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CJ's Crabhouse and Grill

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10117 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117
+1 410-363-6694
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint family-owned restaurant that has been in business for many years. The food was very good. I ordered the lobster and shrimp special on a Thursday evening. Be prepared to use a lot of napkins :) The lobster was good. The shrimp seemed to be heavily seasoned (with pepper or something) which for me distracted from the... More 

Thank Lindey M
Waterbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place, really good food! Great carb cakes. I definitely plan on going back on my next visit to Maryland.

Thank J T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Love the shrimp salad. Crab everything is good (soup, cakes, melt). We four adults agree that everything was good. Casual attire perfect.

Thank Martha A
St. Thomas
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We eat at CJ's fairly frequently. Can't say enough positive words about the wait staff. They are knowledgeable, pleasant and just plain wonderful. Crabs are fabulous. Fried seafood platter needs better quality shrimp and scallops for the $23.95 charge. My major negative is that the restaurant needs a thorough cleaning. Not sure when last the carpeting was replaced, but it... More 

Thank STTIngeborg
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you like crabs, this is the place. Also excellent ribs. In the summer, it can get crowded, so call ahead. Also does carry-out

Thank steiny62
Owings Mills, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My friends and I went to get crabs. I must say the jumbo was jumbo we couldn't eat the whole dozen. They were nice and heavy!

Thank Gaither2
Owings Mills, Maryland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Husband and I went out for a nice dinner but found the food and service so so. We were very disappointed since had heard many people say good things about it. We have never returned. Little expensive for what you got.

Thank lindascowp
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Crabs and crab cakes are great. My husband really enjoys the burgers. Kind of a dark restaurant in that I don't think it's well lit but service is really good and food is good

Thank Pfrankle
Owings Mills, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

CJs is a great place for friends to casually hang out. The place itself doesn't look too nice but the food was pretty good if a little expensive. The crabs are delicious (though in my opinion a little too much Old Bay). Our waitress was a little forgetful at times like when our glasses were empty (we emptied them fast... More 

Thank vcchen6
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This place smells horrendous, from the front door to your table. It smelled of old dirty mop water. I was skeptical about eating here but did not want to ruin the evening for friends. I played it safe and ordered the fried shrimp with fried onion rings. The food was decent but I could not get the smell off of... More 

Thank Sonya L

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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, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10117 Reisterstown Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Owings Mills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-363-6694

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?