We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Captain Dans

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
(410) 549-2511
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 26: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went again for crabs on Saturday August 13th. I love the Crab pretzel. We timed it right and waited 15 mins for a table, but many folks in line behind us. Really good service again, and love that for a large dozen you get 4 free crabs. Way to go Schuman's!

Thank ron c
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never thought I'd be writing this type of review about Captain Dans. I've been eating crabs here frequently for a couple of years and the crabs are always excellent: hot, well seasoned and FULL. That is until today. I ordered a doz small crabs with 6 free and decided to eat the 6 there and the doz to go.They were... More 

Thank sra1a8
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Maryland, you must have crabs. We picked this place because of a review in a magazine listing it as one of the top 25 places to have crabs. First we ordered the crab soup which everyone enjoyed. We also ordered the crab pretzels which were fun to eat. The crabs then came to the table on a big... More 

Thank LuvtoTravel1984
Sykesville, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Love Captain Dan's for crabs but not only crabs. Fried flounder is lightly battered and the portion is huge. Two large pieces of flounder and very tasty. Never dry or rubbery but light and flavorful. This is a hidden jewel in Eldersburg. Unlike other restaurants, Dan has the perfect blend of spices for his crabs. Never disappointed by the meal... More 

Thank Patti_D55
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My sons girlfriend treated us to this place. We ordered boiled crabs and some crab cake sandwiches. The crabs were excellent. Had great spice rub? Covering the crabs. They were boiled perfectly and had a great taste with the spices added. The crab cakes were really packed with crab chunks not much filler at all. Rolls tasty. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank Samuel L
New York
Level Contributor
204 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My first time going to Capt D's. The Md crab soup was great and had a nice Amt of crab pieces in it. For dinner I had the 6 fried shrimp dinner with super tasty onion rings and a side salad. My grandson had a crabcake and ate sine of the combo platter my daughter ordered. The shrimp, scallops, fish... More 

Thank David S
Eldersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It is a bare bones type of restaurant with fabulous seafood. The staff are always very friendly and the food is delicious. Not much filler in the crab cakes and you get the choice of broiled or fried on all items.

Thank Roxanne F
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Captain Dans has great crabs, and crab cakes and crab soup!!! We usually get the food to go because the restaurant itself isn't much to write home about, but the food is great.

Thank Katherine B
1 review
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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Travelers who viewed Captain Dans also viewed


Been to Captain Dans? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Captain Dans staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?