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2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
(410) 549-2511
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Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Eldersburg
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
baltimore, md
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Why go anywhere else is a great question! Dont! Their $1.5 crab nights are hard to beet and they don't give you crappy, watery crabs. You get ones that are quite decent if you're willing to do some picking. The loaded crab fries and seafood skins are great starters!

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Winchester, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My only complaint are the chairs. They cafe type chairs are not comfortable for sitting and eating crabs for long periods. PLEASE either buy some larger, more comfortable chairs, or buy/build some more benchs. Other than that, we drive from Winchester VA. Better and cheaper than going to the Maine Ave Wharf in Washington, DC

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Ellicott City , Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

It might be a bit out of the way . It may not be in the hottest location. BUT........ If you are looking for Hot Steamed Heavy Crabs , seasoned perfectly with great service............. Captain Dans is the only place I'll go.

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Baltimore, MD
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121 reviews 121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Small, no-frills seafood market with eat-in area located in a shopping center in Eldersburg. Friendly staff. Love their Dollar Crabs special that runs Monday-Thursday. I would also recommend the seafood skins and Chesapeake Bay wings.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

For years I feasted on the crabs at Bo Brooks on Belair Road. They were the best. But then they moved into swanky quarters on the waterfront in Baltimore and the crabs weren't nearly as good. Meanwhile I moved to Mount Airy, MD and started trying the crabhouses around that town, Finally discovered Captain Dan's. Just about as good as... 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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