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“Back on the Dock”
Review of On the Bay Seafood

On the Bay Seafood
Ranked #48 of 431 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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!
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
554 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Back on the Dock”
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We haven't been back for over a year and it did not disappoint, just a lot more people have discovered this gem....we had to wait about 30 mins. before we got a table. On the night we were there, they stopped serving all you can eat crabs, but luckily, that wasn't what we were planning on ordering. We ordered 1/2 dozen of the Med/Lge crabs, steamed clams, 1/2 lb of steamed shrimp and snow crab legs....all very delicious. If you haven't been here before, you have to get a table assignment, then get in line to order your food/drink (you'll get your drink right after you pay) and then wait for them to bring your food to your table. There's not much table service after you get your food. There is no indoor seating, all the tables are outside on the sand next to Coastal Hwy. They also have a busy take away/carry out business.

  • Visited August 2014
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Herndon
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“Great food and very good service”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

I ordered the crab feast, which include all you can eat crab. In addition I ordered crab cake and it was fantastic. The food is fresh and the crabs are prepared and spiced well. Even through the restaurant is small, it is excellent and service is fast. We sat on a picnic like table on the beach sand, suitable for beach vacation. If you like to eat crab, I highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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Rainier, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
813 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“Love the soft shell crab sandwiches”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We always like to come here for the softshell crab sandwiches. It's easy to get to, and very casual.

  • Visited July 2014
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Perry Hall, Maryland, United States
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Its a CRAB HOUSE New Yorkers!!!! and a good one at that!”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Got your attention huh! The O.C. area is flooded with folks from the north these days. When I am in NY, I get into the swing of how you do things (fast paced, in your face etc.). Ocean City is the complete opposite, old school, slower paced, and basically a mindset. This Crab House really is worth your stop and very Eastern Shore in attitude. The crabs are really done well, fresh and super hot when they hit your table.The place only has outside seating! You wait because it is busy all the time with limited seating. It is a wonderful roadside dive in my book.

Great steamed crabs, incredible steamed shrimp, corn on the cob that rocks and other seafood for your enjoyment is available.

Get into the vibe of this place, order a pitcher of beer, and grab your mallet and knife. This place is a treat even for someone from Baltimore that knows where to get great crabs.

  • Visited August 2014
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Lewes, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Always Great Fried Shrimp!”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I enjoy seafood, but my favorite are fried butterfly shrimp! They have the best. When I want heavy crabs I go there first. I do not enjoy eating small crabs with even less meat. I visit here solo or with family & friends! The sand floor is an added treat! The kids can play and your toes welcome the warm of the sand as being on the beach!! Being outside in the shade eating great shrimp, crabs & corn on the cob with a cold tap beer is a great meal!! Go before the dinner crowd because parking is free and it fills up fast!

Visited August 2014
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