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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (111 reviews)
“crab” (88 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
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4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner but found out they were closing in 30 mins so no steamed crabs. We ordered platters to go. They were average with the crabcake and soft crabs over fried. Some reviews said that the fried clams are chewy and we found...More

Thank stazandgazer
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Don’t go anywhere else. Crab cakes are the best ever Steamed spice shrimp are large and perfectly prepared. The cream of crab soup is amazing. Called in a takeout order and it was ready in 10-15 minutes. Actually did that 3 times in one week!...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed one night in ocean city,md and had to have Maryland Crab. ON THE BAY came highly recommended, so we tried it. Now it is an odd setup, picnic style tables on a sand base outside... you place your order at a counter and...More

Thank Gridiron66
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to go here based on everyone else’s reviews & glad we did! This place is by no means a “fancy sit down meal” BUT if you want some of the best fresh seafood you’ll ever have this is your spot!! We went here...More

1  Thank bridieann03
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I got the crab feast, which is all-you-can-eat crabs, as well as a pound of steamed spiced shrimp, fries, sweet corn on the cob, and chicken fingers for my little one. The crabs are usually small to medium with the feast, but...More

Thank Joel H
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I did not have the crabs. One member of our party did and seemed to enjoy them. The rest of our party of 5 ordered other items and none of us really enjoy them. I'm not even sure there was any crab at all in...More

Thank Meek1282
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Claim to have the best crabs in Ocean City but they’re the worst. They also claim to have all you can eat crabs, but they don’t. Clams were big but chewy. The only good thing are the fries!

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We love this restaurant! From the great crabcakes to there Maryland Blue Crab hard shells, it really is our favorite outdoor restaurant in OC! The kids the shrimp and fish! Quite unique it’s outdoor with sand and picnic tables, but covered from sun or rain!!!...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is a cool crab house with outsoor seeting. The menu has good variety and you will notice that you can buy crabs at different sizes from medium to jumbo. If you are into crab, I suggest the jumbo. To get these, you need to...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Had one of the best experiences here , my friends were visiting for the first time and the atmosphere , food and staff made this trip amazing. They had a great experience with eating Maryland blue crabs for the first time and everyone was so...More

Thank Dee R
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Carol S
22 September 2016|
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Response from ocpat | 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
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Average prices
US$ 30
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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