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Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House

4.2
4.2
217 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Captain Mas welcomes you to our fabulous Dining Room. It's the only place where you can enjoy eating steamed hard shell crabs and the finest, freshest seafood in Sterling's most beautiful restaurant setting. We offer a menu full of classic seafood dishes, live crabs, steak and vegetarian options. In addition, we will offer daily specials depending on what is in season. Four Star Chef, Frank Imbarlina, together with our Executive Chef, have combined forces to bring together a most exciting menu. Their skills and cooking techniques are the reasons that we know we will have the best seafood in the Washington Metropolitan area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 444-5400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We take great pride in serving the finest, freshest seafood. We put high demands on our suppliers to deliver the catch daily in order to serve the tastiest and freshest dishes, unsurpassed anywhere. Host your event with us and treat your guests to a seafood experience they are sure to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Lily Tahmassian: (855) 614-5945

  • Neighborhood

    Sterling

  • Cross street

    Leesburge Pike & Cascades Parkway

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. JB

    JosephB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our food came out fast and delicious. We will be back soon to sample more off their very large menu. If you enjoy seafood, this is a great place to go.
  2. D

    Dinner

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was my birthday celebration. The food and service was superb. We will dine here again.
  3. D

    Docdavis4l

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Monday evening 6:30 pm and my wife and I walked over from nearby Hampton Inn with reservation. Seated immediately by Captain Mas himself. (A server had not shown up so he was filling in.) Good menu options. Crab cakes are very good and the lobster in my Surf and Surf was delicious. The garlic mashed potatoes had too much garlic for my taste. The clam chowder was tasty but not much clam. Red sangria a disappointment tasting more like watered down wine with little fruit. Decadence chocolate dessert a winner.
  4. MM

    MissMel

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful seafood...as usual! I had the combo platter with snow crab legs and crabcake with sauteed spinach and garlic mash...delicious! The stuffed shrimp with crab is also fantastic. Huge portions and everything is hot and tasty. Definitely will be back again!
  5. MS

    MicheleS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive waitstaff, an extremely pleasurable dining experience.
  6. MM

    MissMel

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there for Mother's Day lunch, and although they were a little short-staffed, the service was friendly and responsive, and we all enjoyed our meals. Wonderful crabcakes (with tons of lump crab meat...hard to find nowadays), stuffed shrimp with crab and huge portions. The mashed potatoes and spinach sides were delicious! The owner gave us red roses for each mother - very classy and personal touch. We'll definitely be back again!
  7. KL

    KimberlyL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food, especially the crabs and shrimp and lobster tails. The service was ok, as we had a reservation but didn’t need it as no one greeted us at the door and we seated ourselves. The food is great but driving up to the restaurant it looks closed down and dilapidated
  8. PC

    PatrickC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. We had a successful celebration with excellent food, service and a low level of hassle. The overall feel is definitely down home, with some relic boats in the yard, it feels casual and friendly. If I could afford to, I would come more often, but the prices to me were a little high. The crowd on a Friday night was light, and it's not because the food isn't great...It definitely is awesome. I would improve the french fries, though. They were decidedly average.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood was so fresh. Great staff. Amazing.
  10. CW

    CherylW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Decided on Captain Mas for my husband’s birthday dinner. The service was amazing, food was very good but the place was empty on a Thursday evening. It put a damper on the experience.
  11. r

    ryanne

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was great all the food was nice and hot and good. I will definitely be coming back. The owner and all the staff was great. I would give this whole restaurant/visit a 10/10 and will be back soon!!
  12. JM

    JMarkman

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food was pretty terrible; the crab and artichoke dip was 95% cheese and the fish and chips were 95% breading. At least the fries were decent, though! The service was also good, if a bit slow, which was odd since there were only three other tables filled. Still managed to be too loud for us to hear ourselves talk, though...
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was great and I’d like to go back on a day that isn’t a holiday. My husband and I made reservations here for Valentine’s Day weeks beforehand, and no one at the restaurant seemed prepared for an extra busy dinner rush. Our reservation was for 8:00, we weren’t seated until after 8:20, and then no one came to take our drink order for another 20 minutes. We came very close to walking out, but I’m glad we didn’t because the food was very good. The crab cakes were fantastic! I understand that everyone is understaffed right now, but it was very frustrating to be kept waiting for so long without anyone so much as looking our way. Our server had no clue that we’d been seated at first and was appalled that no one had even brought waters to the table.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience. We love New England style seafood, and I felt a strong connection to this place right away. Great portions of everything we ordered, and each item did not disappoint. Stuffed lobster tails, the chowder, crab spinach dip, deserts and drinks were all outstanding. The menu goes real deep with all sorts of great stuff so we will surely be back. I saw a lot of folks hugging as they came in so there are def a bunch of regulars. Last but not least….incredible service from the one and only “LEO”! ….. and the crowd chanted! This place will now be in our regular rotation. You will not be disappointed.
  15. RL

    RichardL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family dinner. We were a large party and the gentleman took very good care of our party.
  16. TJ

    TJS99

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Our server was awesome, food was like a home cooked meal and there was tons of it for sure. The building felt dirty and old though and needed some assistance. If it weren’t for that they would have gotten a 4 for sure
  17. T

    Tootie

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood and family fun place!
  18. MS

    MS89

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is way underrated. The food is amazing, the service and stuff are the most customer friendly than any other place we've been to in the NOVA area. Definitely highly recommend it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful !
  20. PM

    PatchesMcMatt

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It seemed the place was not busy at all when we arrived. There were maybe half a dozen tables seated at that time. And yet we waited to be acknowledged at the hosted area for about 10 minutes before someone finally came to greet and seat. We asked to sit outside as it was a bit noisy indoors with all the people at the bar. Only one table outside had an umbrella and one row of tables was enclosed in a party tent with a reserved sign placed on the table. It began to rain shortly after our food arrived so we migrated into the covered tent. Our server said this was ok as it was only ‘reserved’ for the owners family but since they were apparently understaffed, that visit probably was not going to happen. Our server was great and really deserves all the stars I’ve given in this review. The food is just OK. Lots of seasoning in the seafood combination dish. Bordering on too much. Value seemed OK as well though they skimp on the crab. There was only one claw cluster in the seafood combination dish we ordered. Overall not a terrible experience for us on this particular visit. I’d be willing to return if I knew they were fully staffed and provided cover for all of the outdoor seating instead of just the one table and the party tent.
  21. M

    Mskia00h

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was amazing. The owners came out and talked to us. He checked to ensure our food was good and congratulated us on the occasion that we were celebrating. The food was good. We ordered appetizers, drinks and entrees. Fresh and seasoned! We will be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! Friendly staff! Nice atmosphere! Nice portions! I'll definitely be back.
  23. VL

    VictoriaLake

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Loved coming here with my friends on a double date. It surely gets messy when you get a boil but it was good! The owner and his wife are hilarious and will always strike up a conversation. The only thing was that service was friendly but it did take almost half an hour for a salad to come out.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leo provided the best service. Can’t wait to go back to try more items on the menu. Everything was delicious to include the drinks
  25. BC

    BCinVA

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Stay away!! Service is beyond horrible. A reservation means nothing to them. We were told the kitchen was backed up so we would have to wait at least 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. There were 3 other tables seated at the time. If they can't handle 4 tables, what's the point of being open.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and they were very accommodating to my allergy. Overall great experience
  27. T

    Truthis

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Basic, Descent and Affordable Eat-in Dining! No Frills & Thrills.
  28. t

    texasholder

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never had service. Person came by once in 30 minutes. Ended up leaving. No dinner
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    We were seated snd it took quite a while to get drinks. Then our drinks sat on empty for over 10 mins only to be told they ran out of the sweet tea and the lemonade we had previously been drinking. Luckily they didn’t charge us for them. We ordered the boil for two and it was terrible. Potatoes were undercooked. The lobster I paid extra for was over cooked as well as the shrimp. About the only thing cooked right we’re the crabs, corn, and the sausage. It was over 50 mins to get there from DC. I wouldn’t be back unless I happened to be in the area. They are worth a second shot on maybe a better night but not to go out of my way for it.
  30. FZ

    FrederickZ

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Thank you.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent and a great value. The crab cakes were real; they had lots of crab meat with little filler.
  32. SW

    SteveW

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large group dinner after a wedding weekend. Awesome menu and service and meals were terrific. Everything came out hot and delicious. Recommend the fried snapper...presentation is something to experience! Great end to a great weekend. Glad to support a locally owned restaurant.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Great service and great people but the food not really what I would like it to be
  34. DS

    DSmith

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was excellent and the service generally great. We were seated quickly and providing a rose to the ladies was a nice touch. We had a little issue getting a second glass of wine, as they evidently ran out of wine glasses. Sadly the ambiance really detracted from the otherwise great time. It just looked a little run down, and not like what you would expect from an up to date restaurant. It did not appear that any of the furniture was ripped or too worn, just not what I would expect. So if you can get past that, then I recommend it highly. I would suggest they invest in a little capital renewal. They could probably recapture some of the expenses in higher prices, as the food was that good.
  35. JN

    JennyN

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. A little pricey. Desert was horrible . One waitress taking care of 6 busy tables. Drinks overpriced
  36. M

    Mick

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Not the freshest crab..
  37. m

    michaelk

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In town from ny and our whole rockfish was delicious. Fried oysters were delicious. Our server Leo was so pleasant and attentive that we thought he was the owner. The owner also stopped by to ensure that we were doing well. Wld drive from ny to visit again.
  38. AS

    AaronS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I was expecting more flavor from the steam pot. They use a tomato based sauce.
  39. RH

    RobertH

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was really good. The venue was primarily a bar atmosphere, and it happened to be a “borrowed” venue for a Russian trivia game in Russian. Looked like the Russian speaking customers had fun.
  40. MS

    MarjorieS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got a half dozen jumbo steamed blue crabs. They were perfectly cooked and seasoned. There was not a light crab in the lot. We also ordered crab cakes and hush puppies. The crab cakes were wonderful as were the hush puppies. You can not go wrong with this restaurant. I know we will be going back very soon. Thank you Captain Mas!

FAQs

Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 444-5400.

Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House is rated 4.2 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House

46303 McClellan Way Sterling, VA 20165

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Leesburge Pike & Cascades Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Sterling

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 444-5400

  • Private party facilities

    We take great pride in serving the finest, freshest seafood. We put high demands on our suppliers to deliver the catch daily in order to serve the tastiest and freshest dishes, unsurpassed anywhere. Host your event with us and treat your guests to a seafood experience they are sure to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Lily Tahmassian: (855) 614-5945

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