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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 good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (91 reviews)
“seafood” (106 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed May 18, 2015

I come to ocean city almost every summer, but I've never tried this place because I'm not a big seafood person. But we came here with my parents this time and she loves crabs so we decided to give it a try after seeing some...More

2  Thank Jo D
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Best seafood we had during the time we were down, though a tad pricey. I loved the dining set-up; we met a nice couple who were down for the car show. The staff was super friendly and overall it was a great time.

Thank Sierra S
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Wow amazing food, friendly and helpful stuff, super prices, authentic decoration. I went the first time for lunch, after I was so extremely impressed about the food I came 6 hours later for dinner. The stuff is super awesome friendly blond talk guy, short handsome...More

Thank SalvoBochum
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Perfect. Place your order, fill your cup and take a seat. The friendly staff will deliver your delicious food. Big bucket for garbage. Paper towel roll on the table. Missing: small picker to get those pesky last bites. A bigger mallet may help. BUT overall...More

1  Thank gg99
Reviewed May 11, 2015

The only reason I would not give this place 5 stars is because it's on the side of Coastal Highway w/no view. Other than that, we love it here. It has very nice outdoor seating or you can order carryout. The crabs are awesome. We...More

3  Thank BayLover162
Reviewed May 3, 2015

I don't eat crabs often but when I do,it's only from "OnThe Bay".Great tasting and always full ones too.The owners are two of the nicest and friendliest people you'll meet.Whenever tourists ask me who's got the best crabs,I always say,On The Bay 42nd st.

1  Thank 1128jessy
Reviewed May 2, 2015

We are from the Jersey Shore, so we know crabs. Hubby & I are vacationing in Chinoteague but wanted crabs. Looked up on tripadvisor & found this place in Ocean City,Maryland. Wow,wow,wow....All you can eat crabs for $29. Incredibly delicious.....Hate to say it but they...More

1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious, especially the crab legs and shrimp. The atmosphere was casual and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank mikegobucks
Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wife and I were itching for some crabs. Made a weekend of it. Was very happy with our 1/2 bushel. There is no indoor seating which it was freezing that day. But they kindly packed it up for us and added extra butter and seasoning...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a classic, beach side Crab shack, fantastic food, down-home service, great people, great hospitality... you wont be disappointed.

Thank GoBinWi
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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
  • Value
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
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
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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