Dock of the Bay

4.2
98 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Dock of the Bay is located directly in front of the Craighill Lighthouse & Pleasure Island (the island south of Hartmiller Island), in the cut on the Chesapeake Bay. It is situated on Cuckhold Point, just north of North Point State Park. Just look for the pink building with the green awnings.
What 98 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Crys
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

I went during Easter sunday and even though it's a beautiful spot, they should of made sure it was known they were not serving regular food. Other than that, I would love to come back as its near the water and it's a very peaceful vibe!

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vipOkay
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

tables were pushed a little too close to each other (not 6 feet apart - more like 3 feet apart). I would choose outdoor seating next time when the weather permits.

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Susdem
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy crab cakes - if you haven't tried them - you must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Visited on Saturday for an early dinner. The only positive part was our Server, Savannah. She was fantastic and all of the problems were outside of her control. They were out of a couple tap beers, small plates, and glass cups. All of the food came out cold. In their defense, we did only complain about the calamari and they took it off the bill. Both the calamari and the burgers looked and tasted like they were out of Costco’s frozen section.

P.S. give Savannah a raise, the kitchen made her job rough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Special occasion for my son bday, made a reservation online to ensure we would have a table, got to the restaurant they had our table ready we was seated by the manager, Waited about 25mins no waiter called the manager back over, waited for 30mins still no waitress, worst experience ever we ended up leaving still with no waitress

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best manager around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great customer service

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viplove2eat
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Please disregard the previous negative comments, they were describing my experience at another restaurant Bowley’s on the bay
I pushed the wrong button
You were the one that saved us on Saturday 1/30/21...you made us feel great and welcomed not like the restaurant we had came from. The food was outstanding and our waiter was on point, we will definitely be back

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BaltimoreBob
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was great! Service was too! Place is slow in winter but, worth the trip! With the Covid I don't take Mom (88) out much.

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Sueg
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were happy that DOTB was appropriately social distanced, clean, and well staffed. The food was amazing, very generous portions, and priced very well. Our waitress was great, nearby when we needed her, but not hovering. We definitely will be back.

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ckmum
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

I reserved this by mistake. We decided to go anyway. The food a d service was fine. I think it will be a wonderful place in the summertime when you can sit outside a d watch the boats come and go!

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

One of my favorite spots. These are trying times for all right now so some issues can be expected. Wanted the scallops but were told the ones they have were small. Another customer got them and really they should not have bothered using those for a replacement. They were tiny salad size. Crabs cakes were good but not the best ever. I usually like their monthly specials but those were not on their menu. Hope they get those back. Love some of that food that makes them special compared to all the other places down here. Waitress was very polite and nice but slow to bring us drinks or check on us. And my husband who can not have alcohol ordered the Heineken 0 which he was delighted they had but they first brought him the regular ones by mistake.

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Tidy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view. Great service from the waitress Taylor and the other staff. Great food & Drinks. Certainly worth our drive.

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TaraH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

During COVID Open Table needs to be deactivated so reservations are not turned away.

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MarkN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Food was sloppy,french fries weren’t done.Service was great

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MarkZ
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good (4stars), but our server, Maddie, was excellent.

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JWJW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. A great place to eat by the water.

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TessiR
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Friendly service and good food. We will be back!

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Edward
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Highly sanitized especially tables and chairs after each customer
Reasonable prices and superior service (several severs)
Great water views of Curtis Bay exceptional alternative to Annapolis eateries less expansive quality and service

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KarlT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning bay and lighthouse views, perfectly steamed heavy crabs, nice cocktails, nice variety of appetizers and entrees, friendly service. What's not to love?

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome place, first timers. Service and waitress was great as well, very friendly waitress. Food was great too...

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MichaelV
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were a party of six. Our waitress Nicole was great. Attentive but not hovering. The cream of crab soup was better than any place I've tried so far. A 4 or 4 1/2 but not quite a 5. Everyone loved the crabcakes. I ordered Chicken Chesapeake. The Imperial on top was rich and tasted good. The chicken was burned on the bottom, dry and chewy. I didn't finish it. Everyone really enjoyed the desserts. We sat closed to the bar where the music was a little annoying because it was so tinny, but the overall ambiance is quite nice. We will be going back soon. I think we'll ask for a table a little farther from the bar.

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FranS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The crab cakes we got were spoiled with a sour taste we were told sometimes it's the water the crab came out of we did not eat the food and it was taken off our check it was my first visit and I will never go back we were extremely disappointed I also ended up having gastrointestinal problems that evening.

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SamD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent, food was above average, the view was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service and excellent price. We will be going back!

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Pat65
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great lunch on a sunny day on the deck - good crab cakes

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LauriS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor seating on the water on a beautiful day to enjoy birthday celebration & steamed crabs. One problem, the flies outside were horrible. Our server, Nicole, suggested that we move inside & set us up with a view of the water! She was amazing. Always checking to make sure we had all we needed but not overbearing. The crabs were fabulous. The service - outstanding! Would reccomend Dock of the Bay to all our family & friends.

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Michael
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I am sorry to say that it was not good at. We ordered two dozen crabs and at least a dozen were paper shell with no meat inside. The ones that we did eat did not taste good at all. The crab cakes and crab soup were excellent as well as the service. We have had crabs there multiple times this year and they have always been great but not this time. We will return again.

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KevJenk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant is fantastic! The service was below par especially considering there was only a few people eating. Somewhere between the kitchen and waitresses the sandwiches were not correct. Three out of four people dining weren’t happy with their food. Bland was the complaint. As much as I like the view I’ll probably never go back.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stacie waited on us again and the service was awesome The food was great as usual everything we have had here has been very good. We also saw Jordan she is also awesome. It is very nice to get great service with big smiles on there faces. We will be going back again soon.

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Michael
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been there several times this summer and the crabs I had Saturday night were great. Full of meat and seasoned great.

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JonD
Dundalk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a beautiful setting. I love bringing friends here. Great place to introduce out of towners to Maryland seafood and the Chesapeake Bay.
The crabs I have had everytime I've been have been so nice and full and great flavor. I've also had the crabcakes and they're like I like em...no filler and allow the crab flavor to come through.
I do and will continue to recommend this sweet lil spot.

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Pascaline
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Beautiful location with view on the Bay - this is why we have gone there a few times.
But the food, including the steamed crabs, are not great at all. After coming back a few times hoping for better quality (e.g hard to find carb pieces in the crab dip), we have unfortunately decided to give up hope on having good food there.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love the bay and the food......🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀.

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ZaudriaR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was wonderful. Even talked with me before my guest arrived.

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Michael
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a gre

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Michael
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were unable to keep our reservation because the air conditioning was broke. Hopefully it will be fixed the next time we go.

Our second experience the following week was excellent. Food and service was great.

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DarleneW
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It had to be one of the hottest days of the year. The air conditioner stopped working but eventually came back on. Selection was limited but the food was good
Will return before summer ends.

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KrisB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Kitchen did not follow instructions and fried all of the seafood. Had to wait to remake. Wasn't busy enough for that kind of mistake.
Crabcakes were full of lump meat with little filler!

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Everything was fine except for what was suppose to have been a crab fluff. It was just a fried crabcake. Asked waitress about it and response was that it was a crabfluff. It didnt look like the picture at all on ur website menu items. The po boy fried shrimp sub was very small and the nachos, well what can i say - but - Yuk!!. My sisyer got a soft crab sandwich which was tough to chew - not crispy at all.

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Dock of the Bay is rated 4.2 stars by 98 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.