Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House

3.9
205 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Captain Mas welcomes you to our fabulous Dining Room. It's the only place where you can enjoy eating steamed hard shell crabs and the finest, freshest seafood in Sterling's most beautiful restaurant setting. We offer a menu full of classic seafood dishes, live crabs, steak and vegetarian options. In addition, we will offer daily specials depending on what is in season. Four Star Chef, Frank Imbarlina, together with our Executive Chef, have combined forces to bring together a most exciting menu. Their skills and cooking techniques are the reasons that we know we will have the best seafood in the Washington Metropolitan area.
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
Food
4.0
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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TJS99
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Our server was awesome, food was like a home cooked meal and there was tons of it for sure. The building felt dirty and old though and needed some assistance. If it weren’t for that they would have gotten a 4 for sure

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vipTootie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood and family fun place!

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vipMS89
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is way underrated. The food is amazing, the service and stuff are the most customer friendly than any other place we've been to in the NOVA area. Definitely highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful !

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PatchesMcMatt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

It seemed the place was not busy at all when we arrived. There were maybe half a dozen tables seated at that time. And yet we waited to be acknowledged at the hosted area for about 10 minutes before someone finally came to greet and seat. We asked to sit outside as it was a bit noisy indoors with all the people at the bar. Only one table outside had an umbrella and one row of tables was enclosed in a party tent with a reserved sign placed on the table. It began to rain shortly after our food arrived so we migrated into the covered tent. Our server said this was ok as it was only ‘reserved’ for the owners family but since they were apparently understaffed, that visit probably was not going to happen. Our server was great and really deserves all the stars I’ve given in this review. The food is just OK. Lots of seasoning in the seafood combination dish. Bordering on too much. Value seemed OK as well though they skimp on the crab. There was only one claw cluster in the seafood combination dish we ordered. Overall not a terrible experience for us on this particular visit. I’d be willing to return if I knew they were fully staffed and provided cover for all of the outdoor seating instead of just the one table and the party tent.

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Mskia00h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff was amazing. The owners came out and talked to us. He checked to ensure our food was good and congratulated us on the occasion that we were celebrating. The food was good. We ordered appetizers, drinks and entrees. Fresh and seasoned! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Friendly staff! Nice atmosphere! Nice portions!
I'll definitely be back.

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MrsLake
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Loved coming here with my friends on a double date. It surely gets messy when you get a boil but it was good! The owner and his wife are hilarious and will always strike up a conversation. The only thing was that service was friendly but it did take almost half an hour for a salad to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Leo provided the best service. Can’t wait to go back to try more items on the menu. Everything was delicious to include the drinks

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BCinVA
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Stay away!! Service is beyond horrible. A reservation means nothing to them. We were told the kitchen was backed up so we would have to wait at least 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. There were 3 other tables seated at the time. If they can't handle 4 tables, what's the point of being open.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great and they were very accommodating to my allergy. Overall great experience

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vipTruthis
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Basic, Descent and Affordable Eat-in Dining! No Frills & Thrills.

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viptexasholder
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Never had service. Person came by once in 30 minutes. Ended up leaving. No dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

We were seated snd it took quite a while to get drinks. Then our drinks sat on empty for over 10 mins only to be told they ran out of the sweet tea and the lemonade we had previously been drinking. Luckily they didn’t charge us for them.

We ordered the boil for two and it was terrible. Potatoes were undercooked. The lobster I paid extra for was over cooked as well as the shrimp. About the only thing cooked right we’re the crabs, corn, and the sausage.

It was over 50 mins to get there from DC. I wouldn’t be back unless I happened to be in the area. They are worth a second shot on maybe a better night but not to go out of my way for it.

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent.
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was excellent and a great value. The crab cakes were real; they had lots of crab meat with little filler.

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vipSteveW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Large group dinner after a wedding weekend. Awesome menu and service and meals were terrific. Everything came out hot and delicious. Recommend the fried snapper...presentation is something to experience! Great end to a great weekend. Glad to support a locally owned restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Great service and great people but the food not really what I would like it to be

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vipDSmith
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food was excellent and the service generally great. We were seated quickly and providing a rose to the ladies was a nice touch. We had a little issue getting a second glass of wine, as they evidently ran out of wine glasses. Sadly the ambiance really detracted from the otherwise great time. It just looked a little run down, and not like what you would expect from an up to date restaurant. It did not appear that any of the furniture was ripped or too worn, just not what I would expect. So if you can get past that, then I recommend it highly. I would suggest they invest in a little capital renewal. They could probably recapture some of the expenses in higher prices, as the food was that good.

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JennyN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food. A little pricey. Desert was horrible . One waitress taking care of 6 busy tables. Drinks overpriced

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Mick
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Not the freshest crab..

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vipmichaelk
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In town from ny and our whole rockfish was delicious. Fried oysters were delicious. Our server Leo was so pleasant and attentive that we thought he was the owner.
The owner also stopped by to ensure that we were doing well.
Wld drive from ny to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I was expecting more flavor from the steam pot. They use a tomato based sauce.

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RobertH
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was really good. The venue was primarily a bar atmosphere, and it happened to be a “borrowed” venue for a Russian trivia game in Russian. Looked like the Russian speaking customers had fun.

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MarjorieS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I got a half dozen jumbo steamed blue crabs. They were perfectly cooked and seasoned. There was not a light crab in the lot. We also ordered crab cakes and hush puppies. The crab cakes were wonderful as were the hush puppies. You can not go wrong with this restaurant. I know we will be going back very soon.

Thank you Captain Mas!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made a reservation for 930 because the restaurant says it closes at 11. We got there 5 minutes early and the place was empty. We were told that the kitchen was closed, very rudely. I strongly recommend staying away from this place

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Angela
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Went to Captain Mas Seafood on 3 August 2019 and the food was not great. My friends and I ordered the Seafood Boil for One- Cajun style. It didnt taste like cajun at all. The sauce tasted like they use a tomato sauce with water. So, it was tomato sauce watered down with no flavor on the seafood. Also, the shrimp and crab legs were overcooked, the potatoes no seasoning, the list goes on. Our overall experience with Captain Mas was not good. We will not go back to Captain Mas.

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great but the all you can eat prices are the highest I’ve ever seen. Even with the quality of food, $80 for a 13 year old little girl is just too much.

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NikkiJ
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome! Waiter was Great! Overall experience was niceeee

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AABB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

All you can get for an overpriced amount? Then they never bring more so it's really just a scam.

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AudreyB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We went on Father's Day. We got a seat quickly and the server was at the table right away. We placed our order which was for one meal plus two all you could eat. The meal was served quickly; however, the crab legs took longer. With each remaining request for legs, it took longer and longer. As we left, the manager apologized indicating that he had not expected such a large crowd on Father's Day. The crab cake dinner was excellent as were the legs when we could get them.

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Dinner
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good as always. We had the seafood boil, enjoyed it and had more than enough clam, mussels, crawfish, crab and shrimp. My only desire is that they use larger clams. Our waitress was very good and attended to us faithfully. I will be returning.

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vipCandraH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

They were short staffed but the food was worth the wait. I will visit again

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Leah
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing nice out w my husband.

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vipvabulous
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service. My husband ordered seafood and loved it. He said is was extremely fresh. My pasta was disappointing but the shrimp was fresh and delicious. Appetizers were delicious.

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MJTB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with good food, good service and great ambiance.

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BruceD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great crabs.

Why 50 characters. Seems silly????????

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vipMwprewitt
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Scallops were perfectly done. Had nice flavor and balance.

Also had oysters on the half shell. Fresh, salty and good.

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vipBruceF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

There was a private party starting as we arrived. The party was so loud they hurt our ears, and we left taking our food to go. The owner/manager was very apologetic, and gave us a discount on the food. I think it would have been nice otherwise.

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TonyaE
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service when ever we visit. The food and service is impeccable.

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Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 444-5400.

Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House is rated 3.9 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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