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Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-3322
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steamer pot” (65 reviews)
“blue crab” (83 reviews)
“shrimp” (79 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
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21 - 30 of 862 reviews

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner and ordered a grilled shrimp dinner along with an order of shrimp and crabmeat. The shrimp dinner came out cold- it had grill marks but wasn’t even room temperature. I usually never send back food, but I had no choice -...More

Thank KEN H
Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Ken H, Our chefs work very hard to bring you the freshest food, and most creative dishes they possible can. All of our vegetables are always a fresh product, never frozen. The vegetables are always cooked a al dented so they stay fresh and crispy....More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Went for my birthday with group of 5 including two teens. Told them it was a birthday celebration. Told there was a 45 minute wait. We waited 1.5 hours then were taken to table upstairs. Then hostess decided that table was taken and took us...More

Thank Linda B
Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Linda B, Please don’t make your mind up about “terrible service and ridiculous wait times”. By reading your review it sounds like you came to our establishment in the middle of a storm. With 90% of our restaurant being outdoors we try to plan ahead...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was our 1st night in town for our Anniversary so we chose Blu for seafood. We went to dinner around 5pm and the sun was still very hot which made it uncomfortable for most of the meal sitting on the deck. We ordered strawberry...More

Thank Penny H
Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Penny H, Happy Anniversary. Thank you for spending your first night in town with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed majority of your food. We appreciate your feedback on the items you weren’t overly impressed with. We truly do listen to our customers and...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Service was awesome (Katie) she was on top of everything. The all u can eat came so quick when u wanted more. Hot and fresh as well. The view is beautiful. Would deff come back and recommend to others.More

Thank slentz06
Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Slentz06, Can you believe that Katie is a first year server? She is awesome... friendly, positive, and very helpful with her guests ALWAYS! Your review sounds just like her, always on top of things. So glad you enjoyed your food while gazing over an amazing...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Nice atmosphere food was very good. Wait wasn’t to long good service nice view and drinks were great.

Thank BellaRosie2
Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

BellaRosie2, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The views are amazing, espically when you catch one of the “signature” sunsets over the bay. Heather H General Manager

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We got there and the wait was over an hour but they did offer us the option of sitting at the bar, where we could ultimately order dinner. Mike, the bar tender waited on us and he did a excellent job. He deffinatley went above...More

Thank KevinG2682
Melissa B, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Kevin G., You're right, Mike is awesome! The bar is an awesome place to have dinner if you decide not to wait for a table. We are so happy that you enjoyed our food and drinks. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 18, 2018

We came here our first night in OC b/c we wanted a seafood tower and they were in our welcome coupon book. We ordered said tower for $80, plus a salad, extra order of snow crabs, a kiddie pizza, and drinks. The tower was good...More

Thank dawnreeves03
Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dawnreeves03, We appreciate all feedback and ratings from our guests. If you had mentioned that your lobster tail was over cooked we would have been glad to replace it for you. Also upon ordering an $80 item from the menu, the servers explain to the...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We had the best experience! The crabs and crab legs were awesome along with the Tuna Steak and Halibut. Our waitress Lauren W. was very friendly and was very knowledgeable. I have a gluten allergy and she was able to guide me through the menu...More

Thank Lisa W
Melissa B, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Lisa W., We are so happy that we were able to accommodate your special dietary requests. Our chef has taken a lot of time to develop processes so that we have something available for all diners. Lauren W. has been with us for many years...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Visited on vacation 8/12/18 with family, 2 teen kids. Great choice for casual seafood in OCMD. Good location, nice setting, great outdoor/waterfront seating. Can't go wrong here. Earlier is better than later, before 6:30 pm to avoid long waits for a table.More

Thank mike r
Melissa B, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Mike R., Thanks for making us one of your stops while on vacation. We really try to offer a relaxing beach atmosphere with the waterfront dining, palm trees, sand and fresh seafood. I'm happy to hear our hosts were able to seat you quickly when...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

So much fun for happy hour! Sit with your feet in the sand with a view of the bay and meet new people! We had great conversations, amazing crab dip (served with pretzel roll & everything crackers) and orange, pineapple & grapefruit crushes! Oh yeah...More

Thank KristenJovi
Melissa B, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

KristenJovi, Thanks for coming in. We are so happy you had a chance to join us for happy hour. The beach bar is definatley a favorite for our customers. The atmosphere is amazing! It sounds like you were able to try quite a few of...More

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Rachel A
July 2, 2017|
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Yes- we sell gift cards.
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Marybeth920
June 26, 2017|
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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
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CMF_11
June 14, 2017|
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Yes, plenty of free parking and Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar does not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 a.m. - 12:15 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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Description
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 2019!!
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