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Al's Seafood

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1551 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-3428
+1 410-682-4828
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Had a broiled seafood platter while using my Groupon coupon with my wife. They charged 20% gratuity probably since I used the coupon but I had no problem. Again, excellent food and service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

AL' Seafood carryout is a terrible Place they cook fried fish like scrambled eggs and you take the fish back to get your money back they don't want to refund your money.

Thank Jerry J
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Sadly this restaurant has put out deals for Groupon and now that people are using them the restaurant is changing the rules and taking advantage of people who use them. There is no where on the Groupon where it states that you need to purchase entrees. The deal is that you pay $20 for $40 worth of food and drinks.... More 

2 Thank duckiebell
Middle River, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is local so I visit often. It's not fancy, but you can always depend on a good meal at a fair price. We recently went for steamed crabs and they were tasty and hot. My only concern is the parking. It seemed ok to park in the lot beside the restaurant. Fortunately we asked and were told that... More 

Thank mwpatricia
Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Have dined here on many occasions. Have not had an issue. Al's is not a fine $$$$$ dining restaurant. Nor, do they pretend to be. What they are is a local mom and pop restaurant. I've had the shrimp creole Eleonora, crab cakes, and other seafood dishes. Never an issue with any. Also, the cheesecake is top notch. Staff is... More 

3 Thank babyelephantone
Baltimore, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Food was disappointing and the service was VERY slow and the dining room was in chaos. Our server, Linda, was all over the place had there was no order of who had who's table. We ordered soup to start that took about 17 minutes before it came to the table. I got the double crabcake, which was $23.00 and it... More 

1 Thank Glenn S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Could use some updating, but average. If you are just looking for any seafood, this is fine. It is on a busy corner and the parking is good enough.

Thank Gail C
Essex, Maryland
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Boy, is this place the pits. We went into dining room to have steamed crabs and Maryland Crab soup one evening for dinner-what a MISTAKE!!! No lie.... the steamed crabs were light and empty, some had an odor to them. The Maryland Crab soup was without taste and crab meat???? Don't know who's running this place but someone needs to... More 

2 Thank lildarlin2014
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I go to seafood restaurants to get good quality seafood. That is NOT the case here. For an appetizer we had "soft crab bites" which were way over cooked and tasted like burnt fried dough. The crab dip was not great but acceptable My 2 sides were a salad, which had browned lettuce and "country green beans" which were so... More 

2 Thank Joe F
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Went the other day to treat my family to our first crab feast of the season. We got crabs, shrimp, steamed corn in old bay, mussels, crab deviled eggs. We got all of that for less then $180.00. The food was awesome.

Thank kriscalo4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-3428
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-682-4828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?