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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (104 reviews)
“crab” (73 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

My husband and I live here year-round and we decided to try and find a new reasonably priced place for shellfish as I had a craving for some steamers. We stumbled upon this little gem and we will definitely be back! The snow crabs, my...More

Thank Alexis W
Reviewed 9 July 2015

There is only outdoor seating available. We went during the evening and it started to get VERY cold. The next time we go and it isn't summer, we will be visiting them for lunch. Their crab chowder was DELICIOUS! We had it the next day...More

Thank SFCard
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This most recent trip to Ocean City was three years since the last time we were here. Having discovered On the Bay Seafood a few years ago, we also made it one of the restaurants we made sure we visited during our stays. The casual...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My family ordered the $85 dollar crab bushel. The order was amazing, you could feed 10 people with it. We really enjoyed the service and the prices were excellent too.

1  Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Great spot! Seating area outside with tables in the sand. I got the all you can eat crabs for $29. They were tasty and a generous size. And they even let people take home the ones they didnt eat! Only downside was the crab feast...More

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for years and this place continues to have the best crabs served by the gracious owners. They have formulated their own spice that is great. I recommend you buy some to take home $5 and serve on veggies. Love sprinkling it on...More

Thank JessDougBrown
Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband had steamed snow crab and I had fried shrimp. The shrimp were lightly breaded and fried to a nice crispness. Also the French fries were good. Steam crab was great. All tables are outdoors - picnic tables that you share with other customers....More

Thank mathchef
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We did the crab feast for $29 per person. Liked the atmosphere, outside tables on sand with beach music. Feast is crabs only, wish they'd include something else to make it more affordable, like fries or chips to mix it up when eating crabs. Staff...More

1  Thank E A
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Great spot to get reasonably priced tasty seafood! The crab cakes were on the small side but good value for the price and the shrimp was to die for! Nice casual atmosphere and friendly staff. You can see the kitchen when ordering and the seafood...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

The good was good and tasty. It was too crowded when we went but decided to take the food to go. The restaurant is near a very busy road and was a little dangerous to have a 2 and 4 year old boys sitting at...More

Thank zenmag28
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Carol S
What days are you open
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.
Are there more than just crabs in the ACE special?
5 August 2015|
Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
Mysteree M
can you walk from the boardwalk to here?
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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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!