Jimmy's Famous Seafood

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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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C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience manager was acting non shalont did not care about my concern

JW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food is great, treat yourself or your other half. Will be going back on the regular now.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a nice time. Food was good. Crab dip pretzel was a little too salty for me, coddies were too creamy- like crab dip but everyone else seemed to be happy with their meals.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room was surprisingly nicely appointed. We had heard that it had been recently renovated and were very pleased by the design. However, it was fairly noisy inside the dining room. Our group of 4 had no problems hearing each other in our lively conversation!

The wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious. We had their mussels appetizer and oyster Rockefeller appetizer. They were fabulous. Our main courses were fish, it is a seafood restaurant after all! You can order the fish in any of four different cooking methods. We decided on the Mediterranean seasoning on our broiled fish. It was cooked to perfection and nicely presented. We ordered a side of asparagus which was also very nicely cooked.

While we don’t normally order desserts, the desserts presented were absolutely stunning so we just had to do it. One couple ordered crème brûlée and the other couple ordered a chocolate mousse cake. It was an excellent way of capping off a great meal.

While I felt that the prices were a bit on the high side, we felt that he did not detract from a great meal and we will be back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback. We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your experience with us and indulged in our atmosphere, dinner dishes, and even tried some dessert. We hope to see you again soon as you continue to explore and try other dishes with us! Take care.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and it was great! Our server was Yianni who was awesome! Everyone was so friendly, was nice to our young son... and the food was amazing!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy you had such a great first experience with us and truly enjoyed your time. We can’t wait to see you again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Never disappoints...already looking forward to our next visit.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, we can’t wait to see you again soon either!

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BL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jimmys Seafood. This was our first time going since the new year, and it was just as fabulous as 2019. I had the chicken imperial and my fiancé had the crab cakes. We both got mashed potatoes. Great service and yummy food!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you had another wonderful experience with us in the new year and truly indulged in our dishes. We look forward to the many more visits to come this year! Take care.

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JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is "famous" for the crab cakes and I can see why. The crab cakes are delicious and the value is worth the favor. We tried the calamari and it was awesome, so if you are looking for an appetizer, I highly recommend it. Order the macaroni and cheese crabby style, I've had better. My spouse tried the BYO pasta and loved it. I suggest you make a reservation if you plan to go on a Friday night as it can get very busy. Management and staff are very friendly.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Jocelyn, thank you for the great review and recommendations. We are thrilled you indulged in our famous crab cakes with us as well as other seafood dishes. We can’t wait to see you again soon as you continue to try other things from our menu.

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TC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We dined with Jimmy's Friday night because we heard the crabs were good. We ordered a dozen of what we were told was a mix of medium/large and they were far from what was advertised. A majority were small, empty crabs. We were extremely disappointed that Jimmy's staff would even consider selling those crabs to customers.

In addition, I met a random woman in the bathroom who asked me if this was my first visit. I told her yes, we had the crabs and were disappointed. She shared that it was also her first time and they were extremely disappointed as well.

Overall, the service was good. Crabs horrible. I would have totally respected them saying we aren't selling crabs today because they didn't pass their standards. In this case, there didn't seem to be any.


Thanks,
Tanya

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

We have been about a dozen times in the past year, love there imperial toast and fried oysters! We come down from Harford County. Service is very slow which is typical. If you order a drink and appetizers at the same time they will typically come out together. Pro tip order a drink and wait to order your appetizers until the drink arrives. My other peeve is the table and chairs, the legs of the tables are chunky and the feet are right where your chair leg wants to go if you don't want to compete for space with the person sitting next to you. Great place for Maryland crabs but stay away from the Snow or King Crab they don't open the shells and only provide a shell cracker that works great on brittle shells not so much on the flexible shells usually found on a King or snow crab. In other words you make a giant mess trying to get the meat. I promise one thing, the great food makes up for the less than stellar service and uncomfortable tables! Definitely in my top 5 must dine in Baltimore!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear you have visited Jimmy’s often in the past year making the trip from Harford County and always truly enjoy your meal with us. We always appreciate the feedback from our guests and look forward to the many more visits to come as you continue to explore and indulge in our menu. Take care.

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TI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I would recommend. This visit, unfortunately- was not our best. our food came out way to fast! we were about 2 bites into our soup and our entrees were out. the timing was way off and as we were out to celebrate our sons graduation, we wanted our meal spaced out to be enjoyable and not feel rushed.
the food was great, but 2 of us got the seafood platter. BOTH people who got that said the cod was very bland and boring.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 7, 2020

Tina, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback on your most recent visit with us and do apologize it was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate the recommendation, still, and look forward to you enjoying the Jimmy’s you have come to love! Take care.

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CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad’s 83rd Birthday. Everything was great. Lexi our server was great.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review, CeeCee. We are thrilled you chose Jimmy’s to celebrate your father’s birthday and truly enjoyed your time. We hope to see you again soon!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service was excellent. Could use a little more lighting to see the menu. I will come again and so should you. Best seafood I've had in this area.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 4, 2020

Shondra, thank you so much for the amazing review! We are thrilled you indulge in our seafood dishes with us and can’t wait to see you again soon. Take care.

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A
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Jimmy’s! We had a great time and really enjoyed our meal. Surprisingly, it was Restaurant Week so we were able to enjoy a 3-course meal for a fraction of the price. Dave was our sever and he was AMAZING. He did a great job with entree and appetizer ideas! Great date night!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review, Autumn! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed restaurant week with us and received wonderful service. We can’t wait to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance waitress was awesome, pleasant and knowledeable about the menu. Can't wait to dine at Jimmy's again.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed your experience with us and indulged in our food and atmosphere. We can’t wait to see you again soon.

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B
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DAVE!!! Outstanding Server! We come here often and let me say DAVE!!!!! was awesome he went over and beyond! Such a pleasant young man!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled to hear of the exceptional service from Dave and will be sure to pass this along to him. We can’t wait to see you again soon.

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CR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. Waiter was amazing, delicious food. You have to try the old bay popcorn shrimp. I will definitely one come.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 4, 2020

Carmen, thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! It’s so great you had such an amazing first experience with us and tried our old bay popcorn. We can’t wait to see you again soon as you continue to explore and try other dishes.

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DK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Never a bad buy, but too noisy, server very slooow as was food delivery. To much garlic on roasted potatoes, prime rib a little tuff. Others in party enjoyed their meal also, but noise and service was also a bother to them also. Our 2nd time there in 2 months, but we are going to take a break from there to discover more food places.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you for the review and feedback, Deb. We can’t wait to see you again soon to continue to try other dishes with us.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As usual everything was good that’s why I travel over an hour to enjoy the food. The waitress could’ve been a little more attentive but wasn’t bad!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review! It’s so great you travel long to indulge with us and look forward to the many more visits to come!

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WC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food and service we're good however there are no acoustics for all the people in one large room. Large room should have been divide with tables and booths to help with sound. I haven't been to Jimmy's for 20 years and because of the noise level it will be another 20 ...

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for the review and feedback, William. We are happy you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waitstaff failed to communicate up charges for modifications to menu. Failed to advise additional fees. The front suggest parties of 6 or more would be automatically charged gratuity but actually any size party is charged. Menu price showed one cost for combo platter but check was a few dollars more. A meal that should have been $46 (with cocktail) was $67!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize if there wasn’t clear communication with the menu changes and appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again soon to indulge with us some more. Take care.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was GREAT a little pricey but food was good

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 31, 2020

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

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b
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I didn’t love the soups but my boyfriend did. The crab cakes and sides were top notch and the “brookie” for dessert was delicious. The restaurant was somewhat noisy but the ambiance was warm and dark. The server was very polite but very slow. We ordered our entire meal including dessert shortly after we were seated (when he brought our water), but we were still there for an hour and forty minutes.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you indulged in our crab cakes with us as well as the brookie. We appreciate the feedback, otherwise, and hope to see you again soon!

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KT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service, the food, the ambiance always on point. Never disappointed. Just make sure you make a reservation

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Kevin, we are thrilled you always truly enjoy your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! A bit pricey, but perfect for special occasions!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation, Grant, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, quick friendly service and the food is delicious

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 28, 2020

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

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Me and my wife attended last night with a reservation for our date night. We walked in excited to have a great night, dressed very nice as is our custom on date nights. After saying hello to the hostess and being greeted with a “do you have a reservation?” Another hostesses came behind the counter and whispered something to the hostess who greeted us and the hostess who greeted us responded by telling us “unfortunately, we do not allow sweatpants, yoga pants, or athletic leggings in our dining room.” *....silence* Me and my wife look at one another confused and then respond to the hostess saying “neither of us are wearing any of that...” The hostess replied saying “I apologize, I thought I heard someone say sweatpants.” Her apology was very insincere and betrayed her embarrassment. But it didn’t stop there. A few moments later as she slowly and reluctantly looked up our reservation an older gentlemen, who I presume is the manager, came out to inspect me and my wife’s outfits. Me and my wife stood there waiting as he proceeded to look me and my wife up and down for nearly 5 seconds and then walk over to the hostess and saying, “they’re fine” as she looked befuddled. This was a very unpleasant experience and I certainly hope we were not subject to racial profiling. Regardless of me and my wife’s race, the hosts involved in this incident have no idea who me and wife are. And while it is clear that you all have served a number of high profile celebrities, who’s to say we’re not important people? That could’ve been a grave mistake. And if it wasn’t so late, me and my wife certainly would have left after that unpleasant exchange. But aside from that experience with the hosts, our food was delicious and our waitress Taylor was awesome and kind. I strongly recommend replacing the hosts with people who are pleasant and welcoming when greeting customers.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback, Drew. We do have a very strict policy of no athletic wear in our dining area but sincerely apologize for the way our team handled the whole situation. We are happy to hear you were still able to enjoy your food and meal with us and Taylor made your experience that much better.We hope to see you again soon to try more dishes from our menu and truly indulge. Take care.

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AG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dining experience! The crab balls and crab cakes are amazing!!! Full of crab no filler at all!!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Alicia! We are thrilled you indulged in all things crab with us and can’t wait to see you again soon. Take care.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The service and waiter was awesome! Food was delicious with so many choices! We had a great time and will definitely be returning!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are happy you truly enjoyed your time with us and can’t wait to see you again soon.

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S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the positive hype I had been told over the years about how great Jimmy's is was proven true. Had the chance to take a group of 11 there for lunch while traveling through Baltimore on our way to Pennsylvania and everything was top notch.

One member of our group did "complain" that she could never eat crab cakes again because none would ever compare to those she experienced at Jimmy's. :)

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review, Shawn! We are thrilled Jimmy’s lived up and surpassed the expectations of everyone in your group. We can’t wait to see you again the next time you are in the area! Take care.

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KC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Tasted delicious with good (large) portions. Our server was very nice and gave great recommendations. Definitely get the crab cakes !

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review, Kelly! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your meals with us and received wonderful service. We appreciate the awesome recommendation and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020