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Riptide by the Bay

1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
+1 410-732-3474
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
“crab dip” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti
$$ - $$$
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday. No wait to be seated. Quaint nautical theme. The waitress was friendly, but two of the dishes that were on the menu that we wanted to order weren't available. We ordered appetizers and entrees. The apps...More

Thank Teresa622
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent crab cakes and beer by the harbor. Just what we were looking for, not a chain or tourist place, but somewhere where locals go for Maryland seafood. Friendly and prompt service.

Thank traveller33London
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch here and were in the bar area. The team were friendly and the place was very busy. The food was good, we had the crab burgers. We didn't book a table so were lucky that they had space. Glad we stopped by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing! The food was out of this world! I had the crab burger and fries, my friend had the Caesar salad with salmon and a crab cake, and our other friend had the crab Mac and cheese. We all sampled each other’s...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Website not updated..pick a different place! They will charge you full price and the only compensation is that they politely apologize that although the website and app they advertise do not correctly advertise the correct information..that's for nothing bar I will never go to again....More

Thank phillipjannotti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. My husband had the crab cakes, because they only had small blue crabs. He loved them. I had the Gouda burger. Also delicious. We had nachos for an appetizer. They were hot and spicy. The problem was the lack of air conditioning...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small place for fresh Crab. Small outdoor seating area with a small bar inside. The roll out the brown paper, cover your table, and bring you a big bucket of fresh crab. The soft shell crab sandwich was small but tasty. Service is slow...More

Thank TravelingFamily416
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Have no idea why this is rated so low. All three of our meals were excellent. My wife got the Cesar Salad with the crab cake on top, my daughter got the fish and chips and I got the Maryland crab burger without the bun....More

Thank Allison W
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We visited the place 10/12 days ago for the first time and the last, there were only one served, she was very friendly, the place cute however, the crabs were terrible,pre-steamed and very expensive, the worst is that we were told " They are jumbo...More

1  Thank playancha4ever
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

I wanted Maryland blue crabs and this place had them today. The bartender/server said they are the best crabs ever. The size of the crabs were decent but when I ate into them they had a smell, second crab was basically dead and the last...More

1  Thank Souri V
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would be grateful for an opportunity to address these concerns directly. Please call us at (410) 732-3474, at your earliest convenience.

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April 4, 2017|
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Response from RiptidebytheBay | Property representative |
Good Afternoon! April 1st was the start of the Maryland crab season so we will have local Maryland crabs in this weekend. Sizes will vary as the seasons just started. Our dozen pricing is as follows: small - $54 medium... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
    (Between S. Ann St. and S. Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Cabs, Water Taxi
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighborhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 410-732-3474
  • E-mail
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