Bowley's on the Bay

4.8
34 reviews
$30 and under
American
Chesapeake Bay’s newest restaurant & dining location. Located waterfront in Bowleys Quarters, our new indoor restaurant, Bowleys On The Bay is sure to be your new dining destination. Located inside Long Beach Marina at 800 Chester Road in Bowleys Quarters Maryland, we are easily accessible by boat or by car. Our Summer resort style destination & beach dining is now complimented by our new indoor dining area.

During the Summer months, walk our beach, grab a waterfront outdoor shaded table, sit under a swaying palm tree, enjoy amazing views & a cool Island vibe with our tropical soundtrack. Now in our Winter Season, come grab an indoor bar stool, high top table or dining room chair & get cozy with an amazing menu selection.
We offer weekly specials, an early week Home Style $14 menu, a Sunday Brunch & more.
Please check our Facebook daily & our website for updates on all the wonderful times you’ll share with us this coming year.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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ElizabethF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Totally fun! Great summer vibe on a sunny day in the middle of April. We’ll definitely be back. Can’t wait for summer. Oh and the portions were huge! We will adjust our ordering in the future :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

The food was good but our server didn’t put in half of our order which was disappointing. She also wasn’t good with following up.

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, We eat there twice a week. Rain or shine, inside or outside is great.

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Kdubswife
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden Jewel of Essex. We were totally blown away by their service, facilities, views and oh my the food was so delicious. Cooked well served well and the prices are way reasonable for the amount of food. They are doing something special here.

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vipTruFeeback
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Outside - at the waters edge - on a blustery Saturday evening. Short on propane for heaters, short on staff for the Covid rush made for diners short on patience.

Well constructed menu with broad offerings. Once the summer boating season is underway and kitchen renovations complete, we’ll return for a shot of redemption.

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darylm
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Mark Allen was great !!!!! Fun time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipTowsonDiner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and very good food. Nice vibe and friendly atmosphere. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Donna our server stated she had been the morning bar tender and they got so busy she stayed. Mind you it was about 8pm and she was still in the best mood ever. They were pretty busy but I did notice the manager walking around greeting different parties in the restaurant. The food was beyond amazing and I will definitely be returning for another dinner with my family. 10 out of 10!

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barbaral
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’re outside sitting right by the speakers so that might’ve been why it was a little loud. But it’s lovely sitting outside and the wait staff are very courteous and accommodating. Portions for more than filling, The beef on the salad was fantastic, and the french fries are quite good.

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ssperanzella
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s awesome! Friendly staff and delicious food

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EmilyL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and views are amazing!! I love this place. Such good vibes.

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vipBassam
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service .

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Bertman
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Service and food was excellent. Good prices. Perfect atmosphere. Definitely be back again.

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BuffyP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to relax and eat outside. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots! Never disappoints!

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is so good, I eat hear 2 or more times a week. There is no reason to go anywhere else. The food is great and the specials change every week.

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GregoryL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

IT WAS A NICE PLACE, THE FOOD WAS GOOD, JUST THE MUSIC WASNT MY CHOICE

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Red002
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall a great experience. The food never disappoints. I had the special of halibut. It was cooked to perfection. Very flavorful and moist. Our server Alex did a great job for having a very busy evening.

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KimberlyR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Beautiful inside and out! Quality food. I'm sure service will improve as things get sorted out and everyone is trained

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This setting on the water is spectacular. The new restaurant decor is stunning and the food/service was excellent. The manager at this place does a tremendous job and ensures all guests have a great experience.

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the specials change every week. I guess that Is why we eat there twice a week. With food this good, there is no reason to go anywhere else. Friday night's dinner was so good, we made a reservation for sat night before we were even done dinner so we could try the other specials.

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DanielleV
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, manager is on top of everything can’t wait to go back when seating is outside by water!!!

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great everytime we go there. ( twice a week or more )

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MikeG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant and food and staff were great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always.

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RandyT
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first time and the food was great it was a Friday night so it was a little crowded. We ate around 7pm and it was a little noisy. Overall great experience. We will definitely go back.

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KirstieO
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic! Tried 3 new dishes tonight and they amazing. My steak was cooked to perfection. And the marina shrimp were delicious. Service was phenomenal!! Oh and the mango starfish cocktail made me feel like I should have been on a cruise ship.

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vipDebbyH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bar area is very pretty. The atmosphere is uplifting with the aquarium and fireplace. Tables and chairs are comfortable. Martinis were good and food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband & I celebrated Valentine’s Day this night! We visit a lot when it’s the summer season, this was our first time visiting off season. We loved it! It was really nice & quiet! My husband is currently taking blood thinners, & he was freezing cold. The owner of the establishment made sure we were comfortable & sat us at a table in front of the fireplace. He actually cleaned it up himself. We were so grateful. We enjoyed our evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, drinks and atmosphere. Noise level was moderate because we were in the bar (requested) so we could see/hear the music. Overall, an excellent time. We will Definitely be back by car and boat.

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vipfooddude
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

16th birthday dinner. Great choice. Everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great

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Kenny
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a Sunday brunch for the Ravens / Titans playoff game. A victory in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our third time here, food is good and place is very nice inside

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The customer service and food was outstanding!!! Beautiful restaurant. My boyfriend and I enjoyed ourselves.

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Steph
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to watch the Christmas Boat Parade. We will be going back often!

FAQs

Bowley's on the Bay offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 335-8613.

Bowley's on the Bay is rated 4.8 stars by 34 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.