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Captain James Crabhouse & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Balti
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2127 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3217 (Aliceanna Street)
+1 410-327-8600
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 22:00
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Baltimore, MD
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192 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Living in Baltimore, my husband and I have always been curious about the boat-shaped restaurant. We decided to give it a try after buying a Groupon. We were happy about the free parking across the street and the place was quiet for a Monday evening. The staff was very friendly and the food was good. Can't say it was memorable... More 

Thank minx6469
Parkland, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told to check out this place for blue crabs. We had fantastic service and the food was delicious. The staff showed us how to crack the crab and what meat to eat. If your visiting Baltimore I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Ownership is top notch, service on point and the crabs were the best.

1 Thank Leah M
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here the other night with friends. This is the Boat-shaped building close to the Inner Harbor in Canton. First, free parking in their lot across the street is a great plus. The Seafood was good and service was excellent. Our waiter, Greg was very professional yet able to deal with the foibles of a picky eater. One of... More 

Thank Diane B
Clinton, New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. We had to take early 4:30) reservations ,because they were booked up. There were people waiting when we got there. Even at that early hour. The wait was not long. I can see why. The seafood was great. I had the crab mac n cheese, my husband had the seafood salad platter. The... More 

Thank Melody5756
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have driven past this restaurant many times, the "Boat" that is on the corner of Aliceana and Boston streets. Finally stopped by this past weekend. The place is much smaller than appears from the outside, they have kept it that way to keep the quality received high. Make a reservation if you go here. And yes should be on the... More 

Thank Crispyj
St. Louis, MO USA
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stop on the water taxi and would also be a doable walk to Fells Point. The happy hour special is great: $32 for all you can eat medium sized blue crabs. The service is quick and they're true to the two hour time frame. I was so full I had to decline a refill on crabs. Great... More 

Thank Froggy929
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We did not have a reservation so we put our name on the waiting list. We sat on the bar with our 20 month old and had a drink while we waited. The drinks were good! 10 min later we were seated and given outstanding advice and honest advice. Appetizers for each and the incredibly delicious seafood platter left us... More 

Thank Armand90255
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The only knock I'd give this place is it took over an hour to get six crabs. Not a big deal cause it was nice out on the dock and the cold beers were helping. Highly recommend this great crab house when you visit Baltimore

Thank tcw722
Durham, North Carolina
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Dined here on a recommendation from locals. I decided on the Sea Scallops, which were served over cheese grits with broccoli. They were fantastic, but my favorite part of the meal was the excellent cream of crab soup--delicious comfort food, packed with flavor. I'd definitely eat here again, but next time I think we'll try the crab house.

Thank Martin W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We love hard shell crabs and there is no better place to enjoy them than Maryland. This place was recommended by hotel and it did not disappoint. Crabs were huge and we also had a great view of the harbor.

Thank Patricia F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2127 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3217
    (Aliceanna Street)
  • Public Transportation: Water Taxi stop #14 brings you right to our deck!
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Canton
  • Neighbourhood: Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 410-327-8600

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