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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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friends from out of town here so they can have the best Maryland food experience and Jimmy delivered!!!! The service was great, the food was amazing and the owner is wonderful and welcoming. Loved loved loved

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

My favorite restaurant in Baltimore! Never fails to impress me with the different cocktails and menu items that are new to me

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

Jimmy’s always has fantastic food. The quality of the meal is excellent and rivals the best restaurants in Baltimore. However, it is always VERY loud. As long as you aren’t looking for something classy or a romantic evening, I’d highly recommend.

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TF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome, and the service was exceptional! What a wonderful way to celebrate a 14 year wedding anniversary!

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BW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My business partner and I had a fantastic meal at Jimmy’s last night! The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was great. But most of all our server Cait, really made every effort to make sure that our experience was five stars, and it was!

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

Best place to eat in town, never disappoints. Can't wait to return!

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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

Bon accueil. Cuisine excellente. Et très varié. Nous avons passé un excellent moment

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CA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very loud. Felt like server had to yell at us and we were in a corner. Food was average. Soups weren’t to come out at same time. Salad offered as a side was an $8 salad that was basically an entree and was not explained. For an almost 80 yr that is a lot of food with an entree. Crab cake, cream of crab soup and oyster stew were fair

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and some feedback, Chris. We hope to see you again soon to enjoy the Jimmy's everybody loves!

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SC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch for mother's day. Service was great, food excellent.

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Responded 4 days ago

Stephanie, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled you decided to celebrate Mother's Day with us and enjoyed your experience. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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r
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word, SUPERB!! Not just the food, but the service. Thomas went above and beyond to make our evening special, and if that wasn’t enough, the GM Kenny did the same!
I would say this is the place for amazing seafood, as our stuffed lobster, stuffed rockfish and chicken Chesapeake were all fabulous- but then the food came out for the table next to us. The biggest, most delectable looking steaks we had ever seen in a restaurant! Forget Morton’s... this is your place! They looked perfectly cooked and smelled so good!
It was our first time but surely, will not be our last! Best birthday dinner I could have asked for. And well worth the trek to Holabird Ave in the torrential rain!
Special thanks again to Thomas and his wonderful singing voice😍

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled to learn of the exceptional service provided both Thomas and Kenny during your first experience with us. It's so great to hear you decided to celebrate your birthday with us and are very happy that you truly enjoyed the stuffed lobster, rockfish and chicken Chesapeake. We look forward to many more visits to come as you continue to explore and indulge in our menu some more!

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to jimmy's Famous Seafood and it was AMAZING! Everything we ate was delicious and full of flavor. We will definitely go back next time we are in Baltimore!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. It's so great to hear of your amazing first experience with us and we can't wait until you are in Baltimore to see you again. Take care!

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JG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was okay -- crabs were horrible. I reserved Jumbo, but received x-large. I understand that sizes cannot be guaranteed until the day they receive them so I get why I didn't received Jumbos. But the x-large crabs were not x-large -- they were light and 10 of 12 of them were soft shells. For the money they charged, they should weigh them properly before sorting them. I'm very disappointed because I go there a lot with my family. Service was outstanding and the rest of the food was okay. Will I go back? Yes, but not for their crabs.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Joann, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear our team treated you superbly during your visit with us and we do apologize for the steamed crabs served. We do our very best to only serve the best quality to our capabilities. We can't wait for your next visit as you continue to enjoy what Jimmy's has to offer! Take care.

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VL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, best in town!! Service was great, large selective menu choices.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review, Vestilla, we love that you love visiting Jimmy's for a delectable meal. We look forward to many visits to come!

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VA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy's never disappoints. The service and food were great!!!!!

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Responded 5 days ago

Vickie, thank you for the awesome review. We are thrilled you had yet another amazing visit with us. Can't wait to see you again soon!

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time was a great time! Will definitely be returning! Delicious seafood! Always a Winner!

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Responded 5 days ago

It's so great to hear you have visited Jimmy's three times and truly enjoyed each experience. We appreciate the awesome review and can't wait to see you again soon!

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Services was very good , 4 of the 5 diners were happy with their meal me however was not, my prime rib was drench in a sauce and was very salty and was mostly fat. Could not eat it being it Mothers Day I did not tell anyone.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review, Pat. We are happy to hear everyone enjoyed their dishes with us and our staff provided wonderful service. We always want our guests to speak up when they are not satisfied and happy to ensure you leave that way. Still, we hope to see you again soon.

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AT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service. Great food and value. Love Jimmy's!!!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Anthony! It's so great you love visiting Jimmy's for an exceptional time with us- meal and atmosphere. We look forward to many more visits to come.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Pretty noisy. Very hard to hear my guests speaking. Both otherwise, great service! Would come back again.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Ann, we are happy to hear you really enjoyed your meals with us! We can't wait to see you again soon.

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LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter!

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Responded 4 days ago

This is so great to hear, thank you for the wonderful review! We can't wait to see you again soon.

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SM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and great time for a Mother’s Day celebration for all

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Sharon, we are so happy to hear you decided to celebrate Mother's Day with us and had a wonderful time. We appreciate the great review and can't wait to see you again soon.

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AK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the hype is right on! The crab cakes are absolutely the best as they are fabulous crab with very little binder so you get the full flavor coming thru. Steam pot and rockfish were delicious. Lovely room, great service and well worth the short drive out of the city (free parking). We will be back.

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Responded 6 days ago

Amy, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you indulged in our famous crab cakes and truly enjoyed the atmosphere while you were here as well. It's so great your expectations were surpassed as we are looking forward to many more visits to come.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Crabcakes are huge and delicious!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your dishes with us- especially our crab cakes! Hope to see you again soon.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lauren. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. .which make our experience a good one thanks

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 9, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Douglas, we are thrilled Lauren took such amazing care of you. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Jimmy’s to celebrate our son’s 17th birthday Best decision. Food was great. Service was great. Plenty of free parking. We really had a great time and our hostess was awesome. We made reservations in advance and were in and out in about an hour and a half which was great considering we had appetizers, a full meal, and dessert. Will definitely come back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled and honored you decided to celebrate your son's birthday with us and truly enjoyed everything about your experience from start to finish. We hope to see you again soon.

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PA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was disappointed that not all items listed on website were available on weekends

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for the input, Pamela. We hope to see you again soon.

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DJ
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took the family for a birthday get together along with a toddler and everything was wonderful! Our waitress was on her game, prompt and sure to check on us regularly. Our food was incredible, I'm already planning our next trip! This was the first time for us but it will not be the last!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 6, 2019

DJ, thank you for the wonderful review! We are honored you decided to join us for a birthday celebration for your first visit and had an amazing experience. It's so great our team took great care of you and you truly enjoyed your meals as well. We look forward to many more visits to come!

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OT
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great brunch? I took a very dear friend to Jimmy’s. She was so impressed. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the waitress was so attentive. I drove over 70-miles for this great food.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! It's so great to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us after braving that long drive. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Accommodated my infant daughter. Food was phenomenal.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review, Justin. We are always happy to make sure our guests are comfortable in our atmosphere to enjoy your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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p
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I chose Jimmy's for our Anniversary dinner, we drove all the way from New Castle Delaware. My wife and i were staying at the Harbor, but wanted to eat where the locals eat, so i chose Jimmy's. I made the right decision, the crab cake was the best i ever had, and the Porterhouse steak, was cooked perfectly, our Asparagus were cooked as they were intended. I highly recommend anyone to give them a visit. Definitely make a reservation

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 6, 2019

We are ecstatic and honored you wanted to celebrate your anniversary with us all the way from Delaware! Thank you so much for taking the time to join us as we are thrilled you truly enjoyed your experience and meal with us. We appreciate the wonderful review and recommendation and can't wait until you are in the area again to see you. Happy Anniversary! Take care.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great evening celebrating a Birthday. Would have been a 5 rating but one of our group ordered Lobster, while eating she thought it smelled like ammonia, and notified the server. She was not charged for her meal, however she was ill that night.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review and some feedback. We appreciate you notified the server right away and apologize if the lobster was not up to our usual standards. We hope to see you again soon!

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DH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was treated to dinner for my birthday. This is my go-to place for crab cakes. They are huge and always delicious...loaded with jumbo lump crab meat! In addition to the crab cakes, another one of my new favorites now is the Scampi Toast! It’s amazing! My only cons for this visit was the noise level, which seemed louder than my previous visits, and our waiter was extremely slow. Overall, I enjoyed my food and the company.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 8, 2019

Dolores, thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you celebrated your birthday with us by indulging in our crab cakes and now have a new favorite from our menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood in a nice but relaxed atmosphere. Our server was really nice and attentive. I have paid more for much worse seafood.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review, Nora, we are happy to hear of your amazing experience with us! We can't wait to see you again soon as you enjoy our atmosphere and indulge in our diverse menu.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic! We each got a crab cake which was very large and full of lump crabmeat! The wedge salad and the half n half soup were also very good. Only negative was the noise. Maybe because we were sitting next to a rehearsal dinner large group, but we couldn’t hear each other. Wait staff was excellent. Definitely coming back.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Cindy, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed our famous crab cakes with us along with our fan favorite half & half soup. We can't wait to see you again soon as you continue to explore our menu!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service is outstanding our waiter Brandon was awesome. The half n half soup was delicious. The prices are on the high side for the amount of food. We ordered the seafood platter the scallops and steamed shrimp were over cooked and dried out. Everything else was fresh and delicious . We also ordered the wings they were also over cooked. We also ordered the chef special seafood stack that was delicious. There was a bridal party there so it’s very noisy. I’m also not a fan of the folding chairs a young child fell .

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 6, 2019

Alicia, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear of the amazing service our team provided to you and you enjoyed your time with us. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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

First of all, James, our server was the best!!!!! He had all the information on the food and drinks. He was friendly and sincere without the overbearing thing going on. He was what I like to call; The Perfect Server. Jimmy's has always been a top of the line place for me and my family. James just made it even better for my wife and I this evening. 5 Stars to Jimmy's and James for a beautiful evening with some great food, drinks and atmosphere.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the amazing review and compliments to our very own, James! We are thrilled to learn of the wonderful service you were provided that made your most recent experience that much more with us. We look forward to many more visits from you and your family!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

This was our first time dining at Jimmys although we had heard about it quite frequently lately. The food was excellent, especially the crab cakes and clams casino. I am a crab cake snob and Jimmys ties as number 1 with me. The noise level is high as there were many large groups and ceiling is high. And of course they serve steamed crabs and hammering is noisy. My wine pour was light in my opinion. I do not like stemless glasses for chilled white wine. But I would definitely return for the food.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you loved our famous crab cakes during your visit with us and truly enjoyed the clams casino as well. We look forward to many more visits as you continue to enjoy and explore our menu! Take care.

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AP
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crab Mac Balls...just wow

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We're happy that you found our crab mac balls so amazing. We appreciate the great feedback. We'll see you next time. Enjoy your week!

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is fabulous!! Excellent seafood prepared properly and without a lot of over-the-top presentation , ie, Mother Nature has it right, don't wreck it. Excellent service, good prices for the quality. A bit noisy for my taste, hard to hear your guests over the din, but not intolerable. Can't beat the food, so worth it!! Going again soon!!

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to see that you had a fabulous experience with us. We're so happy that your meals were prepared perfectly and you enjoyed them so much. We appreciate the feedback. We can't wait to see you again. Have a nice week!

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KF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service are outstanding at Jimmy’s. I My dad hasn’t stop talking about the steak!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on April 28, 2019

Kim, Thanks for the awesome review. We are charmed to see that your meals were amazing. We're glad that our team took excellent care of you. We can't wait to see you again. Have a good week!

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our 49th anniversary. Our server helped make it a great occasion

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Robert, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We're glad to hear that you had a nice celebration with us. We are happy to see our team too good care of you and everything was to your liking. Thanks for the great review. We'll see you next time. Take care!

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