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Shrimp Boat

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD 21842
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth it!

Great food, friendly people! We were in the area looking for good seafood. Seems as though everyplace was either fancy or sketchy. Not this place. YUM!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, friendly people! We were in the area looking for good seafood. Seems as though everyplace was either fancy or sketchy. Not this place. YUM!

Thank pennstatekelly
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here. The cream of crsb soup was amazing! We also had the shrimp basket with the fresh cut fries which was also very good.

Thank Hjd1955
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The exterior looks like a shack and the interior is utilitarian. Really enjoyed the shrimp salad sandwiches. You get about 15 large, tasty shrimp on each sandwich. The sides were small and awful. My "corn bread" was tasteless mush and the Cajun sauce that came with it did not help. My wife's coleslaw tasted off but we thought it was... More 

Thank Vincent G
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,757 reviews
595 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,754 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great food in no atmosphere spot that is a terrific throwback. We went on day you could get all you can eat either shrimp or hard shell crabs for $21 or both for $5 more. What fun eating delicious, messy seafood for a great price. They also have lunch specials. If you love seafood, do not miss this place in... More 

Thank Pnemiller
Hagerstown, Maryland
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179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped in here for a late dinner and were very pleased with our meal. I had Fried Shrimp and my wife had the Fish Basket, which was Rockfish. The Shrimp Basket had about 8 large shrimp and they were excellent. Fries were very good as was the cole slow. Prices were very reasonable. We also ordered a side of... More 

Thank rmorin49
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We stop here every time we go to Assateague. Great tasting shrimp, delicious grid clams, and yummy steamed crabs! Food is inexpensive, you can't get a better bang for the buck. Staff is always pleasant as well. All that is left today is 2 claws!

Thank Rhonda L
Norwich, Connecticut
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311 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

One would expect a place called the shrimp boat to have good shrimp, and luckily they do. We were impressed with the flavor and appreciated that they gave us a sample of them. For lunch we ordered a range off the menu and enjoyed all of it. The service was friendly and the atmosphere is kind of funky. But it... More 

Thank nutsgoalie
Damascus, Maryland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Went to this little seafood "shack" on the recommendation of Tripadvisor reviewers. When we arrived we weren't sure - the looks were very deceiving, but we were glad we decided to give it a try. This is a place you go for the food - NOT the decor. They have the best cream of crab soup we have ever tasted.... More 

Thank SilverCrester
Tysons Corner VA
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

OK, so this is your basic peel-and-eat or crack-your-own, messy seafood shack. Seat yourself, folks, and just sit tight. The two servers greeted us warmly -- one was downright friendly and eager to please. We tried the shrimp (by the pound), excellent. This place leaves the heads on, that's OK with me but some folks are weirded out by it,... More 

Thank Tommyg2230
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We are locals and had no idea this little place existed until we got a Gift Certificate. Last fall we finally decided to try it out. We went on a Saturday afternoon and they had a couple of all you can eat specials... you could do all crabs, all shrimp or both for around $25.00. After that first visit we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 4102130448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?