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Kaufmann's Tavern - CLOSED

329 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054-1125
+1 410-923-2005
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible19%
11 Jun 2015
“Did NOT live up to its reputation!”
5 Aug 2014
“some of the best crab cakes and crabs”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
329 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054-1125
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Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

The food has always been good at Kaufmann's or what it is called now "J Kings". The problem is the service. The service has always been the problem since I started going there 20 years ago. Whether you sit on the patio, in the bar...More

Thank hwgo57
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Food is not consistent. Over priced. Servers are hit or miss. Tried this place at least 5 times-big X on it.

Thank GypsyPearl
Reviewed October 18, 2011

I want to be fair to Kaufmann's Tavern if for no other reason, their staff and management take me back to the old days, when restaurants and clubs were operated by people who genuinely cared about their customers. Kaufmann's crew clearly does care, and that...More

2  Thank LarryGross
Reviewed June 3, 2011

I have made the mistake of giving Kaufamann's a try one too many times. We dined there and were met with bad food, bad service, and a bad smell. The 1/2 pound shrimp for $12 got us 7 shrimp. Our appetizers came out before we...More

2  Thank OdentonFoodie
Reviewed January 22, 2011

I called to make a reservation for Saturday dinner based on the web dining room menu. When we arrived, the dining room was reserved for a party (something we had not been told earlier in the day when I called for a reservation). As a...More

Thank Steven159
Reviewed September 1, 2010

Former customer since I am from the area. Always good dining. New owners have been a disappointment. Several visits have been poor. Service was very good! I wish the food was up to the quality of the former owners and the drinks were still resonably...More

Thank susiebbt
Reviewed February 14, 2010

Went here for my birthday; seafood was very good, especially the cream of crab soup. Wife had a lobster as Mondays have a Lobster Special. Definitely had a lot of privacy, photos on the walls could be purchased. There is a bar side of the...More

Thank fuerte20
Reviewed February 7, 2009

I like big meals and good food. Kaufman's Tavern is my kind of place, large portions, I get two meals out of their one, three out of their Prime Rib. The waitstaff is excellent and the atmosphere is great. I live an informal life but...More

2  Thank hawaiianguy
Reviewed February 7, 2009

A great place for Crabs, cream of crab soup, and prime rib. Kaufmann's is still one of my favorite restaurants when I am visiting friends near Annapolis Maryland. It's a little out of the way but well worth the trip. My special was Prime Rib...More

2  Thank ElizabethQ46
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Gambrills, Maryland
Reviewed June 14, 2008

Great family restaurant. Good seafood. Outdoor seating very pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054-1125
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-923-2005
  • E-mail
Kaufmann's Tavern a Maryland Landmark since 1937, Kaufmann's specializes in the freshest and finest seafood as well as our signature steaks and pasta dishes. For years Kaufmanns' has been famous for the best hard-shell crabs in Maryland, featuring our enormous "Monster Crabs". Patio Season is here and we are ready, come join us on our outdoor patio for great food while enjoying the beautiful weather or cozy up to our outdoor waterfall bar for drinks and appetizers. On chilly nights, have cocktails next to our outdoor fireplace. There is live music on the patio Wednesday through Saturday And six outdoor TV's to catch all the action. The patio at Kaufmanns has quickly become the hot spot and local gathering place, so come check it out. If it is crabs you are looking for, Kaufmann's is the place. We serve the bast hard shell crabs all year round. Kaufmann's is now featuring its new small plates menu. This menu offers small portions of many new delicious appetizers.
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