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Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

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Crabhouse and Raw Bar is a family owned restaurant that brings visitors and locals familiar Eastern Shore fare with a unique, eclectic flair! It's a great downtown location within walking distance of Ocean City's famous boardwalk, and overlooking beautiful sunsets on the bay.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews steamer pot blue crab seafood shrimp mac and cheese bites tuna tower steam pots crab cakes corn on the cob potatoes steamers salad steak wings fries all you can eat palm trees
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It was all very expensive because it is seafood, which is understandable and I was ready to spend a lot for good seafood. However, everything was not seasoned well at all. We got the all you can eat crabs and fried shrimp. The fried shrimp...were awesome, but the crabs had no seasoning on them. Very bland and in my opinion, not worth the money.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for an early dinner and ended up staying for a few hours. The atmosphere is fantastic for the outdoor dining. The oysters were very good. I had the pan fried pork with mashed potato and it was fantastic! Our server, Kevin, was very...good to us. We enjoyed the location so much we ended up staying for a couple hours having drinks and chatting. They did seem to have a problem with items being out since it was end of season. I would definitely go back here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here and another high end restaurant, and we liked it here better. The ambiance outside was so nice, great appetizers. We got the blue crab dip which was addictive and tuna tacos. My boyfriend got the salmon which he loved,...and he was obsessed with the mashed potatoes. We also got blue hawaiians and they were slamming. LOVED this place and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jessica, Thank you for the fantastic review and rating, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit! Heather H

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice waiting area with bar while waiting for our table to be ready. Food was decent, The seafood pots are a must - worth the price and receive a lot of food. Also had boom boom shrimp (so good) and their signature pasta dish that...was just okay. Service could have been better, but I recognize that being a server on a long hot day in the middle of Covid is not easy. Our waiter definitely seemed to be checked out and disconnected with his guests. Knowing how stressed the servers must be, I did not deduct from my overall rating because of service.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lindsay, It seems like you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience and hope you come see us soon! Heather H

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, I was so excited about this restaurant. Pros: The wait was way less time than quoted, there was lots of places to spread out, great drink list (and our drinks were tasty!), and the Blu Crab dip was awesome. Highly recommend!...Our server was also really sweet and hard working. Cons: our food was SO disappointing. I ordered crab legs which are my favorite in the world, and I literally order them every place we go... and without a doubt, these were the worst I’d ever had. When our server brought them out... they were COLD. Like, I actually thought maybe they were supposed to be chilled, because they weren’t even lukewarm. I asked our server and she apologized, took them back to the kitchen. When she brought them back a second time, I actually saw her jogging, and she said she wanted to get them right out to me. STILL COOL. I’m not sure if someone in the back was dunking them in cold water?? The butter was cold, the crabs didn’t break.. and then I started to worry o was eating uncooked crab, so I didn’t eat much. Not at all What I would have expected for a place with crab in the name! :(More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jennifer, It seems that we could have done a better job making your experience great! We never want a guest to leave anything but completely satisfied! We hope that you decide to give us another try in the future. Heather H

Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

Ordered Feast #3 X 3 The crab was sweet and delicious. We didn't have to wait long for a fresh claw to arrive. Our server Maggie was super friendly and made us feel like we were the only table she had. Seriously great value for...the dollar. The dessert was fabulous too!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

MikeJenn2015, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! We take great pride in what we do, and it really makes our day when we hear from a happy customer. We look forward to your next visit! Heather H

Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Great food, server Colton B was amazing...definitely would go back! Only reason it’s not 5 stars is the young man that brought the food out to us was incredibly rude. Said “thank you” to him and asked for ketchup, only to be completely ignored. Never...said “you’re welcome” nor acknowledged us in any way. Other than that, it was great!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2020

Melissa, Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us. It seems like you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! As far as the employee that delivered the food, I do apologize, as we do have one staff member that is hard of...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

Our server Colton B. was AMAZING. He was so attentive and sweet. All our orders came out great. The food was amazing and absolutely up to par. Again, our server Colton B. Made this trip exceptional and great. I can’t wait to come back next...time I come to ocean city. Thank you Colton!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2020

Julia, It seems like you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience and hope you come see us soon! Heather H

Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

Loved the view from Blu. They offered indoor (socially distant) seating as well as outdoor. We ate late and were able to get seated right away. Clean, nice, and well worth it for a more upscale type dining experience. Couldn't come to MD and not...get the crabs. 🦀More

Date of visit: July 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Tina, We think we have one of the best views of the sunset over the bay in all of Ocean City, we are pleased to see you agree. Our team works so hard to make sure every guests is satisfied with the food, atmosphere, and...More

Reviewed July 13, 2020

Awesome place and great food... never disappointed..... always a good time. Great outdoors under the palm trees

Date of visit: July 2020
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D8192SFheatherh, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We look forward to your next visit. Heather H

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Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar is mostly an Outdoor Restaurant so it limits our availability to take reservations due to the changing weather. So on most nights, weather permitting, we take call a heads for parties of 10 or more. More
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