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9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD
4102130448
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Ranked #42 of 384 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips, Soups, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We happened by the Shrimp Boat Restaurant located on Rt 611 in Ocean City, MD during a long weekend stay...wow! The initial curb appeal said "beware", maybe a good spot for a quick beverage and some steamed shrimp. However, we ended up with grilled salmon (some of the best I have ever tasted), grilled flounder, steamed shrimp and crab cakes.... More

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Berlin, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After driving by this place for years, without giving it a 2nd thought, we finally gave it a try and were delighted with our experience. This place is easy to miss, as it only looks like a little carryout wedged next to a heavy equipment yard. The decor is simple "dive chic" and this 2nd generation family owned establishment also... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After reading so many positive comments about this establishment, my husband and I decided to give it a try on October 6. It's a very rustic place which we expected and when we walked it, I asked a gentleman who I assumed was "Capt. Joe" if we were in the right place. He said "do you have money?" I said... More

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delaware
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a hole-in-wall kind of place. Windows are covered with plastic sheet, not glass. Everything is served with disposable paper plates. Beers are served in the bottle, no service to speak of, ....etc. In the past few years, we visited this place a few times. In the beginning, the crabs and shrimps were fresh and excellent which was the... More

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Stanhope
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been coming to Ocean City for 40 years and visited the Shrimp Boat for take-out for the first time. It looks very side-of-the-road type stand, but don't be fooled - the food is amazing. We are truly steamed crab mavens, cravers, die-hard fanatics and these were the BEST jumbo steamed crabs we have ever had. Dan and his... 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

This is a very unassuming place - right next to a propane/oil dealer. DON'T BE FOOLED. The food was great and the place was mobbed - for lunch! I had fried shrimp - very good. The rest of my party had various fried fish dishes, all of which were very good. Wait staff and owner were very pleasant, concerned and... More

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were looking for reasonably priced crabs and they were wonderful! However, this appears to be again a restaurant that you probably should stick to the crabs, nothing else. The fried shrimp we ordered were raw. The service was excruciatingly slow, leaving us with empty glasses and raw fried shrimp that we really wanted to have cooked....So we won't visit... More

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is not a 'take a girl out on the first date' kind of place. It's a screened in room with fans. Totally not fancy. We saw their ad in one of the OC papers for $1.50 crabs and soft crabs. We went for the crabs. Glad we stayed. When we first drove up we kind of went 'ummm no'.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Restaurant appears to be a local favorite. Excellent shrimp and crab-Crabs were tasty and full of meat, better and less expensive than what you can find in Baltimore right now. Oysters were so-so, too much breading for my liking. Service was friendly, a little slow--the up side of that is that we enjoyed a quiet, slow pace--no rush to finish.... More

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Newville, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After reading the reviews on this place, I knew we had to make a visit. Best seafood I've had in a while! Shrimp cooked with the heads on is a new thing to me, but they were delicious! Most were very big and they all were super juicy. Seasoning they use is a little spicy, but not too overpowering that... More

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Additional Information about Shrimp Boat

Address: 9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD
Phone Number: 4102130448
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Fish & Chips, Soups, Sandwiches

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