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On the Bay Seafood

) #41 of 313 Restaurants in Ocean City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, 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” (104 reviews)
“crab” (75 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Helpful and couteous staff. Picnic tables in the sand make for a great atmosphere. Very good crab cakes, and excellent side dishes (potato salad, macaroni salad, and cole slaw).

Thank shoskins
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This place is always packed- and for good reason. All you can eat crabs, or purchase by the dozen. Great fries, corn, and other basics. Don't be scared by the line- lots of people are ordering carry out.

2  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Absolutely great seafood. Hot, Fresh Tasty. Clams, oysters shrimp, scallops, Heavy blue crabs. Cream of Crab soup. Seafood heaven. You can have it served many ways, steamed, fried, blackened, baked. The price is steep but for good seafood it always is.

Thank eronhc
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Enjoyed the all you can eat crab special, and they were very meaty and tasty! Would definitely stop in again in the future!

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

On the Bay has great seafood for a decent price. I had the Alaskan crab legs and 1 lb. of shrimp. The house seasonings are delicious and they provide you with all the necessities to successfully crack your crabs! The process is a little confusing...More

Thank TaylourT
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The crabs here were great. You can ask for extra spice and they will cook them just as you want. The crabs were fat and heavy. They were voted best crabs in OC and it shows. Get there early for the best selection.

Thank terry m
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We paid 50$ a dozen ordered 2 dozen crabs to go plus additional food. Everything was good but expensive. We arrive to condo and have absolutely no condiments. A short sheet of paper for table was large enough for 1 person max and no dipping...More

1  Thank tiredofawfulservice
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was our second time here, we love the crabs and atmosphere so much! Soft sand under our feet, cool ocean breeze in our hair, this place is great. The only downside is the high price of everything, but that seems to be the standard...More

1  Thank Sierra A
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This crab shack was wonderful! My husband and I took the kids to OC for the weekend. Being Washingtonian's we're very familiar with crabs and crab prices. My husband just had to have crabs while we were in OC we started calling around and the...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Just ate here with the family and it was great. Super tasty crab legs! Whatever seasoning they use is amazing, although a bit spicy. Corn was one of our sides and it was delicious. Cole slaw was goo, and definitely better than the macaroni salad....More

Thank prgirl73
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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
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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