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Riptide by the Bay

1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
+1 410-732-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • 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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LOCATION
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Clean, good service and great food. This is always a destination when in the area. Will always come here for dinner or a snack any time of day.

Thank babs067
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so very much!! We look forward to seeing you back again very soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We overheard a captain on one of the water taxis recommend here to other passengers as we disembarked at Fell's Point so we thought we would give it a go. We wanted to try somewhere local for some crab and we weren't disappointed! My boyfriend...More

Thank Shelley W
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

We are thrilled with your review, Shelley!! We hope you will come back and get the crab cake, next time! Thank you again!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Riptide is a good choice for seafood in the Fells Point area. It is informal and features lots of fresh choices. The crab cakes are quite good. There is a good choice of craft beers and service is friendly and efficient.

Thank AMS48301
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is your place for casual and tasty Baltimore fare: excellent crabs, great shrimps and best coleslaw I have ever tasted. Downstairs offers outdoor seating and a lively bar, upstairs comfortable dining in a simple decor. Very friendly staff and good service. Right across from...More

Thank AstridGO
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We love to hear this!! Thank you so much for being so very kind, we hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Had asked at Baltimore harbour about places that served steamed crab and this was one of the places mentioned. Caught the water taxi to Fells Point and sat by the window in the bar area rather than the dining area at the rear. Ordered half...More

Thank Richard W
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! Cheers

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We could not get into the restaurant we wanted because didn't reserve it. So we decided to try Rip Tide by the Sea and what follows was not to good as in my son's chowder was a metal shard which he could have had a...More

Thank jomar75
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 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 31 July 2017

Sunday brunch was a disappointment. Plenty of food and drink options and it all looked good. But the server was awful. We ordered soup to start, and a salad and crabcake sandwich for our main meals. After 20 minutes, it became pretty clear the server...More

Thank RMTinVA
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
Description
In Fell's Point
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