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Review of On the Bay Seafood

On the Bay Seafood
Ranked #43 of 439 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
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!
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

So worth the wait.The crabs were so delicious and plentiful. Dress casually its a messy delicious experience.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place to get a crab feast and its only $25 per person.....wife got fried shrimp also...she loved them......people seem to complain about drink refills....you go inside and refill them yourself....problem solved......I visit every time I go down the OC...try it and relax a bit

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Do yourself a favor and go to On the Bay the next time you're in OC! They are literally pulling the crabs out of the ocean and you can watch them cook in the back kitchen. This is not a formal sit-down restaurant. You will order inside this small hut and they bring your food out to your table. Be warned that the lines get long in the late afternoon and evening. So, get there early or prepare for a wait. The food is SO worth it! I'll likely dream about those crab cakes until my next visit to OC!

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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited On The Bay for our first night in OC. We waited about 45 minutes for the table, (during our wait we got drinks, we waited in that line for about 25 minutes for those) then waited about 20 minutes in line to place or order (there is no wait staff to take your order), then we waited about another 20 minutes for our food. We got chicken, soft shell crabs, and calamari. The chicken tasted like fish and was very chewy/fatty. The calamari was bland. The soft shell crabs came out as crab cakes. We told the person who brought out the food and he said "Oh, well this is what you ordered" and walked away. Another server eventually got us the correct items but the first one didn't seem to care one bit. It was about $15-$20 per bill, which I get for seafood, but chicken and fries that was fatty and tasted like fish? Pretty sad. One good thing was the drinks were great! We got mango frozen slushy drinks and they were very good.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came for the crabs and they were very good. This was our first time at On the Bay and when you arrive there are no signs telling you what to do and no one was out front to ask. There was a line to the inside counter so we asked the person in line and they said to order you food and they would tell you where to sit. There was only one person taking orders and getting drinks so we were in line for almost 30 minutes. After that the food arrived quickly but it was impossible to get a drink refill or something else to eat without standing in line again. No one ever came by our table to see how we were doing. We'd heard great things about this restaurant, so maybe they were just under staffed the day we were there, but it was not a good experience.

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