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Nice Restaurant in Essex serving delicious food.
Nov 20, 2014 by: galfam04 from baltimore, maryland
I have been here quite a few times now. The restaurant is a little dark when you first enter, but inviting. Very good food and large portions, reasonably priced, and fast food service. The parking for this restaurant is a little strange, its not directly behind the building. Its a parking lot further down. I would recommend this restaurant for families and couples....delicious food!
Sep 16, 2014 by: Donna H from Halethorpe, Maryland
We went because we had a gift card, and we are going back because the place was great. The food was very good and a great price. Asley our waitress was informative of the menu and very patient with us. Might not have stopped if we have not had had the gift card. From the outside it look average. But inside it was very clean, great service and food. Great little neighborhood place.
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Sep 03, 2014 by: sidingkween from Baltimore, Maryland
Al's is a small restaurant/crab house. It is a local favorite of many. Food is excellent and served hot. Crab bisque is to die for. hot steam crabs are available year round. The only dislike is because of its size, the tables are place very close together.
Aug 10, 2014 by: Finnishmaria from Delran, NJ
Stopped at this restaurant on way home from a weekend in Baltimore. Found it thru TA review of restaurants in Baltimore area. I grew up in MD and I love crabs. I was not displeased. My husband & I were the first diners of the day and we found our server to very pleasant and attentive. We started w/ an order of the onion rings. While not bad, we've had better onion rings at other places. We both thought there was way to much batter on them. However, I don't judge a seafood restaurant based solely on the onion rings. Originally I ordered a broiled seafood combo because a coupon we had could not be used towards the crabs. I added 2 crabs just so I could have some crabs. My 1st 2 crabs came out w/ the onion rings and they were so perfectly cooked and delicious, I asked the server to just pack my original order to go and ordered 6 more crabs to eat right then. The crabs were big and full of meat and seasoned well. I could tell that most of the crabs did not come from the MD area and suspected they were from NC based on the claw and shell. Turns out I was correct. I also knew that Old Bay was not the seasoning on the crabs but there was nothing wrong with the seasoning used. My husband ordered the soft crab platter. He said the crabs were delicious, but he would order them as a sandwich next time. All in all we had a wonderful experience and we would go back to this restaurant if we found ourselves in the area again.
Aug 06, 2014 by: Carol R from Baltimore, Maryland
Called and ordered 1 1/2 dozen female crabs at $38.00 a dozen. They were very small, and did not have a good taste. It was a total waste of my money. Will not go again.
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