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“Underwhelming, Unimpressive”
Review of On the Bay Seafood

On the Bay Seafood
Ranked #45 of 440 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Takeout
Description: 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!
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This place was busy, and there was a confusing line situation. Since the seating was outside picnic tables it was confusing as to who was next to be seated and how close to the other guests. The wait for food was not bad, but the food itself was awful. The crab cakes were bland and unseasoned.The fries were soggy and the coleslaw tasted just of mayonnaise. It was sorely disappointing.

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Thank beezy1688
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We wanted to take my parents for an authentic steamed crab dinner and On the Bay was perfect! You eat outdoors on paper covered picnic tables. The crabs are big, well seasoned and delish! Go early as they sell out of the different crab sizes quickly! I think the price is comparable to the quality of the seafood. My mom enjoyed the crab cake. The clams were good. Pick the mac salad over the coleslaw!

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Thank Dawn F
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Ocean City and have eaten here frequently, but this trip we were disappointed. The food just wasn't as good as it has been on previous trips.

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The crabs were steamed to order. The all you can eat were a little light but i was told in advance. They were worth every penny, steamed to order, seasoned just right, delivered hot. Sitting at the picnic tables outside was great, like home. Can't say enough great things. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We'd picked another restaurant for lunch but when we stopped. Oh my. We just left and drove down the street. Then we saw On the Bay Seafood and thought, why not? It was about 1:30 p.m. and we were getting pretty hungry. The bay scallops were larger than expected and cooked just perfectly. Maryland crab soup -- delicious and a larger serving than we expected. The clam strips were crispy and even the French fries were great. What a nice find! We saw others enjoying their meals. Eating outside at clean picnic tables (covered in brown paper) which sat on white sand was a nice touch. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank Karen C
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