Captain James Landing

4.4
1367 Reviews
$30 and under
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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipYamaharanian
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So much limited menu.
We like it here..parking , close to home,
but come on, $37 for a, yes, a crab cake....

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Ball4Life
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was great, the only reason for the 4 stars was that the crab legs were just okay, a bit small for the price and under seasoned as well as the staff was a bit over extended so it at time took a bit longer than usual to get things like water refills. Still would love to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and we got the same waitress. (Can’t remember her name) She’s lovely and recognized me from a few weeks ago. I’ll be back again.

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vipLamohH
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great! Service was lack luster! Gratuity was added to my bill and it was only two of us. This restaurant should NEVER charge gratuity for a table for two. I’m left to question if it was added because the waitress was aware of her poor service and feared her tip would reflect such!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The waitress had no personality and hardly spoke or gave advice (no info on drinks, no info on type of oysters, etc). The food was rather over priced but mostly good except for the filet mignon which was quite bad (tasted like banquet quality).

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vipMarciaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Just ok. Overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

It was ok.. food was just so so

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress added both 18% and 20% gratuity after serving the check- this seemed more so sketchy than an actual accident. We also ordered a seafood platter, the crab balls tasted bland and had extra, extra filler with peppers, only one scallop, small (around 3oz) fish, 2 shrimp, and 1/2 a snow crab. I was surprised by the contents of the platter given the price. There are several local spots that provide better quality food for better prices.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service work good food was ok price was fair. Location was great I love Fells Point.

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bigeater
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Captain James Landing since before the start of the pandemic. It was great to be there again. We were disappointed that there’s no longer the extensive breakfast menu that they had prior to the pandemic, but the food was good and we’ll be back. I miss the biscuits! Thanks and best wishes!

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vip80904
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crabs: great service: great food

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JaneH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great blue crab frittata, the waffles were fine.

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Debbi
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Too bad about the price increases due to the crab prices

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DDL21237
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I miss the old breakfast menu but my pancakes were fluffy and delicious.

JR
JRHD89
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had brunch and the food was very tasty. Service seemed more interested in helping larger tables than our table of two. Took a couple attempts to get the check and the waitress was a bit snippy. Probably will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great waitress and drinks. Was not a fan of the fried fish tacos. The crab dip was amazing though 💙

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stanllen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nice, pretty good busy time and good food. suggest reservation before booked up fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Menu changed because of Covid. But still loved everything. I'm a vegeterian I only come for breafast but over all everything good. Fiancee tried shrimp in his omelet he liked it.

JR
JillR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and so was their sangria! Highly recommend the seafood broil.

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JANINEN
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Filet mignon was delicious. Boyfriend ordered his rare and I ordered mine medium. Mine was delicious and my boyfriend said his melted in his mouth. Crab dip also yummy.

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DemetraC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, Service was great. Overall experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed everything about Captain James Landing we will be back.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating their food was amazing the service was great when we come back I deathly have to try the crab we ate so much that we can sit any more food in wonderful place to go to!

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JayH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for family and friends outing or just date night with a loved one. Excellent food and the bloody Mary oyster shot is delicious and amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome atmosphere, fantastic service!

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EricC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Would not eat there again,lobster tails were hard ,bland ,no taste to them at all

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Please stop allowing patrons and their dogs to dine inside the establishment. Regardless if the excuse is “pet friendly “ have some discernment for guest venturing back from a Pandemic only to see a family be seated next to you with a dog in tow!😳really....check plz

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As with anything else Covid, restaurants are trimming back menu selection because they simply are losing money trying to serve fresh food. This is definitely the case here but the selection of food is still really really good. I’m praying that once they get busy again they’ll bring back some of their signature selections however, the menu was definitely satisfying and the food was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I always enjoy my time at Captain James....they never disappoint

JM
vipJMoore
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for brunch. It was excellent.
We both had crabmeat omelettes. Chock full of crab. The potatoes that came with it were amazing. I ordered a side of cheddar grits and wished I'd ordered a triple helping. They were that good and I am picky about my grits.
The mimosas were just ok. I think the champagne they use is not dry enough so we both found them too sweet.
But the food was outstanding and so was the service.

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NiveaE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Captain James Landing, provided quick seating with reservations, easy parking, delicious seafood, friendly waitress, nice ambience, my family had a great time.

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CatherineG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Seafood Alfredo was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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vipShabaron
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The outside of this restaurant is half the fun since it is in the shape of a ship. Inside are rounded port windows to watch the action on the busy Baltimore street outside. The seafood selection is very good. A great place to stop if touring in Baltimore.

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vipSandraT
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The calamari was a bit bland, salmon with pesto Fettuccine was bland with no pesto flavor. But the portion was great! Crab cake, wings, and chicken chesapeake were good. They no longer give you bread for the table due to covid-19 according to the server. ?

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AmandaD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. Had the broiled seafood platter, delicious. The server was great.

The best part? The crab dip appetizer. Truly outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating there was a great experience. Me and a friend of mine had the Blue Crab and it was just like I remembered having as a little kid. The server was very attentive and even taught me a better way to pick a crab. Well worth the visit.

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Millie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I would recommend because the prices are pretty good for the amount of food you receive. The wait staff was courteous. I didn't like the fact that I made a reservation and was seated near the restrooms!

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JennaE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The only food worth having was my crab cake. All of our sides, the grilled shrimp and grits were all over cooked and under seasoned. They have a very limited cocktail menu and the atmosphere was too loud to enjoy even a casual conversation. I would not recommend nor return to this establishment despite an attentive server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New more limited menu with some new items- delicious and the special was incredible!! Go people!!

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LachoniaJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The mood was romantic feeling, the food is good just a little different from pre COVID 19. The staff is friendly. I made my reservation and had no issues with that at all.

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Captain James Landing is rated 4.4 stars by 1367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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