Jimmy's Famous Seafood

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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WC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !! The food was amazing ! Waitstaff did an awesome job !! Will go back !

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Walter! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your meal with us and our team took wonderful care of you. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The overall experience was amazing . Our server was Shannon, she was sweet , patience , and through with our needs . She constantly checked in on us despite waiting multiple tables . She gave us great drinks and meal suggestions which were amazing . The only compliant I would have to say, is the owner or manger did not come to our table to ask about our experience . He actually didn’t not recognize or speak to us , but talked to the table next to us multiple times .

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Mirissa! It is so great to hear you truly enjoyed your overall experience with us and Shannon took amazing care of you. We hope to see you again soon to indulge with us some more.

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed our dinner here. They lived up to all of the great reviews and TV shows. The chocolate cake I had for dessert was perfect, not too rich and every bite was delicious. It came on a seriously nice birthday plate. It is energetic atmosphere, they were not tired of serving even though you can tell this place stays busy. The cream of crab soup was delicious. The chicken fingers were very good, not dry at all. The star of course was the crab cakes which were phenomenal. I can't wait to come back and try more!!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed your experience with us after seeing us on TV and thoroughly indulged in our crab cakes and atmosphere. We look forward to the many more visits to come as you continue to explore our menu and atmospheres!

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JN
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff, delicious and fresh food, and impeccable service. I will continue patronizing and recommending The Famous as often as I can!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review, Jay! We are thrilled you had an exceptional experience with us and we look forward to the many more visits to come. Take care.

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My John waited on us , he was great ! Ken was very friendly as usual .Thx for a great night .

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review, Pete, we are happy you had another wonderful evening with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Though we had to wait almost 20minutes past our reservation time and the noise was loud, the food was fabulous. We had raw oysters and steamed clams to start, the clams were a little overcooked, our only complaint. I had the seafood stack which was perfectly cooked and had wonderful flavors. My husband had the seafood platter with a broiled crab cake, which we agreed is one of the best we’ve eaten.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled you and your husband indulged in our seafood with us once you were seated. We can’t wait to see you again soon as you continue to try our other seafood dishes with us.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I had seen them on the Food Channel. The food was wonderful all crab no filler. That was the best crab cake I ever had and I have had some crab cakes. Also the crab soup was so rich and filling. What a great way to celebrate my birthday with my husband.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you decided to celebrate your birthday with us after watching us on the Food Channel and truly indulged in all things crab with us. We can’t wait to see you and your husband again soon to continue to try other dishes with us. Happy Belated!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there - was for a business meeting for a colleague from London who’s never been to Baltimore. Very impressed!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review. We are happy you truly enjoyed your first experience with us and hope to see you again in the future! Take care.

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a
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the Peta Tears lager on tap. Creative and hilarious!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks so much, Andrew! We hope to see you again soon.

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EP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely worth checking out if you're in Baltimore.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation, Erin! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Hopkins I eat here. I can't even think about trying anywhere else. I have never had crab cakes so good! Every forkful is lump crab, with very little filler like other places. Their meat dishes and scallops are good as well. I dont like how they prepare their sides. The veggies are way under cooked. The mac and cheese and potatoes although goid come out a bit too cool. Lauren is the best waitress there. I always request her. She is effective, efficient, and quick with a laugh. I'm a 20 year veteran waitress and think she is always on the mark.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Dawn! We are thrilled you always visit Jimmy’s when you are in the area and have such an amazing experience with Lauren. It is so great our famous crab cakes are your favorite and we look forward to the many more visits to come. Take care.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes and the sides were excellent, will go back soon.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Michael, we are thrilled you truly indulged in our famous crab cakes with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive around two hours to enjoy the fine food. I personally prefer the rib-eye steak that you prepare. This steak is so tender and flavorable The rest of the family enjoy the quality of of your seafood selections. My wife talks about the bread pudding on the way to your restraunt, while eating t and on the way home. She enjoys it so much. Thank you for our eating experience.
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Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review, Gil! It is so great you and your wife thoroughly enjoy your visits to Jimmy’s and always indulge in our ribeye and bread pudding. We can’t wait to see you again soon! Take care.

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KW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server was amazing and our food excellent. However, the bar on the restaurant side was unable to keep up. We waited at least 15 minutes for a round of drinks (4 people). That is not acceptable. After we finished dinner, we went to the bar side and the service there was phenomenal.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the great review and feedback, Kate. We are happy to hear you received amazing service and truly enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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B
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I made this reservation for my birthday weeks in advance but I guess due to the busy nature of the restaurant my guests and I were not treated very well. My original reservation was for 14 people. When 12 of us had arrived I asked to be seated because we had another engagement a few hours later. That was an issue for the manager. I told him that I was still expecting 1 guest but I didn't want to hold everyone up. After I spoke to the manager about my reservation I saw another guest with the very same situation and he was accommodated with a smile. It was apparent that they were acquainted which is still unfortunate. When my guest showed up about 5 minutes later the manager would not seat my guest although there was room at the table. The waitress went and grabbed a chair from the back to seat my guest. I appreciate her for that. The food took quite a while but it was a busy night but some of the food was cold or dried out like it had been sitting for a while. My salmon was hard and my broccoli was cold. This service isn't consistent to what I was used to from Jimmy's. I could tell that the busyness of the restaurant was getting to the servers because even their attitudes took a turn for the worst. Overall I enjoyed my birthday because I was with my family but I won't chose that location to accommodate a large party ever again.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to learn of your birthday experience with us and sincerely apologize for the overall service you received. It is great you were able to make the most out of it being with your family and we always appreciate your feedback in order to address these kinds of things with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon to indulge in our food and atmosphere of the Jimmy’s you know. Take care.

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AC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. I could have filled up on appetizers alone! I love the menus and the atmosphere, absolutely would recommend anyone to go here.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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LD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Our server was Brandon and he was super patient with our many questions.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Libby. We are happy you truly enjoyed your experience with us and received great service from Brandon. We look forward to seeing you again soon as you continue to try our dishes with us!

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k
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and tasted simply delicious. It was one of the best seafood places that I have been to. We had a party of 10 with reservation and was seated immediately. I would truly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review and recommendation, Karen! 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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JG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd watched Jimmy's on Triple D. We bought tickets to go to the play Wicked , and decided to go to Jimmy's to see if what the Triple D said was correct. Not only was the food tremendous the atmosphere was electric and we truly enjoyed herself Ken did a great job he gave us Yani as our a waiter and to top it off,we got to meet the Mrs Minadakis, what a truly delightful experience it was. Not only was she very gracious but she brought out a bag of rolls and a container of seafood bisque that was to die for the experience could not have been better.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review, Jeffrey! We are thrilled you had such an exceptional experience with us after wanting to visit seeing us on Triple D. It is so great to hear you indulged in our food and atmosphere and even got to meet Mrs. Mindakis yourself. We can't wait until you are in Baltimore again to see you and try some more dishes with us! Take care.

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, especially the crab cakes and stuffed shrimp.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to the many more visits to come as you indulge in our seafood!

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LI
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The crabs were overcooked and the service was sporadic. Was very disappointed

OM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood place in Baltimore good atmosphere and the service was excellent food was awesome will be back soon

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review and recommendation, Oscar! We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience with us and truly indulged in our food and atmosphere. We can’t wait to see you again soon.

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had the Seafood Combo. The food was good but on the dry side, just a bit overcooked. Given that I would still return. The crab cakes are great.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for your review, Chris. We appreciate the feedback regarding your seafood combo and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was sub par and the server Yanni
was not helpful even though we were the first time visitors.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback. We sincerely apologize for the service you received but appreciate the feedback to address with our team. We hope that you will visit again soon for a true Jimmy’s experience. Take care.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my dads birthday Food was great kat the server was great highly recommend

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review, Michael! We are happy you celebrated your father’s birthday with us and had a great experience with Kat. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner on Friday, 2/21. My wife and I walked in and we immediately greeted by one of the owners, John. The hostess then informed us our table will be ready in a couple minutes as it was being cleaned. 3 minutes later we sat down. From there it was a 5 star experience in every aspect. Food was perfect, drinks were perfect and the service can’t be put into words. They are famous for a reason.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy you decided to celebrate you birthday with us and had such an amazing experience with us. We can’t wait to see you again soon as you indulge with us some more!

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LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizer and crab dinner were excellent, the waiter attentive without being interruptive and the atmosphere was clean and fitting for a casual dining spot. The noise level was too loud for a romantic date, but fine for a group of friends gathering for a good meal, and that was the majority of patrons. Great spot for crab in many forms. Highly recommend

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation, Laura! We are happy you truly enjoyed your time with us and indulged in all things crab. We can’t wait to see you again soon as you continue to try more dishes with us.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service , and atmosphere. It lives up to the hype and then some.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and can’t wait to see you again soon. Take care.

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister was visiting here from Las Vegas and wanted Lobster Tail. I called to make sure you had it and then I called back to make sure I could get it without the imperial crab. We were seated in 1 minute and had a very friendly server. We both had lobster tail, green beans and sweet potatoes. We shared a Crème Brule for dessert. You did not disappoint. It was the best restaurant experience I have had in years. Thank you so much and I will be back.
Sherry

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Sherry. We are thrilled you brought your sister to Jimmy’s to indulge in our lobster tail with us! It is so great you both truly enjoyed your experience with us and we can’t wait to see you again soon.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food Great time!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on February 17, 2020

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

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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