The Choptank

4.2
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91 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Atlas Restaurant Group celebrates historic Fells Point with The Choptank, a new fish and crab house located in the Broadway Market’s south shed. The Choptank honors the market’s 200-plus-year legacy with authentic local seafood and an energy and hustle true to the area.


Restaurant Policies and House Rules:
No Children/Young Adults After 10Pm
No Athletic Wear After 7PM (Sweats, Seatshirts, Sleeveless Shirts, Fleece)
Baseball Hats must be worn Forward Facing
Pants Must be Worn at the Waist
No Offensive Vulgar or Inappropriate Attire
Jerseys May only be Worn on Game Days for your Team
No Brimless Headgear
No Work, Construction or Hunting Boots
No Electronic Smoking Device Use
No Back Packs or Book Bags after 7PM
No Outside Food or Beverage

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4.1
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vipcalerner414
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our first tine there and, except for COVID keeping the crowds at bay, brunch was great! Hope we can spend more time there in the summer.

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JamieW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Not what I expect from a restaurant. Because the menu didn't offer anything we were really excited about, we decided to get some appetizers and move on to the next place. We ordered the wings and those were great. Also ordered the fried green tomatoes and those were just ok. The service was terrible and although the restaurant's decor is beautiful, the vibe is off. And they need more restrooms! There is always a line to the restrooms because both the restaurant patrons and the bar crowd use the same ones. Won't be back.

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AlexL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service were very good. Definitely have to recommend the monkey bread appetizer and the beer can chicken. From beginning to end, we had a great meal and will definitely be back!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a few clients here for dinner Monday night. Service was on point with attention to detail. Everyone who served us seemed happy to be there. The selection on the menu was a nice variety. Our entree's were good in portion size. Seafood nacho's will be our choice for appetizer many times in the future. The Rockfish Oscar was fresh and delicious. It was a great dinner experience.

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vipNeil
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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vipDANNIW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Will definitely be returning!

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Nacho
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely incredible. The salmon and scallops were cooked perfectly!

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DavidS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were two couples and two children and we came for lunch on the weekend. We had a great time socializing and enjoying oysters and some burgers. We love this place and it's location.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deb was very nice, greeting us at the door. Michelle was very sweet and took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good ambiance and food. I enjoyed fresh raw clams and scallops entree. My friend enjoyed her crab cake. My margaritas were delicious and a little bit sweet as requested. All in all delicious and pleasant with good service courtesy of Lance.

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EdwardB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I, along with another couple, had our first meal at The Choptank on a recent Friday evening. Our reservations were for 5:45 pm and we were seated promptly. We asked for a quiet table and we were seated in a booth by the window which was just fine, we could converse easily. Our waiter, Ryan G., was excellent: friendly but professional, knowledgeable about the menu, and patient with all of our questions and requests. The meal was paced perfectly - we were not rushed but never kept waiting. Two of us had the Rockfish Oscar, which I would highly recommend - a generous portion of fish cooked perfectly, but could have used a little more crab on top. My wife is somewhat of a crab cake connoisseur and she was delighted with Choptank's crab cakes. The Choptank definitely has a much warmer, friendlier vibe than some of the other Atlas restaurants. We will most definitely return, especially with out-of-town guests.

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LindseyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time at Choptank, and it didn't disappoint. We saw the mixed reviews but decided to give it a go. We showed up a little before our reservations, and they were able to seat us. We ordered some oysters and the lobster rolls. Both were great. My only comment is that the oysters came out 10 min after the lobster roll.
The band was good. It was VERY loud in there. I would think it would be a fun place in the summer time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My boyfriend and I visited Baltimore from out of state and someone recommended this place to us. the lobster bolognese was hands down one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten in my life. My boyfriend agreed. The drinks were great, too and so was the service. My only complaint was that it was really loud and I felt a little squished at the table, but the food made up for it 100%.

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KJSO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Service was spotty, took 10 minutes to order drinks, when we placed our appetizers we weren’t asked if we were also ready for entree orders, she just walked away. We had to wait another 10-15 to place those orders. Busy and loud, can’t wait for the outdoor area to open and give another option for seating or a hang out area. Bar was overcrowding into the seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Think it’ll be a great place to hangout outdoors once it warms up.

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RaymondJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it, especially the Maryland Crab soup! Will be back!

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CarolineP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was great but it was extremely loud in there to the point we couldn't even hold a conversation. Asked to be moved to the booths towards the back but were unable to be accommodated.

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vipGC12
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks

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AllisonB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The ambiance felt very corporate. I didn't care for the music. Feels like the restaurant is marketed for the 50 to 70 year old population. I wasnt greeted very warmly. I had a balloon and bouquet of flowers for my mother who was having a big birthday. The host (who was likely mgmt) hesitated when I asked if it was ok that we had a balloon. I felt like it wasn't welcome. The food was solid, was nothing special. The best part was our server Timothy. He was great!!! We went the extra mile. We are locals, we likely won't be back. It just wasn't my scene.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends 31st birthday

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vipDanH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must to experience!

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SteveD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Absolutely really liked this place as recommended by a city dweller. I could sense the energy that could be here during warmer weather or Raven playoffs, etc. Our waitress (Michelle) was three days new, but was really pleasant and got us the answers when she didn't know because of her inexperience. Definitely could be a happening place for the younger crowd and in warmer months but did not disappoint on a slow Sunday. Not one of our party of five had complaints about their food or service. Loved the building conversion and preservation!

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RobertH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had read a lot of mixed reviews on The Choptank so I was a bit apprehensive about going to this restaurant because I knew it wasn't cheap. But, I don't mind forking out the money for a good meal and that's just what we got. We didn't have to wait long for our server to come and take our order for drinks. I wish I had remembered his name because he did a great job all through the meal. He was attentive without being a pest. My wife had French Onion Soup. It's one of her favorites and she's very particular. She said they nailed it. It wasn't too salty, which is often the case. Not too much bread and the cheese on top was melted perfectly. I had the clams casino. This was the only disappointment of the night. It was served in the shell, as usual, but the piece of smoked bacon overwhelmed the taste. It was a extremely think piece of bacon that was very chewy and you couldn't even taste the clam. They need to rethink the construction of this dish. The clam should be the star, not chewy smoked bacon. Getting past that the rest of our food was great. Since we had an early reservation we weren't super hungry. My wife had the Choptank Beef Dip sandwich which was very juice and the beef melt in your mouth. It came with something called Tiger Sauce, which tasted like a slightly spicy bbq sauce. I had the single crab cake platter with a side of mac-n-cheese. I had read both good and bad reviews concerning their crab cakes. I've been eating crab cakes for quite some time and this was not the best I'd ever had, but it was very good. There was lump crab meat mixed with a small amount of filler. It came with what appeared to be a dill mayo dipping sauce, which was good, but I prefer my crab cake with just a sprinkle of Old Bay and nothing else. The Baltimore Sun gave this place one star. They must have caught them on an off night because our experience was quite different.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful date night . The Choptank was well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great and attentive. Food was not very good. The $40 filet was luke warm with bland side dishes. Good location for some drinks and partying, dinner not so much.

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vipCheeseLover
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall it was OK. The crab cake was good! Biggest downside was that the staff was not very professional, polished (hostesses, a bartender, our server). We expected more from the staff at an Atlas restaurant group restaurant. More professional staff would improve the experience.

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brandyl
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time my brother was visiting Baltimore and this place was a hit!

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vipAnnie
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Took guess from LA. No disappointed. LOVED the space. Will be back here often!

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vipTipp
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Energetic atmosphere. Great tranformation of this historic Baltimore public market.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I had so much hope for this place🙃
I went against the majority of the reviews and took a chance. The food was so blah, blah, blah!
There is NO love included in the preparation and presentation of these dishes. I was even more disappointed by the mediocre service. After announcing to the waiter that we’d never been here before, I just got a blank stare and a crazy look. I asked him to please share any cool details about the menu.

Overall, I wouldn’t go back! There’s nothing exciting or delicious here folks. I hate that I have nothing good to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good place to start the night. Tracy was a great sever even with the crowd being busy.

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Revray
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cream of crab soup was absolutely stellar! And the Berger cookie bread pudding was out of this world!

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vipscubamonica
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful transformation of the market space. Spacious, modern, industrial sea-side feel. Our server was charming and attentive. Food was outstanding and plentiful. Cream of crab soup was some of the best in my quest of best CoC in Bmore. Great place for foodies!

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KeithW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was some live music the evening that I went. The venue is a lot of fun with a relaxed vibe and fantastic food.

DC
vipDeeC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My new favorite Baltimore crab cake! The crab cake platter was reasonably priced with two delicious sides. Started off with the Maryland crab soup, delicious! Will most definitely return!!

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vipcarlj
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good n atmosphere was good n loud

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews