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Captain Dans

2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
+1 410-549-2511
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“clams” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely 18th century Inn and Pub that still has 4 sleeping rooms and a great restaurant. The Crab Soup was excellent. Great sandwiches as well.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We went here for crabs and other seafood a long while ago. The restaurant was small but comfortable. The crabs were, what can I say? Crabs. Small and a lot of work to get the meat out but that's not the restaurant's fault. I don't...More

Thank stagnitto
Reviewed 28 January 2018

There really isn't any ambiance to the place. Very plain tables and chairs. There were older wooden booths against one wall. Walls decorated in crab and sea décor. It's definitely a place to bring a small group or family and have crabs. Since I've never...More

Thank Chickie N
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I found out about Captain Dan's through a neighbor and I'm so glad we tries them out. Their Crabs are delivered fresh daily. I've had Crabs from other places in the area that sell you old Crabs and you can taste the disappointing difference. The...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 13 February 2017

For the best sea food and crabs this place can't be beat.It is always fresh,never frozen and prepared on site. They have real Maryland live crabs and their crab cakes are great, not much filler and they are huge! They also have seafood platters that...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went again for crabs on Saturday August 13th. I love the Crab pretzel. We timed it right and waited 15 mins for a table, but many folks in line behind us. Really good service again, and love that for a large dozen you get...More

Thank ron c
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Never thought I'd be writing this type of review about Captain Dans. I've been eating crabs here frequently for a couple of years and the crabs are always excellent: hot, well seasoned and FULL. That is until today. I ordered a doz small crabs with...More

1  Thank sra1a8
Reviewed 12 August 2016

When in Maryland, you must have crabs. We picked this place because of a review in a magazine listing it as one of the top 25 places to have crabs. First we ordered the crab soup which everyone enjoyed. We also ordered the crab pretzels...More

Thank LuvtoTravel1984
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Love Captain Dan's for crabs but not only crabs. Fried flounder is lightly battered and the portion is huge. Two large pieces of flounder and very tasty. Never dry or rubbery but light and flavorful. This is a hidden jewel in Eldersburg. Unlike other restaurants,...More

Thank Patti_D55
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My sons girlfriend treated us to this place. We ordered boiled crabs and some crab cake sandwiches. The crabs were excellent. Had great spice rub? Covering the crabs. They were boiled perfectly and had a great taste with the spices added. The crab cakes were...More

Thank Samuel L
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Sharon S
28 February 2017|
Response from Barry B | Reviewed this property |
Their sizes vary this time of year depending on the fresh catch. You have to call them to see what sizes they have and the price, since it also changes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 Liberty Rd Ste I, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6695
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Eldersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 410-549-2511
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