Captain James Landing

4.4
1351 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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stanllen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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.

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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
1 review
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
1 review
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
10 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

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vipJMoore
Denver
11 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
32 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Well worth the drive

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AngelaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Captain James has always had the best food and atmosphere. My kids love to eat there.

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vipRalphaelloM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I ordered a dozen of jumbo crabs which cost 130. When I received the my check there was a $23 gratuity on it. To be honest the service wasn't that great. I had to ask who my server was. Once she came I saw her twice. To bring the crabs and to bring the check. Please allow the customer to judge and rate the service accordingly.

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BonM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been going to Captain James regularly for the past 10-12 years. It is now and has always been a nice place to dine. We were disappointed that the escargot have been taken off the menu. The addition of the grilled octopus was appreciated.

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FloydC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place,Great food and great service and free parking this is my go to spot for Good food and drinks

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MarthaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, excellent service, and great photo for Facebook!

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ThomG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Captain James Landing several times and it has always been fantastic. If you enjoy seafood with some unique stylings, enjoy great drinks, and appreciate good service, this is the place for you.

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MarkY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was my third, as like the first two; this visit was great if not better than the others. I would recommend to anyone.

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AmandaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and as expected, Captain James Landing did not disappoint! This time we came for brunch, which was surprisingly reasonable, which is always a plus, without skimping on quantity or quality! Also kudus to our waitress, Nichole and the chef who were very accommodating to my substitutions to my selected menu item. The food was great, especially my French toast! All in it was a wonderful and enjoyable brunch with the hubby!

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KayL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was just okay but our server was nice. The reservation was definitely a must, so many other people left or were turned away due to the wait/reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Well, we were racially attacked.

We made reservations because ya know it’s common sense especially during a pandemic.
This group of 4 came and did not have reservations... and we were sat before them at a table for 2. They flipped out saying it’s because of our color that we are being seated before them. The host heard this and admitted he heard this and didn’t do anything about it not even tell his manager and sat them next to us when their table was ready. No support or respect at this place. Food was ok. Drinks were good... atmosphere sucked

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to seal the deal with the meal 💎

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not the best food for the cost but it's workable. The chicken stuffed with imperial didn't taste like any imperial I've had before plus it had a thick layer of provolone cheese on top. The escargot was wonderful tho. The 18% gratuity was added to the bill, it would have been nice to know that beforehand but the waitress was good.

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MelARob
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New to the area, and wanted some quality seafood. Captain Jame's did the trick! Grilled Oysters were fresh and yummy, and the Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Imperial Crab was delicious.

Service was exceptional!

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DuaneG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food, the front desk person was very patient and helpful

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SHANTELG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The special we was told about WASN'T what we expected.

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Captain James Landing is rated 4.4 stars by 1351 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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