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“Nailed it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar
24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-3322
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Ranked #48 of 384 Restaurants in Ocean City
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Continental, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BLU Crabhouse and Raw Bar opened its doors in 2012. Beautiful sunset views on the bay. BLU has offerings for everyone. There are Ocean City favorites on the menu-the dishes you look forward to enjoying every time you come to the beach. Awesome steamed MD blue crabs, shrimp and clams, and crab cakes as well as some new twists on the traditions using innovative ingredients and seasonings. The Raw Bar has a rotating oyster selection with everything from Chincoteague's to Blue Points! Unique specialty drinks and a draft beer featuring local microbrews and a rotating selection of craft beer specials! You can dine and enjoy refreshing drinks outside on the deck or on the beach at BLU Crabhouse and Raw Bar. It's the "complete package" for a casual, fun, delicious dining experience!
Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nailed it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Pros: tons and tons of outdoor seating. Food is fresh and delicious, get the blue crab all you can eat or the platter, you won't be disappointed. Even the sides - corn, biscuits, salads - were awesome.

Cons: if it's crappy out, which is was for us, you'll have to wait a while for a table because the indoor seating is pretty small. Can get really noisy sitting inside (we also had an obnoxious bachelorette party next to us). The service wasn't stellar but it wasn't bad at all.

Overall, highly recommended!

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Springfield, Ohio
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317 reviews 317 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 156 cities Reviews in 156 cities
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
“Nice Seafood Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We dined at Blu and enjoyed it. The room was quite noisy mostly due to a huge party in the back but was we liked the experience. The waitress was very good and helped us choose beers and food. The oysters on the half shell were a bargain at $14 for a dozen and the Oysters Rockefeller were very nice. I had the crabcakes that were tasty and filling. They appeared to have mostly lump crab meat. The smashed redskins were good as well. I would describe the place as high energy and there are some great wait staff who hustle.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Helena, Arkansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My family and I ate here while on vacation. We drove a long way for good seafood and this is it. Very nice inside,tables are covered with paper so you don't need a plate. Everyone was friendly. Just a great place to eat.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

..maybe it's not hidden, but it took me a couple of years to get here and I'm so glad I finally did. Great happy hour deals at the outside bar (with an amazing sunset view on the bay, sand, and palm trees - very relaxing)..Food and drinks were all fresh and flavorful. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great experience! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Blu crab house was amazing and great value for money! A group of us went with friends who thought us who to pick pick crabs properly because we'd never done it before! The sides are all amazing too, especially the Mac and cheese bites! Great all you can eat as its not a buffet style situation, the servers bring you more fresh food as you need it!
Highly recommended

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