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Captain John's Crab House

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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APPETIZERS
12.99
Backfin Crab Dip
Made with cream cheese and served with toasted bread
12.99
Crab Toast
Garlic cheese bread with back-fin crabmeat
6.95
Deviled Crab
Original deviled crab recipe
7.99
Mozzarella Sticks
6 battered and fried
10.99
Crab Balls
(5) 9.99
Fried Oysters
7.99
Basket of Rings
Large basket of onion rings served with petal sauce
(8) 8.99
(12) 12.99
Chicken Wings
Plain or Hot
STEAM ROOM
1/2 Lb 8.99
1 Lb 16.99
Steamed Shrimp - Medium
1/2 Lb 12.99
1 Lb 22.99
Steamed Shrimp - Jumbo
1/2 Dozen 7.99
1 Dozen 11.99
Steamed Oysters
1 Lb of Small Clams (11 to 16) 9.99
Steamed Clams
14.99
Steamed Mussels
2 lbs of mussels with a garlic, butter, lemon, and wine sauce
46.99
Tray of Steamed Crab Legs
5 large clusters
RAW BAR
1/2 Dozen 8.99
1 Dozen 12.99
Fresh Oysters*
On the half shell
SOUPS & SALADS
8.99
Grilled Chicken Salad
Cup 5.99
Bowl 7.99
Maryland Crab Soup
Cup 6.99
Bowl 8.99
Cream of Crab Soup
Cup 5.99
Bowl 7.99
New England Clam Chowder
Cup 3.99
Bowl 5.99
Captain John's Famous Bean Soup
Cup 9.99
Bowl 12.99
Oyster Stew
Freshly made with local oysters
SANDWICHES
13.99
Crab Cake Sandwich
Fried or Broiled
11.99
Fried Oyster Sandwich
17.99
Premium Crab Cake Sandwich
Lots of jumbo lump crab meat!
7.99
Barbecue Sandwich
Homemade BBQ pulled pork
10.99
Flounder Sandwich
Fried or Broiled
6.99
Fish Sandwich
Tilapia fried or broiled
8.99
Hamburger
Double 4oz patty
5.75
Cheeseburger
Large 1/3 pound
6.79
Bacon Cheeseburger
Large 1/3 pound
12.99
French Dip Sandwich
Thin sliced on a roll
PIZZA MENU
Toppings: Green Peppers, Sausage, Pepperoni, Onions, Bacon, Ham. Extra Cheese - $1.50
9.99
Additional Toppings (each) 0.99
12" Thin Crust Cheese Pizza
unless otherwise noted
7.99
Additional Toppings (each) 0.5
7" Kids Cheese Pizza
unless otherwise noted
FRIED CHICKEN
9.99
Fried Chicken - 4 Piece
Comes with 1 side
14.99
Fried Chicken - 8 Piece
Comes with 2 sides
20.99
Fried Chicken - 12 Piece
Comes with 3 sides
SEAFOOD PLATTERS
No Substitutions except: Sub Fish for Flounder - $1, Rock Fish - $2. Sub Crab Cake for Premium Crab Cake - $3
34.99
Add Fried Oysters or Soft Crab For 3
Captain John's Seafood Platter
Crab Cake, Fried Scallops, Fried Fish, Fried Shrimp, and Fried Clams
Pick 2 26.99
Pick 3 29.99
Sub Fish For Flounder 1
Sub Fish For Rock Fish 3
Island Platter
Crab Cake, Deviled Crab, Scallops, Fried Oysters, Fried Fish, Fried Clams, or Fried Shrimp
34.99
Steamed Shellfish Platter
Two clusters of steamed crab legs, a half pound of steamed shrimp, and your choice of steamed oysters, clams, or mussels
32.99
Broiled Seafood Platter
One crab cake, scallops, broiled fish, jumbo shrimp, and petite imperial crab
32.99
Shrimp and Crableg Platter
Six jumbo steamed shrimp and two large clusters of steamed crab legs
27.99
Crab Combo Platter
An original Crab Cake & one Imperial Crab
SEAFOOD DINNERS
Served with your choice of two sides
26.99
Original Crab Cakes Dinner
Two large crab cakes made according to our old family recipe
17.99
Tilapia Fish Dinner
Broiled or fried. Two 5oz-7oz filets
31.99
Premium Crab Cakes Dinner
Tilapia Fish Dinner Two 5 oz. crab cakes, new recipe loaded with lump crab
26.99
Imperial Shrimp
Five broiled jumbo shrimp topped with Imperial crab and provolone cheese
21.99
Fried Shrimp Dinner
Eight jumbo shrimp lightly hand breaded and fried golden brown
21.99
Flounder Dinner
Two 8 oz. flounder filets, fried or broiled
30.99
Jumbo Stuffed Shrimp
Three jumbo shrimp overstuffed with our own crab filling
19.99
Fresh Local Rockfish
fried or broiled
23.99
Jumbo Steamed Shrimp Dinner (12)
Lightly seasoned and steamed jumbo shell-on shrimp
26.99
Stuffed Rockfish
Stuffed with crab and broiled
SURF AND TURF
Choose your own Surf & Turf Combo! 2 sides with rolls & butter
34.99
Surf & Turf
Choice of Surf: Broiled Scallops, Fried Scallops, Jumbo Steamed Shrimp (6), Jumbo Fried Shrimp (4), Imperial Crab, Original Crab Cake, Premium Crab Cake (+$3), 2 Cluster Crab Legs (+$3). Choice of Turf: New York Strip (9oz), Prime Rib (8oz)
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All reviews hush puppies fried oysters seafood fries corn on the cob crab dip soups southern maryland all you can eat cobb island nice view of the water crab cakes were very good saturday night seated right away dockside sides potomac
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for their Seafood buffet. There was lot's of shrimp, fish, salad, crabs, on and on and on. After eating, I was stuffed because it was so good, it seemed like I could not get enough. Their claim is "A true Southern Maryland Style...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain John's is walking distance from our home, and is a safe bet when looking for an authentic southern Maryland meal. Everything here screams "local", wait staff, crabs, fish and good ole corn on the cob. Secure a seat outside to enjoy dockside service, or...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Dave D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge old place made for big crowds. Crabs have been great everytime I've been there. Portions are large. Nice view of the marina from most tables. Service has been hit or miss. Last time there we had an unattentive waitress. The softshell...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Michael F
Reviewed May 26, 2019

Ate here on Sat 5/25/2019 for dinner. No wait or reservation needed. Was able to sit outside at an umbrella-covered table next to the dock. Service was timely and friendly. Many tasty choices on the menu - seafood and otherwise. The Seafood platters and many...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jeff84deb
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

I did not get what I ordered and it took the entire meal for the wait staff to bring me the corrected item. Then my second glass of wine was not what I ordered originally. Our plates were not removed from the table. As we...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Beth440
Reviewed March 19, 2019

We had a great experience with fast service, good food and drinks. Looking at the water is always a plus for us. Don't miss the crab dip - delicious!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Debra M
cjcrab, Owner at Captain John's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Thank You

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch. Service was excellent. Food slightly mixed I.e shrimp not peeled or deveined - unappetizing for us but they looked good for those who prefer this method, mussels were good but wine, butter, garlic sauce very bland almost tasteless, premium crab cakes...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 897bobf
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a day of expiring SoMD. The staff was friendly and professional. The food was good. The waitress really pushed the Lump Crab Dip, which was not a wow - it was ok but no great shakes. The crab cakes were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John S
443warreny, Owner at Captain John's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank You so much for your visit and your review. Not sure what happened with the crab dip ask for me next time I like you to try it again on me Thanks Skip

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent crabs, hot and meaty. We were seated right away, he is from New Orleans , he truly enjoyed them!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dee J
warren y, Owner at Captain John's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Than You for your visit and review.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Went with friends and chose many things on the menu. The crabs fabulous (take the large ones); the shrimps excellent; the mussels; the clams. The soups forget it; the crabs balls greasy; the dips so so. In a few words the steamed stuff is excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jose A
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Trek65861312058
May 25, 2019|
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Response from cjcrab | Property representative |
Yes we have a breakfast men and a breakfast buffet on Sunday
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NeetW1
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Feelin_Irie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very casual. We cove over on our boat, so we're usually in swimsuits with a cover up!
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