Jimmy's Famous Seafood

4.6
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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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IS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. I came for the broiled crabcake. They did not disappoint.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, we can't wait to see you again to continue to indulge in our famous crab cakes! Take care.

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cake had lots of meat in it and not a lot of breading! Nice vibe

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Sharry, we are happy to hear you indulged in our crab cakes with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Loved the food, but our service was not that great. We waited 10 minutes after being seated for our waitress or waiter to acknowledge us. Finally, a waitress from another section asked if we’d been helped, we told her “no”. She was spectacular, but being in another section, we barely saw her, so our wait times between ordering and and receiving our food and check were really long. Also, we ordered the restaurant week deal, and had put in an appetizer before we ordered. The first course and appetizer came out at the same time. Not 3 minutes later, our mains came out. The food was delicious, but to have it all come at once was a bit overwhelming. Overall, it was a good experience for our wedding anniversary, but could have been better.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Steven, thank you for your review and feedback! We apologize for the miscommunication on our behalf about your service. It's great to you decided to celebrate your anniversary with us and enjoyed the food, but we wish it would have been an overall amazing experience like we know we can serve. We look forward to seeing you again soon for that true Jimmy's experience!

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sharon was great! The service was amazing. I tried something out of my element and the rockfish was not what I expected. It was pretty tasty. My first time dining in the restaurant. Even my guest was well pleased with the service and food.

Thank you again,

We will definitely be back!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Sylvia, thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your first experience with us and decided to indulge in our rockfish. It's great that you received excellent service from Sharon and your guest enjoyed their time, too. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care.

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V
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate and enjoy with loved ones or close friends.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the amazing review and recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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l
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location is a little off the beaten path, but oh so worth the drive ! Make a reservation on Open Table, they get very busy especially on the weekend ! Great food, great seafood, great ambiance and great service ! I just wished I lived closer and could go back sooner !

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review and recommendations! It's so great you truly enjoyed everything about your experience with us and was worth the drive for you. We wished you lived closer as well to see you around more often, but still, we look forward to the next visit! Take care.

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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from Upstate NY to try those famous crab cakes, and they did not disappoint!! I'm one of those cooking show fanatics and when Guy Fieri recommended, we were making it happen!! Absolutely amazing! Beautiful place and a fun atmosphere. We will be back, but until then.....I'll be inquiring about shipping!!! 😋😋😋

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Brandy, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you made a trip from NY to try out our famous crab cakes thanks to Guy Fieri! It's so great you truly indulged in them and we look forward to the order to come when you crave them. Until then, we look forward to your next trip to see you! Take care.

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Subpar service with a required 18% service charge. The restaurant week food that I ordered seemed rushed. The manager was not accommodating. I probably will not return.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and some feedback. Restaurant week is one of the busiest times of the year for us and we try our very best to accommodate and serve everyone as best as we can. We hope you will reconsider and visit again to explore our menu some more. Take care.

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MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Jimmy's, even though we are long-time locals.
Wow.
Great food, style and vibe. Great to see a restaurant that makes extra effort in all areas.
Our server was Kat and she was delightful, charming and super efficient. She knew the menu and had a 1000 watt smile at all times. She is an absolute asset to Jimmy's.
Restaurant week $35/pp - Crispy Mac n Cheese with Ecstasy sauce - yummy; Greek salad was super fresh and best ever; seafood stack with amazingly fresh shrimp and BEST MONSTER crab cake plus dessert. Never in my life have I left with a shopping bag for leftovers.
We will be back soon.
One minor nit - dining room is noisy due to all hard surfaces, consider hanging a few sound absorbing panels in the ceiling between lights and black squares.
PS - love Jimmy's social media presence too. Stay true to your values and keep drinking the PETA tears....

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Michael, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled to hear about the wonderful service from Kat during your first visit with us, finally! It's so great to hear you indulged in our restaurant week menu and truly indulged in our famous crab cake. We look forward to the many more visits to come as you continue to explore our menu!

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HD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server Lauren was great, food was great, need more light in inside

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

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

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CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. The lamb was great! Wonderful staff and very knowledgeable about the menu.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Chamiah, it's so great to hear you indulged in the lamb with us during your visit! Thank you for the wonderful review, we can't wait to see you again soon.

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O
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at jimmy's was outstanding, we went with the Restaurant Week Dinner specials and we were really pleased. Everyone was very pleasant and attentive. We went on Friday night with a reservation, which I would highly recommend, it was packed.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are happy to hear you enjoyed restaurant week with us and received great service. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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KM
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Service was good until we were done and our waiter took forever to bring us the check. The chairs are way too noisy and heavy. But overall always good food.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Kim, it's so great you always enjoy your meal with us! Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server took good care of us. Will repeat outside of restaurant week.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

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

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Exceptional food and restaurant! I cannot wait until our next visit. Only area for improvement is the waitress may require additional training. However, I think she was new so she forgot a few requests and was unfamiliar with the food and drink options.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review, Kita! It's so great to hear you truly enjoyed your meal and experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon to explore and indulge with us some more!

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RA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been blue crab pickers and crab cake people for many years. We ordered both the crab cake and a dozen steamed crabs. We have had several excellent crab cakes in restaurants, but Jimmy's are the very best. Eight ounces of pure crab deliciousness. The steamed crabs were large, very heavy, and cooked perfectly. There are some excellent value combinations and nightly specials during the week as well. Not only will we make Jimmy's a regular stop when we visit Baltimore, we will be having the crab cakes shipped to our home.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Ray, we are thrilled our famous crab cakes are the best you have ever tasted! It's so great to hear you truly enjoyed your experience with us and will be sure to make some online orders until you can get to us again. Thank you for the awesome review, we look forward to the orders and seeing you again when you are in town!

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good.
The servers appeared to be covering too much territory to notice drinks needed refilling or to pick up the payment for dinner.
The thing that I found annoying is that they automatically add an 18% service charge "because they love their employees". Dinner for 5 adults and 2 children ended up with a $48 dollar extra charge tacked onto the bill. This for glasses that weren't filled, unavailable servers, and a bill that had to be hunted down. I did not want to leave $300 cash on the table but we were unable to locate the server to hand it to her. Ended up leaving it with the hostess. I suggest if Jimmy loves his staff so much that he pay their wages from HIS pocket/profits AND have enough staff on hand to cover his customer's needs.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Deb, thanks for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and can't wait to see you again soon.

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F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Crabs were terrible - had zero seasoning. The crab soup and coconut shrimp were ok but clams casino was awful. Service good!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and some feedback. We apologize if you felt your meals were not prepared to our usual high standards and hope to see you soon to give us a try again! Take care.

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bartender was awesome can’t remember her name but she was so patient and polite.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Nachelle, this is so great to hear! Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was wonderful. Valerie our waitress was exceptional.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 14, 2019

Diana, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time with us and received phenomenal service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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EJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Do not go to Jimmy's Famous Seafood for brunch. Disclaimer: I have not eaten from their lunch/dinner menu.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Eric, thanks for the review. Not sure what happened with your brunch experience, but we hope to see you soon to enjoy happy hour or dinner! Take care.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy we went! My husband is a huge WWE fan and heard about this place from that. It did not disappoint and we can not wait to go back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Jami, thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you learned about us through the WWE community and you truly enjoyed yourselves. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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WC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time at Jimmy's Famous Seafood. The atmosphere was really great, our server Val was on top of things, and the food was excellent. I definetily plan on coming back here next time I am in Baltimore.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review, William! It's so great you received amazing service from our team and you truly enjoyed your meal and time with us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Baltimore! Take care.

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SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The fried food tasted burnt. Don’t know if they use peanut oil but they should. The crab imperial apa. Was very good. The chicken parm was good.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Sandra, thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our chicken parmigiana with us as well as the crab imperial. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food delicious. Our initial order for oysters was incorrect, but that was quickly corrected. I enjoyed dining in an environment that services all people and treats everyone with respect. We traveled from Hampton Roads VA to eat as Jimmy’s and we weren’t disappointed.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Dontrell, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled to hear you truly enjoyed your experience with us and indulged in your meals. We can't wait for your next road trip to Baltimore to see you again! Take care.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything needed on a Saturday brunch, good food, good drinks, and a great staff.

Looking forward to next time!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Steve, thank you for the awesome review! It's so great you thoroughly indulged in a Sunday brunch with us and we can't wait for your next visit. Take care.

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DA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Jimmy’s is a legendary operation in the Chesapeake seafood industry for several reasons, and they live up to their storied reputation through their food and hospitality.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Devin, thank you for the amazing review and recommendation. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent as always. Bar staff ok drinks weren’t the best. Quick seating for reservation (after our entire party arrived). Good time

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Charisse, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time and meals with us! Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to your next visit.

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AS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server John was amazing, prompt and available to us. We were warmly greeted by a gentleman who opened the door for us as well as the hostess who promptly showed us to our table without a wait. Our guests were impressed by the food and service and gave their accolades to the chef upon leaving. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and highly recommend Jimmy's if you love fresh seafood!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Anne, thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! It's so great to hear of the amazing service you received from everyone on our team and that you and your guests truly enjoyed and indulged in your meals. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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M
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there and we decided to try it out because it was Baltimore Restaurant week. During Restaurant week you can get a three course meal for $35.00 a person. It was a very good decision. The food was excellent and they didn’t skimp on the portions. The service was amazing even though it was a busy Friday evening. We will be returning and will recommend Jimmy’s Seafood very highly to our friends and family.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Moose, thank you so much for the amazing review and recommendations! We are thrilled you joined us for restaurant week and took advantage of the 3 course meals for your first experience with us. It's so great you truly enjoyed everything as we look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great, crabs were amazing and the food. Drinks were ok can’t remember the drink I had but it was watered down and you really couldn’t taste the alcohol.

BW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Started with a fresh & colorful salad, homemade dressing, caramelized scallops with mushroom & pea risotto, coconut key lime pie - MIKE DROP🎤

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Brian, thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed your meal with us from start to finish. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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CN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as always delicious and the cheesecake was fabulous.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

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

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H
Baltimore
84 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection of seafood and meats.
Service was very attentive and Restaurant Week was a wonderful menu and value. The local rockfish was tasty and a generous serving.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Harry, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you joined us during restaurant week and decided to indulge in the rockfish. We can't wait to see you again as you continue to try more things from our menu!

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CW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing (grilled oysters and soft crab poboy).
Kaitlyn was a fantastic server.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 9, 2019

Cheryl, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled you received such amazing service from Kaitlyn and you enjoyed the grilled oysters and soft crab poboy. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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CV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Our waitress was awesome. Wish I remembered her name (Valerie?) Great personality, very attentive and great dining suggestions! A bit too noisy for conversation, though. Perhaps noise absorbing ceiling tiles!? Crab cakes to die for.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 13, 2019

Christine, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you received such wonderful service from our team and truly indulged in our crab cakes. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful gem .... not to be missed on a trip to Baltimore

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went during restaurant week. My wife got the Rockfish stuffed with crab imperial. She loved it. Said it might have been one of the best seafood dishes she has had in recent memory. I had the seafood paella which was so delicious I ordered one to go. We both the the crab soup, it was so good. The caramel cheesecake is to die for. You should definitely go if your in that neck of the woods.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are thrilled you joined us for restaurant week and indulged in all things seafood with us. It's so great you ordered a seafood paella to go to enjoy at home and had room for our delicious caramel cheesecake. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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RC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

jimmys is an amazing spot to go for a great seafood dinner. If you haven't tried their crab cakes, you simply are missing out. The atmosphere is great and there is an excellent bar on both levels of the restaurant. Its also a great spot to watch the game and have some great bar like food if you aren't in the mood for a larger entree oriented dinner. We have never waited long for our food no matter how busy they got or how much we ordered. Ive been going to jimmys for the last 25 years and it went from an average local spot to "the place to be and eat!"

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 8, 2019

Roy, thank you so much for the amazing review and recommendation! We are thrilled you have been joining us for so long and supported Jimmy's every step along the way to get where we are now! It's so great you enjoy everything we have to offer and join us on many different occasions. We look forward to the many more visits to come! Take care.

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