The Choptank

4.4
386 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Atlas Restaurant Group celebrates historic Fells Point with The Choptank, a new fish and crab house located in the Broadway Market’s south shed. The Choptank honors the market’s 200-plus-year legacy with authentic local seafood and an energy and hustle true to the area.


Atlas Restaurant Group promotes a dining atmosphere and the suggested dress is business casual. We kindly ask our guests to abide by these suggestions to create an enjoyable environment for all guests.

The following items are prohibited however:

• Gentlemen’s tank tops or sleeveless shirts
• Hats are not permitted indoors for gentlemen
• No exposed undergarments
• Clothing with language or graphics that are vulgar or sexually explicit
• Footwear is required, however there is no restriction on the style
*Children accompanied by an adult are not subject to the Dress Policy*
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vipMikeP114
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good all around, pricey for the food offerings

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Drea
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday dinner. Staff was attentive and polite. An amazing meal and a great experience all around!

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PriscillaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was an experience to try. The seafood nachos was worth the try. It was cool.

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RoyA
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over all not bad. I think the food was a bit overpriced for what was served. My beer came out with a funny taste, not sure if they aren’t checking their keg dates or if it was just a fluke incident. They did offer me another beer to make up for it though. I think this place is probably best in the summer when all the games can be used while having few drinks with friends in their large outside seating area.

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Mrslewis
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service! The only thing I didn’t like what that my table was next for the kitchen and bathroom, so it was a lot of people walking pass and staff talking in front of the kitchen but it didn’t ruin the night. My waiter was soooo nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Order was mixed-up, soup after dinner. Food was OK. Probably a better place for drinks and appetizers

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent table service! It was a great environment for our family.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food -- steamed mussels, crab cakes, oysters -- the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like it very much. Will go back.

The Choptank
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you very much and we can't wait to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Live music was a nice addition!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good vibes, excellent service!

The Choptank
Responded on November 3, 2021

Love to hear it. Thank you and glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The seafood nachos were incredible!! And the cream of crab and Maryland crab soups were good. Unfortunately the “spicy”mussels and Cajun pasta were bland. There were literally five fried oysters on the oyster Po Boy, and yet they charged $19. Same number of shrimp and same price for the shrimp Po Boy.

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Wineguy72
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service were all good. Took 45mins to get a ceviche appetizer because another table ordered 7 dozen oysters. We had to wait for our food until that entire order was completed by the raw bar sous. Would’ve been better to give that table oysters in waves and fill smaller orders in between. Like two dozen then smaller orders then another two dozen. Just a suggestion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent, but service was very slow. Our dinner literally took about 2.5 hours because of extended wait times to order our courses, and the time it took for them to arrive.

We had really hoped for a nice relaxing dining experience but this was anything but that. We sat outdoors, but apparently there was an acoustic guitar / singer somewhere inside. Every time he was playing, they piped the music outside too and was PAINFULLY loud. We asked over and over for it to be turned down, but it took forever for them to do anything about it, and when they did there wasn’t much of a difference. So three of us around a table could barely hear each other while we were trying to talk to each other.

I also think this place is suffering from an identity crisis as to what they want to be. It seems to want to be a somewhat upscale dining experience, but there’s a couple of pool tables and foosball in the outdoor dining area, so it was an almost rowdy bar vibe instead of a nice dining experience.

All in all, yes the food was good, but we left disappointed at the entire experience of being there. It was definitely not what we hoped or expected.

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vipLisaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Have eaten here before but was disappointed with food quality this time. Rockfish was expensive and had ammonia taste to it.

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bohbecca23
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early for our reservation and got seated right away. The old fashioned's we ordered were great and the meals we got were very large portions and very tasty! Good atmosphere and crowd. Our waitress was very on top of everything. We'll be back for sure!

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DanielleH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was friendly and accommodating! Food was good! Great spot for a friendly gathering!

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TiffanyD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The hostesses and our waitress was great. I expected the music selection to be more diverse especially being in Baltimore with a diverse workforce and customer base but it was not. My husband had the wings that were just ok but at $14 (8) was a bit over priced. He also had the steak. It wasn't seasoned enough and cooked over (well done) should have been med. I had the MD crab soup, oysters and OG Mussels all were good. I also had the Mac and Cheese. It was very rich a d filling. I added lobster and that's where he took a turn. To add lobster it was $14 dollars. Lobster wasn't cooked in or sprinkled on top. The literally took the smallest lobster claws (3) that they could find and cut them in half (6 pieces) and placed them on top. To make matters worse 3 if the cut pieces still had the end of the claw that IS NOT edible. You can't eat that. It's not even meat. For $14 it should have been a shredded tail.

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Paula
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess Chase was amazing!!! She made my birthday dinner super special!!! Thank you so much

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant. We enjoyed the food and live music. Great outdoor seating!

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Happydiner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was good. Great seating and ambiance. We'll definitely be back.

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CheriseB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great ! I will return when I visit Baltimore . Lindey was a great server and very knowledgeable about the menu as well as the cocktails . Salad was fresh and the crab cake was just simply divine .

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Kappa1992
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good good, good and cool environment. We will be back.

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shaunv
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and atmosphere was amazing, we had a great time. The only complaint was at the end they put a service charge fee on the bill which is actually gratuity and the server never told us, when asked she was rude about it and seemed like she wanted to double dip.

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RichardR
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time there. Wish I was there when it first opened to compare it to now .Since it had a dress code before I'm thinking why since the place is kinda plain. U gonna dress nice and sit on hard bench seat? Food was good though. Place very loud. Not very covid complaint either.

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KellyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choptank is one of my favorite places to dine at in Fells. Had a friend come in from out of town and as their first time in Maryland, they needed to try crab. Decided to come in for brunch and it did not disappoint!

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vipBridgetK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and it was wonderful they had a full selection of crabs in this time of the shortage. The music was loud and made it a little difficult to carry on a conversation at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Too many flies

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ReginaH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great for outside dining! Nice setting and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Jordan js the BOMB!!! He makes sure all is top notch. Third time going in jusf 2 weeks. My new favorite restaurant.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Service is excellent along timely food service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas, the manager, was incredibly attentive and helpful. When there was a mix-up with the reservation, it was handled with great care making sure our group was happy and well cared for.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Big disappointment of advertising on site they had valet parking but they don’t. Employee said they just say that so there employees have a place to park.

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vipTamara
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for crabs, but unfortunately they were out. The manager comped our drinks for the inconvenience. The oysters were ok. The street corn was drink. I would return..hopefully they will have crabs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and the food was great!

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KrisWH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waiter, Shawn, was excellent. Very attentive and friendly. The outdoor patio and live music was the best part of the restaurant. It’s definitely an enjoyable restaurant, with pool tables, foosball etc, and the drinks are delicious. However, I’ve eaten here twice now, and the food itself is just average. You’re definitely paying more for the vibe and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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Luvgreatfood
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good, pleasant service. Donuts fresh and tasty. Almost everything overloaded with salt and Old Bay: Bloody Mary and shrimp tacos were so over spiced with Old Bay that was all I could taste. As a Baltimore native I am very fond of this seasoning when lightly sprinkled on crabs and other seafood, but this was way too much.
Overpriced for the quality of our meal. Scratch Choptank from future dining options.

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LaureeS
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & cocktails. Lovely service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great experience, outdoor seating was fantastic

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The Choptank is rated 4.4 stars by 386 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.