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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 184
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 21
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best crabs around!

Enjoyed the all you can eat crab special, and they were very meaty and tasty! Would definitely stop in again in the future!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Chris S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the all you can eat crab special, and they were very meaty and tasty! Would definitely stop in again in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The crabs here were great. You can ask for extra spice and they will cook them just as you want. The crabs were fat and heavy. They were voted best crabs in OC and it shows. Get there early for the best selection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We paid 50$ a dozen ordered 2 dozen crabs to go plus additional food. Everything was good but expensive. We arrive to condo and have absolutely no condiments. A short sheet of paper for table was large enough for 1 person max and no dipping sauces, no ketchup no vinegar, no butter etc. We had to run to the market.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our second time here, we love the crabs and atmosphere so much! Soft sand under our feet, cool ocean breeze in our hair, this place is great. The only downside is the high price of everything, but that seems to be the standard for any restaurant in this tourist-heavy city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This crab shack was wonderful! My husband and I took the kids to OC for the weekend. Being Washingtonian's we're very familiar with crabs and crab prices. My husband just had to have crabs while we were in OC we started calling around and the crab prices were Ridiculously high like 70-90 dollars a dozen :\ . So I started... More 

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South Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just ate here with the family and it was great. Super tasty crab legs! Whatever seasoning they use is amazing, although a bit spicy. Corn was one of our sides and it was delicious. Cole slaw was goo, and definitely better than the macaroni salad. The crab cakes were super meaty, and the sauces that accompanied them were great. Free... More 

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Davis, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

First off I want to say how awesome servers Bob and Matt are..they were very observant to our needs and wants..very friendly and hard workers !!..Well down fella's ...Steve and Sissy Bosch, West Virginia also I want to mention here on trip advisors , they have the restaurant closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays but they are open everyday during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family.and I were on vacation and wanted some crabs. Per trip advisor , this was the place to go!! We got there around 6 and we're seated in about 15 minutes. 10 minutes later the food we ordered arrived as well as the crabs. We ordered a cream of crab soup, I thought it was very watery with a... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you don't mind the casual outdoor atmosphere, you will love this place. Be prepared to eat on styrofoam and in the sand on picnic tables. Seafood was fresh and made perfectly. Great if you don't need AC and want good food.

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When there were many people, the whole restaurant became a mess, they can't tell who had a table or who want to take out. They let us wait for one additional hour because their bad organization.

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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 - 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
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, Large groups, 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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