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Riptide by the Bay

1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
+1 410-732-3474
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab dip” (28 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted Maryland blue crabs and this place had them today. The bartender/server said they are the best crabs ever. The size of the crabs were decent but when I ate into them they had a smell, second crab was basically dead and the last...More

Thank Souri V
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would be grateful for an opportunity to address these concerns directly. Please call us at (410) 732-3474, at your earliest convenience.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

First, the review is a little late. We had a meal here at the end of July 2017. We enjoyed it. We found the server friendly and on task. We enjoyed the food and drinks and did not have any complaints. I wouldn't describe this...More

Thank JH3221
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your review and feedback. We truly hope you can come back again this summer to visit with us!

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Drinks and appetizers - average.... Pineapple sangria weak on wine but acceptable liquor and Rum levels. Crab cake OK but considering Baltimore is renowned for CC, these were average. Fair sized but too much Old Bay in recipe. Shrimp pot stuffers deemed delicious by all.

Thank Serviceprof
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would be grateful for an opportunity to address these concerns directly. Please call us at (410) 732-3474, at your earliest convenience.

Reviewed 19 March 2018

My husband and I were planning on eating next door at Thames Oyster Bar - we knew they didn't take reservations but we thought since we would be eating on the earlier side (5:30 on a Sat. nite), it wouldn't be an issue - except...More

Thank Diane G
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you so very much for sharing your kind review and feedback with us. We truly appreciate your kind words and hope you will come back in to say hello again soon. Have a great week!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Beautiful location in Fells Point. Ordered specialty cocktails, which were more mixer than liquor and not that enjoyable, truthfully. The crab cake dinner was just okay. Ahi Tuna appetizer was okay, but nothing amazing. I'd go here for a beer and maybe some appetizers, but...More

Thank Terryyk
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We appreciate your kind review and we apologize for the slow service. We hope that you will come back again to enjoy your time with us. Cheers!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We met up here with my nephew and his wife who live in Baltimore based on their experience dining here. It was a very nice experience. We each had different dinners and starters. Fish Tacos, Burgers, Tomatillos, etc all were good. Fresh Shucked Oysters for...More

Thank 1977DougT
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review! We hope you will come back again very soon to see us. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stopped here on our food tour. The service was friendly and efficient. We sampled the shrimp potstickers and the crab cake sliders. The food was very tasty! Our server recommended the blackberry-blueberry lemonade (alcoholic beverage) and it was incredible. The bubbly martini...not so much....More

Thank Erin S
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you so much, Erin! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us here! We hope you come back for another cocktail soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A great location on the waterfront in fells point, a favored location with locals and tourists. The old bay wings and the smoked gouda burger was amazing. I will definitely try this place again, we enjoyed the food and the hospitality.

Thank Bevon
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words, Bevon! We are thrilled you enjoyed your wings and burger and hope to have you back again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I treated a party of three to Riptide anticipating some great Maryland seafood. Two persons got crab cakes, which seemed much smaller than the 8 oz. serving advertised. Both said they were "okay", which is faint praise for it $26 price tag. Two of us...More

Thank dgillesp
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would be grateful for an opportunity to address these concerns directly. Please call us at (410) 732-3474, at your earliest convenience.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We enjoyed a very tasty brunch of eggs benedict (one of us had the crab cakes version) and Bloody Marys. We ate outside and watched the world go by. Food and drink were very good, prices extremely reasonable, good service too. Recommended!

Thank Flower D
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review!! We hope that we will get to see you back here again very soon. Cheers!

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jbran0620
5 April 2017|
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Response from RiptidebytheBay | Property representative |
Good Afternoon! April 1st was the start of the Maryland crab season so we will have local Maryland crabs in this weekend. Sizes will vary as the seasons just started. Our dozen pricing is as follows: small - $54 medium... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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