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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
410-524-7070
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Ranked #24 of 383 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
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Westminster, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

You'd think O.C. would have awesome crab houses everywhere, but I've been going all my 40+ yrs. And can looking and finally found the best at 'On the Bay Seafood!' a small, sweet place that truly does have the heaviest crabs in town! And I'm a true crab-snob, so they gotta be heavy! They also offer lots of other awesome... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great seafood and atmosphere. Eating on picnic tables and convenient to our motel. Loved the crab cakes.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you're looking for great crabs, this is the spot. This is a "no frills", outside restaurant, that sits right on Coastal Highway, kind of like sitting in someone's backyard. They have a nice menu, prices are reasonable and the crabs are very tasty. They also offer beer and frozen drinks.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Unless you like fried, fried, and more fried, stick to the steamed crabs. They were delicious. We had several other entrees over a couple of days, and none of them were anything to write home about. The potato salad was just horrible. Fries were ok; corn was good. The atmosphere with picnic tables in the sand was nice even for... More

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Scranton, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went to On the Bay Seafood yesterday and was ok. The crab cakes were good and I ordered the soft shell crab clusters, but what I got were pieces and not clusters. After I called the staff out on it, they were very standoffish and told me that they were clusters, even after I explained to them that "clusters" typically... More

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Garwood, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and her mom split a dozen medium-large crabs for $65 for the dozen. Even brought some leftovers home for later. My daughter ate fish and chips which I sampled and was good too. I brought a half-pound of steamed shrimp on old bay back to the hotel for a snack - very tasty. Staff was pleasant and the... More

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Bowie, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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