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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great AYCE Crabs!!!

I've lived in the OC area,all my life and I can guarantee these guys are a great place to get AYCE crabs! Friendly service and good seafood. The plus is eating outside on a nice day! Sure, they're located next to the highway but honestly it's not that big of a deal. If you want a nice quiet meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
BoSan11
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've lived in the OC area,all my life and I can guarantee these guys are a great place to get AYCE crabs! Friendly service and good seafood. The plus is eating outside on a nice day! Sure, they're located next to the highway but honestly it's not that big of a deal. If you want a nice quiet meal then... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I come to ocean city almost every summer, but I've never tried this place because I'm not a big seafood person. But we came here with my parents this time and she loves crabs so we decided to give it a try after seeing some great reviews. We ordered a dozen crabs and one pound steamed shrimps and some scallops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Best seafood we had during the time we were down, though a tad pricey. I loved the dining set-up; we met a nice couple who were down for the car show. The staff was super friendly and overall it was a great time.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Wow amazing food, friendly and helpful stuff, super prices, authentic decoration. I went the first time for lunch, after I was so extremely impressed about the food I came 6 hours later for dinner. The stuff is super awesome friendly blond talk guy, short handsome guy with long hair, blond lady in the kitchen standing every time in the right... More 

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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Perfect. Place your order, fill your cup and take a seat. The friendly staff will deliver your delicious food. Big bucket for garbage. Paper towel roll on the table. Missing: small picker to get those pesky last bites. A bigger mallet may help. BUT overall just the thing. Across from the convention center makes this a lovely lunch choice. We... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The only reason I would not give this place 5 stars is because it's on the side of Coastal Highway w/no view. Other than that, we love it here. It has very nice outdoor seating or you can order carryout. The crabs are awesome. We won't go anywhere else for crabs in OC if we can help it. Cream of... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I don't eat crabs often but when I do,it's only from "OnThe Bay".Great tasting and always full ones too.The owners are two of the nicest and friendliest people you'll meet.Whenever tourists ask me who's got the best crabs,I always say,On The Bay 42nd st.

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Whiting, New Jersey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We are from the Jersey Shore, so we know crabs. Hubby & I are vacationing in Chinoteague but wanted crabs. Looked up on tripadvisor & found this place in Ocean City,Maryland. Wow,wow,wow....All you can eat crabs for $29. Incredibly delicious.....Hate to say it but they were the best we ever had!!!! Servers were great also! Thanks!

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North Royalton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was delicious, especially the crab legs and shrimp. The atmosphere was casual and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wife and I were itching for some crabs. Made a weekend of it. Was very happy with our 1/2 bushel. There is no indoor seating which it was freezing that day. But they kindly packed it up for us and added extra butter and seasoning when we couldn't take the cold anymore!

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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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