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Ships Cafe & Pub Incorporated

828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
+1 410-744-1838
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“clams” (67 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Balti
$$ - $$$
828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time here. Checked the reviews beforehand but you never know untill you go. All the great reviews were correct. The place is nice and clean, service was great with a smile and friendly . We got the fried calamari for appetizer and it was...More

Thank lindel1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this establishment for a vendor/educational dinner. Given options for dinner, chose the NY Strip. Ordered medium, received a perfect medium! My dinner companions chose the crab cake and all were well pleased. We were part of a large group and the service staff were...More

Thank evildwarf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Baltimore but this was my first time here. The crabs were the biggest most fresh and delicious crabs I have ever had. Right as we arrived the large crabs had just been brought in as a fresh catch. It was pricey...More

Thank BrittanyDub
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I went to Ships Cafe after hearing about it for sometime. The food, service, crabs, drinks were delicious! I loved it!

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I come here every Sunday for brunch. I personally enjoy the steak and eggs. It pairs great with a Bloody Mary that includes Old Bay on the rim. The prices make for a value you cannot refuse. Our current server, Erica, remembers...More

Thank Donald I
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My three friends and I stopped in here for a snack and a drink before we attempted the escape room next door. We only had appetizers and the were very good. Enjoyed the crab-stuffed mushrooms and the crab pretzel. I had a cup of cream...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Ships is one of the restaurants located on the main drag in Catonsville, so parking can be a chore at busy times. It's not much to look at from the outside, but inside it is very charming. Wood finish is everywhere, and the building is...More

1  Thank renfield1969
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I had the misfortune of going to Ships Cafe with my family. It was an absolutely horrible experience from start to finish. We will definitely never go back. Every aspect of the dining experience was heinous. I was appalled and shocked. The service: We sat...More

1  Thank Laura A
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere, service and food were all excellent. Very small quaint restaurant. Reminds me of a family owned restaurant. I was pleased with the service and the food was to live for!!! Ordered mussels and sreamed crabs. They had the biggest mussels I've ever seen. They...More

Thank KyleandTiffany
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The other day my mom& me made a trip to Ellicott City for some antiquing & happened to ask about any crab restaurants in the vicinity! Someone told us about the Ships Cafe, on Frederick Rd, (Rte144)! My mom, who enjoys soft shell crab, got...More

Thank redskins1-2012
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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