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“Real crab house in the city”

Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House
Ranked #49 of 419 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 1977, Captain Pell's Fairfax Crabhouse specializes in serving the freshest, meatiest, steamed, blue crabs in the area. Captain Pell's offers an authentically unique crab house experience. Join us for quality seafood and excellent service. We offer three crab sizes, by the dozen or all-you-can-eat! Come by Captain Pell's and let us bring the great taste of the sea to your table.
Germantown Maryland
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391 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Real crab house in the city”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Went to captain Pell's this evening with friends. Place and the people have not changed in years which is a good thing. No crabs just fried platters. The food was good not greasy and the portions were ample. Fine dining it is not but for a friendly place to eat this is the place to go.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Crabs!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Crabs, shrimp, scallops, you name it and it's fabulous here! Best place to get seafood in the area! Staff is fun and have great senses of humor. Love going here as often as I can!

  • Visited April 2014
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Danny P, Owner at Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Best crabs? We couldn't ask for a better compliment than that -- thank you! We'll definitely pass the kudos on to the rest of the staff. Come back soon for more delicious seafood!

Cheers,
Captain Pell's Management
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“Friendly”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was just there for my friend's bday...the server name Robin was awesome! She was so nice I wanted her to hangout with us! Lol.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank crabcakesoneonone
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Danny P, Owner at Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
We'll let Robin know that she made your friend's birthday celebration that much better! Thanks for taking the time to give her some kudos here on TripAdvisor. You'll have to come back soon!

Cheers,
Captain Pell's Management
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Marion, North Carolina, United States
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“Yummy Seafood!!”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is an awesome place to eat seafood! They have some of the best shrimp here I have ever eaten! My friend got hers broiled and the southern girl got hers fried!! It was delicious. Ate here a couple of times while in the area! Everything was hot and fresh!!

Visited March 2014
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Danny P, Owner at Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Glad you loved the shrimp, Bobbie! Thanks for coming in and taking the time to give us this awesome review. Hope to see you and your friend again soon for some tasty seafood.

Cheers,
Captain Pell's Management
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nasfam
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“Best claw machine EVER!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Crabs are "officially" out of season, but my Maryland-based family visits rarely so there we were and these crabs were SO delish!! Then Uncle Kai took the kids to the claw machine and, well, we're good, but that claw machine was giving out 1/2 odds on stuffies =) A very enjoyable evening had by all.

Visited March 2014
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Danny P, Owner at Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Happy to hear you had fun with the crabs and the claw back in March! Next time you're in the area visiting family, we'd love to have you back for seconds.

Cheers,
Captain Pell's Management
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