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Waterman's Seafood Co.

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups

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Hot Crab Pretzel
Hot baked Philly style pretzel topped with Waterman's crab dip, melted cheese
Waterman's Seafood Skins
A cheesy blend of scallops and shrimp piled over potato skins toasted in the oven and served with sour cream
Waterman's Crab Dip
Baked Hot and Bubbly served with baguette bread
Dynamite Shrimp
Crispy fried shrimp with a sweet and spicy glaze
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Heaping basket served with honey mustard
A plentiful portion fried golden brown topped with shaved parmesan served with herb aioli and marinara
Fried Shrimp
A 1/2 pound of lightly breaded shrimp fried golden brown
Pound of Wings
Hot, Medium, Teriyaki, BBQ, Naked, Maryland or Asian Style Wings served with celery and ranch
Plain $8.0
Md Style $8.75
Fresh Cut Fries
An Eastern Shore Favorite
Fried Clams
Strips of fresh clam, breaded and fried golden brown
1/2 Dozen Top Neck Clams $12.0
1 Dozen Top Neck Clams $20.0
Clams Casino
Oven baked topneck clams stuffed with seasoned breadcrumbs and cheese
1/2 Dozen Oysters $12.0
1 Dozen Oysters $20.0
Oyster Rockefeller
Baked with spinach and fresh parmesan
1/2 Dozen $15.0
1 Dozen $25.0
Oysters Chesapeake
1/2 Dozen $6.5
1 Dozen $12.0
Top Neck Clams on the Half Shell
(12) $11.0
(24) $20.0
(50) $36.0
Steamed Littleneck Clams
Local Bay (6) $8.5
Local Bay (12) $15.0
Seaside Salts (6) $9.5
Seaside Salts (12) $17.0
Local Oysters
Raw or Steamed
Specialty Oysters
Ask your servers for daily selections
Bowl $6.0
Cup $4.0
Maryland Crab
Tomato based vegetable soup with crab
Bowl $8.0
Cup $6.0
Award Winning Cream of Crab
Creamy and delicious with lumps of crab
House Salad
Leafy greens, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and cheddar cheese served with your choice of house made dressing: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Raspberry Vinaigrette or Oil & Vinegar
Caesar Salad
Crispy romaine, buttery croutons and shaved parmesan tossed in our house made Caesar dressing
Waterman's Wedge Salad
Iceberg lettuce, crumbled bacon and bleu cheese with balsamic drizzle served with our house made bleu cheese dressing. Add fresh catch - market price
Make Any Of The Above A Meal With 2 Sides add $5
1/2 Pound $13.0
1 Pound $24.0
Jumbo Shrimp
1/2 Pound $11.0
1 Pound $19.0
Large Shrimp
Fresh Rope Mussels
Served with garlic and white wine sauce
Thai Curry Style Mussels
Market Price
Blue Crabs
daily selections
Canadian Snow Crab Clusters
1 pound - Market Price
Alaskan King Crab Legs
1 pound - Market Price
Snow Crab Feast
1 1/2 pound of Snow Crab Clusters, 1 pound large steamed shrimp and unlimited fried chicken and hush puppies
Served with Old Bay Bistro Chips & pickle Substitute Any Side add $1
Haddock $9.0
Flounder $10.0
Fish Sandwich
Prepared broiled, blackened or fried with lettuce and tomato on Kaiser roll. Fresh Catch - market price
Shrimp Salad
House made shrimp salad served as a wrap or on a bed of lettuce and tomato
Salmon BLT
Blackened Salmon, bacon, lettuce, tomato on white toast with lemon aioli
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Served broiled or fried, with lettuce and tomato on brioche roll
Chesapeake Burger
1/2 pound CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® topped with our own crab dip, bacon and cheddar jack cheese
Prime Dip Sandwich
Slow Cooked CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® with lettuce, tomato, provolone served with house made au jus and horsey mayo
Cheese Burger
All American 1/2 pound CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® burger with lettuce and tomato on brioche roll
Grilled Chicken Club
Juicy grilled chicken breast, topped with bacon, provolone, lettuce and tomato on brioche bun
Market Price
Soft Crab Sandwich
Lightly breaded and fried on a toasted potato roll with lettuce and tomato
Fish Tacos
Blackened fish tacos topped with house made pico de gallo
Served with your choice of 2 sides, house-made rolls, and butter (excludes pasta dishes). Add Ons: Jumbo Lump Crabcake $11, 5 Jumbo Shrimp (Fried or Steamed) $10, 5 oz Lobster Tail $12, 5 Scallops $12
Fish & Chips
Crunchy fried haddock and hand cut fries (choose 1 additional side)
Market Price
Fish Board
Sword, Salmon and Local Catch
Blackened Stuffed Scallops
Blackened jumbo sea scallops stuffed with our own housemade crab Imperial
Jumbo sea scallops served either broiled, fried or blackened
Grilled, Blackened or Broiled to perfection and paired with dill cream sauce
Caribbean Jerk Swordfish
A local favorite! Served grilled over roasted corn salsa with one additional side
Stuffed Flounder
Fresh flounder fillets stuffed with our house made crab imperial
1 Crab Cake $18.0
2 Crab Cakes $28.0
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Simply the best, served broiled or fried
Market Price
Soft Crab Platter
Lightly breaded and fried
Crab Imperial
Colossal lump crab with house made imperial sauce
Served with your choice of 2 sides, house-made rolls, and butter
Market Price
Steamed Seafood Combination
1 lb. whole lobster, peel and eat shrimp, clams, and mussels
Fried Seafood Combination
Hand-breaded shrimp, crab cake, haddock, and clam strips fried up crispy and golden brown
Broiled Seafood Combination
Butterflied shrimp, scallops, crab cake and flounder all broiled to perfection
8 Ounce Sirloin and 5 Oz. Lobster Tail $32.0
8 Ounce Sirloin and Lump Crab Cake $30.0
8 Ounce Sirloin and Jumbo Fried Shrimp $28.0
Surf'n Turf
Served with your choice of 2 sides, house-made rolls, and butter, excludes pasta dishes
14 oz. Ribeye Steak
CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF grilled to perfection with compound butte
Fried Chicken
4 pieces of our famous and locally loved fried chicken
Twin Grilled Chicken Breast
Marinated chicken breasts available plain, BBQ or teriyaki
Chicken Penne Alfredo
Grilled chicken over penne pasta in a light cream sauce with spinach and sundried tomatoes
not available individually
Market Price
Whole Lobster
Ask your server for sizes available - market price
5 Oz $26.0
10 Oz $35.0
Stuffed Lobster Tail
Cold water tail stuffed with our own crab imperial
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our third trip to Watermans. Great food, service and prices. It's not too far from the 50 bridge so it's easy to get to from downtown OC. Very modern and clean environment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DanandKristine A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My freinds and I went here for lunch on Thursday and it was awesome. The food is always great here and everyone is polite. The crab soup is the best in Ocean City, MD. We had a great time eating and relaxinging. Please check out...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town visiting family for the holiday season, we chose Watermans because it was recommended by friends/family. The food was great but the staff was HORRIBLE, even after we LEFT the restaurant! Our server seemed to rush us out, forgot to bring us...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SarahHossRN
Jessb3382, Manager at Waterman's Seafood Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Sarah, Thanks for bringing the details of your recent visit to our attention. These actions are certainly nothing we condone or allow our staff to do while on the clock. I'd like the opportunity to look into these details a little further. If you...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018

After finding most of the recommended crab shacks closed for the season, we visited Waterman's and they had some!! They were large and perfectly prepared. The large size were pretty pricey, so we ordered Mediums. A great choice, because the mediums here were larger than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a VERY sleepy fall day. I’m not sure but what our waiter wasn’t also the cook based on the leisurely pace of service. Waterman’s is in a nice building though nothing fancy. Parking is in a gravel lot in back. Ah but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank clherrick
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

First time at Watermans Seafood Company in Ocean City Company! Started off with a salad of fresh greens and delicious homemade Bleu Cheese dressing! My main course was sirloin steak and 5ozs lobster tail! Food was cooked and seasoned perfectly and the service was on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Watermans if famous for seafood. They also feature a daily happy hour that my wife and I enjoy. The wines are reasonable and they have simple specials like fish tacos and cracked crab legs at the bar. At my wifes recent birthday we also had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Arrived for dinner on a busy night, and got seated right away. Service was fast and friendly. Entrees were very good. Tried the Oysters Rockefeller - Very good - highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ohzonejoe
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We have lived in the area for quite some time, but we finally decided to try this restaurant as I was in the mood for seafood. We were no disappointed! The seafood was incredibly fresh. We started with 1lb of Jumbo steamed shrimp. You wouldn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 760jordann
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been to Waterman’s for a few years and decided to give it a try for our last night in OC. Sure wish we had gone elsewhere. We ordered crab legs and shrimp for 2 which came with chicken as well. So the waiter...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tjshade
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Response from Patricia J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn’t get crabs and I don’t remember
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