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Riptide by the Bay

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Fells Point
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti
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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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11:00 - 02:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the past, we've had great service and delicious meals; but this time when we dined here, we were extremely disappointed. We had to wait a very long time to get waited on and then when we ordered, it was another long wait to have our drinks served. The meals we ordered were cold and the food was not very... More 

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Thank grannyr0sie
Lorrach, Germany
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a short break around lunchtime and stayed longer... good atmosphere, easy, good food, good beer. And, after a visit you know everything about crabs, if you ask...

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Thank Phillip L
Nottingham
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small spot that we almost walked right by. We went in and it was nice. The burger with a crabcake on top put a different spin on chicken chesapeake.The bartender was efficient and had some tricks. It was a subdued atmosphere, more of a dinner place, not the typical Fells Point bar.. ,

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

Thanks so much for coming in, Timothy! We hope to see you back to earn that 5th star :) Thank you again! More 

Ankara, Turkey
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The establishment is essentially a bar with a few tables situated at the back serving food. Hygene is of primary importance for me in establishments of such nature. I must say that cleanliness is an issue that has to be delt with especially when we take the restrooms into consideration. Food was not bad. I had grilled salmon. On a... More 

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1 Thank Tuncer-Kayalar
RiptidebytheBay, Owner 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. We will have a discussion with all of our wait staff regarding the way in which they direct our Customers. We hope you'll visit again and give us the opportunity to make a better impression for you. If you would like to... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met up with a few of my friends here for dinner and it was awesome. One of my friends has a dog so they gave us a table in an outdoor/indoor area so the dog could come in. The food was delicious, our waiter was awesome, and the drinks were pretty good. Really enjoyed this place and would definitely... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review, Sharell!! We hope to see you back again! More 

Freeport, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a couple hours to spend in Baltimore and stumbled upon Riptide. It was just me and my two boys and we decided to give it a try. I do have to say the kids meals were amazing and priced great. At $5 my kids got a burger or grilled cheese with French fries and the quality was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize that your crab dip was not up to par. We hope that you will give us another try next time you are in town. Thank you again More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great bar, don't expect a treat in cuisine. The local beer is rubbish but they have a semi amusing quiz in the beer top.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope to see you back with us and we are glad you enjoyed the quiz on your beer top! Thanks again! More 

Clarksville, Arkansas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant after being told the higher rated one down the street was a two hour wait. We got in immediately here and sat upstairs , which was pretty quiet. The crab cakes were much better than the ones I had had at our hotel at lunch. The warm potato salad was more like potatoes and carrots with... More 

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

Julia, Thank you so much for dining with us and for your excellent feedback. We are so happy you were able to enjoy meal and hope to see you back again! More 

Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The crab caker sandwich served with Bacon, lettuce, tomato SNF fries is the largest and best in Baltimore.

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Thank ken462016
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thanks, Ken. We think Riptide By The Bay has the best crab cake sandwich in Baltimore too. Make sure to tell your friends about your experience. We'll see you soon! More 

Charles Town, West Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a lunch with business folks and LOVED it. Started with the calamari- light, crispy, and the peppers they sprinkled in the basket were a perfect addition. My friends had the seafood chowder and wanted to crawl in the bowl it was so good. I had the fish tacos and was not disappointed- delicious. My friends each had the... More 

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

That is quite the description, crawl in the bowl it was so good! We appreciate the feedback on your recent visit to Riptide By The Bay. It is fabulous to hear that we are providing mouth watering meals that are thoroughly enjoyed with dynamite service. Come back soon for more finger licking good food and top notch service, thank you! 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, Pub, Balti
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
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?