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Riptide by the Bay

) #77 of 1,671 Restaurants in Baltimore $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
+1 410-732-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best seafood chowder! Skip the crab chowder and order the seafood chowder; it will not disappoint. I keep going back for more.

Thank RJCrapps
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much!!! We do love our seafood Chowder also! Hope to see you back again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here quite by accident, we were on our way to a different restaurant. We sat right away in the bar area since the place was packed. If you don't like cigarette smoke, don't sit here, smelled it the whole time we were eating. The...More

Thank Magimago
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We will be sure to look into the cigarette smoke that you experienced as well as the portion sizes. We do hope you will come back and see all of us soon! Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My quite large party came here to celebrate a family member's college graduation. We're quite a demanding group so I understood that our server might have had somewhat of a difficult time keeping up with us. It was also a busy weekend evening. The manager...More

Thank ljwq44
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!!! Congratulations on your family members graduation! That is quite the achievement and we look forward to seeing you again! Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought a large work group here for dinner. Service was a bit shaky at first and then improved. The apps and meals were awesome. The beers on tap were limited which was a bit disappointing. At least they had Alagash White!

Thank gtgraf
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your 5 star review and for taking the time to share with us some of your feedback. We will explore some additional beers for our customers and hope you to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My companion and I dined here on a Saturday night before seeing a show. Wait staff: friendly, professional, and attentive. Food: fantastic. I loved the appetizer of mussels in tarragon cream sauce and the side of gnocchi with bacon and asparagus. My companion had a...More

Thank Trixie R
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, Trixie!!! We hope you will come back again for another crabcake! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most amazing meaty large steamed crabs! The staff was attentive and friendly with great views of the water. We will definitely be back!

Thank LaurenSimkovic
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We just love hearing this, especially during crab season! We pride ourselves on our customer service as well as our views... we are thrilled that you enjoyed all of these things! Come back again soon! Bring on Summer!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food great place to sit and eat. We really enjoyed out dinner here, the property is bigger than you think as it has a good size area upstairs. well worth a visit.

Thank Gregsuzanne
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving us your review and feedback. We hope to have you back again to earn that 5th star. Please let us know if we can do anything to improve your time with us! Thank you again!

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I was pleased that I chose this place to enjoy a Maryland crab cake. It was delicious! Crab dip was good but I'd prefer the crab cake!

Thank kristap316
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you so much for coming in to try our crab cakes!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time and your meal and hope to have you back with us again very soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped here before a flight out of Baltimore and I must say it was a great choice. The staff were so friendly and helpful! A band was setting up where I initially was sitting so I had to be relocated but the relocation was...More

Thank KeKe2016
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much!!! Be sure to come back to visit us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome local spot! Great view over the water. Food was fast and fresh! Would definitely recommend. We then went on to the bakery/cafe around the corner for dessert- yum!

Thank Melody M
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much, Melody!!! We are thrilled with your review and so glad you enjoyed your time with us as well as the views!! Come back and see us soon. Cheers

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jbran0620
We are coming this weekend, and was wondering if you will have fresh crabs, and what is the Market Price?
5 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
USD 30 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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In Fell's Point
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