Captain James Landing

4.4
1055 reviews
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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service.

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TB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our experience at Captain James Landing did not fail to impress. To start I got the garlic butter shrimp and garlic bread. For the main I ordered the lamb shanks with red mashed potatoes and asparagus. All so flavorful. My husband enjoyed the buffalo Mac and cheese. Just the right amount of spice. He also got a Rueben and stated it was tasty as well

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CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and good food.

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MB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations and our table was ready. The service was great. The food was exceptional. I would recommend it to any one.

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch, delicious imperial Chesapeake Benedict. Crab cakes were also very good.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal....very quick service... I'll be back!

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IM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The crab I go was so fresh! All of our party of 5 were happy with their meal!

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k
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had the stuff mushrooms for appetizers ,, The Entree was stuff shrimp both were good . The green beans were seasoned well however the grits and beacon were average ..no sure if i would recommend them .. I wanted to go upstairs however it was closed .. I believe they were trying to fill down stairs first. Watch your bill , the waiter added 20% tip to our check

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Used to be a nice restaurant, but has begun nickel and dimming patrons which is usually a sign of a business struggling. Quality of food has declined also.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great experience for first time being there. Food was excellence

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m
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day is always a challenge because of the sheer volume of those dining. But Captain James did well overall. The service was good. The food was tasty. Of course it was expensive (over $250 for 3 people) but you are prepared for that on Mother’s Day

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BH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious, crab stuffed mushrooms, crab stuffed shrimp and crab cakes. Highly recommend

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WH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am glad I purchased the deal for this restaurant on Groupon. My husband thought the stuffed flounder was great and I really enjoyed my crab cake dinner. The service was very good and the atmosphere pleasant. We will definitely return.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times. Always an outstanding experience. Everyone is great

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I really loved the food. It was great for date night. And the server was great. He was very down to earth and made us feel comfortable. He also recommended some great food and told us about some of the specials for that day. I would definitely come back again. The only thing we didn't like, was the seating arrangement. The tables are very close together and the space is very small. Next time we will definitely ask for a booth instead, but everything else was great. Even the food was made wonderfully and it was worth the price. Thank you Captain James!

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k
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I made reservations to celebrate our Anniversary several days earlier for 6 pm and waited over 45 minutes for our table. After placing our entree orders we waited another 25 minutes for our food. The food was very good as always but the wait time was unacceptable. You think they would have comped us SOMETHING for the 45 minutes we waited for our reservation! maybe skip the $1 up charge for asparagus? Not sure I’ll be going back there anytime soon.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Been a few times before. Food was good, as well as the service use a groupon .

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are a foodie and love seafood this is a great laid back experience. Would do it again.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We were sat so close to another table it was very uncomfortable.
There were so many open tables that the host was reserving for tables that were coming in later ?
Why make a reservation if we were going to get a bad table anyway?

Also the first waiter did not even acknowledge us until after we were sitting there for 15 minutes.
The second waiter (after we moved tables) was fantastic. He came right over to us, was very insightful and friendly!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I weren’t interested in the entrees options but they did have a nice selection of entrees. The apps were AMAZING. We ordered the crab quesadilla, CJ Fries, shrimp and garlic, hush puppies and chicken wings. For desert we had funnel cake fries!! We will be back again for the same thing.

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DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable place to enjoy a low-stress lunch. The starters were very adequate for a mid-day meal without moving on to the entre.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was name Garay. We actually met at the door, he was coming from across the street. I believe he is one of the managers. He was very friendly. He seated us and also served us. This was our first time and we asked him for his recommendation. The items he recommended was excellent choices. We really enjoyed our meal. If the rest the staff is that way, well let's say we will be back to fine out.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was delicious. We arrived at 9:30 pm for our reservation. The restaurant closed at 10 pm. Our server was rude to us. He immediately looked at his watch and told us we had twenty minutes to go. We had a pound of steam shrimp as an appetizer that was delicious. I had the Greek salad and my friend had cream of crab soup. They both were good. We both had a crab cake platter that was delicious with steamed vegetables and rice. Overall the food was the best but the server was horrible. That was my second time there.Last visit the server was new and really bad service also but the food was delicious. I ordered the steamed seafood platter with the lobster tail. We had seafood nachos for the appetizer that was ok. My friend has the crab cake platter that was delicious. We will be returning again soon for the delicious food.I just hope the service is better.

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KO
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had a 24 hour trip to Baltimore this is how they resolved our seating issue. Why were we trying to keep two tables separate though we were one party? Because, unfortunately, in my haste in purchasing Groupons I did not read the fine print that states use is only one per table. Fine, no problem... I own that mistake. But now I'm a NC resident with 2 Groupons I didn't need or use. Our waiter was decent but this was only after she was snarky about the use of Groupons as soon as we sat down! Our party of professionals was quite appalled at this but for the sake of us being incredibly hungry and just have driven 5 hours to come specifically to this restaurant I kept my mouth laced tight. Admittedly, I'm from the South so perhaps great customer service is just what we do. So “bless our thumpin’ gizzards” for expecting it. My family was right- shoulda gone to Mo's! I'm incredibly sorry we didn't!

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SM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing fancy but food was very good and well prepared. Nice atmosphere in great part of town, Fell's Point. Would definitely go back.

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OT
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frequent guest. Quick mid-day lunch with friend. New server but most friendly and competent. Simple but tasty lunch fare.

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Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Update menu on website — the steamer bucket is only available on Thursdays :(
Very disappointing to arrive and find out I could not order it.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

No friggin crabs.... How did that happen? Came from California just to eat crab
Very disappointed.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I really enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good and our waitress was excellent. We will be back again.

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Naples
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

One of the best places in Baltimore for crabs, with a unique decor and building shape.

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends over a quality meal! We enjoyed the food and the service was good yet unobtrusive. We would recommend this to anyone in the area.

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!!

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MC
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Captain James was, as usual, excellent. It was a well paced meal, and the upstairs dining room is really nice. Our party got 2 seafood platters, and everything was cooked to a tee. Perfect. And the lambchops were also cooked perfectly, medium rare as order. Highly recommend.

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PE
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place for an afternoon lunch, food was good. Crabs a bity pricey and were light in weight.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

You cant go wrong with captain james ever never a disappointment.

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F
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

dinner was very crowded. small venue for a wheelchair (when that crowded). great service and good food though

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing- thank you for a wonderful night out!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD!! Outstanding service, Good atmosphere, will be back!!!

Thanks Again!

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m
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Upon being seated I let the greeter know that we had a 5:00 reservation. We were 10 minutes early. The greeter tried to seat us in a tale in the middle of the aisle. Table looked like they squeezed it in. He did eventually change us and the food took 40 minutes to receive. No one ever sat at the aisle table the entire time we were there.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Service was good. Perfect indoor temperature and lighting.

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