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Al's Seafood

1551 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-3428
+1 410-682-4828
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Balti
$$ - $$$
1551 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-3428
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll definitely want to eat it! Steamed crabs are great. Seasoned perfectly. Steam shrimp...excellent! They offer many other dishes, however we go there for the seafood. Plus you can get seafood prepared to cook at home. Such as crab cakes, cod fish, flounder, etc. Service...More

Thank scoop35311
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Love the crabs and the shrimp. It was fun and the service was great. The drinks were not that strong but it was ok. Family and date night place

Thank Nathalie A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Take out: The half pound all crab crab cakes are wonderful as is the cream of crab soup. Eating in, you also get a choice of roast beef, which is delicious. Even the small cut is enough for two.

Thank march0g
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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.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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.

1  Thank Jerry J
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...More

8  Thank duckiebell
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank mwpatricia
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...More

3  Thank babyelephantone
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...More

1  Thank Glenn S
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
GT Boss R
The worst crabs I've ever had
25 June 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Don't buy crabs there again. Go to Schultz's around the corner
Do you sell steamed crabs and shrimp to go ? Also do you have fresh steamed corn on the cob? Will they be available for this weekend?
2 September 2016|
Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know You could call I know there is a crab and liquor store attached
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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