Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

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+1 410-289-3322+ Add website
Hours
Wed
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2021

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,054 reviews
Excellent
651
Very good
248
Average
80
Poor
45
Terrible
30
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

brucefanalways
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
(4) Ladies out for their birthdays. 1 ordered chicken dish that was supposedly grilled and could not even be cut with a knife-had to be sent back after we asked 2 servers to send our waitress back to the table since she was MIA in the very empty restaurant. 2nd ordered snow crabs and they arrived cold and clearly old. 3rd asked for lemon, salt and pepper for her very dry flavorless fish that was supposed to be crusted with pistachio. (and was not). Waitress took so long to bring it back that the rest of us took the lemon out of our water and gave it to her to use on her fish. I was the host of this get together and had wanted to come here since it opened. It was a huge disappointment, and I will not go back and will warn others. It was the low point of a week of celebrating our birthdays.
Written October 28, 2023
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Jennifer B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
Beautiful facility for crabs! Lots of options on their property, you can dine at a table in the sand, at their huge bar, or on their deck. We had a great meal, will be back
Written October 27, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 Bubble Review Jennifer. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!!
Written December 20, 2023
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NVP P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We had the crab cakes and halibut dinner. The highlight was our wait staff Lindsey L. We got exceptional service from her. She was extremely nice and attentive and was working very hard. One of the most pleasant wait staff we came across in all of our travels. Her smile is so infectious. We cannot thank her enough for her warmth and kind hospitality.
Written October 16, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 bubble review!! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your seafood meal at BLU! Lindsey is the best!!
Written October 17, 2023
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wiskie8
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
The food was amazing. Started with shrimp ceviche. It was so fresh and delicious. I had the pork tenderloin it was cooked perfect. We sat at the bar. Bartenders were friendly and attentive. There are lawn games out back for people to play like corn hole. All around a great place.
Written October 13, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 Star Review!! We are glad that you enjoyed the food & atmosphere!! We look forward to your next visit!!
Written October 16, 2023
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MJ C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Really disappointing. Was here pre-Covid and loved it. The food tonight was simply awful. The snow crab legs were served cold and flavorless. The mussels broth had a soapy aftertaste. Even the corn on the cob wasn’t edible. Not sure what happened to this place. So sad.
Written October 11, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Hello Michael. Please contact us directly so we can review this issue. 410.289.3322
Written October 12, 2023
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EndlessSummer728
Denver2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Tried to go to Fish Tales to catch a sunset and seafood but it was closed so went next door to Blu’s. View was not as good (obscured by mid-rise buildings.) Excellent crab cake, roasted instead of fried. Scallops on the fried green tomatoes was a great concept and the scallops and sauce were terrific. The fried tomatoes, on the other hand, seemed to have come out of the commercial freezer and were salty, but were tasty. We ordered from the bar and the food was served promptly. Nice atmosphere and drinks. Would go again if we ever get back to OC.
Written October 7, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the positive review!! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the crab cakes & the green tomatoes! We look forward to your next visit!!
Written October 9, 2023
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jasim52
West Chester375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
I was looking for the best crabcakes for my seafood loving husband and he did rate the crabcakes here a #8 out of 10 but i ordered the flat bread pizza and was very disappointed. The menu said it had mushrooms and the server told me that they couldnt be removed but they were large enough to be picked off..which i did..since there were only 3 mushrooms on the entire pizza. There was also supposed to be shaved meat and i couldnt find any. Also it was served luke warm. Drinks were watery and since we were at one of the last tables nearest the other restaurant, Embers, we had no ambiance, only noisy doors leading to the kitchen and bathrooms. I'm sure that if you were lucky enough to get a table facing the sunset you would have a better experience.
Written September 13, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear of this. Please contact us directly so we can make this right. 410.289.3322
Written September 14, 2023
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Escape457973
Philadelphia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Wonderful meal and atmosphere! Should have come here instead of Costal Salt. Delicious food and wonderful staffs I will go again when I am in the area,
Written August 21, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 Bubble Review! Glad that you liked the food, service and atmosphere at BLU Crabhouse!!
Written August 22, 2023
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Coastal27785884684
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We had a table right by the water and had a great dining experience. We each had different dishes and everything was fresh and yummy. The waitress we had was top notch. Would definitely go back next time we are in Ocean City.
Written August 13, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 bubble review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at BLU!! Do come back soon :)
Written August 14, 2023
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mcharles0809
Pennsylvania222 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Ordered Corn and Crab Chowder and Shrimp and Grits. The chowder had way too much roux and not much corn, crab or cream. I saw a few corn kernels but had no corn flavor. This time of year I’d expect corn cut from the cob with that fresh flavor. None of that unfortunately. I didn’t notice any chunks of crab at all and didn’t taste much crab either. Mostly rue taste. The crackers were also stale. The grits were actually quite good - made with Gouda. The grilled shrimp were pretty large for a shrimp and grits dish and flavor was ok. What was supposed to come with a creole sauce with onions and peppers was a complete failure. It didn’t really have a proper sauce, but instead was covered with some sautéed onions and peppers that had a large amount of (canned) crushed tomatoes incorporated with them. I order Shrimp and Grits most times they’re on a menu and this may have been my least desirable version ever. The service at our table was fine but the food runners don’t know who get what which became a real burden at a large table next to us when they had to ask who ordered each entree, then followed by asking who ordered each side. Management needs to correct this.
Written August 10, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the review. Sorry to hear of this. We would like to correct this!! Please call us at 410.289.3322 so we can further discuss.
Written August 11, 2023
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Nolan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Madelyn was a great server! She was super attentive and we were never waiting for food or drink refills at any point.
Written July 28, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 Star review. Madelyn is a fantastic server!! We are so happy to hear of your pleasant experience at BLU. We'll see you next time :)
Written July 31, 2023
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Elizabeth L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Madelyn was an outstanding server! Food was great and so were the drinks. Prompt service and refills were quick. Suggestions recommended were on point.
Written July 24, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very lucky to have the staff that we do, and Madelyn is amazing!
Written July 25, 2023
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Stephen G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
My wife and I had a wonderful experience at BLU crabhouse & raw bar. It was our first time trying the restaurant and we both agreed that every vacation back to Ocean City we must go back and eat at BLU. Our server, Key, provided us exceptional service and made the experience a real pleasure. My drink, the Upside Down Pineapple, was superb and my wife enjoyed her Strawberry Lemonade (she even took one to go). My wife got the Steamed Snow Crab Legs and I got the Halibut Dinner and they were both delicious. The ambiance there was great and the views bayside are picturesque. We will recommend BLU crabhouse & raw bar to all of our friends who make trips to Ocean City, MD.
Written July 24, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the wonderful review. Key is amazing!! We are happy to hear of your great experience!!
Written July 25, 2023
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Hannah J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
I stopped in BLU crabhouse during my vacation to Ocean City, MD. We sat by the water for our sunset dinner and Madelyn was our server. We tried blue point oysters and then for dinner I had the crabcakes - they were delicious! My husband got the halibut. Madelyn was a cheerful and helpful server, who made our evening just lovely. I will recommend BLU crabhouse to others, for the impeccable service, amazing food and beautiful views.
Written July 22, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 Bubble Review. We are happy to hear that Madelyn took care of you guys, she is great! We look forward to your next visit!
Written July 25, 2023
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ann t
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Best crab cakes I have had. Great atmosphere ! Crab dip was fantastic! Great crowd. John from Erie PA was a fantastic waiter! 5 stars for him and this place!
Written July 21, 2023
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Vinny Pierotti
Thank you for the 5 Bubble Review. John is indeed a fantastic waiter and we are lucky to have him on Team BLU!
Written July 25, 2023
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