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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (107 reviews)
“crab” (82 reviews)
“fries” (48 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly place, best fish sandwich on the east coast, the wife loves the shrimp and crab legs. The only thing I didn’t like was the coleslaw.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for dinner. This casual crab house has great sides. We enjoyed French fries, Coleslaw, potato salad and corn. The main courses were steamed shrimp and scallops. We enjoyed our meal. The attentive counter service and the overall casual experience.

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a recommendation and was thoroughly impressed with Crabs. Plentiful, and fresh, they were the best in Ocean City. Excellent staff and comfortable surroundings. You will not be disappointed!

1  Thank ArrowVoyager
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Without a doubt, THE very best crabs in Ocean City. Lines may be a bit long at peak times, but def worth the wait.

Thank SandyWagnerHowell
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you close your eyes you'd swear you were eating seafood right on the beach. The smell of freshly cooked seafood, eating at picnic tables, and the feeling of sand on your toes. Open your eyes and you'd have all of the above with the...More

1  Thank CTSoxFan
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Outside dining and tablesharing. Food is good and plentiful. Always friendly and the potato salad taste homemade. Try to eat there when in the area.

Thank BkrGrl59
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Came by for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Place was 3/4 full. You place order at the counter here, then they bring your food to you at the picnic tables in the sand. We ordered with no wait, and the freshly prepared food...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Great crabs, corn and fries! Not sure what the liquid they call drawn butter is......not real butter they said, but couldn't say what it really was or the ingredients. Better not to serve it at all! The dinner was great, but still wondering what we...More

Thank Cruiseaddict2
Reviewed 20 September 2017

If you are looking for heavy crabs that melt in your mouth, this is the place to come. Simple no fuss place to sit and enjoy picking crabs. Plus it is a favorite amongst the locals and this should tell you everything. The staff was...More

Thank jjstan28
Reviewed 18 September 2017

our 1st night in Ocean city. On the bay was right across from the Hampton Inn. My wife had never had the chance to actually crack blue crab. the atmosphere was great, nice job steaming the crab. You can't ask for anything better than open...More

Thank Taswege
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Carol S
22 September 2016|
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Response from oc pat | Reviewed this property |
It appears that they are keeping the 7 day schedule, right now but that could change real fast. I suspect they will keep it 7 days until the end of the month but I have no direct knowledge.
5 August 2015|
Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
Mysteree M
12 June 2015|
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Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
The boardwalk runs from 27th street to south 1st street... It would be a walk from Boardwalk If your staying on Boardwalk down by rides. it would be about 3 miles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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