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Ships Cafe & Pub Incorporated

828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
+1 410-744-1838
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“steamed crabs” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Balti
$$ - $$$
828 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The folks at Ship's Cafe were very accommodating when I called ahead to tell them I was bring my 92 year old Mom with walker for lunch. The soft crab sandwich was fabulous! Very fresh and sauteed to perfection. Mom is still talking about because...More

Thank Datsun280Z
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We arrived around 7 PM and ordered 1 1/2 dozen large crabs. There were no light crabs! Awesome! They were steamed perfectly with just the right amount of Old Bay. Our server was attentive and just stopped by when she sensed we needed something -...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The Crab & Shrimp Nacho were fantastic. The Crab Cakes are huge. They told us they had only medium & small Crabs that night. The dinners in the area we were in got great looking Crabs. Our server was very good.

Thank pskomorn
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious crabs. Expensive? Not quite so taking into account the amount and quality of the food!!!! Will get back 1000% THANK YOU GUYS for a great crablunch!!!!

Thank Koshkin D
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Don't go! This place is the worst. I tried to bring in a birthday cake and they acted like I was bringing in a bomb. I had 3 people follow me through the restaurant yelling at me, saying your not allowed to bring that in...More

Thank samantha v
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It was a short notice to accommodate my family of 12 and it was a success. We were shopping around for a nice quiet place to enjoy some Maryland crabs before we heading back home to Florida. They met all of our needs and most...More

Thank cardozaj
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

There is really no reason to go here unless you are looking for expensive crabs. They do except larger parties but that is the best I can say about it. They used to have outdoor seating but they sealed it up so we really rarely...More

Thank Jon L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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