About Captain James Landing
A Baltimore landmark since 1978, Captain James Landing Restaurant has earned the name "most unique eatery" in Baltimore City. For starters we are the only restaurant shaped like a merchant vessel. Five brothers created a restaurant in the 70"s with the goal of providing quality service to the citizens of Baltimore, Maryland as well as the thousands of tourist that visit our Monumental City. Our Waterfront Crab House (located adjacent of our restaurant) was awarded in 2012 "#1 Best Crabs in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine. Our Crab House is the one spot in the city where you can eat steamed crabs with a true waterfront seating. Water Taxi Stop #14 brings you right to our waterfront location.
Seafood, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complete catering services for special events and corporate functions. This allows you (the host) to enjoy your party while we do the work. Our wide range of delicious appetizers, amazing dinners, decadent desserts and impeccable service offers a perfect event for everyone.
Free Parking for Guests
Water Taxi stop #14 brings you right to our deck!
Private Party Facilities:
Captain James Landing- Seafood Palace, is a unique concept to Baltimore for Private dining and entertaining. Captain James Seafood Palace is not just a restaurant that looks like a ship. It"s a totally private venue known for its extraordinary cuisine, warm casual elegance and friendly, professional service. Captain James Seafood Palace is the perfect setting for dinners, business meetings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, off-premise catering, crab feasts or just a great celebration!
Please email our Events Coordinator and include your name,phone number, date, time, number of guests, and occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Captain James Landing Ratings and Reviews
Well this was our second time here and w ...
Well this was our second time here and we came because the Groupon. We brought my boyfriends mother and sister for his mothers birthday. I ordered the sea scallops and at first they came out under done, there was no pan sear on them at all. So the waitress took them back and had them redo them and they were gone for at least 10 or so minutes. They came back looking good on the top but I flipped them all over and they were all burnt underneath and the cook purposefully put each one burnt side down. I gave my food back because by that point everyone else at the table was done eating. So I basically ate bread and a bite of my boyfriends pasta. The waitress was very sweet about everything and fixed the check but it's unacceptable to have a chef at a seafood restaurant that can't cook scallops.
Always great food with a wide variety of ...
Always great food with a wide variety of menu options for everybody's tastes. I highly recommend the restaurant but make sure to make dinner reservations as we always see people being turned away or told they could return at 8pm. Our experience is always a great one!
I liked the restaurant well enough. We g ...
I liked the restaurant well enough. We got one of those tiny, center of the aisle tables, so I sort of wished we had a booth or a bigger table, but it was ok. Our server was friendly. The food took a while to come out but it was delicious when it did.
Excellent service and generally good foo ...
Excellent service and generally good food.Stay away from the Cream of crab soup (too thick and not enough depth) and steer towards the seafood stew.
They didn't offer shrimp and grits but the scallops and grits were fabulous (the grits were one of th ebest versions I've had--bacon and cheese flavored--great flavor but not overpowering.
The crab cake was solid with lots of lump crabmeat and next to no filler. Veggies were steamed and not overdone.
The dirty martini was perfect, though I wish the olives didn't have pimentos (personal pet peeve). All in all the meal was enjoyable and I'd def. go back.
One suggestion, if it is stated that a patron has a birthday I'd suggest the restaurant do something special (dessert, a song, something!)
My brother and I had dinner on a Tuesday ...
My brother and I had dinner on a Tuesday night. He lives in Ohio and wanted some seafood. Service was great and we took advantage of the Happy Hour. Inexpensive beer and grilled oysters at half price. The Oysters were wonderful only problem they would not provide the recipe. Notice it was lobster night - 1 1/4 lb with two sides for about $15 . Our total bill for 4 beers, 2 dz grilled oyster and 2 lobster dinners was $75, unbelievable. Also wanted to mention the warm fresh rolls which were great for sopping up the oyster juice. Definitely will go the Captain James whenever in Baltimore.
I must say this was a excellent choice f ...
I must say this was a excellent choice for last Sunday's dinner for 6 friends. We were in the area for a play and I made reservations for 9pm but the play ran over so I called and asked could I change it to 10 pm and the young lady was like sure no problem. When we arrived they greeted us at the door with very friendly smiles. The food was AWESOME!! I will be back soon because I love crabs and didn't taste them this time. I really enjoy our server more than anything because I am big on customer service!! Greg you are indeed the man. You made our dinner better! So shout to you and thank you. I would recommend Captain James Landing to all that's reading this.
This place was awesome! Best crab ball a ...
This place was awesome! Best crab ball appetizers I've ever had. Rolls were moist and piping hot, and the Mango Sangria added a festive touch to the meal. I ordered the stuffed shrimp and they were delicious! Our waiter was attentive and service was quick. All in all, it was a perfect meal.
Went with my two sons and had a great ti ...
Went with my two sons and had a great time. Happy hour menu is great. Ordered a bunch of seafood and chowed down. Service was very good. Food particularly the grilled oysters was super. Bill was moderate for all the wonderful food we had. Rolls delicious.
We went for a Saturday evening, party of ...
We went for a Saturday evening, party of five. The room was uncomfortably warm for all of us. The table was not large enough to fit our food. The crabs we ordered were both overlooked and not fresh as they had the slight taste of ammonia. Cream of crab soup was extremely bland. Fish sandwich and nachos were fine. Overall, a real disappointment in food and ambiance. I would not return here as there are so many duperior places in the area.
It was one of the hottest days of the ye ...
It was one of the hottest days of the year outside in addition to inside the restaurant. It was so hot that my entire party sweated and fanned themselves during our whole dining experience. Please do not visit this establishment on a hot day...you will regret it!
We went to Captain James Landing two yea ...
We went to Captain James Landing two years ago and got great service and great food in a great atmosphere. It was the same this time when we took my parents and we even had the same server, Hollie, who is awesome! We plan to visit Baltimore more often.
The waitress was disinterested and seeme ...
The waitress was disinterested and seemed as though she was unfamiliar with the drink menu as well as the appropriate cooking of the Alaskan crab legs. Traveled from Philadelphia to start a birthday weekend celebration on 8/5:16. It was not worth the drive nor the bill total. I will never recommend this establishment to anyone especially for a city known for their seafood. Very disappointed 👎🏽
Frequent diner. Love their daily dinner ...
Frequent diner. Love their daily dinner specials especially Crab Cake Monday. Three friends dining this evening. We were promptly seated and then greeted by friendly server. Crab Cakes were large, nicely cooked, tasty and fairly priced. Consistent high level of food and service at fair price. Server was attentive and professional. Look forward to our return.
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