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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 178
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 21
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Same Old, Same Very Good

This most recent trip to Ocean City was three years since the last time we were here. Having discovered On the Bay Seafood a few years ago, we also made it one of the restaurants we made sure we visited during our stays. The casual atmosphere with outside (under canopy) eating and the delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Michael B
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McLean, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This most recent trip to Ocean City was three years since the last time we were here. Having discovered On the Bay Seafood a few years ago, we also made it one of the restaurants we made sure we visited during our stays. The casual atmosphere with outside (under canopy) eating and the delicious seafood makes this a great place... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My family ordered the $85 dollar crab bushel. The order was amazing, you could feed 10 people with it. We really enjoyed the service and the prices were excellent too.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great spot! Seating area outside with tables in the sand. I got the all you can eat crabs for $29. They were tasty and a generous size. And they even let people take home the ones they didnt eat! Only downside was the crab feast doesn't come with any sides, but you can add some for 3/4 dollars each. The... More 

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West Grove, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Been coming here for years and this place continues to have the best crabs served by the gracious owners. They have formulated their own spice that is great. I recommend you buy some to take home $5 and serve on veggies. Love sprinkling it on my corn. We always get the fried shrimp too and they are perfectly breaded.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband had steamed snow crab and I had fried shrimp. The shrimp were lightly breaded and fried to a nice crispness. Also the French fries were good. Steam crab was great. All tables are outdoors - picnic tables that you share with other customers. Tables are covered with brown paper. Food is served in plastic take-out containers (even for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We did the crab feast for $29 per person. Liked the atmosphere, outside tables on sand with beach music. Feast is crabs only, wish they'd include something else to make it more affordable, like fries or chips to mix it up when eating crabs. Staff was great.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great spot to get reasonably priced tasty seafood! The crab cakes were on the small side but good value for the price and the shrimp was to die for! Nice casual atmosphere and friendly staff. You can see the kitchen when ordering and the seafood is well prepared and fresh! Going to stop bye again and try their hard crabs.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The good was good and tasty. It was too crowded when we went but decided to take the food to go. The restaurant is near a very busy road and was a little dangerous to have a 2 and 4 year old boys sitting at the tables. One bad thing was the bathroom was dirty and no hand soap.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had the scallops which were the worst I have ever eaten, tough and rubbery, they bounced. The waiter noticed that I was not touching my food and the plate was off to the side, he then completely ignored us and not once asked us if we needed anything or if the food was ok. My wife had the crab... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Worth the wait if you want all you can eat crab. Served hot and delicious! The kids said the chicken tenders were good. We also tried steamed shrimp. Very good.

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Additional Information about On the Bay Seafood

Address: 4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
Phone Number: 410-524-7070
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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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, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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