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On the Bay Seafood

4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
+1 410-524-7070
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (105 reviews)
“crab” (78 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 3 days ago

our 1st night in Ocean city. On the bay was right across from the Hampton Inn. My wife had never had the chance to actually crack blue crab. the atmosphere was great, nice job steaming the crab. You can't ask for anything better than open...More

Thank Taswege
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very popular and while it wasn't crowded when we had lunch there, it's never empty. The crabs are great and reasonably priced (if there is such a thing). the crab cakes and calamari were very good too. Not fancy but we enjoyed...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate crab cake sandwich, fries, cole slaw and fish sandwich. All tasted pretty good. Most everything covered with old bay seasoning.

Thank KingRichard59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love the stuff and the food its my favorite place in OC MD fro crabs and the beer, the prices are good also

Thank Karla D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on vacation so relatives could get their crab fix. One thong about these places. they do not take reservations but you can call ahead and ask about the AYCE. We went for lunch and were able to get a dozen medium and half...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hubs and I were in Ocean City for a day and all I wanted was a mound of assorted seafood in a super casual environment. I cheaked Trip Advisor and Yelp and we ended up at On the Bay. Finding parking was tough. We...More

Thank Juli K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered median-small dozen steam crabs for $38 and a soft-shell crab sandwich for $18. The sandwich size is about the size of McDonald's breakfast egg sandwich. Crabs weigh light. When we opened the crabs, the middle parts were empty, one of them tasted not...More

Thank zxcvbnm1600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at 11:00 just as they opened and ordered a dozen crabs. We were hoping for large males, but they only had medium. We waited about 15 minutes while sitting outside at a picnic table under an awning. There is only outdoor seating. The...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Get ready to spend a lot of money here. My friends said this is one of the best soft shell crab she has had. Very fresh and tasty. We didn't order the blue crabs but got the Fried oyster, excellent, and the other items like...More

Thank Art800
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is the place in Ocean City to eat crabs . Outdoor seating. Quick service. Pleasant servers. Nothing fancy but great.

Thank Carol w
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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
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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