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Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-3322
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steamer pot” (66 reviews)
“blue crab” (72 reviews)
“tuna tower” (15 reviews)
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Situated behind Embers. We sat next to the canal and had an amazing view of the sunset. The seafood was amazing. Staff was fast, polite and fun. Jon the manager was really friendly and made us feel welcomed. Crabs and crab legs were my favorite.

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here during a road trip down the East Cost. We chose this restaurant based on other Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed!!!! Everything we ordered was amazing! I ordered the crab cakes- they were the best crab cakes I’ve ever had!!!...More

Thank Mermaid56837
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We have been there three times and each time was delicious and very pleasant. Servers are great and attentive. Nice to sit on the dock and eat. Food is great. enjoyed watching the boats come in. Has the steamers. Excellent! Will go back again for...More

Thank Daphne S
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We sat outside upstairs and watched the sunset on the bay. The calamari appetizer was incredible. I had the shrimp and crab imperial and my husband had a seafood pasta dish. The food was so tasty,! A delicious place to dine. We will return!!!

Thank nyrlisa35
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Started with a House salad and the house vinaigrette with pesto. The dressing was awesome. My partner had the Mixed steam pot consisting of snow crab, soft shell crab, mussels, shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob. The biggest challenge was where to begin...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife loves the food,and I like it too.Outdoor Caribbean motif,which is nice,but not convenient if it's cool or rainy.The lighting isn't good outdoors,so it's hard to see your food after dark.My wife wants to return...I'm not so sure.

Thank knobbie50
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There was a small wait when we first arrived. Seafood pasta dish was excellent. Atmosphere was nice. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Dinner for two on a Saturday night. This restaurant does not take reservations. We arrived at 1940 and were told there was a 30-45 minute wait and given a buzzer. We were seated after a 35 minute wait. Service was brisk and professional. The food...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Told they don't take reservations. When we arrived it appeared that 3 sets of grouped tables were reserved for larger groups and the open tables for 2-4 were near the door. Luckily we found a unwiped tall table near the bar with a lovely view....More

Thank WorkerBee_12
Reviewed 20 September 2017

For appetizers I'd recommend the boom boom shrimp or the poke tuna tacos (although poke tuna is raw, so only if you like sushi). If you're sitting at the Bar and Jamie is your bartender, I'd recommend the Blu Unicorn (its sweet, kinda like a...More

3  Thank Chad S
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Rachel A
2 July 2017|
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Response from Heather H | Property representative |
Yes- we sell gift cards.
26 June 2017|
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Response from Heather H | Property representative |
Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar is mostly an Outdoor Restaurant so it limits our availability to take reservations due to the changing weather. So on most nights, weather permitting, we take call a heads for parties of 10 or more. More
14 June 2017|
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Response from Heather H | Property representative |
Yes, plenty of free parking and Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar does not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-3322
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Closed for the Season, see you in 2018!!

BLU Crabhouse and Raw Bar opened its doors in 2012.

Beautiful sunset views on the bay. BLU has offerings for everyone. There are Ocean City favorites on the menu-the dishes you look forward to enjoying every time you come to the beach. Awesome steamed MD blue crabs, shrimp and clams, and crab cakes as well as some new twists on the traditions using innovative ingredients and seasonings. The Raw Bar has a rotating oyster selection with everything from Chincoteague's to Blue Points! Unique specialty drinks and a draft beer featuring local microbrews and a rotating selection of craft beer specials!

You can dine and enjoy refreshing drinks outside on the deck or on the beach at BLU Crabhouse and Raw Bar. It's the "complete package" for a casual, fun, delicious dining experience!

Closed for the Season, see you in 2018!!
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