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Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House

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10195 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030-2055
+1 703-560-0060
15:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 14:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived Sunday afternoon, mom, hubby and me. I had shared the menu with mom before hand, so we knew she was going to order the fish sandwich. It was a smaller portion of fried fish and came with French fries and coke slaw for about $10.00. This did not include tax or Fairfax city tax. She did not want... More 

Thank Memrnc4
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Seafood good not great. A lot of fried food. Ok for 1 time not sure if I would ever go back. Hushpuppies are good & crab good.

Thank Donna S
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly a no frills restaurant, we liked it. The service was excellent and the food good. The wooden hammers on the tables were a little baffling at first, but certainly kept all of us including children occupied once the food arrived. Beer choice was good. We would certainly go again. Plenty of sports on the large TV screens. Not a... More 

Thank 25lilith
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I was here over the weekend, first time here. The place is loud, busy, and seemingly always packed. I would say its a great spot for kids and sports lovers (there are TV's everywhere). I got the all you can eat blue crabs and they were all right. A few of the crabs I didn't eat due to the smell... More 

Thank pamelajc79
Rhode Island
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We arrived to the restaurant late, about 8:30, and they close at 10. Not a fancy place, certainly not the look of the fancier crab shacks you will see on harbors in MD, etc.. Friendly staff, no frills place. We ordered beer and water, and got right into it. We ordered hush puppies, and for five bucks it was a... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Best place for best crabs, located along Route 50 in Fairfax, they're dedicated in serving the freshest, meatiest steamed blue crabs in the area. I especially liked the snow crab legs and fried oysters. The seasoning was really strong, perhaps too strong for my liking. I will give full stars next time when i will visit Captain Pels and get... More 

Thank jnkcityreviews
Fairfax County, Virginia
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115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great Old-School Crab-House in Fairfax. Have been going for years and has always been unfailing good. Only for crab-lovers......

Thank pmurphy2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We visit every time we are in DC. The waiters are friendly and keep the crabs coming as long as you're eating. The hush puppies are to die for!

Thank hvdvoorde
Front Royal, Virginia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Another wonderful meal. Awesome Snow Crab Legs, again the best I ever had. Great service. Only request is that there be less sides. The Snow Crab Legs are huge and delicious.

Thank jlwot1959
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

In Fairfax for a college visit and decided to check out Captain Pell's for some seafood. Looked pretty crowded from the outside when we arrived but was immediately seated. Nothing fancy about this place but staff seemed friendly and inviting. Good size menu of various seafood dishes. I had broiled scallops and crab cake which were both delicious. Hubby had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10195 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030-2055
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-560-0060
Established in 1977, Captain Pell's Fairfax Crabhouse specializes in serving the freshest, meatiest, steamed, blue crabs in the area. Captain Pell's offers an authentically unique crab house experience. Join us for quality seafood and excellent service. We offer three crab sizes, by the dozen or all-you-can-eat! Come by Captain Pell's and let us bring the great taste of the sea to your table.

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