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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (154)
Scenic View (140)
Good for a Date (109)
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Romantic (106)
Special Occasion (103)
Good for Anniversaries (85)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Worth the Drive (56)
Good for Groups (54)
Business Meals (47)
Casual (43)
Great for Brunch (39)
Local Ingredients (38)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Cozy (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Authentic (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Fun (27)
Live Music (22)
People Watching (22)
Happy Hour (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Healthy (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Seasonal (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (4)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent! Totally recommended! Good wine list!! Definitely will come back!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Worth every penny! We had two kids with us and it was phenomenal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We were visiting from Atlanta. This was our 2nd Sunday Brunch experience since 2015 and were not disappointed. The buffet selection, omelette and carving stations were as good as we remembered. The jazz combo provides a nice ambiance. We look forward to having dinner here on our next visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

Crab dip was awesome, and the freshly baked bread with the red peper sauce was delicious. Crab cake was a little under cooked in the center- batter too moist. Overall food was great though. I would return

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a nice time. My waiter was friendly but a little slow. It took a long time to get my ticket validated and my receipt for the meal. Otherwise, he was friendly and answered questions appropriately.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We went to the Scupper for our anniversary. We were seated at a table requested and had an engaging server. I odered the twin lobster tails and my wife ordered the Chilean Sea Bass Chesapeake. Each dish was $55. I was a bit surprised that the lobster was served over a bed of madhed potatoes and sone slivered carots. The twin 6oz tails looked line 4oz tails that I cook at home. While the lobster was good, it was not a $55 dollar value. The sea bass looked good but had no flavor at all.

We were going to order wine with dinner but i couldn’t bring myself to order cheap wine for 3 times its retail cost.

Overall, the setvice and atmosphere made the evening. I would recommend the Scupper if you don’t care about cost, want one of the best harbor views in Baltimore, and are ok with average food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent atmosphere, Great service, excellent food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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·Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional management!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We requested a table with a view to celebrate our son’s birthday and we had a great table. The service and attention was excellent!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is always great! Quay was a pleasure to have as my server. She may the night enjoyable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had only one night in Baltimore and decided to eat at the Rusty Scupper for dinner. What a great choice. The food was exceptional!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I have never been disappointed by a meal at the Rusty Scupper. I've dined there 20+ times over the years and it's always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, customer service oriented employees, excellent food.
I did notice, however, that the prices have increased a lot since the last time I was there.
I would ask that nutrition details be added to the menu. I felt that there may have been
excessive salt and fat used in the food prep.
Just suggesting that some of those extra additives may not be necessary.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came for the brunch. It was delicious! The staff was very helpful, and the food was great quality. The value for the brunch is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Sunday buffet is always a treat. I would especially recommend that if you are an omelette eater that you get in line for the whitty charm from the gentleman that prepare this delightful food. In addition to the freshness of all the fixings, these gentleman also offer personable service. We especially love Chris he always offers us his service with a smile and warm greeting every time we come to the restaurant. We've been to lots of Jazz brunches but The Rusty Scupper wins every time - hands down they are the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely service and food, just a tad expensive and very loud inside. (could just be from the people that sat around us) Very nice and friendly staff, they have a shuttle for downtown which is very nice. The bread and dipping sauce that they give is amazing!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Seafood was excellent and would personally recommend the oyster sampler, calamari and seared tuna appetizers. The Chilean sea bass and blackened diver's scallops were fabulous!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After many years of living in Balitmore, I finally made it to the Rusty Scupper. It was underwhelming, to say the least. We had two servers, who were training a 3rd server - which is fine. But they seemed to not be communicating with each other, and ended up leaving us alone for multiple long stretches. There was nothing "bad" about the food, but it was certainly not worth the high prices on the menu. There were some strange aspects as well - for example, the bread did not come with butter or olive oil, but rather a "bread sauce" -- which basically tasted like salad dressing (maybe thousand island?). Calamari was fine. I got the scallops, which were fine, and my husband got the halibut - which had no sauce/seasoning/flavor. For dessert, we got the trio - a key lime pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate cake - all of which were...fine. Nothing great. Probably won't go back and it's not worth the money.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rusty Scuppers was delicious and the view was fabulous. The amount of money you spend to come to this restaurant, the service could have been better. Here are a few examples. When I ask for Lemons, I should not have to ask again. When a customer is walking in hallway to restroom or anywhere and another server is crossing their path, customer should always have right away. All meals should be brought out at same time. Ladies should be served first. I am being knit picky, however when you're spending $75/person I think I have every right to be wined and dined! The food was very good. We enjoyed two appetizers, the calimari and crab/artichoke dip. Both were delicious. The bread was good, but olive oil and seasoning would have been even better to dip in it. I enjoyed the crab cakes and my husband enjoyed the stuffed shrimp and both were delicious! The asparagus was very good too. Everything was delicious, I think the service should reflect the food. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had a great time as always here. My wife’s Birthday was this weekend so we came here. Food was amazing. Great views of the Baltimore Harbour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Rusty Scupper is one of Baltimore's best restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Scallops were fantastic so were the crabcakes the Maryland crab soup is excellent the cream of crab soup was excellent the service was excellent this restaurant has fantastic views and overall excellent rating I would take anyone there for a business or special occasion it is a bit pricey for every day dining.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The restaurant was very quiet and the service was terrific. Thank you, Cece! My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and we had a terrific time. Food was great. Water view lovely even on a cloudy day.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was very delicious and it was quiet around the time that we went, it almost felt like we had the entire place to ourselves!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The worst oyster on the half shell I've ever had because the shucker was obviously incompetent or untrained. Out of a dozen oysters, at least 4 had broken shells, most had pieces of shell in with the oyster, and several looked as if the oysters had been mangled by the shucking knife. The Blue Points were not to blame, just destroyed by the shucker. The calamari was tough. The rib eye steak was tough. The scallops were tasty, but served at luke warm temperature. This place is way overpriced. Maybe they think the lovely scene of Baltimore's Inner Harbor justifies the prices, but I'll not go out of my way to eat here again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My boyfriend and I were recently there for a Sunday Brunch and it by far was my favorite!!!! From the food, wait staff, ambiance, I mean everything was amazing!!! Every time I visit Baltimore I can guarantee that I will be visiting the Rusty Scupper!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best Sunday brunch at a legendary Baltimore restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exceptional service! The cream of crab soup is so pleasing, the creamy texture and lumps of crab meat are perfect! The crab cake meal is excellent!(pictured below)
The view from our table was relaxing and beautiful! ( pictured below)

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall, this restaurant has a great view of the Harbor. However, we were placed near the stair case to the third level. This area was not meant for a table and serving customers. There was a significant draft in this area. The Smith Island Cake is very good but is pricey at $16 slice. Also the crab cakes are good but very pricey at $42.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were going to BWI to pick up our son and decided to go Inner Harbor so we got reservations at Rusty Supper. Always a good place to eat! Food was very nice, paired with great wine, fantastic service! What could you ask for? Very nice evening!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Rusty Scupper is always an incredible experience for Sunday brunch. Have been attending brunches at the Scupper for several decades. It’s still the best brunch in Baltimore. The array of food, the exceptional service and the ambiance ( the inner harbor as your backdrop) is by far the best in Baltimore.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Incredible view, great service, food could use a bit more salt but nice presentation and consistency/texture.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I ate at the Rusty Scupper particularly to try their lump crab cake. While delicious, it was quite small for the price (24.95$) and served on a standard white hamburger bun (with the expected tomato slice & lettuce and pickle wedge). The accompanying serving of sweet potato fries was small and overcooked.
The best things about my experience was the wonderful view of the bay, my upbeat and attentive server and the few bites of delicious crab cake.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was great. I ordered the chefs special: lobster and crabcake. Phenomenal.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This restaurant is highly overrated
The food was marginal. Restaurant is dated and needs a thorough cleaning. I could see into the kitchen and it was FILTHY
Chairs were stored in the front entrance by the water wall. Our waiter was awful and basically ignored us after he took our order.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The restaurant again accommodated our special request and the service was impeccable. The restaurant never fails to disappoint and food is classically good.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service wasn't that great, our waiter was a nice guy but you wouldn't see him for long periods of time. Drinks took quite awhile to get, I saw one table of guys go up to the bar themselves to get drinks because they were tired of waiting. The oysters I ordered as an app showed up almost the same time as the main course. It took almost 2 hours for just 2 of us, and that's without getting dessert. Other tables came in after us, got their entrees and left before ours arrived. Other than that oysters were good and the crab cakes had plenty of meat in them.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great crabcakes, attentive service, and an awesome harbor view!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, but their dinner menu is a bit overpriced. The fries tasted like they were sitting out for a while.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great stop with a fantastic view of the inner harbor. Service was crisp and friendly. Food was very good. Would go there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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