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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
410-524-7070
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Ranked #19 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
Palmyra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Salt Lake City, UT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the most affordable restaurant for fresh seafood we have ever been to! Your toes are in the sand, sitting at shared picnic tables, cracking open fresh crab with amazing local corn and sweet creamy macaroni salad and cold pitcher of beer nearby. Not waterfront, but who cares when the food is this good and affordable! It does get... More

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Burnt Hills, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After reading many reviews we decided on this restaurant. Recent reviews had lots of whining regarding quantity of crabs etc. We saw a lot of people eating here every time we drove by so this was it. First, we were lucky enough to talk to the owner. He shed some light on the crab situation. Apparently they are hard to... More

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We go every year when we are in OC. It is one of the things we look forward. Large/Jumbo crabs are heavy. Corn and potaoto salad are awesome. Crab legs and crab cake platter awesome as well.

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Wayne, New Jersey
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I have been eating at On The Bay for the last five years ....... All their food is delicious but we go for the Crabs. The staff is polite and accommodating and the Owners, Rosemary and Rob are two the nicest people you will ever meet. On The Bay is always the first Restaurant we eat at... More

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