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Kaufmann's Tavern - CLOSED

329 Gambrills Road, Gambrills, MD 21054
(410) 923-2005
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Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 175
Description: Kaufmann's Tavern a Maryland Landmark since 1937, Kaufmann's specializes in the freshest and finest seafood as well as our signature steaks and pasta dishes. For years Kaufmanns' has been famous for the best hard-shell crabs in Maryland, featuring our enormous "Monster Crabs". Patio Season is here and we are ready, come join us on our outdoor patio for great food while enjoying the beautiful weather or cozy up to our outdoor waterfall bar for drinks and appetizers. On chilly nights, have cocktails next to our outdoor fireplace. There is live music on the patio Wednesday through Saturday And six outdoor TV's to catch all the action. The patio at Kaufmanns has quickly become the hot spot and local gathering place, so come check it out. If it is crabs you are looking for, Kaufmann's is the place. We serve the bast hard shell crabs all year round. Kaufmann's is now featuring its new small plates menu. This menu offers small portions of many new delicious appetizers.

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English first
Gambrills, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are never disappointed here.....not fancy but good dependable food. Sea food is great....great for a big gathering......there is no water.....it is after the gambrills post office.

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Glenwood, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped by Kaufmann's for a group gathering. The restaurant area was quite warm and the staffing was way short of what was needed. Service was fair, pleasant but clearly over burdened. Deck area out back was a nice setting for beverages and crabs, but the day we were there it was too hot to sit outside. Not terribly impressed and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

met friends on the deck, had a great night. Good weather, good food and lots of people on the party deck. Would recommend Kaufman's to anyone.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

People....please know the name of the restaurant you're reviewing! And put your review under the correct name. Kaufman's was sold and rebranded over a year ago as J.King's. Give the new owners and managers credit (or not) for their work. And don't confuse others. Please!

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annapolis MD
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

$$$ Over Priced Poor Service Dated Decor Lounge and surounding arfea very dirty Bathrooms dirty. I was able to get a sneak peek into the kitchen. The very small amount I could see was greasy with dirt every where. I am sorry to say that this once extremely good restaurant has failed to live up to it's reputation. After rating... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stop in for dinner at J.Kings, formerly Kaufmanns about once every two months. For us we go because it is a nice restaurant very close to home. I will say that I have tried a large amount of their menu and have yet to have had anything I would recommend to anyone. It is nice looking... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Took my grandson who drove up from West Virginia for lunch today Aug. 20.2012 he ordered the crab platter, and a cup of MD crab soup and I only ordered a cup of Md. crab soup i had two small pieces of crab meet it was like eating Veggie soup no taste. His crab cakes did't have old bay he... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Under-seasoned steamed crabs, poor timing on food service, some were eating,some were waiting, no forks served with salad or sandwiches, no towels in restroom. Won't recommend, nor return. 18% service on less than average service.

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Bowie, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We went here because the restaurant showed up on restaurant.com - we thought the location looked familiar, and turns out that's because it was: J. Kings is actually the new name for Kaufmann's Tavern. Their "official grand opening" is 02JUN12. There's an interesting story behind this change, though. Apparently Mr. King bought this restaurant more than 10 years ago, but... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

The food has always been good at Kaufmann's or what it is called now "J Kings". The problem is the service. The service has always been the problem since I started going there 20 years ago. Whether you sit on the patio, in the bar or in the dining room, it doesn't matter because the service is horrible! It's not... More 

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Additional Information about Kaufmann's Tavern

Address: 329 Gambrills Road, Gambrills, MD 21054
Phone Number: (410) 923-2005
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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