Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

4.4
5933 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: Two Seatings - 10:30 AM to 12:30PM and 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
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Phone number
(410) 727-3678
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Will Wilt
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Key Highway
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Parking details
City owned parking lot available at a reduced rate with validation. Near Rusty Scupper - Baltimore's entrance.
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Public transit
Water Taxi Stop Nr: 4
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Entertainment
Piano player Monday - Saturday evenings, Jazz Band Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
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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
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Rusty Scupper will be open on Christmas Eve. We wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Rusty Scupper will be closed on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Boasting some of the best views of the Inner Harbor and the city’s fireworks, Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar will host its annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. A four-course dinner with a champagne toast at midnight, the New Year’s Eve party will feature music, dancing $120 per person 9 PM-1 AM

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 5933 People Are Saying
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RS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

keep going back to Rusty's Sea Bass, the best fish ever cooked, to perfection

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time there, very nice!!

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MW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a special request for a table with a view, and they were eager to help.

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EN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Rusty Scupper for our anniversary. They put us at a window table with a beautiful view of the harbor. Food was outstanding! They gave us complimentary glasses of champagne which was a very nice touch. Will definitely return for future special occasions!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, however navigating a buffet with a handicap mother was a bit challenging. Didn’t realize that it was buffet style only on Sunday afternoons.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Baltimore. Truly a gem.

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H
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Family decided on appetizers and desserts. Waiter seemed disappointed then we informed him of our decision. Food was flavorful. Atmosphere was pleasant.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really Lovely restaurant. My server Eric was 💯% spot on in every aspect of his job. The food is a little pricey. 24$ for 3 scallops is a bit much. The food was very well prepared and tasty. I recommend this restaurant to all.

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Chandler our waiter was very professional and made our dinning experience that much better.

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l
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful! We treated some out of town guests, and they loved it. We had the seafood appetizer sampler, plus the calamari (both great), and crab soups to start. Shrimp Jambalaya, seafood special (crab cake and lobster tail), spicy pasta dish and the halibut filet for entrees. Our server's recommendation of Meiomi for a red wine was perfect, and then we topped it off with the warm butter cake... Want to mention Apostoli, who was very attentive and took great care of us, and also the manager who made sure we had the view we hoped for. Although Rusty Scupper is on the expensive side, it is worth it.

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c
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Would not recommend. Ambienance great but grilled trout came out overcooked and smelled and tasted like aged fish. Stuffed shrimp with crabmeat was tasteless and crab cake lightly breaded and also bland.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance are top notch, but the food lacked a bit of flavor. Staff was very accomodating and friendly, and really made for a pleasant experience. I would go back and double down on the Pink Crab Soup!

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C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food. Somewhat overpriced. Pork chop tender sauce it was in extremely salty. Had a water leak in ceiling management acted quickly to move us to a better table. Small portions for some dishes. Great view on the harbor.

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HN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pros: The cream of crab soup was fantastic. Probably the best I’ve ever had. The complimentary bread was very good. My husband had the shrimp jambalaya and said it was fantastic. The ambience is great. The inside is nicely decorated with great views of the harbor. Our waiter was very attentive and offered menu suggestions.

Cons: Our waiter, although friendly and attentive, rushed us a little too much at the end. We had finished our meals, but still had our drinks, and it felt as though they were trying to get us out the door. It would be best if our waiter didn’t hover after our meal was finished so we could have finished our conversation while enjoying our beverages. I also wasn’t a fan of my salad. The dressing was very bland.

Overall: I would definitely go back. It was a great place for a romantic dinner and I would recommend it.

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RS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been multiple times for dinner. Best view of the Inner Harbor and delicious seafood. The last time we visited, the service and food were not up to par but this last visit proved that the one poor experience we have had was the exception not the rule. Everything was great and the crab stuffed shrimp are simply delicious. The moonlight glistening over the water is the perfect backdrop for a night with the special people in your life. We will be back the next time we visit the Charm City!

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D
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We drove to Baltimore to enjoy the inner harbor and this gave us a great view and a tasty meal. The oysters were fun to share and we each enjoyed our fish. Because it was the day after Thanksgiving neither of us had an appetite for potatoes, but the vegetables that came with our fish were perfect.

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The food for Thanksgiving did not compare to the Brunch Buffet. The mac and cheese was extremely running and had not taste. The Prime Rib was tasteless, the desserts did not look appetizing at all and like the mini pies were thrown together. I was extremely dissappointed. And the yams were runny. I ate mostly cold shrimp and lox. The creme brulee was the best part. And the waiter acted as if there was a honey shortage for tea. I will not come back or recommend the Thanksgiving brunch to anyone.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Thanksgiving buffet. We will definitely do this again.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been going here for years, for several occasions birthdays, Thanksgiving etc. the food is excellent, service is great! I have never sat on the third level, but this year for Thanksgiving we took my elderly parents who can not door stairs very well much less with plates full of food, this is where they sat us, on the third level!!!

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MM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but doesn't match the price by far. I would definitely revisit if I'm in the area because the have a lot of food options for Brunch. Now I wouldn't knock down any doors to get the food but it was decent and I consider myself a foodie.

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C
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Its was good. The roast beef was very dry . turkey was good but there was a piece of plastic in the meat maybe from the turkey leg braces ? Seeing is that is all I ate was protein it was good. Good service too.,

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AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dined here for Thanksgiving and it was fantastic! The food and ambiance was just what we wanted. We'll be back for brunch, lunch and dinner.

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WF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third year at the Thanksgiving buffet...Awesome again! Lots of wonderful seafood dishes as well as traditional Thanksgiving fare. After the dinner buffet they have a great dessert bar, everything in smaller portions so you can try many different items. We will be back!

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DP
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We were extremely disappointed. We had been looking forward to dining here. The food was over priced and only average at best. My husband tried to order a shrimp cocktail but was told they were out. How can a seafood restaurant not have the basics. His stuffed lobster was half of the smallest one we ever saw and wAy over priced. We will not go back

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really fresh seafood and delicious!

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was on point. Great place for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at the Rusty Scupper several times despite not residing in or near Baltimore. On this occasion the view, as always, was superb, the service was excellent, the noise level, as usual, was high, but the food was served was mediocre. My wife is a vegetarian, and though the Rusty Scupper has little if anything on the menu, the chef whipped up a pasta dish for her that she said was delicious. My halibut, however, was somewhat overcooked.

For reasons having nothing to do with dining we may not be stopping in Baltimore henceforth as much as we have in the past. If we do make it there again, though, I'll give the Rusty Scupper a chance to redeem itself, for I'be had excellent meals there on other visits.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday!

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E
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. We truly had an enjoyable time and will do it again.

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G
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food menu changed a bit. Was disappointed in not having crab mac and cheese. The shrimp and grits I could do without. I normally have good seating by the water but didn’t my last visit which was disappointing but not horrible. Good food overall.

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QM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I didn’t like the food choices

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and view of Inner Harbor.

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K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I brought my niece and cousin here for lunch while I was in town visiting. The food was great. The only small issue was with our entrees. We all had the shrimp scampi. I make this dish often at home. The shrimp scampi here was great. It was overpowered though with a lot of lemon.

We got great service from our waiter. He was there to provide anything we needed before we knew we needed it. I look forward to coming back here on future visits to Baltimore.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very delicious food and wonderful service. Beautiful view of the harbor

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Took my wife here for her birthday and it was amazing. The only thing was I ordered the Kent island shrimp with crab stuffing and I asked if there was onions. The waitress said she didn’t think so, that she thought it was only onion powder. Then asked if it was an allergy. It was no, it was just preference. The crab stuffing was nothing but onions and tomatoes. I wish she would’ve double checked for me because I ended up being unhappy with the food for a 35 dollar meal. Either way I still enjoyed it. My wife enjoyed the jumbo lump crab cakes and she thought there was a little bit much of filler rather than crab but the taste was amazing. Overall we will be back to try other things and we both loved the atmosphere for our date night/celebration. We will be back!

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Memphis
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Baltimore! The food is spectacular...and the view is unsurpassed!

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WG
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service and fantasic view to the harbour

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K
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A Baltimore standby I imagine, but they rose out of a touristy experience through excellent and enthusiastic service. We had a great server and greeter. Food and wine were very good. Nice experience, lovely ambiance.

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Beautiful view of inner harbor. Staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. Food recommendations were spot on. Highly enjoyable would definitely go back. Crab stuffed lobster was amazing.

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