Captain James Landing

4.5
1329 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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JennaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Well worth the drive

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AngelaM
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
9 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
5 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, excellent service, and great photo for Facebook!

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ThomG
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
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
1 review
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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KendraL
1 review
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
4 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
3 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
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
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Lo e Captain James but they need to fix there website, I saw 3 different times for opening hours and the apt. app let me make a.10:15 am apt. yet they didn't open till 10:30

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MikeP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well worth the money.
I and my wife go there almost every week.

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vipTiffanyH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves a little crowded, food and staff was nice and good. We will be back soon.

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If you're not a seafood fan and want to try their lamb chops, excellent

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Mejiaj
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I had a groupon for 100 worth of food for $57 and I would have gladly paid full price with no complaints! The food was amazing, the price was great, the portions were just perfect! I would have given it a 5 star has it not been for the service. I understand servers are human so I sdidnt complain while being there but it was a lil upsetting. We weren't approached until 15 mins after sitting, we received our drinks same time as our food only after we had to remind her, basically anything we wanted outside of our meal had to be asked for twice and waited on for more than a few mins... gratuity is added on the bill automatically and we felt that that was the reason behind the lack of service. The other waitress that was there seemed to be very attentive to her tables so it wasnt an all around issue , just specific to our waitress, so pls dont let that discourage you from going, the doors moee than made up for the lack in service... a must go for seafood lovers!!

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AntionetteD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was salty. Let sever know but nothing was done about it. Smaller portions . Wasn't worth the time driving from Pa. to Baltimore. They have a new cook. Not a good cook...

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JamesS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ribs were great! Stuffed shrimp was great. Waitress Packed our leftover food but only put my ribs in the container not my mashed potatoes or vegetables. Do not like idea of gratuity of 18% being added to bill with only two people even if total is 75 or over.Does not give waitresses or waiters the incentive to do outstanding job only good job. All in all it was a very nice evening at Captain James.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Job, been over a year. New chief did amazing on our breakfast!!!! Will return next month. It's our monthly place to eat.

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Samcan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are absolutely delicious and a must try. Excellent food that is more than reasonably priced. 10/10 would recommend.

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nicheeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service we received was awesome. Can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I ordered the steak and lobster tail the food was good expect my steak had a piece of long black hair inside of it. They replaced that steak with a new one but did not give me back my lobster tail. Did not offer any type of bill compensation or anything.

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vipFrankA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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Tessf
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. They have all the classics for breakfast and still manage to put a fresh take on them.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed our experience very much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, service was very good.
We’ll be back!

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Nicole
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food good service waiter could be more attentive

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Debbi
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food and service as always was good, however there was a table of 6 next to us, they did practice social distancing or mask wearing. The staff did remind them. It was very uncomfortable, we finally asked to be moved.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Parking lot across street. cool boat layout. They are open during covid and have seats spaced out accordingly. Have only bottled beer, none on tap. good wine and spirits list.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food! Love the Seafood platter! The ribs were tasty!

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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
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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Captain James Landing is rated 4.5 stars by 1329 OpenTable diners.

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