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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab” (91 reviews)
“seafood” (106 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (15 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Without a doubt, THE very best crabs in Ocean City. Lines may be a bit long at peak times, but def worth the wait.

Thank SandyWagnerHowell
Reviewed October 14, 2017

If you close your eyes you'd swear you were eating seafood right on the beach. The smell of freshly cooked seafood, eating at picnic tables, and the feeling of sand on your toes. Open your eyes and you'd have all of the above with the...More

Thank CTSoxFan
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Outside dining and tablesharing. Food is good and plentiful. Always friendly and the potato salad taste homemade. Try to eat there when in the area.

Thank BkrGrl59
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Came by for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Place was 3/4 full. You place order at the counter here, then they bring your food to you at the picnic tables in the sand. We ordered with no wait, and the freshly prepared food...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Great crabs, corn and fries! Not sure what the liquid they call drawn butter is......not real butter they said, but couldn't say what it really was or the ingredients. Better not to serve it at all! The dinner was great, but still wondering what we...More

Thank Cruiseaddict2
Reviewed September 20, 2017

If you are looking for heavy crabs that melt in your mouth, this is the place to come. Simple no fuss place to sit and enjoy picking crabs. Plus it is a favorite amongst the locals and this should tell you everything. The staff was...More

Thank jjstan28
Reviewed September 17, 2017

our 1st night in Ocean city. On the bay was right across from the Hampton Inn. My wife had never had the chance to actually crack blue crab. the atmosphere was great, nice job steaming the crab. You can't ask for anything better than open...More

Thank Taswege
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This place is very popular and while it wasn't crowded when we had lunch there, it's never empty. The crabs are great and reasonably priced (if there is such a thing). the crab cakes and calamari were very good too. Not fancy but we enjoyed...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We ate crab cake sandwich, fries, cole slaw and fish sandwich. All tasted pretty good. Most everything covered with old bay seasoning.

Thank KingRichard59
Reviewed September 4, 2017

love the stuff and the food its my favorite place in OC MD fro crabs and the beer, the prices are good also

Thank Karla D
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Questions & Answers
Carol S
September 21, 2016|
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Response from oc pat | Reviewed this property |
It appears that they are keeping the 7 day schedule, right now but that could change real fast. I suspect they will keep it 7 days until the end of the month but I have no direct knowledge.
August 4, 2015|
Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
Mysteree M
June 11, 2015|
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Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
The boardwalk runs from 27th street to south 1st street... It would be a walk from Boardwalk If your staying on Boardwalk down by rides. it would be about 3 miles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-7070
From Rob and Rose: We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all of our great guests who have written such wonderful reviews about us and our little place. We work hard, alongside our wonderful family of staff, to ensure that everyone has a great experience while visiting us. We truly hope you enjoy your experience! From all of us to you, we believe our Guests are truly the BEST! You are 5 star!
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