Jimmy's Famous Seafood

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Seafood
Since 1974, Jimmy's has exhibited a commitment to excellence in the restaurant industry second to none. Although made famous for our award-winning seafood and steamed hard-shell crabs, our menu also includes various tastes from all over the world, such as grilled lamb chops, a monstrous, savory prime rib, and barbecued baby back ribs. We have two seating areas - a casual, fun lounge and a beautiful dining room which is divided for those seeking to crack open some hot steamed crabs and those seeking intimacy. Seafood is flown in daily to ensure unrivaled freshness and to allow for new specials every evening!
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Not worth the money spent.

T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I did not feel like a valued customer. I felt rushed and the seating was uncomfortable. The blue crabs were overcooked and overpriced. We spent over $250 for a party of 6 that included 2 kids. It was my Dad’s birthday and there was no acknowledgment. It was an awful experience. 😔 It was not worth the 1 1/2 drive.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was excellent! We arrived early for a lunch celebration for our party of 10! Service was impeccable, drinks were delightful and the food was above and beyond our expectations! Thank you Jimmys! We will definitely return!

B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was superb! Nominated this as my new favorite restaurant to my family! Will definitely be back!

d
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is high in quality, but a little overpriced.

KG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crabcakes ever!! We will definitely be back!!

NK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get together with friends. Friendly and attentive wait staff and delicious food.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 8, 2019

This is so great to hear, thank you for the awesome review! We look forward to your next visit with us.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

When we were greeted by the hostess, I mentioned we had a reservation. The hostess proceeded to tell me there would be a wait, but that we could be seated immediately, if we sat at the bar.. thankfully someone else walked up and told the hostess we had a reservation and then took us to a table. Other than this happening we had a good experience and really enjoyed our food.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Jamie, thank you for the review and feedback! We are sorry for the misunderstanding at the beginning of the night but are happy to hear you still enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was so looking forward to this dinner as it was my boyfriend's birthday. I had to send my ceaser salad back as it tasted like water. Crab cakes were okay but I've had better. I think our waitress was new as every thing took a long time. The table next to sat down after us and was greeted right away.We were both unimpressed.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are disappointed to hear of your experience with us and apologize for the service you received. We always appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thanks so much!

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All the good we got on the special and for only 40.00. best 40.00 spent.
Have already made a date to come back. Have told friends to go and give it a try.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review and recommendations, Deb! We are thrilled you indulged in our dishes with us and can't wait to come back and try some more. Take care.

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was nice. Our appetizers were not entered and we did not receive them until after our entree. My steak was cooked perfectly but was cut in half when it arrived which I didn’t care for. Crab cake, sides and appetizers were very good. Will go back

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Bob! We are happy to hear you indulged in our steak and cakes with us and had a wonderful experience. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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RP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never rushed and the food was amazing

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 8, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review, Rachel, we are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, and the prices were excellent compared to some of the local competition in the area.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation, Brandon, we are happy you indulged in our dishes! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon and his trainee were great servers. I hope to have either of them in the future. As always, food was excellent.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, Rocco, we are thrilled you truly enjoyed your experience with us and received amazing service from Brandon. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jimmys is always great. Crème Brûlée cheesecake is just absolutely insane! It’s the highlight. Though I will say the Greek dressing was underwhelming. But still Jimmy’s rocks!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled our creme brulee cheesecake is one of your favorite dishes to indulge in with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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WG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and a good time. The wait staff was awesome.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for the great review, William, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server Thomas was excellent!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 1, 2019

Gary, thank you for the wonderful review! It's so great to hear of the amazing service from Thomas and that you enjoyed your meal with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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DN
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jimmy's has excellent food. We have been there often and normally have seafood, as all 5 of us did Thanksgiving evening. As before, the crabcakes were amazing . No crabcakes in Baltimore are better! Our waitress, Lauren, was outstanding. Her high level of customer service and her commitment to truly caring about her guests were impressive. Lauren's upbeat, positive style contributed to a real nice dining experience.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! It's so great to hear of the exceptional service provided to you by Lauren on Thanksgiving and we are thrilled everyone thoroughly indulged in seafood dishes. We can't wait to see you again soon to enjoy more of our famous crab cakes!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for the great review, we are happy you truly enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, but the acoustics are such that the main room was pretty noisy for conversation. Very glad I made a reservation; we were seated very promptly.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 28, 2019

Chris, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and received wonderful service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DJ
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall a really great visit to Jimmy's. We had a complicated group where the reservation was for 10, 1 person dropped out last minute and 2 people showed up very late. The waitress took 7 of the orders and I am guessing the waitress waited for the remaining 2 people's order to be ready with the other 7. This caused for what I can describe as warmer overcooked food, food that had been sitting under a warmer and got additional layer of cooking overtime. But it would have been nice to be asked if the 7 wanted their food when it was ready or wait on the full table to be completed. We were also not informed of the no split check policy until when we received the check at the end which lead to a confusing (our groups fault not Jimmy's) splitting of the check.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 28, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Dave. We are disappointed to learn of the miscommunication and the confusion but are happy you were still able to truly enjoy the visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon as you continue to try things from our menu and thoroughly indulge in our dishes! Take care.

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DR
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Jimmy's and it was better than expected. The food was delicious, drinks were good, the service was great. The server knew the menu and offered some great suggestions. We were full and happy to have leftovers for the next day. We are now lifelong customers.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 28, 2019

Ron, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your first experience with us and even had enough to indulge in leftovers the next day. We look forward to the many visits to come as you continue to explore and try things from our menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Our server, Taylor was wonderful. It was a great time!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review, we are happy you had such a wonderful time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All 4 of us ordered crab cakes. Definitely ranks among the best of Maryland crab cakes. Also ordered clams casino. Topping tasty but clams a bit tough and chewy. Stuffed mushroom caps delicious! Great service. Prompt and friendly. Will definitely return to try some of the other offerings.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear everyone truly enjoyed our famous crab cakes with us and indulged in other dishes as well. We can't wait to see you again to keep trying dishes from our vast menu!

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d
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High quality food. Price isn't cheap, nor are the portions huge, but taste and quality is superb.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Doug, we are happy to hear you truly indulged with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks with great service. Recommend highly.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation, John, we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Made reservations to visit this restaurant after leaving the Ravens game. We arrive and check in. We wait to be seated but when it’s time to seat us, we are told we can’t be seated in the restaurant because my husband has on sweatpants.....there was no mention or posting of a dress code. So we sit at the bar. I ordered steamed crabs but told we can’t eat crabs at the bar! So we ask can we move to the tables in the bar area and told yes. Before we are served, were told the table is actually reserved...with no reserved sign and the bartender didn’t know because she said we could sit there!
The manager then moves us over to the sports bar side to finally dine. Good food but experience ruined!

This could have all been avoided with a note about the attire.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback! We are sorry for the miscommunication you received during your visit but are happy you were still able to enjoy and indulge in our steamed crabs after the Raven's game. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our first time there and we'll be back. Food was great!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 19, 2019

Stacey, it's so great to hear you enjoyed your first experience with us and that you will be back! Thank you for the awesome review.

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was way over priced and wasn't that good. Chicken very dry...drinks were not good. Cream of crab had no crab in it. Very disappointed.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Barabara. We are disappointed to learn of your experience with us and sincerely apologize for the meals you received. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed when I come to Jimmy's. Food and the service was amazing.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Macy, we are thrilled you always thoroughly enjoy your time with us. We look forward to the many visits to come!

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AR
Baltimore
11 reviews