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Captain James Landing

4.2
4.2
1502 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 327-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer complete catering services for special events and corporate functions. This allows you (the host) to enjoy your party while we do the work. Our wide range of delicious appetizers, amazing dinners, decadent desserts and impeccable service offers a perfect event for everyone.

  • Private party facilities

    Captain James Landing- Seafood Palace, is a unique concept to Baltimore for Private dining and entertaining. Captain James Seafood Palace is not just a restaurant that looks like a ship. It"s a totally private venue known for its extraordinary cuisine, warm casual elegance and friendly, professional service. Captain James Seafood Palace is the perfect setting for dinners, business meetings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, off-premise catering, crab feasts or just a great celebration!Please email our Events Coordinator and include your name,phone number, date, time, number of guests, and occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Marina: (410) 327-8600

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Cross street

    Aliceanna Street

  • Parking details

    Free Parking for Guests

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,502 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Seafood

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  1. NP

    NickP

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Good for a quiet lunch with friends. The food was ok but took a long time to arrive.
  2. C

    Chris

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner with excellent service. The food was good and there was plenty of it. Our only regret was that the top level was closed so we couldn't really see the harbor, but we still had a good seat by the window. All told, a very nice family outing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The meal was decent with sizable portions but the service was sorely lacking. Right after being seated our server came over and asked if we ready to order. After a few minutes the server came over again and asked for our order. Once we ordered and were eating the server returned several more times to ask if we needed boxes. Then returned a few minutes later asking to box our food up. A 21% gratuity was added for this service. It’s difficult to enjoy a meal when you feel like you’re being rushed out from the minute that you arrive. I wouldn’t return to eat there again.
  4. s

    susannas

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always 5 star plus. The service, the food, ambiance. The manager Tariq goes above and beyond. This is my go to for seafood.
  5. J

    John

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for brunch and were delighted with the food. Very nice omelets and delicious breakfast potatoes.
  6. AW

    AntoineW

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely delicious! Service was great.
  7. MB

    MBSS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Steamed shrimp and crab legs were delicious! Hush puppies were on point!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager is not a team player…. But after a while, he came around when he realized we were spending our money, and the bartender kept pouring
  9. CH

    CrissieH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very nice, attentive , and thoughtful. No wait for seating and the reservation process was smooth. Great experience!
  10. LN

    LeeN

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I made reservations for my birthday dinner five days in advance. I asked for a window table, and I was seated at the smallest table in the place and my husband is a little on the big side. Our main course was brought out before our appetizers. I ordered an imperial crab, and whatever that was that they tried to pass off as imperial crab was horrible! It look like a crab cake that was flattened out with a mayonnaise topping and it had so much bread as a filler I guess. I could count the pieces of crab meat, which wasn't much. My baked potato and broccoli was cold even after I put some butter on both, it never melted. A disappointing birthday dinner!! Never again!
  11. LM

    LisaM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Great customer service but the food was mediocre. The calamari was seasoned well but was rubbery. The crab stuffed shrimp had too much filling and the cheese grits lacked flavor. We were very disappointed.
  12. MV

    MaryV

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Captain James is always so good! It's like seeing an old friend. The food is wonderful, love that pineapple fried rice with softshell crab and crab ball. The shrimp sambucca is very tasty and the crab and spinach pie is perfection. Service was superb.
  13. BP

    BethP

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Crabs were fresh and full and served up piping hot! 😋
  14. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The octopus appetizer was too hard to cut even with a steak knife. Forget about chewing it. The manager offered to remake it and gave me some excuse about the octopus being a female or old. Ok? So buy better seafood . We ordered our entrees with the appetizer as soon as we were seated and it still took over an hour for the entrees to arrive. When the entrees arrived we couldn't eat them because the server had ignored our dietary restrictions which we told her about more than once. I told the manager we were leaving and no one seemed to care. It was a total waste of 2 hours and we will not be going back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time, the staff was excellent, and the food was incredible!
  16. R

    Redsonja

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but some of the tables are way too close together. You can just reach your arm out a little and touch someone at a table next to you. Not good and no privacy at all.
  17. D

    Deeberz

    Baltimore

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I ordered steamed shrimp with potatoes/onions - too much Old Bay was on the potatoes and made them inedible. The server never gave me another option of fresh potatoes without so much Old Bay or taking a couple dollars off my bill. She just took my plate away and said she would mention it to the kitchen. It was my first time eating king crab legs. I told server, but she just put the plate in front of me. I didn't know how to eat them, and she came over, put on plastic gloves, and showed me how to remove the meat. I was appalled at the way she handled my food and didn't ask me first. They were bland, cold, hard to crack open, and expensive! It was also my last time trying king crab legs. I would rather eat the imitation crab!! It was so cold in the restaurant (hubby had to go get my jacket from vehicle), that all of my food got cold before I could finish. Cold crab legs aren't tasty. There were only two of us in my party, and an 18% gratuity was already added to my bill. Is this a new policy? I've seen this when there are 6 or more of us, but that was the last straw. I won't be going back any time soon - and that is a shame because I USED to think they had the best steamed shrimp in town. It, too, was overcooked and had way too much Old Bay on it.
  18. PT

    PaulT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and dining experience, plenty of parking, but quite pricey
  19. MV

    MaryV

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If you like greasy slop, this place is for you!
  20. KL

    KL2a2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food wasn’t great and the service was abysmal. We wouldn’t go back.
  21. D

    Deeberz

    Baltimore

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had to send back the surf/turf salad because the lettuce was wilted, and the steak was a little chewy. They immediatley took it off my bill. I then ordered the seafood stew. It was The Best Stew I have ever eaten. It more than made up for the poor quality salad. Mmm mmm!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time visiting with some friends. We enjoyed the appetizers. Specifically the crab dip. We ordered our drinks and 2 dozen crabs. Our server, Mario was very pleasant and attentive. We continued to order drinks and shots. There was a moment when the bartender caught an attitude and began yelling at our server then then she continued ranting at the Mgr bc we sent our 4th order of drinks back since it was missing any hunt of Habanaro and tasted like a regular Margarita. The Mgr came over to get an understanding of the issue and explain that bartender is followinga recipe. We explained that we ordered the Habanaro Margarita, but what was made had no hint/smell of spice, just Tequila. We explained that she may have skipped on the Habanaro bc this round did not taste like the previous rounss we had. After more conversation w/the Mgr we ended up canceling that round bc of her bartenders disposition at that point turned us off and we did not feel comfortable having her make us new drinks. So we settled our tab and went for drinks elsewhere.
  23. RM

    RobertM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo much fun! Our dinner at Captian James Landing was wonderful I had a oyster shooter it was ...definitely different. WOO-HOO Enjoyed the appetizer, drinks and dinner. Awesome thanks!!
  24. KR

    KevinR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. Our appetizers came out quick, but our main order did take a little longer than excepted. Overall, I would definitely return
  25. TY

    TYRAM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both great! Would definitely recommend.
  26. 5

    5107641

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We tried somewhere new to us.
  27. KG

    KarisaG

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service was excellent! Will definitely come back again and sit by the water next time.
  28. j

    jeff

    Baltimore

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The broiled seafood platter is ample and tasty. The lobster tales are as well.
  29. TH

    TinaH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had a reservation for 2 and were seated at a table along Boston St. No sooner we placed our order, a party of 11 was seated next to us. They were a jovial group and the noise level went higher and higher to the point that we couldn't hear our own conversation. Needless to say, the voices got louder as the drinks were served. It was good to see a happy group but we would have been happier to have been seated a little farther away. The waitress was doing a yeoman's job in trying to serve our table and the larger group.
  30. SF

    SoxF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It is cool to be in a boat shaped building but the food and wine is meh.
  31. J

    Jenc

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Family from out of town!!
  32. GJ

    GeanellJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The receptionist at the front door was very pleasant and patience. Also the manager as well
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waterfront location with fun, interactive service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    It’s was a nice atmosphere and the food was amazing, we went for my partners birthday, gave him a free Sundae and sung him happy birthday. I strongly feel the service could have been when we were ordering our food.
  35. M

    Margaret

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  36. s

    susannas

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 5th time at Captain James you cannot beat the price the quality of food and service 5+++
  37. E

    Ej

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was nice and the food was good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was seated immediately upon arrival. Food was delicious as usual. Service was very good. Joyce is very friendly and a great asset to the restaurant.
  39. LJ

    LarryJ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here quite a few times and never been disappointed with the food or service. I had the broiled seafood and my wife had the stuffed shrimp. Both were excellent however we thought the shrimp were pretty small. I think the amount of crab imperial made up for the size of the shrimp.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service

FAQs

Captain James Landing is rated 4.2 stars by 1502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Captain James Landing

2127 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Aliceanna Street

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking for Guests

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (410) 327-8600

  • Catering

    We offer complete catering services for special events and corporate functions. This allows you (the host) to enjoy your party while we do the work. Our wide range of delicious appetizers, amazing dinners, decadent desserts and impeccable service offers a perfect event for everyone.

  • Private party facilities

    Captain James Landing- Seafood Palace, is a unique concept to Baltimore for Private dining and entertaining. Captain James Seafood Palace is not just a restaurant that looks like a ship. It"s a totally private venue known for its extraordinary cuisine, warm casual elegance and friendly, professional service. Captain James Seafood Palace is the perfect setting for dinners, business meetings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, off-premise catering, crab feasts or just a great celebration!Please email our Events Coordinator and include your name,phone number, date, time, number of guests, and occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Marina: (410) 327-8600

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