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Ships Cafe & Pub Incorporated

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828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
+1 410-744-1838
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Catonsville, Maryland
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

I used to enjoy it here, but the prices have gotten expensive and the quality is average. I've had good and bad crabs there.

Thank motsayrosa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Are here. Didn't order crabs which was a mistake. Crabs are excellent but other seafood dishes was average. Got imperial shrimp. Big shrimp but crab filling was mushy. Stick to the crabs

Thank Ed S
Catonsville, Maryland
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707 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Ships Cafe was packed on Saturday night and understaffed since our 20 minute wait got us seated at a table that had been empty the entire time of our wait.Many people opened the door,saw the crowd waiting and walked down the street to other places. That said, our waitress(Lynn) was excellent keeping things moving and we were able to keep... More 

Thank Mark G
Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Staff were rude to my daughter. Would not go back and don't recommend There are so many better restaurants in the area with better food and service

1 Thank AmyYas
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

This is definitely a seasonal restaurant for me. The crabs (when they have them) are pretty solid, and they have a great upstairs if you have a large party. Sometimes, they just miss the mark with the food. Also, they don't prefer to do carryout crabs, only eat-in. There are a ton of crab places around the area where I... More 

Thank Kelly S
Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

Often eat there for steamed crabs....they have a great space upstairs for large parties, or you can eat crabs at the bar...their onion rings are large and good....but the cream of crab soup tastes like flour and water...no flavor at all so don't waste your money....better stick with traditional MD crab soup. Salads are hearty also....good seafood dinners and general... More 

Thank Maxx2cats
Easton, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

No doubt they have great crabs,but dinner tonight was not great. Fist off they ran out of their Thursday special ,Lobster OK that understandable, then decided on soft crabs dinner,waitress said out of season not available, strange ,just had some at a nearby restaurant, then decided on shrimp scampi with angel had which was Over cooked and mushy, shrimp was... More 

Thank 1023Diane
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We headed to Catonsville for a late brunch on Sunday. We came across Ships Cafe and a sign advertising brunch from 10a to 2p. Not certain that a seafood restaurant would be good for breakfast we decided to take a risk and try it. We received a friendly greeting and were seated quickly at a pleasant table. Wait staff were... More 

Thank TheDenni
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Ships use to be a best kept secret, now it is the go to spot for crab lovers. I absolutely love their steamed crabs and corn on the cob. They have a wide variety of foods to choose from so if you do not eat crabs....no worries because there are plenty of other items to choose from. The restaurant is... More 

Thank MadBaltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Have a taste for steamed crabs? Ships cafe in Catonsville is the best place to go. It's a local favorite. Brad creates nightly specials that are always good. The drinks are plentiful and the service is friendly. You can always trust a place that is frequented by the locals.

Thank Mary f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Balti, Seafood, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Catonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-744-1838

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?