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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 385 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Bowie, MD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's not a trip to Ocean City without a night (or more?) at On the Bay! The best crabs and seafood in the area and the best atmosphere - outdoors, picnic tables, and crab shells flying in the air! Do not be put off by lines - it's worth the wait for the most succulent and meaty crabs you can... More

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Schuylkill Haven, PA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We were at OCMD 3 times this summer, and every time we ate at on the bay seafood, where do I start, first off the seafood is fresh, I have seen them deliver fresh crabs at 7pm at night, second the staff is so nice and friendly, third I never do the all you can eat crab, I love the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We tried to order carryout over the phone, but no one picked up the phone for about 30 minutes around 4:30 pm. So based on all the great reviews we drove to this restaurant to place a carryout order. There was a large crowd waiting for tables (mainly to eat crabs). We ordered crab cake dinner, cream of crab soup... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good food and prices. Nice atmosphere. But beware, they run out of all you can eat crabs fast! And you will leave with sandy feet.

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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First time to On the Bay. Great atmosphere - if you want an excellent meal in a great setting then definitely a great spot to go in OC!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We went here during the last week of August just before Labor Day, so of course it was quite crowded for dinner. We didn't know we were supposed to give our name to the hostess and wait to be called, so we just got in line and waited with others, some of which didn't seem to know this either. Eventually,... More

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Clifton, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Again we had a great time at On the Bay this summer. The food was great and service. If you want good seafood stop at On the Bay you won't be disappointed.

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Atlanta, GA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been coming to On the Bay for crabs for four years now. They are still the best crabs I've ever had. Rob and Rosemary, the owners, are generous, caring and super friendly. They will make sure your experience is exceptional. If you've never tried it, On the Bay has the best drawn butter (maybe a little garlic in... More

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lmhs94
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After a problem with our previous restaurant choice for the night, we had to pick somewhere else. We ended up here. I can't say enough good things. The staff was friendly, our order was taken immediately. We then went to find our shared table in the sand dining area, and waited maybe ten minutes for our food. The food came... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The location is not so great right on the main road but the staff is friendly and hard working. It's great if you want to just sit and crack crabs at one of the tables and leave the mess. Take out seems like a better option because the line was long and the beer and wine selection is limited. BUT... More

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