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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
410-524-7070
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Ranked #20 of 383 restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious, well worth the wait and the expensive price tag. We would highly recommend this place to anyone who's looking for a fun place to eat in Ocean City, MD.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So worth the wait.The crabs were so delicious and plentiful. Dress casually its a messy delicious experience.

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Taneytown md
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to get a crab feast and its only $25 per person.....wife got fried shrimp also...she loved them......people seem to complain about drink refills....you go inside and refill them yourself....problem solved......I visit every time I go down the OC...try it and relax a bit

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Do yourself a favor and go to On the Bay the next time you're in OC! They are literally pulling the crabs out of the ocean and you can watch them cook in the back kitchen. This is not a formal sit-down restaurant. You will order inside this small hut and they bring your food out to your table. Be... More

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Palmyra
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited On The Bay for our first night in OC. We waited about 45 minutes for the table, (during our wait we got drinks, we waited in that line for about 25 minutes for those) then waited about 20 minutes in line to place or order (there is no wait staff to take your order), then we waited about... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came for the crabs and they were very good. This was our first time at On the Bay and when you arrive there are no signs telling you what to do and no one was out front to ask. There was a line to the inside counter so we asked the person in line and they said to order... More

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I really liked this crab shack. You eat outside on picnic tables under a canopy. There is sand on the group and a play area where kids can play with sand. The steamed blue crabs were really really good and the price was awesome for what you got. I will def return someday.

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Dickerson, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate at On the Bay Seafood yesterday as we had eaten great seafood there last summer. These crabs were simply the best we have ever eaten, and being native Marylanders, we have eaten a fair amount of crabs. They were all heavy full large males that had just come in. The steamed shrimp was delicious.My wife had a soft... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We didn't know where to eat for good seafood and drove by. Looked reviews up and decided to give it a try! LOVED the shrimp and the crab legs! My daughters aren't seafood lovers and ordered chicken tenders and macaroni salad. They loved their meals as well. We cannot wait to visit again! I am dreaming of their food! And... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After lots of searching on trip advisor we decided on this place to eat. The prices were reasonable and the menu was large. However the seating was all outside and the food was nothing to brag about. I had fried shrimp that was overbooked, the potato salad and the coleslaw were both just average to poor. Even my child said... More

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