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Riptide by the Bay

1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
+1 410-732-3474
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab dip” (28 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 303 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 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 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! Cheers

Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 1:30 on a Sunday for lunch. Had reservations and were seated. Got drinks in about 7 minutes. Ordered food,one of the 3 special appetizers they didn't have. Of course it was one I had planned to order. Gave our food selections and a...More

Thank Rescue1351
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I'm reviewing this while I'm still at this restaurant. First my table was not clean and I'm talking extremely sticky with syrup. Flag an employee down and as he sprayed the table he proceeded to get my dress wet. Arrived at 1:30 and ordered off...More

Thank NiemzGirl
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize if your experience was as negative as you have described. We want every customer experience to be as perfect as possible. Patron feedback is of utmost importance to us, so we would be grateful for...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

I went here by myself and it went well. If I was in a bigger party it would have slowed down the service quite a bit. The server was great. He didn't take longer than 5 minutes to fill up my cup and I was...More

Thank Grace M
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

We are thrilled to hear this, Grace. We hope you will come back again soon to enjoy your time with us. Cheers

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jbran0620
4 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
Description
In Fell's Point
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