4100 Northpoint Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Call For Reservations: 410.477.1975

What Are The Qualities Of A Good Seafood Restaurant?

Although seafood restaurants are a dime a dozen, some establishments can separate from the pack. All good seafood restaurants have a few critical things in common, and at Costas Inn, we pride ourselves on delivering a first-class experience for our customers. Continue reading to learn more about what makes a good seafood restaurant. 

Delicious Food

First and foremost, any good restaurant must have great-tasting food, regardless of its type. While you can create the sleekest, most inviting restaurant possible, diners will only return if your food delivers. According to research, over 70 percent of diners even ranked high-quality food as their top deciding factor in whether or not to visit a restaurant. Freshness is essential in seafood, and the difference between fresh and frozen pre-packaged seafood differs dramatically.

The Perfect Atmosphere 

Creating a distinctive and memorable atmosphere that offers diners a pleasant and clean environment in which to enjoy their meals is a significant quality of a good restaurant. Your restaurant’s ambiance should reflect your brand’s identity while being inviting and comfortable for your guests. Patrons should always want to spend more time in your establishment and become loyal customers for years. With the desired ambiance, this is an achievable goal.

A Catchy Menu Design

Menus should provide variety but should not be too lengthy. Busy patrons don’t want to read an excessively long menu before dinner when they are hungry. A successful menu is simple, fresh, and has delicious options. Kids should be kept in mind while planning a menu. Families are an integral part of most restaurants’ target market. 

Effective Marketing 

The most effective restaurants maintain a social media and online presence. They also regularly post fresh content to keep their customers engaged. However, some restaurants still prefer traditional marketing strategies such as advertisements and word of mouth. 


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore for over 50 years!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes