Based on previous comments, this may be a great place to eat crabs, but my experience is that the meal was overpriced for a below average meal. My cream of crab soup had no taste. The crab cake was dry - also no taste. The rack of ribs had promise taste-wise....but they were served cold. The waitress was nice which was why I gave her a decent tip. However I won't be going back.
This place is one of my favorites! Its a nice place to surprise someone and maybe have a romantic dinner, or even to sit at the bar and crack open a few crabs! Everytime I go I try something new and I have not been dissatisfied yet and the service is pretty good for it to be as crowed as it is sometimes.
Vacationing from NC, we decided to do a little exploring and found CJ's. After finding all the same old places we can get at home we decided to try them. What a FIND! Their crabs are out of this world!!! Caked in a clear-your-sinuses spice and steamed to perfection. We have never had crabs like this before. The waitress, Karla, showed us how to eat 'em and now we're pros. It will be VERY difficult to top these crabs.
We will never eat just crab legs again. It is the whole Baltimore Crab or nothing for this North Carolina couple.
Thanks, again, Karla, Terry & Courtney!!!
They actually supply you with a weapon. Caution Ladies: ONLY TO BE USED ON THE CRABS, NOT HUSBANDS!!!
never never never never never never never never agian !!!!! in they didnt ever give me my money back!!! I bought a dozens of crabs from them in they had hiar in it i almost choke of it so please watch out for the hair in the crabs. The carry out part C&J Restaurant owings mills , md
The crabcakes are great, the crabs in the summer are big and heavy, and the other meals we've had at CJ's have been good. It's not a white tablecloth place, just good seafood with a wait on the weekends with not too many frills. Their jumbo boiled shrimp with onions and crab seasoning are to die for.
September 11, 2010 our family went to Cj's yesterday evening we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere of people. very comfy :)
The waitress was extremley helpfull and very nice. will be coming back again:) !!!