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Ships Cafe & Pub Incorporated

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828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
+1 410-744-1838
11:00 - 01:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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156 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People in Catonsville love to hype this place . But once again I find the place average for seafood . In Baltimore area much better choices .

Thank Terps007
central Illinois
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148 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a lot. Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Prices on higher side and could use more parking but we will keep going.

Thank chriscentralIllinois
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I know it's mostly known for seafood but it was there with a few friends around 2pm or so and didn't feel like eating lunch... so I had the bacon, eggs, and pancakes. The bacon was outstandingly good - crispy around the edges but not the whole way through. The rest of the food was tasty and filling. The service... More 

Thank psujuggler
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch when visiting my son at UMBC. The crab cake was good. I would have preferred more spice or Old Bay but I like it zesty. My wife had the steamed shrimp with onions and potatoes. These were wonderful and had the spice that I wanted in my crab cake.

Thank Aaron W
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have heard about this restaurant and their crabs. I could not believe the taste and amount of crab meat. I was only able to eat four crabs. I also ordered a shrimp salad sandwich and that was delicious.

Thank mag1215
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Got crabs and steamed shrimp. Nice seasoning on both items. Crabs were of medium weight. Great with a cold beer.

Thank VegasFan59
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered the soft crab sandwich which had been really large the last time this time the crab was about a medium size one. Still 18 bucks. When we mentioned the difference we got," some times they are bigger than other times". Then the price should reflect it. The waitress wan't the most friendly and we had to wait to... More 

Thank Angela R
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ordered 1 1/2 dozen medium crabs - nicely seasoned; one in our party thought they were a little too salty; no light ones; so the crab part of the dinner might rated between good and excellent. The other food a little hit and miss. Service was fine. I liked the lively, noisy atmosphere.

Thank epaull
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went for dinner tonight and the restaurant was not busy. Waitress was pleasant however her service was extremely slow and limited. Had to ask for a variety of "automatic" things such as crackers to accompany my crab cake, waiting for over 10 minutes for our drinks to be served, etc. No sense of urgency shown on the part of staff... More 

Thank MedicTraveler2
Catonsville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Hands down the best crabs I have ever eaten. Owners are great so is their son. Always pleasant and accommodating.

Thank homefor8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Balti, Seafood, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Catonsville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-744-1838

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