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On the Bay Seafood

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4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
410-524-7070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So So So Good

This little outdoor seafood eatery is so delicious. We came down for the bike week 2015 and we stumbled upon this place as we were searching out seafood restaurants. We sat outside and chucked own some fresh Blue Crabs, Clams, Shrimp and more and man did we head back to Jersey satisfied... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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angelampowell
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This little outdoor seafood eatery is so delicious. We came down for the bike week 2015 and we stumbled upon this place as we were searching out seafood restaurants. We sat outside and chucked own some fresh Blue Crabs, Clams, Shrimp and more and man did we head back to Jersey satisfied. DELICIOUS!!! / Service, Atmosphere and everything was great!

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We go to Ocean City, Md. every summer and we go to on the bay twice in that week, the crabs and other food items are great, would tell all of my friends to go, can't go wrong with this place.

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Thank Patricia W
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Got there an hour and half before closing and they ran out of crabs. So I ordered shrimps, chicken, crab cakes sandwich meals for the Family was disappointed with the food and the fact that it was pricey. I had better meals at local fish markets back home at a reasonable pricing. The bathrooms where filthy and not enough room... More 

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Thank maximusNY
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The place is very simple but perfect...the crabs were meaty and hot. Would definitely recommend this place for families or just a couple.

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Thank lmitchka
Baltimore, Maryland
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Crabs were ok this time. Service was great - staff really care about the business. Less crowded this year due to the rain. The crabs and the beer just kept on coming. My only complaint is that they don't serve plain melted butter. Their butter for dipping is flavored and it's just not the same and hurts my tummy after... More 

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Thank Kris M
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Best seafood in town, try the oysters and scallops. Consistently good every time I go. Very fresh snow crabs, the shells still have crunch not over cooked.

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Thank tat2dpsu
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We have been there twice and both times the crabs were consistant. We have tried crabs in other Ocean City Restaurants, but this is without a doubt the very best we have had. We have found our place for crabs in Ocean City

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Thank Sinbadsmom
Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My family and I had visit this restaurant in the past Labor Weekend. It was our first time. We got there around 4pm. There were seats available immediately. Their seats are outside on the sand with some shades. Then, we went online to order. We ordered two dozen of mediums crabs with old bay seasoning, crab legs, scallops, and 1... More 

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Thank ladypigann
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great food and service. My second visit there and it was a perfect as the first! Fresh seafood that is prepared well! Nice atmosphere too! A little out of the way but worth it!

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Thank Lou Ann Y
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Food was great. Even though we arrived late in the day - service was great and the staff was right on the ball.

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Thank Tj S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410-524-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?