Crackpot Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 8102 Loch Raven Blvd

    Towson, MD 21286

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  • 410-828-1095

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One word - AWESOME!!! I was in Baltimore visiting friends and wanted them to take me to a "real maryland crabhouse".... one with brown paper on the table and mallets to whack the crabs! The Crackpot was their pick! I am so glad they

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One word - AWESOME!!! I was in Baltimore visiting friends and wanted them to take me to a "real maryland crabhouse".... one with brown paper on the table and mallets to whack the crabs! The Crackpot was their pick! I am so glad they

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I was born in Loch Raven Village which surrounds the restaurant and remember my parents going to the Crackpot 30 years ago. I myself now frequent the bar area and occasionally bring my own children to the restaurant. I have been to the

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I was born in Loch Raven Village which surrounds the restaurant and remember my parents going to the Crackpot 30 years ago. I myself now frequent the bar area and occasionally bring my own children to the restaurant. I have been to the

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I have been searching for a great seafood joint for a long time and finally found it! The Crack Pot (in Towson... dont be confused with the Bel Air one that closed down!) is my new favorite place to go for some dinner and drinks with the

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I have been searching for a great seafood joint for a long time and finally found it! The Crack Pot (in Towson... dont be confused with the Bel Air one that closed down!) is my new favorite place to go for some dinner and drinks with the

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I became a semi-regular customer here shortly after I turned 21. (I am now in my mid-thirties). I have mostly been a bar customer and have eaten here countless times. I can honestly say that I don't believe I've ever had a bad meal here. A

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I became a semi-regular customer here shortly after I turned 21. (I am now in my mid-thirties). I have mostly been a bar customer and have eaten here countless times. I can honestly say that I don't believe I've ever had a bad meal here. A

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I happened to be at the bar one night at the "crackpot" and over heard a conversation between the owner Neil and one of his patrons. We were watching a basketball game which happen to be taking place on an aircraft carrier, the very same

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I happened to be at the bar one night at the "crackpot" and over heard a conversation between the owner Neil and one of his patrons. We were watching a basketball game which happen to be taking place on an aircraft carrier, the very same

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Finally a restaurant that cares about those of us who suffer from Celiac Disease. I found out about this wonderful idea when I went to the Crackpot for their best of the rest steamed crabs.\r
Somehow the chef at the Crackpot figured

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★★★★★

Finally a restaurant that cares about those of us who suffer from Celiac Disease. I found out about this wonderful idea when I went to the Crackpot for their best of the rest steamed crabs.\r
Somehow the chef at the Crackpot figured

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I became a semi-regular customer here shortly after I turned 21. (I am now in my mid-thirties). I have mostly been a bar customer and have eaten here countless times. I can honestly say that I don't believe I've ever had a bad meal

3
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I became a semi-regular customer here shortly after I turned 21. (I am now in my mid-thirties). I have mostly been a bar customer and have eaten here countless times. I can honestly say that I don't believe I've ever had a bad meal

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From the moment we walked in the term "retro" was in full sight. Hugh mounted fish on the wall - my 11 year old was delighted - crabpots hanging over the tables, port holes, ships lanterns etc. Just like the crab houses my parents used

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From the moment we walked in the term "retro" was in full sight. Hugh mounted fish on the wall - my 11 year old was delighted - crabpots hanging over the tables, port holes, ships lanterns etc. Just like the crab houses my parents used

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Just went back to the place after it had been sometime... AND it was exactly what I remembered which is delicious food and a great place to relax! I had the crabcake dinner which was awesome. Some of the best crabcakes I have had ever...

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★★★★★

Just went back to the place after it had been sometime... AND it was exactly what I remembered which is delicious food and a great place to relax! I had the crabcake dinner which was awesome. Some of the best crabcakes I have had ever...

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I'm not sure what all of this negative fuss is about. I love the Crackpot. Their blackened crabcake or the prime rib have to be my favorite. And French dip is to die for. I've been coming here for three years now and I've never had a bad experience. It's a nice little family-owned kinda seafood restaurant. I think you should check it out for yourself and see.

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★★★★☆

I'm not sure what all of this negative fuss is about. I love the Crackpot. Their blackened crabcake or the prime rib have to be my favorite. And French dip is to die for. I've been coming here for three years now and I've never had a bad experience. It's a nice little family-owned kinda seafood restaurant. I think you should check it out for yourself and see.

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I heard of this establishment on the radio as the Crabcakes sounded real good on the way home. Went right to the site to see location and reviews. Unfortunately, it looks like a bunch in Baltimore In-Fighting. I'll take the advice from the Old-School customers and look elsewhere. Besides, there's nothing worse than rude waiters.

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★★★☆☆

I heard of this establishment on the radio as the Crabcakes sounded real good on the way home. Went right to the site to see location and reviews. Unfortunately, it looks like a bunch in Baltimore In-Fighting. I'll take the advice from the Old-School customers and look elsewhere. Besides, there's nothing worse than rude waiters.

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Our family used to love our dinners at the CrackPot. BUT, NOW the food is horrible! Even the steamed crabs are far from what they used to be. I went several times, trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. EVERYtime, it was bad cafeteria food. NEVER again!

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★★★★★

Our family used to love our dinners at the CrackPot. BUT, NOW the food is horrible! Even the steamed crabs are far from what they used to be. I went several times, trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. EVERYtime, it was bad cafeteria food. NEVER again!

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When in the Baltimore area on business, I usually look for a crab/seafood restaurant to have dinner. I will not seek out this restaurant again.
First impression on entering was gloomy and a little greasy. Was ready to forgive this for a good meal. Unfortunately, that's not what I got.
The Maryland Crab Soup was not fresh tasting at all. It was "mushy" as if it had been on the burner too long. The baked potato tasted "old". The slaw was "decent, the scallops were very nice, though there were not very many. The taste and texture of the scallops, saved what would have otherwise been a disaster.

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★★★☆☆

When in the Baltimore area on business, I usually look for a crab/seafood restaurant to have dinner. I will not seek out this restaurant again.
First impression on entering was gloomy and a little greasy. Was ready to forgive this for a good meal. Unfortunately, that's not what I got.
The Maryland Crab Soup was not fresh tasting at all. It was "mushy" as if it had been on the burner too long. The baked potato tasted "old". The slaw was "decent, the scallops were very nice, though there were not very many. The taste and texture of the scallops, saved what would have otherwise been a disaster.

Pros: SCALLOPS WERE VERY GOOD

Cons: REST OF THE MEAL WAS YUCK. ATMOSPHERE WAS DEPRESSING.

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Just awful, worst food ever. Went for surf and turf and got crap. The filet wasn't a filet and was just chewy and gross worst then a sirlion. the crab was okay but not restaurant quality. after $60 spent and a complaint to the manager the was no resolution except for the fact that i will not go back the manage didn't even want to refund our money, what a jerk. the waiter was okay during the visit but when the manage went to him to ask him a question he was a liar.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just awful, worst food ever. Went for surf and turf and got crap. The filet wasn't a filet and was just chewy and gross worst then a sirlion. the crab was okay but not restaurant quality. after $60 spent and a complaint to the manager the was no resolution except for the fact that i will not go back the manage didn't even want to refund our money, what a jerk. the waiter was okay during the visit but when the manage went to him to ask him a question he was a liar.

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We have been coming to the the Crackpot for years and love the food. Surprisingly the ribs & prime rib are outstanding. We love the great crabcake selection. The Crackpots's steamed crabs are always a special treat.

Tiffany & Marcus

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★★★★★

We have been coming to the the Crackpot for years and love the food. Surprisingly the ribs & prime rib are outstanding. We love the great crabcake selection. The Crackpots's steamed crabs are always a special treat.

Tiffany & Marcus

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I have to agree with Jennifer. I have lived in this neighborhood for 46 years and have been a customer of the Crack Pot for many years and enjoyed their wonderful crab cakes, stuffed flounder, cream of crab soup, etc. The last two times I ate here were awful. The flounder was filled with too much fillers (e.g., mayo) and the soup had no lumps of crab like it used to. The customers were loud and and the waitresses were upset that they did not leave tips - totally uncalled for in my opinion. Who's the trash? Regardless, I'd go to Pappas - they have wonderful food! Thanks.

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I have to agree with Jennifer. I have lived in this neighborhood for 46 years and have been a customer of the Crack Pot for many years and enjoyed their wonderful crab cakes, stuffed flounder, cream of crab soup, etc. The last two times I ate here were awful. The flounder was filled with too much fillers (e.g., mayo) and the soup had no lumps of crab like it used to. The customers were loud and and the waitresses were upset that they did not leave tips - totally uncalled for in my opinion. Who's the trash? Regardless, I'd go to Pappas - they have wonderful food! Thanks.

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Anyone in the Bel Air area should definitely give this place a try!! Everything was wonderful... The crabcakes were to die for... It is great for all ages!!

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★★★★★

Anyone in the Bel Air area should definitely give this place a try!! Everything was wonderful... The crabcakes were to die for... It is great for all ages!!

Pros: Food, Crabcakes, Waiter

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This seafood is the best in town! I had heard great things about it, but read some poor reviews. I am so glad I still chose to give it a try!! The food was delicious and the service was great. I would highly recommend this place to everyone... The building itself is gorgeous as well and the bar has a great atmosphere!! Def give it a try... Call for a reservation on weekends b/c it's packed!

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This seafood is the best in town! I had heard great things about it, but read some poor reviews. I am so glad I still chose to give it a try!! The food was delicious and the service was great. I would highly recommend this place to everyone... The building itself is gorgeous as well and the bar has a great atmosphere!! Def give it a try... Call for a reservation on weekends b/c it's packed!

Pros: Food, Service, everything

Cons: None at all!

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dull food, dumb waiters (ha-ha) that don't know their own menu, re-heated crabs, indigestion, indignationj

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dull food, dumb waiters (ha-ha) that don't know their own menu, re-heated crabs, indigestion, indignationj

Pros: ain't none

Cons: it's nasty

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The long awaited Bel Air location is a flop. This has got to be the worst seafood restaurant I have experienced since moving to the Bel Air/Baltimore area. The only good thing I can say about this place is the service was great. If the hamburger is as bad as the fish, please...go to Wendy's. Of three dishes we tried to order at first, they had none is stock. I selected the Shrimp chowder soup (the special) and it was COLD!. My steamed Shrimp was the typical Old Bay encrusted entree, totally hiding any favor the shrimp might have had. It is sad, with opening what was earmarked as a "first class" seafood place in Bel Air, only to find it is the same old "Long John Silver's" with a nicer decor. Avoid this place by all means, save your money and time for any thing else.

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The long awaited Bel Air location is a flop. This has got to be the worst seafood restaurant I have experienced since moving to the Bel Air/Baltimore area. The only good thing I can say about this place is the service was great. If the hamburger is as bad as the fish, please...go to Wendy's. Of three dishes we tried to order at first, they had none is stock. I selected the Shrimp chowder soup (the special) and it was COLD!. My steamed Shrimp was the typical Old Bay encrusted entree, totally hiding any favor the shrimp might have had. It is sad, with opening what was earmarked as a "first class" seafood place in Bel Air, only to find it is the same old "Long John Silver's" with a nicer decor. Avoid this place by all means, save your money and time for any thing else.

Pros: Service / Decor

Cons: Food, Value

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I just spent over $200 for 6 people (no alcohol) at the Bel Air location. The food was very disappointing. Way over priced, no flavor other than lots of butter on whatever you ordered. Waiter was nice but the service was very slooooow. Not impressed at all. Not sure who goes to this place and enjoys spending the amount of money on seafood that is equal to a fish sandwich from McDonalds. Not me, ever again!! Wish the Bel Air location had a website so I could share this with them!

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I just spent over $200 for 6 people (no alcohol) at the Bel Air location. The food was very disappointing. Way over priced, no flavor other than lots of butter on whatever you ordered. Waiter was nice but the service was very slooooow. Not impressed at all. Not sure who goes to this place and enjoys spending the amount of money on seafood that is equal to a fish sandwich from McDonalds. Not me, ever again!! Wish the Bel Air location had a website so I could share this with them!

Pros: Beautifil restaurant. People spaced nicely.

Cons: Food was horrible. Need to separate families with little kids away from others.

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The person that said this area was dangerous is simply racist. This area is now AfricanAmerican, but not unsafe by any stretch. She simply must be your average Baltimore white trash who grew up there when it was white trash. As for the food... solid. Stay away from the flavored crabcaeks though. Stick with the regular ones.

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★★★☆☆

The person that said this area was dangerous is simply racist. This area is now AfricanAmerican, but not unsafe by any stretch. She simply must be your average Baltimore white trash who grew up there when it was white trash. As for the food... solid. Stay away from the flavored crabcaeks though. Stick with the regular ones.

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This place was GREAT!! They had the best crabcakes and hard shell crabs on East Coast! The desserts were delicious too! This place has a great atmosphere for just about anyone... Rumor is that they are opening a new Crack Pot Restaurant in Bel Air... Can't wait to try it! You are seriuosly missing out if you don't try this place...

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This place was GREAT!! They had the best crabcakes and hard shell crabs on East Coast! The desserts were delicious too! This place has a great atmosphere for just about anyone... Rumor is that they are opening a new Crack Pot Restaurant in Bel Air... Can't wait to try it! You are seriuosly missing out if you don't try this place...

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: NONE

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Crack pot ws really great they have a huge crabcake platter for a great price. All the food we had was great and the service was great too. Very clean inside we will visit again. The only thing I did not like was the location not the best neighborhood anymore. I grew up in the area so I know when they opened it was not like the way it is now. You are still safe just feels a little werid.

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★★★★☆

Crack pot ws really great they have a huge crabcake platter for a great price. All the food we had was great and the service was great too. Very clean inside we will visit again. The only thing I did not like was the location not the best neighborhood anymore. I grew up in the area so I know when they opened it was not like the way it is now. You are still safe just feels a little werid.

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The crackpot has the biggest crab cake I've ever seen...and it wasn't just filler. I've had the steamed crabs here too. They were a bit pricey but heavy crabs and very well seasoned.

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★★★★☆

The crackpot has the biggest crab cake I've ever seen...and it wasn't just filler. I've had the steamed crabs here too. They were a bit pricey but heavy crabs and very well seasoned.

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Great Place for lunch, dinner, and late night. Wonderful seafood in addition to a huge menu! Highly recommended....

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★★★★★

Great Place for lunch, dinner, and late night. Wonderful seafood in addition to a huge menu! Highly recommended....

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Great place for food, drinks, and fun! I would highly recommend the Crack Pot. There is some type of crabcake for everyone....With 10 different styles to choose from. There is the crusie missle, the hawaiian, and blackened in addition to many many more. My favorite is still the regular maryland crabcake. The wings and the burgers are excellent too! Bring your friends and family and I promise you will have a great time!

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Great place for food, drinks, and fun! I would highly recommend the Crack Pot. There is some type of crabcake for everyone....With 10 different styles to choose from. There is the crusie missle, the hawaiian, and blackened in addition to many many more. My favorite is still the regular maryland crabcake. The wings and the burgers are excellent too! Bring your friends and family and I promise you will have a great time!

 

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