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Shrimp Boat

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Soups
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9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD
4102130448
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best crabs in town

The food is great and the service is excellent. It's a casual place that you don't have to worry about bringing kids swinging mallets to crack crab claws. But they have cold beer that washes down those yummy crabs, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Jeri L
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food is great and the service is excellent. It's a casual place that you don't have to worry about bringing kids swinging mallets to crack crab claws. But they have cold beer that washes down those yummy crabs, too.

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Deltona, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The price of Crabs in OCMD is crazy expensive. I was so happy to find this hidden gem. 50 cents per crab during happy hour and yes its a great place for kids. Thats a lot better then $45 per person at the big Crab chain restaurants.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stopped here on our way back from Assateague beach. Great customer service. The steamed shrimp were delicious! Went back to get some to bring home!

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Mequon, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This may be one of the most unassuming gems in all of Ocean City. Located right off Stephen Decatur Hwy on your way to Assateague sits the Shrimp Boat. With a variety of ways to enjoy. Carry-out Super Fresh Raw Seafood, Shrimp, Crabs, Scallops, what ever they have is super fresh, as local as possible and amazing quality every time... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We always come here to get fresh shrimp; they always are the best price that we can find. Lots of other fresh seafood & great prices, but you have to go early before they sell out.

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have yet to have a single bad experience here. They have theeeee best steamed shrimp. Skip the smalls ones that are the cheapest, they're still good, but take too long to clean. The medium ones are the best. Stop by, you won't be disappointed!

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Selbyville, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

How large FAT crabs and shrimp for 25 bucks!!??!! We live locally and come here every Sunday we can get the chance...its always wonderful! Soup ( cream of crab) mmmm good! Then there's the crab n shrimp...OFF THE HOOK!! ( see pics)There are plenty of crab places in OC ..but this is the only one I have seen where the... More 

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Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?