By The Docks

4.6
725 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, had reservations got seated within 10 minutes, everything was great. Wish the waitresses there would introduce themselves instead of us having to ask, should be written to always introduce yourself. All and all we love it there excellent food can't wait to go back!

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F
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes are the best ever!! And you get a large crab cake with jumbo lump meat! Soooo good! I enjoy it every tine.

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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was fairly good, however one of the reasons we selected this restaurant was for the seafood. I specifically ordered one of the Chefs specialties from their Valentines Day menu, figuring I would be able to enjoy a steak along with the crabcake and shrimp which should have been fixed on top of the steak. Unfortunately the waitress messed up the order and brought me a regular T bone steak. Both myself and others with me clearly heard me read the special word for word from the menu. She offered to have it redone, which I did not want since everyone else had their orders already and I also did not want her to take the steak back to the kitchen where they would just slap the additional items on top and not cook it together as menu stated. Wasn't nearly as satisfied with the meals as we were a couple years ago when we last went to this restaurant

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R
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Fish had a lot of bones in it and lobster taste frozen

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GG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about the experience we will go back again

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BC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

By The Docks has delicious food and welcoming atmosphere

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to By the Docks since it opened and I have always enjoyed it.

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MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went on Valentine’s day. I was a little nervous they didn’t have chicken on the menu and I asked if we could order the chicken and they let us. the food was magnificent the service was wonderful and we had a great evening thank you by the docks for letting us order the chicken that wasn’t On your Valentine’s Day menu also the pricing was very reasonable win-win great place will definitely come back again

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, from the food to service. We have never had any issues, the food n service are always great.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentines Day Dinner, thank you all

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DS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ribs were not quality meat at all. Corn wasnt sweet, tasted like frozen corn from a bag. Crab cake had way to much filler and the crab meat wasn't sweet at all. The price was way to high for what we were given. There ate better placed in Maryland to get quality crabs and especially crab cakes. It was my own dumb fault for getting ribs at a sea food restaurant so lesson learned.

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PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent always order a dish that includes a crab cake. Quick service and polite and gracious employees! Steak and cake and definitely lobster tail.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, reasonable food prices, great food portion size, & great tasting food.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s birthday

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, big portions! All and all great food and atmosphere

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LD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute BEST crabcakes in the country. We arrived just after brunch was finished (around 2pm) and it was packed ... so I am guessing that their brunch is pretty amazing too.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Was impressed with the buffet, and the ambiance was really nice as well. The service was very poor, our server was either new or just didn't want to be working. As someone who has worked the hospitality industry for over 30 years, I expected more.

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T
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. Great service with our waitress Sammy.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at a great price. We will be back!

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MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome crab cakes mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and the friendliness people. Can’t wait to go back!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great good and service and recommend everyone should try it out

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r
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

i took my friend there tuesday nite crab cake nite. he was so thrilled. crab cakes were fantastic the nite was really good and our server was sweet and on top of things. i rate your crab cake up there with pappas.

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j
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was outstanding, our server was fabulous and the dessert mouthwatering. We look forward to going there again.

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SB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good as usual just didn't like all the options on restaurant week menu.

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r
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Second time there...a 3rd time coming soon.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A++++restaurant! We had a GREAT experience for my birthday dinner out with the girls. Excellent service from our wonderful waitress (we had her before)! All in all, I could tell this was a wonderful restaurant week for you; because you were full, there were people waiting in the lobby, and I was very happy we made reservations. Thank you very much!!!

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E
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousins and I had a wonderful time. None of us could eat our entire meal. The crab cakes were delicious. Restaurant week is a great time to get a 4 course meal at an incredible price. Thanks for participating.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saturday brunch was outstanding. Lots to choose from for $19.99. $1 brunch drinks...can't beat that! Service was great.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as always. One of my favorite places to eat. Restaurant Week deal was great.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The crab cakes were as always spectacular. I just wish I was able to obtain the brussells sprouts without the pork

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J
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The crab soup had to much salt in it . I couldn't eat it . And the fried Brussels sprouts taste like it had to much soy sauce on it . That was to salty . I had a bad headache the next day . Other than that the food was good.

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PF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Have dined on several occasions at By the Docks and have not been disappointed!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and a good value. Plan on having enough for lunch the next day.

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GB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just had wonderful meal there for restaurant week, group of 6, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The seafood imperial was divine, would love to see it as a regular menu option. Crab cakes and steak dish were stellar. Our server was Lauren, she was attentive very professional. We can't wait to return!

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GA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to By the Docks on a Wednesday evening during restaurant week. I got the double crab cake platter and it was outstanding. The crab cakes were full of lump crab meat. The mealnstarted with a cup of Maryland crab soup. It was very good and full of vegetables and crab meat. Next I had the shrimp appetizer. This was very spicy and had a nice flavor. For dessert I had the chocolate cake. I took half my meal home because there was so much food. I will definitely be back.

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MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. We went for restaurant week. Crab cakes are second to none.

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L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went on a Sunday night of restaurant week it was very crowded we had reservation but still had a little wait. Our waitress was Jade and she was great and the food was very good. Worth the wait and would definitely go back.

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E
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our crab soup, shrimp appetizer, crabcakes, baked potato and canoli. Had to take one crab cake lunch the next day. To all those who have never been you have to give By the docks a chance.

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ME
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

I feel the company to use their earnings to expand. The location is small and not able to accommodate guest during weekend bunches and special occasions.

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