Captain Mas Seafood and Crab House

4.2
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 12 Noon – 11:00pm,, Sunday: 12 Noon – 9:00pm
Happy Hours - Mon. - Fri. 4 - 7 pm at the bar
1/2 Price appetizers , $ 2 Domestic Draft Beer and $ 3 draft craft beer

Monday Nights : Po Boy or Mas Burger with draft beer $ 10
Tuesday Nights: Choice of three tacos $10
Wednesday Nights: Bottle of wine 1/2 price with a purchase of an entrée
Thursday Nights - $ 1 Oyster/ Clams and 1/2 price Raw Bar
Friday Nights: $ 2 Domestic draft beer and $ 3 craft draft beer


Diner & Dance Every Second & Fourth Sunday 7 -10 Pm
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Phone number
(703) 444-5400
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Leesburge Pike & Cascades Parkway
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Take Away, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MS
58 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I've driven past this restaurant many times and have heard great things about it, so I decided to stop in for dinner. I'm not sure why this place always seems empty -- I found the service and the food to be excellent. It's a bit pricey, and the ambience doesn't seem to match its pricing -- its open seating dining boths and tables aren't very intimate, and the decor seems underdone for a place that is this expensive, but those are minor things compared to the importance of great food, and my item was well prepared and delicious. A nice destination for great seafood!

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MG
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My only comment is that they need to dust. It was a slow night and the sill was very dirty and dusty with spider webs. When people come in to sit that is not what they want at eye level. This is something that should be tended to daily. It was rather gross.

But the food and staff were great!!

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EH
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The clam chowder soup appetizer was very good. The Crab Mac & Cheese was excellent. The 1lb king crab legs main entree was excellent. I highly recommend Captain Mas Seafood. Live Jazz music was playing during my meal. Very nice! The service was spot on, very attentive.

The only small issue I had was with the Hostess that greeted me when entering the establishment. I told the Hostess that I was here for the OpenTable Reservation, but the Hostess did not know what to do to find my reservation and was directing me to sit at the bar. Very strange. Another owner person walked up to the Hostess stand and corrected the misunderstanding. There must be a lack of Hostess training for the summer help.

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5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The service was friendly, our server did his best despite having 5+ tables. The food was good: The 1lb crab leg entree was tasty, the crab cakes were acceptable (a little too brown after obviously sitting in the window for a bit). The food took a bit long, approximately 45 minutes; apparently the "circuit breaker" or something wasn't working properly. Overall, it was acceptable, friendly staff, and edible food. If you don't go in expecting much, you should be ok.

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VE
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

We've been to Captain Mas before, but I have to say this experience was the worst due to the fact that we didn't even get to eat there. Typically the food is great, but service is slow. If you know that going in and are prepared to wait, it's not too bad. For this particularly occasion, we wanted to go for Father's Day. We made a reservation and before we even entered the restaurant, other patrons were telling us to find another place to eat. After waiting about 15min to speak to someone (host, waiter, or otherwise), we were told that even though we had a reservation and there were open tables, we should find somewhere else to eat. We were advised that the wait for food was over 2 hours at that point. Apparently there had been some events earlier in the day that precipitated this issue. Either way, I could only see one waiter serving the entire restaurant, and I imagine the kitchen was understaffed given the long wait for food. It's disappointing because the food itself is great, I just think this place is poorly managed and understaffed. If you choose to go there, be prepared to wait (even on a "good" day) and have a backup plan.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The host was rude to our party and the other guests who were waiting to be seated at our reserved times. Apparently there was a 20 minute delay to be seated, which was expressed in a very rude nonchalant manner. Then, the manager came and told us all that it would be 2 hours to wait for any food to be prepared. Strange that would happen on a holiday. This restaurant seemed more like "Captain No Mas". I won't be visiting this one again. The parking lot was fairly empty too which means this may not have been a very reputable restaurant to begin with.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This was a horrendous experience! We didn't even stay for the food the service was so bad!!

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FM
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food was decent. They seem to be understaffed. Manager not engaged. Arrived 5 minutes early prior to our reservation. Waited to be seated more than 10 minutes because no one greeted us. Staff moved right at us but didn't approach. Finally shown to a table in the corner that had a coat rack beside it. The coat rack was left there and we had to move it every time we needed to get out from the table. Food didn't come out for more than an hour!!! And when it did it wasn't hot. Items were missing ( which then took even longer to come back out). I had to ask several times for my check. We order all you could eat but didn't get to experience it because a fire broke out in the kitchen and smoke came through the vent causing us to cough and my daughter's asthma to flare up. No apology from manager. No nothing. I probably will not visit this establishment again.

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B
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I waited at the door for 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged we had arrived. When we were finally seated it was 30 mins before anyone came to get our drink order. During this time I watched 3 other tables walk out. I asked the waitress how long it would take us to get our food. She informed me that a table ordered their food at noon and was not served until 1:50 PM. After being told this I thanked her and we walked out.

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EW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Mother’s Day early dinner. Was not crowded but took over 50 minutes to get food after ordering.
Food was okay but not nearly as good as the very high price tag.
Nothing special. Go elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was great and our server Jason was awesome.

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DC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Stephen was a great waiter. He has a jovial demeanour and made sure we were taken care of without being intrusive.

The food was very good. We’ve tried lots of seafood places of a similar level, like Ford’s. In our opinion, Mas quality is much better.

Keep up the good work. We’ll be back!

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l
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Went on a Sunday evening and they had live karaoke, which would’ve been ok had it not been for the extremely SLOW service. Went for dinner at 6pm and didn’t get our food until close to 8pm because the servers were busy carrying on with the singers and the crowd. They blamed it on the dinner rush but when I can clearly see you by the bar giving hugs to everyone, that definitely put me in a fowl mood. Overall, the food was ok, definitely not worth waiting close to 2 hours. Will most likely get my seafood fix somewhere else, either Joe’s Crabshack or Red Lobster.

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E
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Very friendly. Delicious seafood. A little pricey, but blue crabs are expensive so not unexpected. Would definitely return if in the area.

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KL
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I was in the city for a business and a friend of mine decided to have dinner. I checked Open Table to determine a good local restaurant. Captain Mas had a great rating so I decided we would eat there. It was a Tuesday and there was not a lot of folks there, but the food was wonderful, the service was great, and the atmosphere was on point. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any who would want a good meal

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d
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Owner came out to say hello, brought candy for the kids. Even had a nice boat to take pictures in!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and service.

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HC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Captain Mas’ is a hidden gem. The crab cakes are the best I’ve had. The gator bites are meaty and tasty. The oysters are delicious. The food in not over breaded and cooked perfectly. This is a place you will want to return to.

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OD
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The seafood and pasta at Captain Ma's is excellent and at a reasonable price. The service is always top notch. This is a great find.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Captain Mas. The only place in the area to get all you can eat snow crab legs and they are amazing! Entrees are great as well!

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EM
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible service and food, bartender had to host, bartend and wait tables.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Restaurant was clearly short staffed. We waited at the door for about 5-10 minutes before we got greeted. It took about another 15 minutes to get our drink orders. Then we placed our appetizer. Took about another 15-20 minutes before we got out. The only good part was the food was worth the wait. Service not so much. It was one server plus two managers it looked like for the entire restaurant including the bar. All in all, the server did a decent job with only having one hand. Looked like he broke the other or sprained it. Food was worth the wait but not much else. First time there, and agreeably the last. You can spend $100 at McCormicks and get a better meal with better service.

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RO
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was AMAZING! The ambiance was so-so...but we will definitely go back for the food! The crab mac and cheese was incredible, and the mussels were the largest I have ever had in a restaurant. It is wonderful to find a place that doesn't overcook crab legs and also has SO much crab in their crab cakes! My only suggestion for improvement is to upgrade the wine list / options.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is a hidden gem. The staff is very friendly, the food is very good. It's only challenge is that it is a little hard to find. It is well worth the effort.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

If you are looking for a great seafood spot in Loudoun county it's worth the drive.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We twelve decided this was the most genuinely enjoyable dining experience we had had in recent times. Tucked away in a shopping center, it is a hidden gem well worth finding. The service from beginning to end was terrific, from wait staff to attentive owner/managers; we were made welcome. Each selection is made from scratch (NO Microwave on site!) and takes a little time. Everything is fresh, including chowder, soup and entrees. Significantly more accommodating and sincerely caring than most restaurants.

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PC
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Disappointing...food was poor quality. (ie) fried oysters not fresh

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

We had fruit flies join us at the table. When we mentioned this to the waiter we were able to switch tables. When the flies rejoined us at the new table the maitre d' just kept saying this has never happened before. The food was ok but not spectacular. Maybe a little overpriced.

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DT
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Under appreciated local spot. A good value with consistently good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is GREAT!! The food is excellent, and well worth the money, the people are friendly, and the best part is you do not have to wait for a table; there is always seating available! If you want the authentic seafood experience and you have not tried this place, you are missing out!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nice house salad and seafood in itself was good. Had the boil for 2, which the sauce was an unexpected type of Louisiana style. No spiciness and more like a bouillabaisse. Like return in a pinch. Food was ok but not remarkable.

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L
62 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Reviews looked good online but when we arrived, at 7 pm on a Thursday night, there were only 3 cars outside. We didn't bother going in, not when every other restaurant in the area has lots of customers. Hmmm. BTW , I could only submit this by rating the dining experience - which we didn't have so those are not accurate.

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W
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent seafood for a fair price.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Authentic and delicious seafood!!! The service was great as always. The only thing that I would say is that the televisions should be within view of all customers and not just within a particular area, and the music could be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood in the area! Everything that we tried from the menu was simply amazing. We love seafood and know good seafood when we see it.

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MA
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Really lower than I expected.
Never again
Did not like it
So did the rest of the group

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and Great service!!

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D
5 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Finally a good place for seafood in Sterling area at a reasonable price!...great and friendly service

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Took my 8 year old daughter during a visitation weekend. We had the seafood boil. It was different than the boils we have had at other places but it was quite good. The place is small and was not crowded. The staff were friendly and spent time visiting. I enjoyed it and would recommend for a relaxed casual dining experience.

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D
40 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2016
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Nothing tasted good. Mac-n-cheese tasted rancid and fried oysters were mushy--we were afraid to eat either of them. Server never came back to refresh our drinks, and there was a horrible karaoke thing going on.

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