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On the Bay Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New Jersey
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you just want good seafood and nothing else? This is it. The crab legs were delicious and fresh. My husband had the crab cakes and he enjoyed them. What else can you ask for?

Thank valeriemabel
Long Island, New York
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Came here for lunch over the summer. My wife and I are seafood lovers, we travel to Baltimore frequently and this was our first time going to Ocean City. This place has to be in the top 3 crab places I've ever been to. The crabs were big, full of meat and flavor. Easily my favorite restaurant in Ocean City.... More 

Thank Jeremy C
McKinney, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped by On The Bay Seafood based on a recommendation. I would say it's good, but not great. I had the crab cake sandwich, it was good but not the best. But I would still recommend this place as it' better then a lot of other places.

Thank Dennis S
Edison, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My favorite spot for steamed blue crabs "to go". Other good entrees available as well. Best place for pack/travel crabs.

Thank FrequentTravelerDhb
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a great family place. All outdoor sitting and an area for the kids to play in the sand. Food is always fresh and tasty. It is a must for our family.

Thank James S
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner and ordered entrees vs steamed crabs and the food was excellent. Had crab cakes, soft shell crabs, fries, potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw - they were all winners. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank tinkersmom
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Located on the coastal highway at 41st street . This is hardly a restaurant. It is strictly a place you go to eat shellfish. While it hash oysters clams snowcrab legs and more, The only thing to get is a steamed crabs. They are the best in the whole area. The crabs are packed with meat, Juicy and perfectly cooked.... More 

Thank Mshowmts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you want to sit and eat crabs one after the other this is the place. Outdoor only with sand under foot and picnic tables with brown paper. No frills but this is what you get if you want to pick through crabs. I left full after a couple of hours.

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Heavy crabs were delicious, out of all you can eat which was disappointing. Go early. Good coleslaw and fries.

Thank Laavooot
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fresh, BIG crabs with lots of meat! Served hot with lots of seasoning. Service was great and so was the price!

Thank natalie211

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-7070
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?