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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside seating only, at picnic tables in the sand, which is exactly what I want when I want to demolish some hard crabs. We arrived literally as they opened, ordered, got a text alert when our food was ready, and we dug into some of...the best picked, most perfectly seasoned crabs we've ever had. We also enjoyed the lightly battered clam strips and the butterflied shrimp, but the crabs are the stars. Staff was cheerful, the price was right, and I wish I could go back there today, but I live five hours away.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here twice over the past year and haven’t been disappointed. The food is always fresh. There is no inside seating and there are two portable bathrooms in the back which are very clean. As for the food, we loved everything we ate -...maybe, not so much the cream of crab soup. However, we will come back. The staff and service are friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best crab shack that won’t break your wallet. a lot of choices on menu, some good some so-so. my wife order Maryland crab soup wasn’t good, stream crabs was amazing, i got last 6 medium size on Saturday’s evening, I wish I could get more...large size next time, some of items sold out by 6pm. recommend to get there early. If your in area, this is place to get good crab.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2020

Went twice for crabs...no crabs both times. Did take out first time. Crab cakes were way overcooked. Second night we got to dine outside. The manager had told us that we should come back the next night at 6 PM...no problems. Except that they had...no crabs. Had to order steamed snow crab legs. Three clusters of crab legs with fries and Coleslaw set us back $81 with tip. Might as well have gone to Red Lobster where, at least I can get combos and cheddar biscuits. Will not be going back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

The Seafood was amazing! I had a ton of food and everything was good from the crablegs to the shrimp!! The crab soup was even bomb! I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

I judge all OC seafood shops on their crab cakes and cream of crab soup. The crab cake was the worst I’ve had in oc other than Higgins. Small and fried with lots of filler. Minimal flavor. Would rather pay more for a better crab...cake. The cream of crab is the worst I’ve had. Tasted like clam chowder, who puts so much parsley in cream of crab that it looks like cream of broccoli, no sherry, and the few crab lumps in there seemed fake. Soft shell crab was pretty good though. Overall Big thumbs down here. Won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

Ordered 2 of the $95 half bushel of crabs. Gave us paper, mallets,butter, crab knives,crabs were delicious! Will definitely go back,

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 August 2020

great tasting crabs! Cole slaw also delicious! Cold beer a plus too! It was hot as hell, could have used misting fans or just more fans outside.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

If you love to sit and eat crabs with your feet in the sand this is the place for you. Crabs are always fresh and delicious. Picnic tables are socially distanced apart and there are plenty of wash stations to clean off the Old Bay.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 7 July 2020 via mobile

I haven’t been to OCMD in years and wanted seafood, specifically soft shelled crab. I ended up ordering the soft shell crab sandwich with macaroni salad and cole slaw. Even though I told them it was my first time here, they didn’t take the time...to explain things and didn’t feel welcome. The bun was so awful. The soft shell crab was tiny and overcooked. The macaroni salad was so sweet and drenched in mayonnaise as well as the cole slaw. I’m sick from this meal now!! This place is overrated. Nothing was fresh as they claim. Cute place, though. There’s picnic benches and sand in the dining area. Very little parking.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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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.
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palokimm
5 August 2015|
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Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about On the Bay Seafood

  • Yes, On the Bay Seafood offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, On the Bay Seafood offers delivery services.

  • On the Bay Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4