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Captain John's Crab House

16215 Cobb Island Rd, Newburg, MD 20664-6516
+1 301-259-2315
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16215 Cobb Island Rd, Newburg, MD 20664-6516
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Dee J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the eight fried shrimp were delicious, the baked potatoes and vegetables were inedible! There were only three wait staff who had already put in an eight hour shift not to end for yet two more hours. We ordered a hot fudge ice cream cake...More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived, this looked like just the type of place that we were looking for. A Maryland seafood shack sitting right on the water. The off-the-menu food may be tip-top but I'll never know. We were there on the day that they have the...More

Thank Todd_Burr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to eat here with my family, they all like seafood, and I don't. I order really yummy hush puppies though, and there "turf" food is pretty good for a seafood restaurant.

Thank Extraordinary25448
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a nice spot for all you can eat crabs. The crabs came out hot and heavy. The seafood Buffett was a nice addition. The crab cakes were delicious. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the water. The only thing I didn't like...More

Thank ndntelliott
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Stopped in for dinner. We had high hopes, but found the food to be nothing special. Nice view of the water.

Thank SandyCee2468
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This place is my favorite place to go by water to eat crabs. The people are friendly, the crabs are seasoned perfectly and the atmosphere is good ole Southern Maryland.

Thank Blueshacker
warren y, Owner at Captain John's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Than You so much for your visit and review. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I have always loved going to Capt Johns over the years! We used to go when I was younger & lived in colonial beach & living in Fredericksburg the last 20yrs we have taken the drive just to get the all you can eat crab...More

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warren y, Owner at Captain John's Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Crab Leg Prices have increased so much it’s at a point where even at $60 a person it would be hard to make a profit. Unfortually the more the price goes up the more some think they can share or take home. I am in...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018

First time visit, recommended by a co worker, food was yummy, reasonable menu with nice selection and not to pricey. The rock fish bites are delicious !! Located on the water so patrons can boat in as well, some dining tables outside also. Margarita was...More

Thank drebud
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August 15, 2017|
Response from Julie S | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16215 Cobb Island Rd, Newburg, MD 20664-6516
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Newburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-259-2315
  • E-mail
A True Southern Maryland Style Crabhouse and Seafood restaurant. Serving Steamed Crabs and a full menue. Open year-round
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