Captain James Landing

4.5
1305 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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Mejiaj
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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
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
55 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
Baltimore
2 reviews
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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Captain James Landing is rated 4.5 stars by 1305 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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