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Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill

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1166 State Route 3 South, Gambrills, MD
+1 410-721-9081
11:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband decided to bring me to the Blue Dolphin for a birthday dinner. The wait was only 10 minutes as we had a reservation. The food was amazing! The portions are huge and teh staff was amazing. I would highly recommend The Blue Dolphin. We will be back!

Thank Tricia W
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Blue Dolphin. The service was great, we arrived between 6:30 & 7:00 pm on a Sat evening and our wait was less than five minutes before we were seated. This is a family friendly restaurant. There are a couple of large parties in the dining room including birthday celebrations. Our server Cindy, kept... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We wanted seafood so bad and didn't want the run-of-the-mill, so we asked a friend for a recommendation and they gave us Blue Dolphin.....We were definitely pleased and had to take a "doggie bag"! From the cocktail, bread to main entree. My stuffed lobster was made to perfection and was ALL lobster meat, very flavorful! The service was great, the... More 

Thank VLCEnterprises
Severn, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

As usual the crab cakes were amazing. Arrived at BWI and this is the first place I went to. Ordered the crab cakes in route so they would be ready upon my arrival.

Thank SAG777
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My friends and I went here to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday. We made reservations which I would highly recommend as it was very crowded. Known for their crabs cakes that are huge, lots of crab meat but flavor just ok. Side dishes leave a lot to be desired, the flavor is just lacking. Ty it for yourself, If... More 

Thank Monaysmom
Anchorage, Alaska
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339 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Two couples went for a Sunday lunch. The food was decent, but the kitchen needs some serious supervision. We specifically stated one member of our party had a gluten and dairy allergy, which the waitress wrote down. We specifically ordered her fish with crab topping without butter or the creamy sauce. The first plate arrived with both butter, and creamy... More 

Thank tazman1099
Woodbridge, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Tried the fried seafood platter but everything was under seasoned. The crab cake was very large but only had some lump crab meat, the rest was fillers and crabmeat. The four large scallops really seemed more like imitation scallop because they were very spongy in texture and under cooked in the center. The stuffed shrimp were overcooked and tough to... More 

Newark, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We came to this place by mistake.the wait wasn't long,the food was good and plenty.i would say go check it out for yourself you won't be disappointed

Thank Felicia G
Mitchellville, Maryland
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The restaurant is nice and the staff was attentive. The Best thing was the cream of crab soup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW just soooo goood. If you ever go here just get the soup first, you will never be sorry. OUTSTANDING!

Thank lindawU8830YB
Gambrills, Maryland
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My husband says this is the best crab cakes around. I love their broiled salmon or any of their broiled fish dishes. Their fish is cooked just right. Always moist!! Vegetables are also very tasty. Baked potatoes are great and so is their salad. We arrive early because this place is always very busy!!!

Thank mona t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 State Route 3 South, Gambrills, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gambrills
  • Phone Number: +1 410-721-9081
Just opened about a month ago. HUGE menu...seafood but so much more. It has a large bar area, plus a separate dining room. The atmosphere is nice, service kinks are being worked out, and the food is fantastic. The crab cakes give most a run for their money in this area of crab cake experts.

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