Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

4.7
7348 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve with a Special Holiday Menu. Seating time is limited to 1.5 hrs. Reservations are required. Happy Holidays!

Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday to Saturday Dinner Only. Brunch & Dinner on Sundays.

When in Baltimore, join us and enjoy the freshest seafood along with sweeping Inner Harbor views and hands down the most hospitable service in town.
The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to Pan-Seared Rockfish with Lobster. You can also enjoy classic dishes such as Beef Tenderloin or Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting. Come back and see us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Rusty Scupper will offer a Special Holiday Menu for New Year`s Eve 2021. Please call us or book on line to make a reservation. Happy Holidays 2021!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Rusty Scupper will offer a Special Holiday Menu for Christmas Eve 2021. Please call us or book on line to make a reservation. Happy Holidays 2021!

What 7348 people are saying
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JocelynH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

I go to the Rusty Scupper for brunch a few times throughout the year. This last time I was highly disappointed. There were onion peels in the home fries and salmon was under cooked. They also had a new employee on the omelette station who was not properly trained. It was the first time there for my friends, and we did not receive the level of service that I am accustomed to for this restaurant. We were not offered a discount for the unacceptable service.

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vipsammy
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food choices and wow to waffle bar snd deserts as well Everything was fresh and stations were being continually replenished Incredible views Bonus was live band Perfection but is a bit pricey Still will definitely go back

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CarolynC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was great, the staff very attentive and the food was excellent!

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VinhB
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect! Super helpful, welcoming and friendly—our kind of atmosphere. Food was excellent—very fresh seafood perfectly prepared and reasonably priced for the area. View was awesome. Altogether, our servers, the food, the view combined to make a special occasion dinner even more special for us.

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent experience. The meal was served on time and the drinks were well made.

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RobinS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant a few time with family and friends. I like that it is near the waterfront and lots of night life. Would definitely come back

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vipRussellKarr
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a Wonderful life when you dine at The Rusty Scupper during the holidays. Fabulous view. food and ambiance. If it has been awhile, go back. You won't be sorry and you will remember how beautiful Baltimore really is.

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DelA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Five year tradition of family dinner and watching the Xmas boat parade

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DowntownJKBA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beautiful landscape outside to the charming holiday motif inside, they did not disappoint. The impeccable service, gracious hosts, and most of all FABULOUS FOOD AND WINE. The views of the Baltimore Christmas boat parade was why we came and the all around window views from the table allowed us to see them all. This has become a holiday tradition. A short walk after dinner along the water to Christmas Village in the Inner Harbor. The Grinch was even playing trumpet in front of the Christmas tree! Talk about a photo opp! Highly recommend this restaurant. A little pricy, but you get what you pay for! Excellence.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had the twin lobster tails, and they were great. Our waitress was excellent, we loved her. This restaurant never disappoints!

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vipTimT
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great service. Spectacular view. Quality of the food has deteriorated compared to past years: not bad but mediocre and not worth the price. Desserts are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had Chilean sea bass Maryland style and crab stuffed shrimp. For dessert we had the butter cake and it melted in your mouth.

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CraigT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Service and food was great.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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TaylorG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is always good! Im in love with the hot Rum cider. It hits the spot every time

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate this wonderful review!

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mdcheo
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, wonderful service and presentation. Will definitely be back.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere. Food was amazing. Service was exceptional. Will definitely go back. Only downside was the table 3 tables away. The lady of course was talking so loud everyone could hear her conversation. Irving on the restaurant they can’t help ignorant self serving people. But that was the only reason I put the noise at 3. Couldnt even hear the people sitting next to us otherwise very pleasant.

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quiet
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated next to a table of people who were celebrating a birthday very loudly. There were plenty of empty tables in the restaurant when we arrived, and I wish that the staff would have put us much farther away from that table. When our waiter came to tell us about the menu, we could not hear him. It truly was that loud. About half way through the meal, the table cleared. We could hear the nice music and the conversation levels returned to normal. At that point the ambiance was very nice, but up until that point it was not, in spite of the lovely views out the windows.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We are so grateful for your kind words. We are very sorry about the loud noise from the other table. Thanks for sharing your review with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Will come again

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good was severely over seasoned and our server continued to try and sell us higher priced foods subtly. We got a $75 meal and paid $200 for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding but what made the evening extra special was our service. Our server Paul was a very polite, professional young man!! He was very
Knowledgeable on the menu and gave great recommendations. We also never had an empty glass on the table which is a pet peeve of mine. Paul made the evening.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; Paul will definitely be happy to read what you wrote!

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LoriG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving buffet was amazing. Food was delicious and so much to choose from. All the usual Items were there and then other really awesome surprises. A lot of wonderful seafood dishes too! Save room for dessert! All the staff were professional and happy. Thank you!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote!

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vipEat2Much
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First off... DJ our server was absolutely phenomenal! Very friendly, personable and nice all the way around. He's definitely perfected his craft!

Thxgvn buffett was great, I just only wished that there was one plain stuffing to accomodate individuals who are not meat eaters -- other than that, there was nothing left unturned. Thanks again and I hope everyone at RS had a great holiday!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; DJ will definitely be happy to read what you wrote!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner with the family

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you

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MaceoN
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Don't ever eat a buffet at this place, it was hideous. Not one item was delectable.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food selection, great service, the same thing again next year for thanksgiving

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate this wonderful review and hope to see you again soon!

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CollinsS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expectations were exceeded especially during the pandemic!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate this wonderful review!

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MarciaS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Thanksgiving Buffet was food was good but it was cold. The service was great and the restaurant was inviting all staff was cordial, pleasant and warm. Another problem was the food was on the 1st level and my husband and I had to keep walking 2 flights of stairs to get food. My husband has a brace on his leg so it was very hard for him to go back and forth, so he didn't get all he wanted to eat.

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info4all
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, expedient service, great view, stiff drinks!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate this wonderful review and hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Wonderful food, ambience, views and a great staff!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate this wonderful review and hope to see you again soon

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flitetym
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s been many years since I’ve been to the ‘Scupper. I’ll start by saying buffets are often difficult for restauranteurs to manage, and I think this may have been one of those occasions. While the food was “palatable”, it had the suggestion that it was prepared 12 hours earlier.

For the price I paid, I was expecting “exceptional” food service, not average. The foods available were heavy on the “starches” (i.e., pasta salads and potatoes), but I mean, for cryin’ out loud — no crab cakes!?! In the heart of Baltimore?!? Ya gotta be kidding me …

The live jazz trio was a pleasant touch, and I guess when adding 2 or 3 mimosas to my cuisine, I’ll “score” the entire affair as “passable” — but just barely.

The wait staff was pleasant and attentive, but as I sat to absorb the Baltimore skyline and restaurant furnishings and ambiance, I noticed areas of fading paint along the floorboards and carpets that have extended their lifespan by a few seasons.

It is my hope that this onetime favorite dining spot of mine will be restored to its former greatness, so let’s start with some capital reinvestment.

Happy Holidays!

CB
CherylB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering what we have gone through with social distancing and mask. Did a good job when people came in shifts. Also, had a sanitizing station and people wore their mask as the fixed their plates

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote!

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only issue I had was with the parking attendant. I understood that the parking was to be validated with no charge for parking but the attendant insisted there was to be a charge which we paid. Not that it was a lot of money but more the confusion. Might be worth it to explain to the guests that the validating of the parking will provide you with a reduced rate.

Other than that the experience was wonderful.

Thanks to our server for making our visit memorable and most enjoyable.

Steve

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Jayc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh seafood. Excellent service.
Adequate wine selection.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you very much

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EbonyE
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal atmosphere and the fare was delicious! I was very impressed, as it was my first visit. My family thoroughly enjoyed as well. This is now one of my favorite restaurants! I will definitely be back and will highly recommend.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great time!

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you

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ConnieL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Sunday Brunch is my family’s favorite go to spot. The food is superb. And as an oyster lover, the raw oyster bar is more than worth the price of admission. Our family will return for Sunday brunch again and again.

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore
Responded on November 30, 2021

We are so grateful for your kind suggestion and wonderful review. We are glad to hear you had a great time!

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vipTwanJ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fool selection for brunch.

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Beingme
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, the experience was good. It was a little wait for our food but our server was great. He brought us a salad, apologizing for the wait. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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CananO
1 review