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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Crabs in the Baltimore Area!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Janerae67
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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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
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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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Restaurant Details

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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