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“Very disappointed!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bo Brooks Crab House

Bo Brooks Crab House
Ranked #121 of 1,999 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Balti, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
“Very disappointed!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I ate at the boston st location one time. had problem with service.. food was terrible. I had carry out several times food was terrible. Someone gave me gift card so I tryed carry out again today and the food was absolutely awful!!I don't know what happen to bo brooks they had the best everything when they were on harford rd.they moved to what is supposed to be a better location and the food is awful...see if it not broke why fix it ..
u may have a better location but if the food is terrible who really cares!!

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful view of the Inner Harbour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary at Bo Brooks after an exciting final regular season win by the Orioles at Camden Yards! The restaurant is a couple of miles from the stadium and offers complimentary two hour parking while dining! We had requested a window table and had a perfect view of the sail boats on the waterfront! The waiter was informative and attentive. We ordered the grilled seafood platter and surf and turf which were delicious! Our choice of dessert was a Maryland white cake with raspberry topping...so good! Can't wait til our next trip to Baltimore to dine at Bo Brooks!

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ionagrad
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New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bo Brooks is fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We arrived at Bo Brooks at noon on a Monday. Perfect time as there was hardly anyone there. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our waitress was very friendly and definitely a Baltimorean as every utterance was immediately followed by 'hon'.
We heard this was the place for crabs so, we ordered crab dip for an appetizer, a crab cake sandwich, and we asked for a dozen of the biggest steamed crabs they had. We were disappointed when she told us they only had mediums. We still wanted them and ordered 2 dozen. Big mistake! The crabs were definitely large+!
Between the 3 of us we could barely finish! The crab dip was unbelievable, the crab cake was awesome, and the steamed crabs were perfectly seasoned and delicious!
The beautiful view from our table was just icing on the cake!
I would definitely advise you, when in Charm City, if you have the time and the $$$, head to Bo Brooks!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Won't go again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Bo's was recommended by Baltimore friends of a friend. It's right on the water, very nice spot. Nice atmosphere, nice service. Yesterday they had medium and large size crabs. The large ones were $60.00 a dozen. We were there on the early side for a Saturday night, about 5:30. Our crabs were NOT freshly made, they weren't even warm. They had absolutely no moisture in them. Some of them were mushy. They were not good. Because we'd all already had a long day, I let it slide and didn't say anything. We took about half of them home, and we shouldn't have even bothered because they'll just stink up my trash here at home. Sorry. I really wanted it to be good, but it just wasn't.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Truth19Tiger
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Pasadena MD
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good bar and happy hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Bo Brooks is known for their crabs which are good (most of the time) but after eating there three to four times I prefer their bar (inside or outside Tiki bar in good weather). The appetizers I have found are better than some of the entrees in being consistently good and not the hit or miss like with the dinners I have had. The bar staff is always helpful and very friendly. The one thing I did find strange is that you can order orange crushes but only the outside Tiki Bar makes them with fresh squeezed orange juice as the inside bar does not have the orange press. We have walked out to the Tiki Bar to order them and brought them back inside and when I was recently there the inside bartender was not very busy so he went outside and made them and brought them in to us. Just thought that was not a very wise set up with the "crushes" being such a popular drink at this time. However, if you are looking for a place on the water to relax with friends or a quiet drink, you can find it here -- especially during happy hour.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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