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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (104 reviews)
“crab” (74 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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11 - 20 of 426 reviews

Reviewed April 15, 2017

I was very excited about getting a to go order from here. I read great reviews about them and the lady who helped me at the register was great. I ordered half dozen of the med Large blue crabs and a chicken tender dinner. I...More

Thank Marisa W
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This place was a rip off. I originally went here due to the good yelp reviews this restaurant had. The $11 crab cake sandwich may have taste good but the portion was so small (3-4oz meat). The $8 cream of crab soup was small and...More

Thank Lenaphan01
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

All the food is great. Straight up, well prepared fresh seafood. Traditional pot to table atmosphere. Plan ahead it gets crowded.

Thank Shane M
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Been visiting OC for years & never tried On The Bay but always heard great reviews. This past summer we tried & I wished we tried it years ago. The most fresh & delicious seafood ever. They are mostly known for fresh crabs but we...More

Thank el51769
Reviewed November 8, 2016

If you just want good seafood and nothing else? This is it. The crab legs were delicious and fresh. My husband had the crab cakes and he enjoyed them. What else can you ask for?

Thank valeriemabel
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Came here for lunch over the summer. My wife and I are seafood lovers, we travel to Baltimore frequently and this was our first time going to Ocean City. This place has to be in the top 3 crab places I've ever been to. The...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We stopped by On The Bay Seafood based on a recommendation. I would say it's good, but not great. I had the crab cake sandwich, it was good but not the best. But I would still recommend this place as it' better then a lot...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed September 23, 2016

My favorite spot for steamed blue crabs "to go". Other good entrees available as well. Best place for pack/travel crabs.

Thank FrequentTravelerDhb
Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is a great family place. All outdoor sitting and an area for the kids to play in the sand. Food is always fresh and tasty. It is a must for our family.

Thank James S
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner and ordered entrees vs steamed crabs and the food was excellent. Had crab cakes, soft shell crabs, fries, potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw - they were all winners. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank tinkersmom
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Carol S
What days are you open
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.
Are there more than just crabs in the ACE special?
August 4, 2015|
Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
Mysteree M
can you walk from the boardwalk to here?
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
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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