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Shrimp Boat

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9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD 21842
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To say they have the best shrimp is no exaggeration. They have a great take out stand on the way to Assateague. They also sell tons of other seafood and will sell it raw or cooked. Now, they have a sit in restaurant, nothing fancy but the food is good! Try it!

Thank Karen G
Ocean City, Maryland
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They do give you a free steamed shrimp. However, I'm guessing that's not done to be nice but rather in the hope you'll buy more. They steam and serve shrimp with the heads on. The shrimp was soggy but seasoned OK. Fried green tomato appetizer was large for $5.99 but lacked flavor by itself. The dipping sauce helped. Crab cakes... More 

Thank 167mikeoc
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I expected a little better food and service for a local restaurant. The shrimp appetizer that they bring out is free but was very fishy. I ordered the shrimp sliders which were just crab cakes with shrimp. For 15$ I expected a little more than the 2 mini crab cakes and 5 mini hush puppies.

Thank Ashton W
JoeOC611, Guest Relations Manager at Shrimp Boat, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal with us. The Shrimp Sliders are actually one of our most popular sammiches, as we say at The Shrimp Boat. We are known for our free shrimp sample, which everyone receives on each visit, as well as our casual menu and atmosphere. Our Shrimp Slider... More 

Mays Landing, New Jersey
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way back to the campground we saw the sign for shrimp. We bought a pound at $12 with the heads on. They were medium shrimp and we got about 24. They were fresh and tasted great off the grill. Heads on of course!

Thank classynj
JoeOC611, Guest Relations Manager at Shrimp Boat, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your comment! We are glad that you enjoyed your shrimp! It is our goal to always serve the freshest ingredients and YES!!!.....heads on of course! We did want you to know that we are an eat-in restaurant as well at The Shrimp Boat! We have a great casual dining area with many great seafood and non-seafood... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruth was FANTASTIC and so honest. She helped with our food selections and everything was delicious!!! The seafood gumbo was delicious as was the shrimp and flounder!!

Thank Melissa M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch and had crabs and shrimp. Joe's shrimp are excellent. I guess they're better because they're cooked with the heads on! Friendly staff, cold beer, good crabs, what else can you say? Go there!!

Thank Chip P
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a big crab and shrimp fan, you need to stop by the Shrimp Boat for a meal and give it a try. They cook their shrimp with the heads on - but DO NOT let this put you off, as the shrimp here are nothing short of amazing! The all you can eat crabs are excellent as are... More 

Thank PhillyIrish432
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a take out order of Steamed Crabs. They were tasty, meaty/heavy and a good price. We'll be back on our next visit to OCMD.

Thank MommyThomas
Bernville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fantastic, best seafood inside/outside of ocean city. Reasonably priced, and it does not get too crowded. The food is fresh caught daily.

Thank missy34li
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought the whole family and the dog. Some of the best crab we've had and excellent seafood gumbo too. The staff were really friendly and welcomed our dog so well--gave her a treat, brought her water, and gave us a table outside where she could sit with us. Definitely recommend this no-frills spot for fresh seafood.

Thank Fltraveler9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9724 Stephen Decatur Hwy, The Road To Assateague, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 4102130448

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?