
    Blackbeauty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My family and I were very pleased with the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • back at The Scupper
    Craig
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    HAven't then to the rusty scupper for about 20 years. The food was great. The restaurant was very scenic. The waitstaff was very attentive.all told, my family had a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner was average
    fishbays
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The meal was good. Not outstanding. Service was lackluster. Example, I ordered a unsweetened iced tea. I got the iced tea, but had to ask for sweetener. Attention to the little things like this are what separates an ok experience to an outstanding. Price was high. I do expect better service when the establishment is charging top dollar.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner for Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I picked the Rusty Scupper restaurant to celebrate our birthdays. It had been over 15 years since the two of us have had dinner there and the changes were amazing. The restaurant is beautiful, and we were lucky enough to have a table by the window that made it even more wonderful. The Martini I had was the best ever [I wish I could remember the young lady's name who made it for me] and the food was delicious. Thank you for this most memorable evening at the Rusty Scupper.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Experience!
    Snaregroove
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had an absolutely brilliant evening. Arrived very early for the reservation so we took some time to relax at the bar until our table was ready. The staff at the host stand were very polite and accommodating. The bar had a good vibe and we were right next to the piano player who was fantastic! Once we were seated the night just got even better. Our server was extremely polite and knowledgeable. We started with the Calamari which was perfectly cooked w/ just enough breading. Then I had the grilled rock fish with a crab cake and my gf had the blackened scallops (w/o the blackening). Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly! The only unfortunate part was we were both stuffed and had no room for dessert! Thanks for a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Every detail was perfect! Service, food, view, ambience...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    JackN
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When visiting Baltimore, a water taxi ride to the 'Scupper is a must. We celebrated our daughter's 1st marathon here with a table by the water and were pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The host was fantastic. Our server was attentive. My dinner was absolutely delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    travelandeat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Yes the food was good but most notable was the service. Although the waiter made a small mistake with our order, he and the manager went above and beyond to make it right with us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome view but ok food
    lavinia
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I was celebrating my best friend's birthday and a double rainbow appeared when we entered the restaurant after a nasty day of rainy weather. It was a special celebration with complimentary and delicious chocolate cake. Harbor view was spectacular and service was excellent. Everything seems perfect to the hot bread & dip but the main entrees which were disappointing. The crab cakes and stuffed tilapia with crab meat were mushy. The sides of green beans and wild rice were perfectly cooked to my liking though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Same food
    Wolfe
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been here several times and I was initially impressed by the ambiance, scenic view of inner harbor, and the food. On my subsequent visits, I found out the the food was the same as my last few visits. This time, I didn't love the food as much as before, maybe since the novelty has worn off. The sirloin was terrible, very rubbery and the server/carver was not very hospitable. The shrimps are small like baby shrimps! No crab cakes? I'd rather go to the buffet at Marriott Waterfront ... Food is 10x better even though not as extensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing can explain!
    WeRhooked
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    From the scenery to the lavish buffet, the food was epicable beyond imagination. The savory flavor of the juiciest most tender steaks , to the refined meticulous seasoning of the mussels, our mouths were literally a place of heaven for the 45 minutes my partner and I shared in your establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staycation fab!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were originally going to go to Ouzo Bay, but the menu turned me off not recognizing all of the feature foods. However since we were staying in the Inner Harbor I used yelp to find the this location. The reviews were amazing and I have to say our time there was even better. We had a fantastic waitress named Maggie. Maggie was so sweet, kind and witty. Knew everything on the menu w/o even looking. Made great suggestions. Just please make sure you all stop by and ask for Maggie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    25n2016
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A co-worker came to see the new Baltimore Horseshoe Casino! Where the Casino was lacking in their overall percentage of monetary give backs at the slots, the Rusty Scupper made up for it 10x over in the food department!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time
    2eatandgreet
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time dining at Rusty Scupper; good choice. Great food, service and ambiance. Views of the Inner Harbor were great! Great place to go for a romantic dinner. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food not great price value
    Suzy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food good. Not great price value. Larger portions or less price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and Service
    rxday
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I arrived after 9 pm and were promptly seated with great view. The food and service was excellent. I loved the Fried Oysters and stuffed shrimp. My girlfriend loved the Lobster. I will return next time I am in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely food and good service
    TonyM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Will definitely re-visit this place, lovely food and excellent location with harbor views and the waitress was very attentive helpful and polite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect B-Day Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have a great time dining at Rusty Scupper with family and friends for my birthday. The food and ambiance was excellent. My family and I are already planning to return. Thanks for a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Great Food!
    Twhity
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great view and Great food! Brought my girlfriend there on Friday night. I got the Crab Cakes and they were amazing! She had the Cream of Crab soup and she said it was great. It was a little different from most crab cakes I've had in the area but amazing!(Think that had something to do with the sauce they put on top of it)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the usual excellence
    JoeTexVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We make this visit an annual ritual in conjunction to our visit to the Annapolis Boat Show-once again worth the drive. The restaurant again honored our request for "our" small corner table overlooking the inner harbor. Our waiter was excellent-attentive but not overbearing. The crab cakes were outstanding, but accompanying lobster tails on the evening "surf and surf" special was a bit tough. Not sure if it was the lobster or the prep, but not up to the Scupper's normal product. Dinner was topped off with the multi-layer cake with Godiva chock let icing and a Bailey's-a fine closing to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Desserts
    kadedoyin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I experienced the Rusty Scupper for the first time taking a friend to lunch. The food was well prepared, attractive to the eye, but I prefer stronger seasoning in my dishes and had to add salt. However, the desserts were fantastic, particularly the bread pudding. That was enjoyed at home. I had the Sweet Potato Cheesecake, which was also good, but my companions raved about the bread pudding. As it does not have raisins but replaced it with cherries, if you don't care for raisins, this is the one. If you do like raisins, you won't miss it. The praline sauce was what made it a hit for me. It was also drizzled over my cheesecake. YUM!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special
    meathead
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I wanted to do something nice for our 32 Anniversary and we hit a homerun going to Rusty. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Baltimore experience
    BuckeyeTraveler
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We chose Rusty Scupper from Open Table for dinner during a weekend trip to the Baltimore area. We were very pleased with everything about it. The view from our corner window table was outstanding! Our server was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. My husband loves to try local oysters when we're on the coast so he got the sampler and said they were all some of the best he's had. We would recommend Rusty Scupper and will definitely come back the next time we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Sunday Brunch
    Skyway
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    One of the nicest brunches I've been to. Food was excellent, service was attentive but not intrusive, views spectacular. But you would expect this for a very pricey $40! Biggest shock was $8.00 for parking after validation!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Request special seating for a special occasion on a short notice, and they came through. Wait staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review your bill!
    Scubarican
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I would have given Eric 5 stars for service but somehow I got charged a 31 dollar bottle of wine on a 325 check which I did not notice until I arrived home. Kind of ruined what would have been a nice experience. This place is pricey to begin with without being charged for something you didn't get. Lost a star on the food because the appetizer Mussels marinera were not great. Somewhat on lower scale of places with less status. The calamari appetizer was tasty but rubbery. Loved the bread and the lobster.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quite surprised!
    FastRideVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I was in Bmore on business and ended up being in the city later than expected. I looked up restaurants on open table and saw Rusty Scupper (the name didn't appeal to me so I kept scrolling). I asked a local and that was his first recommendation. I quickly went back to open table and made a reservation. I'm GLAD I did. The food, service, and view were exceptional. Our waiter Christian was very knowledgable about the menu. The thing that I really liked is that the manager asked if we ended anything and he actually took our order. Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. It's only been three days and I'm already ready to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We dine here for our anniversary every year. Logan was an ouystanding server who made the night very enjoyable for my wife and I. Maryland at its best
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch at the Inner Harbor
    PasadenaSkipper
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Signature attraction of the Rusty Scupper is the wonderful view of the Inner Harbor - that's a given. We were there for Sunday brunch, which offered a terrific array of choices - typical scrambled eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, & French toast, along with an excellent selection of fruits, seafoods (shrimp, oysters, mussels), meat and pasta dishes, the works. And a very nice jazz combo for background music. Food quality was excellent, everything was fresh, well prepared, tasty. Service was excellent, from the reception desk to our table - cheerful, welcoming, helpful, responsive but not obtrusive. In a word, very professional. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience, much better than the average franchise fare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food
    MoetteVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The best brunch I have in year. Delicious food and excellent service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.