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Crabhouse/Seafood in Baltimore with kids

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micdibcap Apr 23, 2008 07:43 AM

any suggestions for a kid-friendly spot for dinner? we have a car and know better than to show up for dinner at 7 pm. Is Mama's on the Halfshell too upscale?

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    jimmitch923 Apr 23, 2008 10:33 AM

    LP Steamers! We live around the corner and frequent it. One word needed....CASUAL. You can order crabs by the half dozen. Plenty of parking on the street and @ 5:30, lots of parking.

    On the other side of the harbor in Canton is Captian James' landing. They offer a deck on the water. They have parking but are a bit more expensive.

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      enginerd Apr 23, 2008 10:01 AM

      Just in case you don't know, Mama's on the Halfshell is a seafood place and not a Crabhouse. They will have crab dishes but no crabs. I don't think it is upscale, I always wear jeans, but it is by no means a uber-casual place. The dining room upstrairs is decorated more upscale, but the atmosphere is still casual. Downstairs is casual. I think it depends on your kids ages and what time you go, you would probably be fine for an early dinner. I have never seen people bring kids there, but I have only been for brunch or a late dinner.

      What ages are your kids?

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        micdibcap Apr 23, 2008 10:29 AM

        they are 2 and a half and 9 mos...needless to say, we generally show up at dinner at 5:30 or so to avoid their meltdown hour and the crowds. sounds like a place like LP Steamers might be a better option.

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        KAZ Apr 23, 2008 09:49 AM

        I have taken my nieces and nephews (ages 7, 5, 3, 1) to LP Steamers in Locust Point multiple times. The staff was fantastic. They gave us a room up stairs, made sure the kids were happy and even brought up free ice cream treats after our meal.

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