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

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    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent crabs but a bit expensive

I don't eat steamed crabs very often anymore, as I moved out of the Baltimore area many years ago, but I try to get my fill once or twice a year when I'm back for a visit. We chose Captain Dan's because it was close to where I was at the time and the price was pretty good. $60 a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

My family and I love meeting up at Captain Dan's, especially for crabs. You can always count on the crabs being tasty, hot, and fresh. Crabs are steamed to order, so no soggy, old crabs here, and their crab seasoning is on point! I love that the restaurant is family owned and operated and everyone is always friendly. A personal... More 

Thank JennJosephson
Woodstock, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Disclaimer: I don't particularly enjoy pick-and-eat crabs. I was in a party of 5. The other four thoroughly enjoyed the medium crabs they ordered. I opted for an appetizer of seafood-stuffed potato skins and an entree of stuffed shrimp. The problem was, the stuffing for each was the same--heavy on breading with a glue-like texture. The side salad that came... More 

Thank Doralee S
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I don't eat steamed crabs very often anymore, as I moved out of the Baltimore area many years ago, but I try to get my fill once or twice a year when I'm back for a visit. We chose Captain Dan's because it was close to where I was at the time and the price was pretty good. $60 a... More 

1 Thank dspenard
Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

1 Thank Phil D
Eldersburg, Maryland
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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 

Thank Maggie1875
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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

1 Thank eyelaserguy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Rob P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Janerae67
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.

Thank skrn2014
baltimore, md
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank scottnr

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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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