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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” (77 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to On The Bay Seafood since they opened several years ago. This is a owner operated establishment and the owners are on site every hour it's open. Great crabs and seafood dinners.

Thank bpm5515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limited menu, but it's real, down-to-earth simple seafood. Crab cakes were good, scallops were perfectly cooked, and the crab legs were fresh. Picnic tables and sand are the decor. No frills but enjoyable. Reasonable prices.

Thank The M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister picked crabs and loved them. I got a crab cake and it was full of crab and fried just right. Seating is outside so on a hot day it could be uncomfortable.

Thank fuzzpook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to several places in ocean city for crabs. We are from PG county Maryland and if your familiar with ruff n ready crabs and u like good seasoned crabs... This is the place to. go. I don't do many reviews but gotta...More

Thank kpgvp2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most people probably wouldn't stop unless you knew about this place, the food is great! You go in to order your food and get a table assignment and then sit down and they bring the food to you. I had crab cakes and the fried...More

Thank Cck02
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great place for a friendly dinner if you go early in the evening. I was traveling with elderly friends and it was nice and quiet at the beginning of dinner.

Thank Alicen51
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for an early dinner, we got a table, went the the register to order. We waited maybe five minutes and our food was brought out. The amount of food you get for the value is great.

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Had AYCE crabs, shrimp, crabcakes and corn. So delicious! The value was great for what we paid... no frills easy peasy eats.

Thank Mel J
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Carol S
21 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.
4 August 2015|
Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
Mysteree M
11 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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