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Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1166 State Route 3 S, Gambrills, MD 21054-1767
+1 410-721-9081
11:00 - 02:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited from another state with some friends. We were seated immediately. The wait staff was very good and the food... I ordered the seafood platter. The crabcake was huge, mostly lump crab meat. The platter also had scallops, shrimp, oysters, and a piece of fish. Everything was good except the fish. Wonderful experience and I will definitely return.

Thank Jeri S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travel all around the county and always make it a point to sample the local fare. When in Baltimore one has to eat Crab Cakes. A client recommended the Blue Dolphin Grill. He said they had great seafood. He was wrong. They had the best Crab cake I have ever eaten.

1 Thank Darrel F
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a very busy location, I definitely recommend a reservation. I went this past weekend and about 45 people were waiting to eat I had made a reservation for 6 but they seated me early. The hot rolls are good. For the prices you get a lot of food on the plate. I had so much in my appetizers... More 

1 Thank Tanakia H
Rhodes, Greece
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Spent the weekend in Bowie, MD with the Gal Pals, this weekend, and we decided on the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill for dinner. It was an excellent choice. The service was good, although our waiter person was a little standoffish, and the place has a nice casual vibe. You can dine in the bar (seating) or in the... More 

Thank SugaKows
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband decided to bring me to the Blue Dolphin for a birthday dinner. The wait was only 10 minutes as we had a reservation. The food was amazing! The portions are huge and teh staff was amazing. I would highly recommend The Blue Dolphin. We will be back!

Thank Tricia W
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Blue Dolphin. The service was great, we arrived between 6:30 & 7:00 pm on a Sat evening and our wait was less than five minutes before we were seated. This is a family friendly restaurant. There are a couple of large parties in the dining room including birthday celebrations. Our server Cindy, kept... More 

1 Thank Ladynyer5
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We wanted seafood so bad and didn't want the run-of-the-mill, so we asked a friend for a recommendation and they gave us Blue Dolphin.....We were definitely pleased and had to take a "doggie bag"! From the cocktail, bread to main entree. My stuffed lobster was made to perfection and was ALL lobster meat, very flavorful! The service was great, the... More 

Thank VLCEnterprises
Severn, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

As usual the crab cakes were amazing. Arrived at BWI and this is the first place I went to. Ordered the crab cakes in route so they would be ready upon my arrival.

Thank SAG777
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My friends and I went here to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday. We made reservations which I would highly recommend as it was very crowded. Known for their crabs cakes that are huge, lots of crab meat but flavor just ok. Side dishes leave a lot to be desired, the flavor is just lacking. Ty it for yourself, If... More 

Thank Monaysmom
Anchorage, Alaska
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353 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Two couples went for a Sunday lunch. The food was decent, but the kitchen needs some serious supervision. We specifically stated one member of our party had a gluten and dairy allergy, which the waitress wrote down. We specifically ordered her fish with crab topping without butter or the creamy sauce. The first plate arrived with both butter, and creamy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 State Route 3 S, Gambrills, MD 21054-1767
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-721-9081
Just opened about a month ago. HUGE menu...seafood but so much more. It has a large bar area, plus a separate dining room. The atmosphere is nice, service kinks are being worked out, and the food is fantastic. The crab cakes give most a run for their money in this area of crab cake experts.

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