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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (105 reviews)
“crab” (88 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4204 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3240
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We got the $85 steamed crab Special. Crabs were mix of small and medium crabs. Most were full and heavy. Crabs were perfectly steamed with plenty of seasoning.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I look forward to visiting On The Bay during my trip OC every summer. I always order the same thing; steamed spiced shrimp and an ear of corn. It is always scrumptious. I love the outdoor seating at long paper covered picnic tables placed on...More

Thank Barboz
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I can remember when Rosemary and Rob opened On The Bay on 42nd street, not so many years ago, with the spirit to serve the Best (can't only say MD) Steamed Crabs. If you are willing to wait to sit, or pick up to go,...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I'm sorry I did not have the Crabs here. We just had crabs over at the Shimp Boat. But everbody was enjoying the crabs...next time!!. We had the Maryland Crab soup, butterfly and steamed shrimp. There old bay seasoning is excellent. The beers are cheap...More

Thank NortheastPA
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a casual, family-friendly place for dinner and decided to try On the Bay. Glad we did. Friendly and helpful staff, delicious seafood and a casual outdoor dining experience (picnic tables) all made this place a positive experience.

Thank JcPinCT
Reviewed 22 August 2015

When we arrived, we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table which was fine. My boyfriend got the $29 special (all you can eat) and I got a crab cake ($8). The crab cake was probably one of the best, if not THE...More

1  Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 21 August 2015

So far, the best crabs I have ever had!! I have never enjoyed seafood as much as I did at this place. The only average dish was the fried scallops (don't recommend this one for ordering). The seating by the roadside with sea sand getting...More

1  Thank Aitchisonian
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Very informal, nice to eat on picnic tables over sand (though some flies and sand fleas). Instead of all you can eat special for $29 we got, at the recommendation of the cashier, a dozen medium crabs for $45, which turned out to be plenty...More

Thank Woci
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I went there at 8:00pm and they said they have no crabs, although they are known for their crabs! They said you could only take it out! All they served was lunch and dinner platters. I was very annoyed!

1  Thank Gsalonna1
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Went there at 8 pm and they told us that they stop serving crabs and only will offer take out at that time, this is a restaurant down the shore during the summer....really? They also said that they were out of a lot of things...More

2  Thank Pino S
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Carol S
22 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.
5 August 2015|
Response from maryriceoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes..soft crabs, crab cakes, shrimp...all seafood
Mysteree M
12 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
USD 30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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