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Rusty Scupper

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American, Seafood, Balti
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402 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3990
Water Taxi Stop
410-727-3678
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner...
When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner Harbor's best view. The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to pan-seared Rockfish with Lobster. You can also enjoy classic dishes such as Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting.
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  • 322
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  • 272
    Very good
  • 107
    Average
  • 51
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rush to Baltimore for this great place!!

Pretty restaurant with superb views!! Great service and nice variety on menu. Loved the crab dip appetizer and the blackened Mahi Mahi. The chocolate cake with raspberry sauce sounded great but we were too full....next time!!! Located in a great area of Baltimore, easy parking, HIGHLY recommend!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
vapowderpuff
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Fairfax, Virginia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has great ambiance - right on the water - and very good service. Food was a big disappointment. Ate with a group of 5. I would expect seafood to be very good in Baltimore and even better at a seafood restaurant. Not the case here. I had Jerk Code which was ok, but I could have gotten better... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Pretty restaurant with superb views!! Great service and nice variety on menu. Loved the crab dip appetizer and the blackened Mahi Mahi. The chocolate cake with raspberry sauce sounded great but we were too full....next time!!! Located in a great area of Baltimore, easy parking, HIGHLY recommend!!

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Estes Park
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198 reviews 198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have to admit to being leery about a place right on the water, many times the food doesn't match the views. This restaurant is in the Inner harbor so it had the potential of being a tourist trap. I am happy to report this place is not. Instead, we found seriously good food and outstanding service. Soft shell crab... More 

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lexington ma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Their function room provided a wonderful venue for a rehearsal dinner before our son's wedding the next day. We had a wonderful sunset with an unmatched view from a roof deck over the harbor. The tables were inside a glass room, allowing for a memorable view while dining on mouth watering food. Very attentive staff served hors d'oevres, bar drinks... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The food was great and the view was even better! Truly a magnificent view of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore Skyline!

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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went here on a business trip with colleagues. It was by far the best seafood restaurant I have ever eaten at. Blew my expectations right out of the harbor! Someone had mentioned it is a chain, and I'm from MN where seafood is a vague resemblance of what it should be. We had had many crab cakes during our stay... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Rusty Scupper sits right in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. All table seating provides a great view of the beautiful Inner Harbor. Be sure to request a table with a great view when making reservations. Rusty Scupper gas its own parking garage, a real plus wen trying to park at the Harbor. In addition, there is a Harbor ferry stop... More 

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Rusty S, General Manager at Rusty Scupper, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences at Rusty Scupper. We just sent you a message as our GM is hoping to speak with you about how we can improve so that everything is perfect the next time you visit the restaurant. We look forward to speaking with you soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

enter the door and the atmosphere was warm and friendly the workers were very friendly and helpful very courteous, the meal was very delicious I must say I will recommend this place to friends and family you also have various menu to choose from..

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Ossining, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I see that many reviewers here say that unlike the view, the food is mediocre.. Well, I beg to differ. Our experience was great, and we found service, view and the food to be equally pleasing. We shared the cold seafood plate appetizer, and although it was kind of small, but the crab dip it contained was great (and I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great food overlooking the harbor. Very attentive staff, too. The shrimp were perfect. Pink and fresh and ohhhh so tasty. Chowder thick and chuck full of clams. Started well and ended with two very satisfied travelers!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3990
  • Public Transportation: Water Taxi Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-727-3678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner Harbor's best view. The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to pan-seared Rockfish with Lobster. You can also enjoy classic dishes such as Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?