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“Snow crab legs are great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of On the Bay Seafood

On the Bay Seafood
Ranked #39 of 412 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Snow crab legs are great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were looking for a place that hda all you can eat crabs as well as snow crabs legs and this place had both. Corn is delicious. Bring along your own crab crackers though because they don't supply them. Only little mallets. Overall.. Very good food. I would go back again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wishydink
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Elkton, Maryland
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic Crabs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

The crabs are great. Cooked fresh and very full. Staff is friendly. Outside seating with picnic tables in the sand. The only downside is the bathroom. One toilet and the sink is next to the kitchen area making it awkward.

I would definitely return and I recommend the crabs. They also offer steamed shrimp, soft shelled crabs, andcrab cake dinners.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shirley A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“BEST carry out for crabs in OC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have tried many here and learned that nearly all crab outlets charge about the same (to the penny). There's no longer crabs that are "small" as this industry follows the fast food market. Are you familiar with the drill: "What kind of crabs do you have"? Oh, LARGE for $xxx. Well, On The Bay actually displays the crabs they sell for the given price. No more pay the bill BEFORE you see what you are buying. In addition, many popular crab house competitors nickel dime you to death for extras such as paper, spices, additional seasonings and such. All this is included with On The Bay. As a final note, this recommendation comes from an OC bus driver who received recommendations from othe drivers. There is a bus stop right in front of the (rather non fancy) place.

I too have run across the situation where they sold out of "medium large" but offered me "medium" for $10 off their posted price. Even these were fat and good. They will be my favorite carry out for crabs again thist year.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Al H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Spur of the moment crabs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Have seen this place previous times...and thought we would try the crabs this past weekend.. Stopped in Saturday April 27 at about 6 in the evening. only had smalls left..The lady. (MAYBE AN OWNER?) said they had run out of the mediums..but would give us 1/2 buscel of smalls for the price of femaies...so we took them. She gave us butter, old bay, vinegar, mallets, knives. and paper. Were good...of course some were small but most were full. Will def go back again for the crabs to go.Very nice lady, and good customer service.!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ocmommom
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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“Amazing food, atmosphere and people!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Our first time eating at On the Bay was an extremely busy night (this was a good sign). The wait may have been a little while but it was definitely a pleasurable wait. We enjoyed a pitcher of beer while waiting and ended up sparking up conversation with another group waiting. THE WAIT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH IT!! This is my all time favorite seafood place and definitely the best place for food in Ocean City! I have been back plenty of times and introduced family to the restaurant. I love the atmosphere and every time I have been there the owners have sparked up full conversations with us. The last time I was there we were the last customers for the night. The owners ended up giving us food to take home that would have normally just been thrown away! The owners are really great and honest people!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chelsea W
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