Captain James Landing

4.5
1290 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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vipNatalieK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. The escargots were delicious (just wanted some more bread to soak up the goodness!). Stuffed fish and seafood fettuccine were both delicious and cooked perfectly. The strawberry cheesecake dessert was homemade the week we went. Best I’ve had - we wanted to take a whole one home! Everything was great, and we will be back to dine in when the restrictions are lifted!

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KarenK
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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Maxmillian
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great experience, but it all comes with a pretty hefty price tag

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Bill
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During Covid you are able to reserve a table but if you arrive early there might be open tables. Service is great and friendly staff. Evening meals have a gratuity of 18 percent included in the bill but all other meals are by the customer decision. All in all a great seafood place to try and there are menus for the day so call and ask or they will let you know when you are ordering.

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ticha
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for his birthday and everything was amazing!

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MichaelP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seafood stew is a big winner.
Monday night crab cakes for $18.95 is a bargain.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cute restaurant! The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the cocktails were so tasty! The best was the ambiance, the outside and the inside were so nautically cute!

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vipSandraT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Restaurants are supposed to be social distancing. We were seated at a booth right next to another couple. When I asked the host about SD she said the couple would be leaving shortly and that no one would be seated next to us. Well, the couple did leave in about five minutes. Staff cleaned the table - and then seated another couple there! There was nothing separating the booths! I know businesses have been hard hit due to the pandemic, but the safety and security of all guests should have been top priority and not trying to make a buck! Capt. James was one of our favorite restaurants but, due to their lack of practicing safety measures, we won't return....

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall it’s a very nice place to eat,very clean,service very good... the location is good next to the water

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BrittanyG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visiting Baltimore and I needed to try a famous Maryland Crab Cake. My group got the Seafood platter and the crab imperial. Everything was very tasty and filling. Service was quick and attentive, we were seated very quickly.

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vipKevinT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great. All the staff were nice and took really good care of us. Would definitely go back.

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vipAverage
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I understand Covid has changed the way we do a lot of things. This is one of my favorite restaurants, but I will wait to return.

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vipPaulK
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Captain James Landing is your destination for fresh seafood and delicious cocktails in Charm City. The crabcakes are the best in Baltimore and if you're not feeling that there are plenty of other goodies on the menu that will make you happy!

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StuartF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood is so good. Good variety of available dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful, polite, friendly and professional server!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The only thing I could not understand was not being able to use our Groupon on the special of the day! Maybe someone could find out WHY?

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MisterB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress Joyce was excellent in helping me decide what to order. I'd ask for her again.
Soft shell crab, lightly breaded with flour and sautéed was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and value. Great drinks as well. Definitely will go back if in the area.

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BobC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great people were very nice and me and wife had a great experience

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DeadraM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Joyce, she was fantastic!! Great customer service and knowledgeable of the menu and specials.

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ImaniM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Everything i ordered was good besides the steam shrimp i was salty and dry and i was upset about that cause i drove all the from Philly to try out the food

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JohnathanD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Service and great food. Will be back again-

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!

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DonnaR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Everything was wonderful except for the ceasar salad. It's homemade and way too heavy on anchovy taste and smell.

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AishaD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I really enjoyed our first date night out since COVID-19. Everything was perfect. We made our reservation online and when we arrived (10 minutes late), we were seated right away. The Mr. was a little disappointed because they stopped giving out that nice hot buttery bread. But our food was great. His steak was nice and tender and my crab dip and quesadilla was just the way I like it. The waitress was awesome and checked on us frequently.

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DonT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great crab cakes! Family loved it. Waitress was very nice, and right on top of everything. Wife loved soft shell crabs. Overall, great Maryland seafood. And parking right across the street, so really easy.

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KeishaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and service. I will definitely be coming back and also referring family and friends!

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BrandiH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious!! Everything we ordered was fabulous!

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vipPhilFu
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capt James is a GREAT Crabhouse!!! Service was excellent and the crabs were huge!!

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KatieE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to come here as a kid with my grandparents. It was better than I remembered. Had the crab cake and it was delicious. Definitely recommend.

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DemetreiusH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We has an amazing time and would highly recommend your establishment.

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vipYassy
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great, but the service was not so great. The waitress took 30 mins to take our order and it wasn’t crowded at all. I’m not sure why it took so long. Our appetizers and entree were about 40 mins apart.

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CortneyP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Lamb chops came out wrong twice, there was a hair in the creamed spinach. Manager never came out to apologize. Offered us drinks or dessert which we declined as my husband already had a drink and I’m expecting and we had dessert back in our room already. They didn’t attempt to lower the bill in any way, it was very disappointing. Don’t list lampchops as Med Rare if they will come out flavorless and well done each time.
So many good restaurants, it was a sad experience when we were treating ourselves to a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bartenders were awesome! Food was great

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KimberlyL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience!!!! Definitely going back!!

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vipTTop
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was not a pleasant visit or experience. The temperature in the restaurant was very warm and uncomfortable to the point of my guests had to leave out for air. The alcoholic drinks were poorly prepared and when addressed with our server, she said, “but I made it according to the measurements.” She clearly had no bartending experience. The bread was not immediately served although it was hot and fresh. The seafood Alfredo was literally served with 4 scallops, 2 pieces of medium sized shrimp and one mini lobster tail. The sauce for the dish lacked and the proportion of noodles to seafood was overwhelming. There was enough fettuccine noodles to feed the table. Lastly, the waitress added gratuity to our bill (party of 4) when the menu clearly states gratuity of 18% added to parties of 6. She would not make an adjustment when asked.

There were only 6 other parties dinning in the restaurant so the quality had nothing to do with the quantity of patrons. We were just completely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It just wasn’t for us, we were pretty disappointed by the atmosphere and food. Maybe we had a bad night with everything going on in the news currently, but we were definitely expecting a better experience based off of the reviews on here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The whole staff was very welcoming and attentive. The food was really good, but it did not blow me away. The only little gripe I have is the fact that they added an 18 percent gratuity to my bill before I had a chance to choose my tip. I only had 2 people in my party and could see that being the norm for larger parties. I tipped more than the added charge, and planned on it, but it just seems a little offensive that they already add the tip to the check. I would definitely return again!

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vipMeandkisa
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food...very nice service.... Excellent service

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Captain James Landing is rated 4.5 stars by 1290 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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