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“Best deal for crabs” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Captain Dans

Captain Dans
Ranked #11 of 34 Restaurants in Eldersburg
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best deal for crabs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Why go anywhere else is a great question! Dont! Their $1.5 crab nights are hard to beet and they don't give you crappy, watery crabs. You get ones that are quite decent if you're willing to do some picking. The loaded crab fries and seafood skins are great starters!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Greta S
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  • English first
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best crabs around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

My only complaint are the chairs. They cafe type chairs are not comfortable for sitting and eating crabs for long periods. PLEASE either buy some larger, more comfortable chairs, or buy/build some more benchs.
Other than that, we drive from Winchester VA. Better and cheaper than going to the Maine Ave Wharf in Washington, DC

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank delaurel66
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Ellicott City , Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Why go anywhere else”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

It might be a bit out of the way . It may not be in the hottest location. BUT........ If you are looking for Hot Steamed Heavy Crabs , seasoned perfectly with great service............. Captain Dans is the only place I'll go.

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1 Thank thespiegs
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Baltimore, MD
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Can't Beat Dollar Crabs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Small, no-frills seafood market with eat-in area located in a shopping center in Eldersburg. Friendly staff. Love their Dollar Crabs special that runs Monday-Thursday. I would also recommend the seafood skins and Chesapeake Bay wings.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank minx6469
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Frederick, Maryland
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best for crabs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

For years I feasted on the crabs at Bo Brooks on Belair Road. They were the best. But then they moved into swanky quarters on the waterfront in Baltimore and the crabs weren't nearly as good.
Meanwhile I moved to Mount Airy, MD and started trying the crabhouses around that town, Finally discovered Captain Dan's. Just about as good as Bo Brook's used to be, maybe even better. Never had a single bad or light crab, something I've never been able to say about any other crabhouse. And they always steam to order!.

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3 Thank bkinlein
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