Captain James Landing

4.5
1028 reviews
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Seafood
A Baltimore landmark since 1978, Captain James Landing Restaurant has earned the name "most unique eatery" in Baltimore City. For starters we are the only restaurant shaped like a merchant vessel. Five brothers created a restaurant in the 70"s with the goal of providing quality service to the citizens of Baltimore, Maryland as well as the thousands of tourist that visit our Monumental City. Our Waterfront Crab House (located adjacent of our restaurant) was awarded in 2012 "#1 Best Crabs in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine. Our Crab House is the one spot in the city where you can eat steamed crabs with a true waterfront seating. Water Taxi Stop #14 brings you right to our waterfront location.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

No friggin crabs.... How did that happen? Came from California just to eat crab
Very disappointed.

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

My family and I really enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good and our waitress was excellent. We will be back again.

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Naples
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

One of the best places in Baltimore for crabs, with a unique decor and building shape.

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends over a quality meal! We enjoyed the food and the service was good yet unobtrusive. We would recommend this to anyone in the area.

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!!

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MC
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Captain James was, as usual, excellent. It was a well paced meal, and the upstairs dining room is really nice. Our party got 2 seafood platters, and everything was cooked to a tee. Perfect. And the lambchops were also cooked perfectly, medium rare as order. Highly recommend.

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PE
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place for an afternoon lunch, food was good. Crabs a bity pricey and were light in weight.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

You cant go wrong with captain james ever never a disappointment.

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F
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

dinner was very crowded. small venue for a wheelchair (when that crowded). great service and good food though

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing- thank you for a wonderful night out!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD!! Outstanding service, Good atmosphere, will be back!!!

Thanks Again!

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m
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Upon being seated I let the greeter know that we had a 5:00 reservation. We were 10 minutes early. The greeter tried to seat us in a tale in the middle of the aisle. Table looked like they squeezed it in. He did eventually change us and the food took 40 minutes to receive. No one ever sat at the aisle table the entire time we were there.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Service was good. Perfect indoor temperature and lighting.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service and the price was easy on our wallet.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service. Helpful server.
Yummy salmon, fresh vegetables, and great choices of kids meals.
Free parking was very helpful.

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PW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Captain James was a staircase above the rest. We greatly appreciated the professionalism, cleaness of restaurants, and the wonderful Food!! Will definitely return!! Paul was amazing and attentive!!

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

The restaurant was clean and everyone was in such good spirits it made the trip worthwhile. I would bring friends there …

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AE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic. From our appetizer to our dinner. The food was amazing. If we visit fells point area again. We will be back!

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KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a large party and service was great. Food outstanding. Looking forward to going again.

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L
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Unusual variety of menu items for a seafood restaurant.

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We drove into Fells Point from a weekend girls trip in Washing DC and everything fell into place!

We were both starving and looking up menus for nearby restaurants from our Airbnb. I’m a ‘pescatarian’ (I eat seafood) and she was a strict vegetarian (no meat of any kind) so finding restaurants can be a challenge. We looked over the menu for Captain James Lansing and we could each find something we would eat and decided to try it!

I happened to get on the Groupon app for “things to do nearby” and Captain James popped up immediately! $40 for $80 worth of food & drinks. We bought it right away! What a deal!

Then as we were getting ready I got a notification from Open Table that there were restaurants nearby. I happened to look them up and Captain James was on here too! So we booked reservations for 8pm.

Got to the restaurant, we’re seated almost immediately and we’re welcomed quickly with bread and water. Our waitress was so nice and patient and willing to explain everything! She even helped us keep track of our $80 Groupon limit so we knew how much more we could drink!

Our original plan was to eat and then bar hop along the way back, but the atmosphere was so nice inside Captain James Landing (playing alternative music at a quiet level) that we stayed for hours just drinking and talking to the waitress as she was passing by.

Would recommend trying this place out! Everything we had was amazing!

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MM
Baltimore
112 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I adore this place---always delicious and service is always terrific. Treat yourself to the Oysters Rock, spanikopita, Mediterranean Salmon pasta, the Seafood Salad---anything you get will be fresh, perfectly seasoned and piping hot.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality food and free parking in their private lot.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It can use a revamping of the decor, but the food was great

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great and friendly, the food we ordered, calamari and seafood platter, was average. Decoration is really nice and parking was easy to find.

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OT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and drinks were awesome and our waiter was great and attentive!

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DS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was excellent. Food was good, however, I ordered a slice of lemon meringue pie to go and found it was frozen when I made it home. Seating was very close to the tables on either side but the booths with a partial view of the harbor looked nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cakes ever!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise. Everything was outstanding!

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TA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Very well seasoned and fresh. Can’t wait for the weather to warm up to go back so we can experience the outside areas

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EB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great, anything we order, and the groupon has to be one of the best deals out there... always get service as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. My waitress was amazing. There was a bit of noise due to the kids at my table and other tables. However it wasn’t a big deal to me but it was to one of the other servers. He was a bit rude in the aspect that he went to physically turn down the volume on my nephews phone instead of saying something to an adult that was at our table. Other than that dinner was great

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated upstairs with a great view of the city and Greg was the best waiter! Funny and attentive, but not pushy. Food was good and portions were huge. Would definitely go back.

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JZ
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service!!!!! Greg, Itza, and Lilly rock!

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CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Greg, was great! He was personable, knowledgeable and professional. My wife didn’t want her specialty drink too sweet, and Greg made it so. He certainly went the extra mile to make our visit a memorable one. The food was awesome, from the crab dip app, to the stuffed rockfish followed by the baklava. It was all expertly prepared. We will definitely return!

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time being there took my family and my parents. the food was excellent just wish you guys had crabs and crab legs

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FC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding always taste great love this place,great spot for any occasion

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S
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was really slow, the food was cold and overcooked. Also, they automatically charged me gratuity for a party of 2! This has been unheard of and may be my last time back.

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P
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good, old time Baltimore favorite. Good food, friendly staff. Reasonably priced. We enjoyed our visit.

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CA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service
Wish food was hotter
Great Value

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