By The Docks

4.5
1156 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Maryland is famous for it's crab cakes, and By The Docks is known for it's eight-ounce Colossal Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. Discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, steaks, and pasta's prepared by our chefs. Our menu includes various items from baby back ribs, slow roasted prime rib, hand cut steaks,and specialty sauteed dishes. Every sauce, soup and dressing is made from scratch. By The Docks welcomes families and large groups. Make reservations or call ahead for express carry out.
What 1156 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TheNelsons
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good Seafood.

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vipCherri
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, the food is outstanding at By the Docks. We were immediately seated upon our arrival. I highly recommend the Old Bay wings and Crab Imperial!

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vipFavorite
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My dinner there was fantastic! I had the quarter pound Maine lobster with the jumbo lump crab cake. It was perfectly done and delicious! I would definitely recommend this dish and this restaurant. I’ll be back soon!

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great it was a little pricey but worth it. The service was excellent

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LarenceB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time here , it won’t be my last. The food was EXCELLENT !!! I see now why everyone raves about this restaurant !!!

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KimR
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were taken in immediately at our appointment time. The food was amazing, all the way to the dinner rolls. I absolutely love their house italian salad dressing. The ambiance in there is awesome too! Love the new remodeled look.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoyable. Use to go for brunch but now carry out and occasional dine in. Great staff.

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vipLika
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed dinner. I am a returning customer and have yet to be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipFavorite
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Lobster night was sooooo good! Service was great, as usual. One of my favorite places.

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JesseA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time and excellent service at this establishment!!! The food is amazing!

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mjcclc
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food!

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SuzeQ
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best crab cakes in Baltimore! Try them you won’t be disappointed

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BridgettV
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The crab cake was COLOSSALLY delicious. We were surprised by creme brûlée for dessert which was also delightful.

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JessicaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my hubby’s birthday. It was perfect!

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debbiev
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even though it was busy, we were seated promptly, and we received our order in a timely manner. The food an service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was good server not quite on top of service. But a nice place to eat

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Abinor was fantastic & so attentive. The food was so delicious. 10s Thank you so much

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and Service, never disappointed!!

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JessicaO
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a great atmosphere and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was good. Seemed like something changed with the crab cakes. A little dryer then past but still good. But noticed a change.

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Frank
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have never been disappointed. My motto is “An appetite is a terrible thing to waste on a bad meal”. No danger of that here

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vipAlex
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Place was clean and inviting. Didn't have to wait was seated rite away. Service was excellent our waiter stayed on top of things to the point i was ready to tell her how bout i let you know when i need something lol... Food looked ok but it wasn't spectacular, I have had better. Was looking for that taste that wow factor. Which i never got. They didn't have corn on the cob but corn from can my baked potatoe was brown on inside instead of white I was kind of scared to eat it but i did with alot of butter & sour cream. Crab cake had no seasoning to it. Ribs was bout the only thing i liked could have had more sauce but i delt with it. Pork Chops was good & big. Not sure if i will be back. Wont be in a rush to try either.

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Redsonja
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food, drinks and service was really good. The wait staff was on point. I would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, our waiter Brandon was very helpful. We were seated right away and the manager was polite as arrived at the restaurant and as we left for the evening. Great food and great value!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I had the stuffed flounder, it was dry the crab imperial was not like I have had other places. I would not recommend at all. My girlfriend got the crab cake, it was ok but would definitely not spend that kind of money on it again. Jimmy's is the place to go locally for seafood.

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vipLouDunaway
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch with my Mom. As always, she got the crabcake and it was AMAZING. Our server (Marco) was sensational.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

They got my food wrong then it was cold

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SylvesterG
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, food was very good. The amount of food was good. Was able to take some home.

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Med120
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Waitress was wonderful and the food is superb!!! I’m definitely going back.

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vipPaulT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They were packed that evening with almost no social distancing and other legal protocols. Despite a reservation, we were told that there would be a 30-40 minute wait. Thus, we left.

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Joanna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

We were sat first. The seating was done so that a table was supposed to be left empty in between for COVID safety. After we were sat, another party was sat right next to us. When I raised my concern about safety to the waitress her only offer was for us to physical move our table closer to the stairs. This was also the area they were basically using as a staging area for the workers. They might as well have asked us to sit and eat in the kitchen itself or perhaps the bathroom.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The food and service were awesome! We will definitely be back when we visit again!

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cathyo
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

ordered crabcake special, was not disappointed. Crab cake was large and tasty, could have been a little more season...I'm from Maryland..old bay please. Service was good, drinks from the bar were ok.

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ShakyraT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lamb lollipops were a little under seasoned but environment was very nice. Staff/waiter were friendly.

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TomW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Prime rib was gray and tough , roasted vegetables were cold and mushy , Loaded baked potato was cold . This was definitely not grade A prime beef . The stuffed lobster was very good however . The waitress was absolutely great .

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BobP
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

always look forward to our visit and never disappointed!!

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vipmnelsona
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meal was very good overall. Steak was overcooked but they redid it and it was much better. Food has been better here before, but it was ok tonight. Service good as always. Will definitely return.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I were incredibly surprised at the serving sizes and value. The food was incredible. We are planning on making another four hour trip to spend another night and to eat at By The Docks.

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Ashley88
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing service was great!
I would definitely recommend

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You can order delivery directly from By The Docks using the Order Online button. By The Docks also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 686-1188.

By The Docks is rated 4.5 stars by 1156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.