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"...little slice of Paradise here in Ocean City, Maryland! Overlooking the Bay at 21st street, Fish Tales, located in Bahia Marina, used to be just a locals hideout. Throughout the years the "word" has spread about this treasure-on-the-bay! Still keeping its quaint, relaxed feel, Fish Tales has grown immensely since its doors opened in 1983. Whether you come by boat, car or bike, we have parking for all means of transportation. Sit on the beach or inside to meet your dining and cocktail needs. If you choose to sit on the beach, you can enjoy an umbrella-shaded table during the day or tiki torches by night. To satisfy your taste buds, we offer a wide selection of lite fare, full entrees and kids'
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to fish tales for dinner on Wednesday night. Even an early dinner required an hour and a half wait. There is a bar there to help kill the wait. The food was good, but definitely over priced given the tiny portion size. Then...again most things in Ocean City are overpriced!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! My friends and I went here for drinks during our trip after the wait for Seacrets was over an hour(no thanks!) It is a beautiful setting, right on the beach. Tables and chairs in the sand are available, and there was live...music. Casual dress, crowd was mixed age. Will return here next year.More

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

Our family of 7 (we took our dog!) had lunch on the dock. Dogs are welcomed as long as you stay outside on the dock. We found chairs in front of the bar that had a great view and a place for our dog! The...food was scrumptious! I had the blackened mahi reuben. It was well seasoned and the thousand island dressing was yum-o! Great location on the bay!!! Avoid dinner- very crowded! Go for lunch- much less crowded!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Fish Tales Bar and Grill, Marketing at Fish Tales Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The location on a beach overlooking the Bay is lovely. There are lots of shaded tables on the sand so that you can enjoy the view. The menu has a wide variety of food and everyone should be able to find something appealing. The BALT...(bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato) sandwich was delicious. The bacon was properly cooked (not raw and not burned) and the avocado was perfectly ripened. The grilled flounder sandwich and crab cake sandwich were also very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Be aware that you can't be seated at a table until everyone in your group is there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

Will make a mistake and charge you for it. Enjoyed the scenery and sand of the restaurant but came here two different days and had an issue both times. The first time the watermelon mojito was nasty (fake flavor) and they wouldn't sub it out....When we went there for dinner again the next day we received a menu item we hadn't ordered - and were charged for it! Escalated it politely to the manager, but were still charged for it and told "there was nothing they could do," event though we sent the food back. I recommend eating at Macky's instead- friendlier, better service, better food!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Food was excellent and also loved the atmosphere and being able to look out into the bay. My boys loved the area

Date of visit: June 2021
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Fish Tales Bar and Grill, Marketing at Fish Tales Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

Thanks for coming in and enjoying our restaurant! Always something fun to do for the entire family!

Reviewed 9 June 2021

Maryland had recently opened 100% up, but I was glad thet their employees still wore masks. The setting is nice right on the water. It was crowded, but you could still find places where you could socially distance if you wanted to . Many customers...wore masks, but too mny of them didn't when they were not eating or drinking for my taste...but that is not on the resteraunt. The drinks were a bit too strong for my taste, but some people do like a stiff drink. We both had platters with a good sampling of food. We both enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021

Food was pretty good, but portion sizes for what we got seemed small considering the prices (we ended up ordering a pizza to our hotel room later), and prices were high even among the often ridiculous prices of OC restaurants. You are paying for the...atmosphere and view...the atmosphere is great, nice view of the bay, nice play area for kids. Overall a nice time. Service wasn't great but it was busy (Crusin' weekend) and I'm guessing they haven't seen big crowds for a while so I can give them a pass on that.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Fish Tales Bar and Grill, General Manager at Fish Tales Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Thank you for coming in and enjoying Fish Tales. Covid 19 has effected everyone and our prices are a bit higher this year because food prices have gone up for us too. Thanks for understanding as we were understaffed due to Covid 19. The entire...More

Reviewed 24 May 2021

AS FAR AS THE CUSOMER SERVICE & DIGUESTING FOOD! I wish I could give this place a 0! Served me a warm chicken creaser salad and wouldn't return it! Flies keep flying all around on the food and drinks, so unsanitary I do not recommend...ANYONE EATING HERE! Rude waitress and management telling me to "DEAL WITH IT" called the police because I complained and asked to take it back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Fish Tales Bar and Grill, General Manager at Fish Tales Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Fish Tales. As described on our menu - GRILLED Chicken Caesar Salad, means the chicken is grilled and is warm. We cannot control mother nature or flies as we are an open air dining...More

Reviewed 14 May 2021

Why are there no drink prices on the menu? It's just strange and awkward having to ask the server who is never really sure what they cost. Starts the meal off on a bad note.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Fish Tales Bar and Grill, Marketing at Fish Tales Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Thank you for your advice on this. We will consider it for next season.

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Laurenxrussell
24 July 2018|
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Response from Dawn S | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no reservations. Big place, go early and enjoy a drink and the views
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Response from Butch9101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I know we sat at a regular table. Although they are kind of tall tables.
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Terbler | Reviewed this property |
We had the most horrible experience here. When I complained that there was a six inch long hair in my chesseburger and the fries were ice cold , the waitress actually yelled at me that I wasn't going to be refunded for... More
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Yes, Fish Tales Bar & Grill offers takeaway services.

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Fish Tales Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5