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Shrimp Boat

9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD
4102130448
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Ranked #35 of 385 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
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Garwood, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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West Chester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have stopped at the shrimp boat every time we visit the area and take out steamed shrimp. We always loved them. This time we were very disappointed. We ordered two pounds of the medium/small mixed shrimp. Not sure why the mixed them. I would prefer just medium. The small were not worth the effort. If you are familiar with... More

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Markham, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ordered the Crab, fish and pasta specials as well as fried green tomatoes. The water served in the plastic glasses had a metallic fishy smell. When i went to wash my hands, the water coming out of the faucet had the same metallic smell, so that may be a pipe problem. They need to wash their plastic glasses better... More

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Chestertown, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is awesome here. They serve the best seafood in the area ut the shrimp is better than anywhere. The staff is friendly. Try it.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had the steamed shrimp, stone crab claws, and hushpuppies. The steamed shrimp were the best we have ever eaten!!! I highly recommend. You get a free shrimp sample before purchasing, the staff were very friendly, and our take out order was ready in 15 minutes. They also had good kid options for my two year old.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The peel and eat shrimp are incredible. If you have never had shrimp this way, you must try it. The flavor is so much better than getting pre-cleaned shrimp and cooking. Ability to get food to go from the outside "boat" which is nice for families. Prices are reasonable and the staff are very friendly. Will be back.

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