About Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House

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.

46303 McClellan Way
Sterling, VA 20165
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 12 Noon – 11:00pm,, Sunday: 12 Noon – 9:00pm
Happy Hours - Mon. - Fri. 4 - 7 pm at the bar
1/2 Price appetizers , $ 2 Domestic Draft Beer and $ 3 draft craft beer

Monday Nights : Po Boy or Mas Burger with draft beer $ 10
Tuesday Nights: Choice of three tacos $10
Wednesday Nights: Bottle of wine 1/2 price with a purchase of an entrée
Thursday Nights - $ 1 Oyster/ Clams and 1/2 price Raw Bar
Friday Nights: $ 2 Domestic draft beer and $ 3 craft draft beer


Diner & Dance Every Second & Fourth Sunday 7 -10 Pm

Cross Street:
Leesburge Pike & Cascades Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 444-5400

Website:
http://www.captainmas.com/

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

Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.8

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3.3

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3.4

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Quiet

60% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Horrible service and food, bartender had to host, bartend and wait tables.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Restaurant was clearly short staffed. We waited at the door for about 5-10 minutes before we got greeted. It took about another 15 minutes to get our drink orders. Then we placed our appetizer. Took about another 15-20 minutes before we got out. The only good part was the food was worth the wait. Service not so much. It was one server plus two managers it looked like for the entire restaurant including the bar. All in all, the server did a decent job with only having one hand. Looked like he broke the other or sprained it. Food was worth the wait but not much else. First time there, and agreeably the last. You can spend $100 at McCormicks and get a better meal with better service.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was AMAZING! The ambiance was so-so...but we will definitely go back for the food! The crab mac and cheese was incredible, and the mussels were the largest I have ever had in a restaurant. It is wonderful to find a place that doesn't overcook crab legs and also has SO much crab in their crab cakes! My only suggestion for improvement is to upgrade the wine list / options.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is a hidden gem. The staff is very friendly, the food is very good. It's only challenge is that it is a little hard to find. It is well worth the effort.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

If you are looking for a great seafood spot in Loudoun county it's worth the drive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We twelve decided this was the most genuinely enjoyable dining experience we had had in recent times. Tucked away in a shopping center, it is a hidden gem well worth finding. The service from beginning to end was terrific, from wait staff to attentive owner/managers; we were made welcome. Each selection is made from scratch (NO Microwave on site!) and takes a little time. Everything is fresh, including chowder, soup and entrees. Significantly more accommodating and sincerely caring than most restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Disappointing...food was poor quality. (ie) fried oysters not fresh

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had fruit flies join us at the table. When we mentioned this to the waiter we were able to switch tables. When the flies rejoined us at the new table the maitre d' just kept saying this has never happened before. The food was ok but not spectacular. Maybe a little overpriced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Under appreciated local spot. A good value with consistently good food.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This place is GREAT!! The food is excellent, and well worth the money, the people are friendly, and the best part is you do not have to wait for a table; there is always seating available! If you want the authentic seafood experience and you have not tried this place, you are missing out!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Nice house salad and seafood in itself was good. Had the boil for 2, which the sauce was an unexpected type of Louisiana style. No spiciness and more like a bouillabaisse. Like return in a pinch. Food was ok but not remarkable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Reviews looked good online but when we arrived, at 7 pm on a Thursday night, there were only 3 cars outside. We didn't bother going in, not when every other restaurant in the area has lots of customers. Hmmm. BTW , I could only submit this by rating the dining experience - which we didn't have so those are not accurate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Excellent seafood for a fair price.

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·Dined on April 7, 2017

Authentic and delicious seafood!!! The service was great as always. The only thing that I would say is that the televisions should be within view of all customers and not just within a particular area, and the music could be better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Best seafood in the area! Everything that we tried from the menu was simply amazing. We love seafood and know good seafood when we see it.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Really lower than I expected.
Never again
Did not like it
So did the rest of the group

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Great food and Great service!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Finally a good place for seafood in Sterling area at a reasonable price!...great and friendly service

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Took my 8 year old daughter during a visitation weekend. We had the seafood boil. It was different than the boils we have had at other places but it was quite good. The place is small and was not crowded. The staff were friendly and spent time visiting. I enjoyed it and would recommend for a relaxed casual dining experience.

Tags: Spicy, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Nothing tasted good. Mac-n-cheese tasted rancid and fried oysters were mushy--we were afraid to eat either of them. Server never came back to refresh our drinks, and there was a horrible karaoke thing going on.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Restaurant appeared nice was very excited to go but upon arriving the air conditioner appeared to mot be working. It was about 80 degrees and extremely uncomfortable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Food was very expensive and mediocre at best. $16 for a small cereal bowl of lobster Mac and cheese, a $30 combo platter with 3 small overcooked scallops, 3 ok grilled shrimp and a rubbery piece of fish, and drinks that were often empty and VERY SLOW inattentive service, particularly given that the restaurant was barely 1/3 full. Restaurant was swelteringly hot as well. Doubtful we will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Food was below average not worth the price. Service slow and was not crowded. Air conditioner was broken.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 27, 2016

This is in an out of the way location, without that it would have a line out the door. Excellent service, fresh food and great tastes. I had the shrimp and grits, my wife the crab crusted mahi. Both were excellent, very large portions, and very fresh. I highly recommend this restaurant which we only found because we stayed at a local hotel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Great experience ! 1st timers @ Captain Mas. Brought my mom here for dinner while she was visiting from Arizona. She was throughly impressed with the food quality and service. Will definitely be returning soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Oysters were big and fresh, service was outstanding, all the food was excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Pan fried shrimp was second to none...no heavy breading just tasty sweet big shrimp!

Moms catfish was just like she wanted it: no pepper no extra stuff on it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 19, 2016

We had hoped to have a quiet dinner and thought we would try Captain Was. It was quite quiet. We were some of the only diners at 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night. The nut crusted mahi mahi with crab on top was delicious as were the mashed potatoes and spinach that accompanied it. The beer list could have been better but we had no complains about the service. It turned out to be a good meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Really good food, still had kids choices my semi picky children liked. Great portion on the calamari appetizer. Service was great too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2016

This is not a good seafood place. If you dare to get crabs from here, expect to pay a LOT for them. They just don't cut it as a good seafood place. I wanted them to succeed but there are hardly ever people there. I have been twice, and will not be going back. Maybe it's gotten better...but I am not willing to find out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Recently had dinner on a weekend evening, the restaurant was empty at 7 PM. That scared me a bit but we thought we would give it a try. Our server was a nice young lady and she did a good job, she was attentive and funny. The food was okay, not great, not horrible. I had the feeling that everything was frozen, rather than fresh and this includes the crab and the shrimp. I understand that expecting fresh seafood might be unrealistic, particularly looking at the volume of diners. All in all, it wasn't terrible but it wasn't great, maybe fair to good. If the prices were lower, I might consider an extra star but I felt that everything was overpriced considering the quality. I wish them luck and hope they succeed but think that they might want to make some changes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2016

The building, a minimally remodeled chain, has a homey and relaxed atmosphere. But the food is similar to a more upscale and foodie restaurant. Definitely try it out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2016

I was disappointed with the choice and quality of the food. The prices were very high given the mediocrity of the meal. The ambiance is that of a repurposed Ruby Tuesday with a couple of plastic crabs on the wall. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent, every thing. Valentine;s Day, menu well thought of and put together Every staff members were involved and working as a team to make it happen in a professional manner. Roses for the ladies . From me and T.L.I.M.L. (The Lady In My Life) Thanks to each and everyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was ok; the wine selection very poor and one wine was old and unpalatable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

WE'VE BEEN COMING HERE SINCE THEY FIRST OPENED AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISSAPOINTED

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Menu was limited, but very good. Shell fish was particularly good. The Mahi Mahi I had was over cooked. Dessert was very large.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We were celebrating a co-workers's birthday, and it was THE BEST experience! From the minute we walked in, we were greeted and seated, with enthusiasm. Our waiter was excellent, attentive, and quick. I'm so sorry that I forgot his name, because I really want to praise him. The managers/owners were always aware of the needs of their patrons, and personally went to every table. I was very impressed, and will recommend to family/friends, and return very soon! If I hadn't stayed at the Hampton Inn for work, I would have never known about it! It's a little tucked away, but quaint and cozy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times and the food is always on point. The service is really nice and the staff are very friendly. We take our guests from out of state here as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2015

Food was very very good. Loved the gator bites, crab quesadilla, and fried oyster. Gave the place an extra star due to generous portions. Will be back to try other things.

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