Jimmy's Famous Seafood

4.6
1999 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Jimmy’s seafood. Thomas our waiter did an amazing job.

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Responded 3 days ago

This is wonderful to hear, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

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CF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my husband and I second visit to Jimmy's. It gets better every time. Just when you thought that the first time was perfect. The atmosphere is great the staff are awesome. I cant say enough about the level of service that this place offers. They go above and above the expectations. Need I say more! We will certainly be back!------Charles & Renee Fletcher------

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer srvice was great and waiter,Thomas was EXCELLENT!!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days 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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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you brought your guests to Jimmy's to truly enjoy amazing seafood and an even better experience. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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

I had out-of-town guests for the Preakness, and we came over after the race. They got a nice slice of Baltimore, and I couldn't have been more pleased

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Responded 2 days ago

Bruce, thank you so much for the amazing review! We are thrilled you brought your guests to Jimmy's to show them what Baltimore is all about and you truly enjoyed yourselves. We can't wait for your next visit!

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

Jimmy’s is a longtime favorite. Seafood is amazing and their crabs are the best in town!

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Responded 2 days ago

Christine, we are ecstatic Jimmy's continues to be a favorite amongst you for our seafood and crabs. Thank you for the awesome review, we look forward to many more visits!

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

We loved our night out at Jimmy’s. The service was great and the food was very delicious. I would recommend to anyone in the Baltimore area looking for something done right and with a great ambiance.

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Responded 2 days ago

Ashley, we loved that you loved your night out with us and truly enjoyed your experience. We appreciate the amazing review and recommendations and can't wait to see you again soon!

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

Excellent we conquered the UFO..the waiter was friendly and the sandwich was off the hook good..

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Responded 2 days ago

Ron, it's so great to hear you took on the seafood UFO and enjoyed it! Thank you for the awesome review, we hope to see you again soon.

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

Food was good the only thing that hindered my experience was the wait time for food. Yes I️ understand we had a lard group but we got there at 3:45pm and didn’t receive our food until almost 6pm. It was my graduation day and I️ had plans after dinner that I️ was to cancel because we were there for so long.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. We do apologize for the longer than usual wait time but are happy you still enjoyed your meals! We hope to see you again soon.

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AF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst place ever! Expensive , poor quality food and service!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 2 days ago

Ariadna, we are sorry you feel this way but appreciate your review. We hope you will visit again to enjoy the Jimmy's everyone loves.

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DK
1 review
Dined 5 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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Responded 3 days ago

Danny, it's so great Jimmy's is your favorite go-to restaurant for an amazing experience and delicious food. Thank you for the awesome review, we look forward to many more visits to come.

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R
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 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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Responded 3 days ago

Rob, thank you for the amazing review and recommendation! It's so great to hear you always indulge in our meals with us and a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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TF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 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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Responded 3 days ago

Tia, it's so great to hear you celebrated your wedding anniversary with us and truly enjoyed yourself! Thank you for the wonderful review, we hope to see you again soon.

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BW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 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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Responded 3 days ago

Bruce, thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled Cait took such wonderful care of you and your business partner last night to ensure it was a 5-star experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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KS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 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 on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded 3 days ago

Grazie mille, Christine!

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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 6 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 on May 15, 2019

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😍

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 15, 2019

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 on May 15, 2019

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 6 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.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 14, 2019

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!!!!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 14, 2019

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 on May 14, 2019

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 on May 15, 2019

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 on May 13, 2019

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 on May 13, 2019

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!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 15, 2019

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 on May 13, 2019

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.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on May 13, 2019

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 on May 13, 2019

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

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
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
116 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.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
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 on May 13, 2019

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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