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About Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner Harbor's best view. 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 & Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting.

402 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday Brunch - (Top 100 Best Brunches in USA- 2016) Two Seatings: 10:30 AM to 12:30PM - and second seating at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Sunday Brunch is over at 2:30. Sunday Dinner : 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Key Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 727-3678

Website:
http://www.rusty-scupper.com/

Entertainment:
Piano player Monday - Saturday evenings, Jazz Band Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Catering:
The Rusty Scupper’s large, 270-seat open dining room, 75-seat bar lounge, and 142-seat upper deck with outdoor patio afford guests dramatic, sweeping views of Harborplace, the Inner Harbor, and Fells Point. Guests can relax and enjoy live piano entertainment, the region’s highest quality fresh seafood, seasonal cuisine and attentive service at this distinctive waterfront restaurant.

Parking Details:
City owned parking lot available at a reduced rate with validation. Near Rusty Scupper - Baltimore's entrance.

Public Transit:
Water Taxi Stop Nr: 4

Executive Chef:
Will Wilt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Allow us to be your silent partner in planning. The Rusty Scupper can accommodate groups of all sizes. Please call on me anytime for everything from a casual crab feast to an important business lunch, from a holiday party to a rehearsal dinner or full wedding reception. The Rusty Scupper has been the backdrop to many of life’s most special moments

Rusty Scupper - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (125)
Waterfront (124)
Good for a Date (102)
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Romantic (101)
Special Occasion (93)
Good for Anniversaries (81)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Good for Groups (51)
Worth the Drive (47)
Great for Brunch (40)
Business Meals (40)
Casual (40)
Cozy (35)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Local Ingredients (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Fun (24)
Authentic (23)
Live Music (23)
People Watching (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Seasonal (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We went for dinner Friday night since it was close to our hotel. We tried the Maryland crab soup, cream of crab soup, crab cake dinner and crab stuffed trout. All were delicious! We both ate every morsel of the bread and I especially loved the dipping sauce! We tried the Smith Island cake for dessert. It’s a huge piece of cake that’s tasty but not worth the $16 price. I enjoyed more The biscotti ice cream that came with it. We will definitely return on our next visit. The views are absolutely beautiful of the harbor.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 2 days ago

We were visiting from out of town. Very good seafood! Crab cakes and sea bass was fresh and a grenade to the taste buds. Very great spot for those visiting Bailtimore’s Inner Harbor!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was great! Highly recommend the surf and surf

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sophie, our server, was very attentive and provided excellent customer service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food is mediocre, way too noisy , really not worth the money

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is just amazing. From the food to the staff. My significant other and I enjoyed every part of our meal from the bread to the appetizer to the entree to the dessert. I will recommend everyone to eat there. Due to the high price point, this would be for special occasions or a date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had great service and great food, even took our two children and they enjoyed. Wonderful views of the inner harbor. Crab cakes were delicious

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

A great dining experience! Food and service were outstanding, and the waitress was most friendly in assisting with our selections. And the view over the water was simply spectacular!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

This place made my husband's birthday so special. The atmosphere was beautiful. The food and drinks were delicious. They gave a complimentary slice of birthday cake for my husband. It is also wheelchair accessible. It was our first time but will definitely go back again.

Thanks!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Other than the view, this was a very disappointing experience. The food was not prepared well and was heavily salted. The vegetables were over done, the salmon was overdone, the mashed potatoes were not fresh. The coconut shrimp was average at best. The seafood chowder was the only thing that was enjoyed in the whole meal. If you are looking for a view you might enjoy it but if you were looking for good food you will be terribly disappointed

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service is always impeccable! We always feel like family members when we go!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dan, our server, was GREAT. The food was AWESOME.. Absolutely loved the music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went for the Sunday Brunch and it lives up to the expectations. The mood is set when they quickly seat you and explain the many stations and options you will have. Nice live music and a beautiful view. Everything was delicious! The all-you-can-eat brunch includes a large hot bar, a raw bar, made to order omelette bar, plus dessert bar. An alcoholic drink and drink/coffee is included in the price. I get the sense it's not frequented by locals but for this out-of-towner it was a wonderful way to close a celebratory weekend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch with a view. Had my adult children from out of town with me. Everyone enjoyed being in downtown Baltimore.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I wanted to give this restaurant a better review, but the food was below average. I ordered a Caesar salad, but it was wilted. Our server was very apologetic and served me a new one. Then, I ordered the mahi mahi which turned out to be a let down. It taste like water. It was blackened but unseasoned. My boyfriend's Rockfish was good but when we got home he got sick. It was from the squid risotto. The waiter was great. The view was beautiful. The restaurant was nice. But a restaurant is only as good as the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Views at night are beautiful! Food was good but overpriced for what we got. Our server was pleasant but seemed on par with a much cheaper restaurant. It was good for a one-time date night but I wouldn’t return due to the value we received for what we paid.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server Briannna was very helpful and professional. The stuffed trout was perfect as were the oysters and salmon. Loved their bread and salads. A true Baltimore gem. We had reservations but arrived early and were seated quickly. Beautiful views of the inner harbor. Love it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good, the service was fast and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great! Our waiter is what made our experience one we will never forget.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Seafood, perfectly cooked and served with a breathtaking view of the Inner Harbor. Reasonable pricing for what you get. Excellent service.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Cozy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Due to the fact it was our anniversary something special seemed quite right. I had ordered flowers ahead and had them delivered. Called the day of just to verify they’d be at the table. And the staff did not disappoint. Everything was set up at the table and I think my date was quite impressed. The food is always fantastic and our waiter was excellent. For sure recommend especially for any special occasion. Much phrase to the rusty scupper and all the people involved making our special night absolutely flawless.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The view was great and the service was as well. It was pretty empty so there was not a long wait for food. Everything was delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing waterfront views and a live piano player. Restaurant was beautiful and service was great. Enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Because this was a special occasion, I was expecting to pay well for great food. And that is what happened. My food was excellent! I appreciated that the waiter offered me soup to taste (at no charge) and brought a second chowder when one person's choice was mistaken.
The others noted it was noisy , though I didn't think it was overly loud. However, I did have to ask the waiter to repeat almost everything he said and still did not quite catch everything. While the wait staff was attentive (though he did forget a requested refill), he also seemed a bit pretentious for us.
All in all it was a very good evening for our special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch with our family while on a day trip to Baltimore. Very close to Fort McHenry . We also enjoyed watching the boats sail in and out of the harbor.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were extremely disappointed there beer taps were broken so you would think they would have stocked up on bottles and nothing but cheap domestics. For a seafood restaurant horseradish would be a important condiment especially when eating oysters. It was terribly bad and tasted like flavored grass. The atmosphere was nice and most of the food was ok.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

3 of us dined and each of us had something wrong with our entree. Food took a long time to arrive. Service was so-so. We often had to get the attention of random servers passing by when we wanted something. Their excuse was a party of 17 had them behind and rattled. Manager did come to table and take off the first round of drinks and gave me his card. Ironically, something I ate there led to gastrointestinal upset later that p.m. I’ll not eat there again.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Overall an enjoyable evening. Waiter took a little long to bring out more bread would probably be the only complaint. The food was delicious. Would likely go again!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

thanksgiving was fantastic...as always. the ambiance was great and the food was outstanding

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Crowded but that’s to be expected on a Thanksgiving holiday day. Overall I love this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving at Rusty Scupper is an annual family tradition. The food is great and its a wonderful family experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant. The reason why I gave the food four stars is because some of the food was cold probably due to people leaving the lids open . At times the buffet lines were long and hard to move around . Overall, we enjoyed Thanksgiving day at this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Disappointing Thanksgiving; Too Many casserole dishes; poor salad selection; limited dessert selection & many "choices" were not available. Wines by the glass: not worth the price. Under staffed.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thankful for the lovely thanksgiving brunch! The selection was fabulous and so good tasting. We loved the oyster stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese with scallops and carving station. Would definitely return next year's Thanksgiving!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The restaurant atmosphere was awesome!! I took my wife here for her birthday. My wife's meal was as ordered, but mine was not even near what I ordered, something totally different. I elected to eat the dinner that I received. The dinner was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Torn as to my thoughts on the Rusty Scupper. I think my thoughts are best summed up as, it is a gimmick restaurant.

They have enough positives, like the location on the water and even the the lack of competition, that it makes you over look their may flaws. Right now I would not return. I have mostly a blah thought of them.

But... this is where the gimmick comes in... in a year, I'd likely be willing to return. I'll forget about the over priced completely average experience and try it again because of their location. I will try again and just hope it is better.

If you are looking for exceptional, don't bother. If you are looking for a place that may some day be as glorious as the history on their walls represents... then maybe give them a shot.

Also, just another small note, the windows out over the harbor, have a significant glare at night. I don't think there is much they can do about it, but even though we had a great seat the view wasn't much to look at.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I had the crab stuffed trout which was great and an ample serving, and my partner had the lobster mac and cheese which she said was delicious. We were glad that we didn't order an appetizer since we had a hard time finishing our entrees.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our dining experience was a little out of the ordinary. We came with our family for a business meal. We brought along out 4 year old, who may have been the one going above the ambience level. He sung a birthday song to a nearby table with his new guitar. Very family friendly though. This restaurant offered a delicately unique menu offering vegan and gluten free options. Their oysters were on point. The staff was very attentive. Not completely aware of all the surroundings, i.e. drinks became empty once, and the server unknowingly spilled the sauce from the empty bowl of mussels. There was no need to point it out to him though. He was well trained on the menu and had great service. We were more casual then the tables surrounding and he treated us all the same. The specials are worth trying. Each bite of everything we had from apps to dessert was phenomenal. We are huge foodies and know good food! The espresso was over priced but perfect flavor. We tried the suggest scotch after dining, a great selection. We also showed up to dine early from what we had reserved but they got us seated, no problem.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Quiet and not crowded. Worked well for our thoughts of seafood

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