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“Terrible all around”

Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar
Ranked #29 of 473 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!!
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We came here last year and loved it. This was one place on our “we will return” list. It was TERRIBLE! Came here last summer service and food was impeccable! We were so excited and looked forward to coming back. First we were seated in a corner: no view, no beeeze-nothing! I don’t understand this as there were open tables on the deck. I let the hostess know that if we can’t be seated up front, we would leave. Amazing they sat us at a table... by pointing to it. “Oh, you can sit there” Then the ahi tuna was over cooked and dry. The crab dip was very cheesy. Kids ate chicken fingers and hamburgers they were good. Wings were good. But we were here for the Ambiance and the SEAFOOD!!! We will not be back. I don’t recommend this place. They need an over haul from management.

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Brianna F, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hello

We are truly sorry that you had a bad experience during your recent visit! We try very hard to ensure that each and every customer leaves completely happy. If a guest is unhappy with their seat we will gladly find another as soon as possible. If the food is not exactly as you like it, we will gladly make you another. We try and fix any issues you may have had before you leave feeling dissatisfied. It seems that missed the opportunity with you. We would love to earn you back as a future customer. Please feel free to call so we can talk in further detail.

Brianna Flint
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We were happily surprised to find we could be seated without a wait right before sunset, and even more delighted with the palm trees, sand beneath our feet, and table along the waterway! The outdoor seating arrangement and natural waterway create such a relaxing little hideaway that ordering the all you can eat snow crabs was just an excuse to sit outside even longer in the evening breeze and enjoy ourselves.

Our server was very attentive and helpful, especially with making multiple runs for more crabs and drinks!

My only slight was that neither of the servings of crabs came out very hot. The first batch was difficult to get the meat out of the legs because it seems they’d sat and perhaps were re-warmed or just kept warm. The second batch came out slightly warmer and I ate them straight away knowing they weren’t that warm to begin with. These were easier to remove the crabmeat and tasted better, like they hadn’t been sitting as long, but still not hot.

My husband had the jumbo shrimp and crab imperial and loved it. Overall an enjoyable evening in a great setting!

Thank Suzanne B
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Brianna F, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

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We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the the food and the service! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this positive feedback abd hope that you come dine with us again soon.

Brianna Flint
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Adorable location, all tables are set on the sand so you can kick off your shoes and sand under your toes while you eat with palm trees swaying and the ocean right by you. Food was decent, drinks were good. All in all, worth a stop

Thank Lv2rdtrip
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Brianna F, Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us some positive feedback! We always love to hear from our customers and really take their input to heart! Please come see us soon! We look forward to it.

Brianna Flint
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Four of us ordered the all you can eat snow crab leg feast, which was $47. The first bucket was cold. The second was hot. But neither bucket was great. They were just not right. I didn’t even finish the second serving. They were so much better the previous time I got them here. I will give them another try on a future Ocean City trip.

Thank JoanneT0213
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Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Joanne,

Thanks for believing in us so much that you will return again and try them again. Please let us know when you are there that your having an issue so we can fix it, not only for you but others ordering that same item too. Looking forward to your next visit.

Heather H

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic seafood by the water! Opted for the crab boil and wasnt disappointed other than I couldn't finish it! Highly recommended!!!

Thank ChrisIce0
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Heather H, General Manager at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

You can never go wrong with a steamer pot. Thank you for taking the time to recommend the steamer pot.

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