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Riptide by the Bay

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1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416 (Between S. Ann St. and S. Broadway)
+1 410-732-3474
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Monroe, Louisiana
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was done with a cheerful smile. We were well advised about all the specials and the prices on 'market price' selections. Was not rushed. My entrée failed to come out and we needed to remind them, but the manager did well by me and comp'd the item. The crab cake was excellent and the steamed crabs were offered... More 

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Thank Okegs
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! At Riptide By The Bay we pride ourselves on our courteous and prompt customer service. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit; even in the rare event that something is missed we always turn the experience into a positive one any way we can. We... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun Eve!ning, Excellent Food and great location in Fells Point. If you want a flavor of old Baltimore and the awesome seafood that abounds there, this is the place. We shared Crabs, Shrimp and Crab Cake sliders. Perfect

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Thank Ron W
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

We appreciate we make you think of old Baltimore flavors, Ron. Riptide By The Bay has an array of delicious items to choose from on the menu; all of them sure to make your tastebuds dance with delight. You made an excellent choice with our Crab Cake Sliders, they are a big hit and a fan favorite! Thank you and... More 

Honolulu
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ROYAL SONESTA Concierge, a local, highly recommended this casual eatery as "a must!" We could not have been more pleased. Upon entering the place it appears to be a bar fronting a few TV screens. However, in the back are booths, which are cozy and afford an 'island flavor.' The owner and server could not have been more accommodating... More 

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Thank Douglas W S
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, thanks for your glowing review of Riptide By The Bay. Our atmosphere will almost instantly win over our guests, but after they sample our food the deal is sealed! We will pass along your compliments to our chef on the crab cakes, burger, and fries. We cannot express our gratitude enough for highly recommending us. Take care. More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner at the Riptide last night. The food was delicious, the portions were ample, the atmosphere was friendly, and the owner was extremely welcoming and gracious. Definitely worth checking out!

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Thank Nick H
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Nick, thanks for your great review and recommending Riptide By The Bay. Your comments are reassurance that we have provided you with a perfect experience, which is always our goal! We're confident that we'll see you again soon! More 

St. Louis, MO USA
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to check out the daily happy hour. They have a oyster and blue crab specials certain days of the week. Very reasonably priced options with a great location.

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Thank Froggy929
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Our happy hour definitely does not disappoint, so thanks for recommending it! Riptide By The Bay enjoys offering fan favorites at tremendous value to customers. Have a good day. More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stopped here, with my wife, for lunch. The seafood we had was fresh and prepared perfectly. We got there a little early; but glad we did because the place fills up quick. Will stop here again when we get back to Baltimore.

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Thank Randy F
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Hi, Randy, thanks so much for the review, and the kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Riptide By The Bay and our delicious fresh seafood! We look forward to seeing you next time you're in town. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and we decided to give it a try. They were busy and we didn't make a reservation, but our sweet hostess Scarlet was able to find us a table. I have celiac and always appreciate restaurants with gluten free options and they had numerous dishes clearly labeled GF on the menu.... More 

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Thank Julie L
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Hi, Julie, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the feedback! We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your meals, and that Paul took good care of you. At Riptide By The Bay it's very important to us to provide every customer with an exceptional experience, and we hope to see you... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I wanted to get away for a few days just to relax and enjoy good food. We had been to Fells Point several times but it had been years since we have stayed overnight since it is about a two hour drive from our home in central PA. The first night we ate at another restaurant on... More 

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Thank skistw0
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, your recommendation means the world to us! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals, and that Brad took good care of you. It's our goal at Riptide By The Bay to provide a first-rate experience for each and every guest. We hope you had a great weekend overall, and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We wandered in on a tuesday evening after a restaurant down the road couldn't seat us. The best "mistake" we made. There were six of us celebrating a friends birthday. Great atmosphere, great food, especially the crab cakes, calamari and steamed shrimp. There were lots of GF options on the menu. The staff was extremely accommodating with ensuring that things... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We love happy accidents, especially if it means we can wow you with Riptide By The Bay's best seafood cuisine, gluten-free treats and quality service. We hope that next time your visit isn't an accident! More 

Houston, Texas
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144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Small restaurant/bar that serves seafood & drinks in Fells Point. Recommended by out concierge for crab cakes. Fairly disappointing. Took a long time to get our food and unfortunately, I cannot say the wait was worth it. The crab cakes had more breaking than lump crab meat and the hot potato salad was totally unedible. My friend's mussels were much... More 

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Thank mrpdxs_12
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We'd like to apologize for the unfavorable experience you've described. Our chefs top priority is to provide our guests with great fresh food - made to order - in a timely manner. We hope you'll visit again and give us the opportunity to make a better impression for you. If you would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Balti, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
    (Between S. Ann St. and S. Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Cabs, Water Taxi
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 410-732-3474
Description
In Fell's Point

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?