About Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Since 1974, Jimmy's has exhibited a commitment to excellence in the restaurant industry second to none. Although made famous for our award-winning seafood and steamed hard-shell crabs, our menu also includes various tastes from all over the world, such as grilled lamb chops, a montrous, savory prime rib, and barbecued baby back ribs. We have two seating areas - a casual, fun lounge and a beautiful dining room which is divided for those seeking to crack open some hot steamed crabs and those seeking intimacy. Seafood is flown in daily to ensure unrivaled freshness and to allow for new specials every evening!
Baltimore, MD 21224
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jimmy's is a unique experience, with 5 different rooms, each with their own flair and ambiance! The 2nd level bar hosts live bands every Wednesday night, and DJs on Fridays and Saturdays! Please note that all reservations made via Open Table will be accommodated in the dining room, but you are more than welcome to join in on the fun!
We have three separate private rooms for catering, hosting parties ranging from 20-250 guests. We specialize in crab feasts, company meeting and presentations, birthday parties, and holiday events. Check out our website or write to Katie@JimmysFamousSeafood.Com for complete details and pricing.
120 parking spaces available, no charge, outdoors. Valet available on weekends, free of charge.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is perfect for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, retirement parties, holiday parties, and corporate events. We have two banquet rooms available holding up to 300 guests.
Jimmy's Famous Seafood Ratings and Reviews
Got seated right away. Food was deliciou ...
Got seated right away. Food was delicious. Our waitress was nice and always paid attention to our needs. It was our first time and we tried it for Restaurant week and even thought it was packad, we felt like the only people there because of the excellent service. Please try the cheesecake creme brulee.
We can't say enough about our recent exp ...
We can't say enough about our recent experience. Not only were the signature crab cakes the best we have ever had, the service and entire experience was second to none. Thank you to our wonderful waitress who introduced our eleven year old son to the general manager so our son could ask questions about the food business. The GM was so inspiring our son was star struck. This was a great meal, but even more important to us, we left feeling special. Thank you!
We've been here several times and the fo ...
We've been here several times and the food is always great. They done some renovations so the interior dinning area looks upbeat and up-to-date, not that it was horrible before. There is a upstairs that's more of a night club atmosphere and the lower level has a small bar, dine dining area, and more causal dinning area to the rear that seems to be reserved for those who love to indulge in crabs. Overall this is a nice restaurant, the hostess could be a little more friendly, she just drops the menu at the table and takes off. Of course the waiters/waitresses make up for her lack of character. The owner/manager walks around greeting guest most times we've been there. The only down fall is they have a 'dress code" which was unbeknown to use because we've been several times prior and my husband wore a hoody, but the last couple of times we've attempted to dine here we got turned around for a zip up hoodies and flat sneakers. Of course this time we were prepared with no hoodie. Only to find that there were some other guest that didn't have on the proper attire for the fine dining area. So, its really a hit or miss depending on how crowded they are. All in all this is a nice, reasonably priced, delicious place to eat. I recommend the 8oz filet, calamari, mac n cheese, and stuffed shrimp...all great options.
This experience at Jimmy's was very surp ...
This experience at Jimmy's was very surprising because I've only had good experiences there. We were seated and two other parties that arrived after us received their food before us. The server brought us water and never came back to the table. He looked at us but never came back to let us know the food was coming so after waiting over forty minutes we left. The manager wanted us to stay as the food was on the way but we declined. This could have been avoided had the server provided better customer service and informed us of the delay.
Best crab cake ever. Heard about the re ...
Best crab cake ever. Heard about the restaurant on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. When I found out we would be in Baltimore with a free night for dinner I immediately made a reservation. It was everything they said it was and then some!! Can't wait to go back to Baltimore and go again!!
My husband and I went for New Years Eve ...
My husband and I went for New Years Eve dinner. Saw this place on one of The Food Network shows and decided to give it a try. We read a bunch of reviews about the food and how fantastic it was, but most of the reviews said the service was slow or poor. We both ordered a surf and turf type dinner, mine with tenderloin steak and shrimp scampi over garlic mashed potatoes and my husbands was steak and crab cake with roasted brussel sprouts and bacon. The meals did not disappoint! I don't know what all the negitive reviews about the service was but our service was top notch our server Magan was attentive polite and very helpful from cocktails to dessert! We will be back!
We were celebrating the holidays with fa ...
We were celebrating the holidays with family and had an absolutely lovely time. Every restaurant employee was polite, our waiter Hosea was very knowledgeable and helped with our menu selections. Our compliments to the chef as portions were more than adequate and very delicious from our oysters on the half shell to our entrees. No room for dessert. We will come again.
good food, server Raj was nice and helpf ...
good food, server Raj was nice and helpful, but the seats were horrible. when you charge what you do for meals dont put out stainless steel seats to sit in. this wasnt my first time there, never have i had to sit in seats so uncomfortable. Dennys has better seats than Jimmy's. ya want 5 stars? recycle those cheap seats and put something else to replace them, geeze !!!
We were looking for a spot that had good ...
We were looking for a spot that had good crab cakes, and Jimmy's popped up with having 5stars. We've never been there and decided to give them a try. This place has the best crab cakes I've had to date. All of the food we ordered was amazing. Excellent portions and delicious!! I will be going back again when I'm in the area.
Great, friendly service and very decent ...
Great, friendly service and very decent atmosphere. Some of the dishes were above average (rock fish, flounder) while others were pretty poor (king crab, stuffed lobster tail). For Maryland blue crabs, this is a great place with great atmosphere. For great seafood in general, not so much. Definitely go there falls the crabs and the awesome service! Excellent family environment.
We've been to Jimmy's 3 times now, each ...
We've been to Jimmy's 3 times now, each time something about the service is a bit off. We've either been kept waiting and passed up by the hostess, despite having an Opentable reservation to seat others that had just walked in, or seated in a drafty area and when asked to be moved, offered a dark very unappealing corner as if to punish us for asking to move. Waitstaff is also a bit hit or miss- had 1 really terrific waitress, attentive and very customer service oriented. This time out waiter was okay but also not very attentive- didn't clear our table off earlier finished courses until asked, refill water glasses until asked, and food was delayed despite it not being as busy as there were several empty seats. Overall these are minor issues as food was well cooked and we did come for the crabcakes.
My family and I went for Christmas dinne ...
My family and I went for Christmas dinner and was very happy with the food. We had reservations and was seated immediately. However, after sitting for 15 minutes with no one approaching to help us I went to the hostess for assistance. She seemed confused so after another 5 minutes or so Jose came to the rescue. 25 minutes before we placed an order, not acceptable for a place that wasn't over crowded. Once past the slow service, everything was great. I ordered from the special, fantastic lobster, cream of crab and a chocolate mountain of rich goodness. My family ordered a host of items; steak (cooked to perfection), crab cakes (lumpy with no filler), ribs (tender) and pasta. Everything was quite tasty and we will definitely return. Bill $200, which was fantastic for the quality of food. Jose was nice and very attentive, once he was assigned to us.
So the wife and I went for Christmas Eve ...
So the wife and I went for Christmas Eve dinner. This was our second time dining at Jimmy's. It wasn't as good as our first experience. My wife was suppose to get a salad with her meal and didn't receive it till after the main course came out. At that point she didn't want it anymore. I figured the waitress would've comped us maybe desert or something for the mistake but she didn't. We both ordered the Seafood Ecstacy and mine came out fine but my wife said hers was not too hot. I tried to get her to send it back but she refused. Service was sub-par due to our waitress having too many tables. She was more concerned with a big table of 20+ people and not too worried about the 2 of us.
The food. Let's start there. Nothing was ...
The food. Let's start there. Nothing was bad. The only thing off-kilter was the tiny size of the otherwise mussels in the mussels marinara appetizer. We enjoyed clams casino and king crab legs to start, along with drinks like Orange Crush and Manhattans.
Prices are a bit high for the neighborhood, but oh, boy... the portion sizes will surprise you and unless you didn't eat all day, you will be taking leftovers home. Do yourself a favor and get a crab cake. It's 8 ounces and comes with a side. Whatever side you choose will be enough for two people. I recommend the mashed potatoes. Or garlic green beans. Or mac and cheese. Sigh... it's just not an easy decision.
Hubby had flounder with crab imperial. It was easily the best version of that dish either of us ever had. Daughter's boyfriend had lump crabmeat with crab imperial on top. It was divine. Daughter, my MIL and I had crab cakes. FIL had grilled shrimp that he enjoyed.
Dessert was a large slice of Smith Island cake that we all shared. It was presented with a stencil of cocoa powder on the plate reading "Congratulations," which was for my in-laws' 60th anniversary. A very nice touch and greatly appreciated. Our server (a young woman whose name I unfortunately can't remember) was delightful and attentive.
Jimmy's has really become our go-to seafood restaurant, especially when we have guests from out of town who want a Maryland seafood experience. Go!!!
We had a great time. The food and servic ...
We had a great time. The food and service were completely on point! We couldn't of asked for a more attentive wait staff. We got there with about 30 minutes left and the waiters helped up pound back mimosas!! After we finished brunch drinks were on a two for one special so we lingered a bit longer and kept drinking. Overall we spent a $100 for brunch for 3! We definitely got tipsy and had an amazing meal! Will definitely be coming back.
The staff was tremendously welcoming. Ou ...
The staff was tremendously welcoming. Our reservation was secure and we were seated promptly. The service from out waitress was exceptional. We enjoyed a house special cocktail and bottled beer while we ordered. The soups were warm and tasty. We each had a different seafood entree and our special request was honored in preparation. The children's menu was sufficient to satisfy our 11 year old guest. Great time celebrating a birthday.
We were seated in the front dining room, ...
We were seated in the front dining room, the chairs were awfully uncomfortable. We asked to be moved, the hostess was lovely and allowed us to move to more comfortable seating. We were able to keep our sweet waitress.
I ordered a drink from the bar. It taste ...
I ordered a drink from the bar. It tasted watered down. I spoke to the waitress, who said that she cannot take drinks back because it has to be something wrong with it. I did tell her that my drink tasted watered down. She then replied that she would have to speak to the manager. She explained that they have a policy in which they cannot take drinks back or off the tab because "bartenders make it according to the list of ingredients & it is made to the tee." I was then to told see if someone else in my party wanted it. If I am paying for something, it should made it how I like it. Also, if I asked for another one to be made or for it to be taken off the tab because it did not care for it (ESPECIALLY after only taking one sip), it should be done. Period.
We had dinner at Jimmy's on Saturday to ...
We had dinner at Jimmy's on Saturday to celebrate my father's birthday.
We shared the crab dip and crab mac and cheese as an appetizer and the mac and cheese was AMAZING! Crab dip was served with 5 slices of bread which was not enough. There was a charge for additional bread however we chose tortilla chips at no additional charge. The dip was much better with the bread.
My husband ordered the NY Strip (blackened/medium) and was in LOVE at first bite. He is particular about his steak and could not say enough how much he enjoyed it.
My mother had a crab cake and thoroughly enjoyed it. She was shocked at the amount of lump meat.
My father had the Parmesan crusted flounder and commented that it was the best he'd ever had.
I had the crab cake and it was delicious!
Will definitely be back!
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