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2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
(410) 549-2511
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good

The Crabs are usually great. The service can use a little help. But when I want crabs, this place is always on spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Phil D
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Crabs are usually great. The service can use a little help. But when I want crabs, this place is always on spot.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I say that this is not my favorite restaurant in Eldersburg and the reason is that the dinning room is very cold and uninviting to me. My husband likes it here but I also have never really had a great meal there either. Sorry just how I feel. We had crabs the last time we were here and they were... More 

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houston
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

With another couple we opted for the large ( friday special buy 12 get 2 free). Great waitstaff, nice mixes maryland crab with cream crab soup. Fries liked by most,although a little rich for me. Crabs though not that big had good weight and seasoning. Would go again. Fortunately we had a reservation,which is needed on a weekend night

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had collosal crab cakes that were 75% yellow bread mush, covered with a foreign red dust--terrible waste of money. Crab dip was a cheesy soup in abread bowl without the crab. Wife had shrimp with potato salad. The shrimp were good but the potato salad smelled like wet dogs; probably way past its prime. Worst $60 ever spent. Do yourself... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a regular spot for me and my mom to visit. Nothing fancy, just good Maryland seafood. The crabs are always fresh, meaty, and sweet. Ladt night I took 3 of my cousins and we had a grwat time! Ventured out into the menu and had the Cream of Crab soup and Fries with crab meat, bacon, and cheese...yummy!... More 

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Service is nice and consistently good, crab cakes are always delicious, prices decent. Great place to get steamed crabs.

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baltimore, md
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Captain Dan's has become a go to spot. I work in the area and have frequent visitors from out of town. Of course crabs are always a request....well here is the place. They are willing to accommodate my groups on short notice. The crabs have been fantastic. Obviously they have an assortment of other dishes for the less adventurous in... More 

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Consistently the best steamed crabs around! Both their carry out and dine in offer excellent seafood! They only offer fresh crab meat, not the canned "pacific blue swimming crab meat" from Asia. If they don't have fresh crabmeat, they just don't have it for sale at their carry out. They not only take reservations but will let you reserve the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Capt dans has the best crabs for miles around! My other family members come up from the Columbia area to buy from this crab house. The staff is very friendly.

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The crabs were really very good, but we ordered two dozen jumbo and were served a mixture of mainly medium (5 to 5-1/2"), some large (5-1/2" to 6") and only about four jumbo (6 to 6-1/2"). I pointed out the problem with the size to our server and showed her examples of each of the three sizes she brought us.... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Dans

Address: 2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
Phone Number: (410) 549-2511
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Eldersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Eldersburg
  • Phone Number: (410) 549-2511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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