By The Docks
The meal was excellent, their crab cakes are some of the very best in the Baltimore area.
The service was outstanding. Our server was Kim and this was the second time we’ve had her. She is an excellent server.
Good food, with exception of lukewarm cream of crab soup, portions that are too big on entrees, meaning half our entrees became food for later... very loud and hard to hear each other.
Went for Baltimore restaurant week. The restaurant was very busy but our server, Leslie was outstanding. She definitely got her steps in that night. The food was just as delicious as usual.
Great crab cakes and Jambalaya.
Dinner was great. Unfortunately, we were sitting upstairs and they had a birthday party/dinner going on. The noise was a little discerning for the first hour. After that , noise subsided and we were able to resume the enjoyable dinner. Service was great, portions spot on and timing was great !!
Waiter was exceptionally attentive. Food was mediocre at best for what we ordered. shrimp scampi tasted like Lipton's side packet of chicken noodles with some lemon added. Stuffed mushroom caps were extremely oily and hardly any crab meat. Mashed potatoes were like instant potatoes. The only decent meal was the crab cake, which was very good. Again, have to mention that the waiter was awesome!
Food was tasty but the lambchops size have decreased since I had them about 4 months ago. They also were thinner. My husband ordered the calamari village salad and he said it changed in quality. Not as much feta, the tomatoes were not tasty and the cucumbers were too mature and not as crunchy. Also the dressing was different. The bread rolls were yeast rolls and not the crisp brown crusty ones as before.
Food and service outstanding. Dollar for dollar a great meal!
My husband birthday 🥳 I was surprised she did not come over to acknowledge with a cake or ice cream with a candle or something which is normally what they do when I bring him for his birthday and my birthday so that’s why I am taken off of outstanding.the waitress was very nice. This was the first time that I ever had lamb chops that were not very good at all but I did send them back and when they remade them they were perfect.
The meals, service by Brandon and drinks by Teresa were all excellent.
This is truly a fine dining experience in the local neighborhood. It is well deserving of its distinguished reputation as a very fine restaurant.
I think I had the best crab cake ever at By the Docks. The menu featured many inviting options. The service was very fast as well. I will return!
Very fast, excellent service and tasty food as always.
This was our second visit to By The Docks. Because our first experience was excellent. From the service to the food. This time, not so much. The rolls were stale, so we didn't eat them. My cod was undercooked, baked potato was way overcooked, and broccoli was mostly brown. The half and half crab soup was very good, and my Dad's fried oysters were exactly the way he likes them. Hardly saw our server, which was reflected in the tip. Hoping it was just an off night because we would definitely like to go back (if just for Dad's oysters).
It was nice. Shrimp was just previously frozen then fried. Boring. Waitress was very good tho
Our waiter was outstanding. He was very attentive.
I was not impressed.. The food was mediocre and overpriced. My waiter was great. It was not worth it to me but thats just my opinion. I was very disappointed with the crab dip.. It was mostly sauce and i didn’t see barely any crab meat.
Excellent service and fantastic food!! Restaurant week menu was excellent!!
Staff very polite, waiter was on point and food was very good
Great place to dine
Food is always fantastic. We arrived about an hour early for our reservation. Staff was still able to seat us right away
Reviews were correct...best crab cakes ever! Steak was excellent! Seafood imperial was great also! Fried shrimp were really good! Ohh...greek salad...wonderful! Service was outstanding! Will definitely go again!!
Crab cakes were served old and tasted very fishy
Crab Soup was very thin vegetable soup with no crabmeat and not served with a soup spoon, by the time the spoon arrived soup eas finished with a dessert spoon
Rockfish was just ok
Our whole experience was exceptionally great,Our waitress awesome! We will definitely eat here again and recommend your restaurant to others, Thanks
The food was excellent. The service as ok once we got it. We know there is a shortage of staff but the service was really slow.
The noise level was off the charts. We could hardly carry on a conversation at our table.
I'd recommend By The Docks for the food but would caution my friends about the noise level.
The food was good the portions size were HUGE SERVICE WAS GOOD ALSO
The food and service was good. Considering the price of crab meat the price for a crab cake was good. Our only complaint was the noise level. It was really loud in that corner.
A little loud and the light could bet turned down alittle The food & service was great.
I made a reservation and was seated immediately upon entering. I enjoyed the Asian fried Brussel sprouts. They were hot & tasty& crispy!! Everything I’d hope for in such a dish! Then came the moment I’ve been waiting for… my Maryland crab cake!! Easily the best crab cake I’ve had in the entirety of my existence (no exaggeration). It was broiled to perfection! Brandon the server was quick, friendly and helpful!! I would definitely come again & definitely recommend!
Fantastic crabcake and amazing service.
Couldn’t be happier with my visit.
Their crab cakes are excellent and on Tuesday they run a special. It is well worth it.
Great food and good service with no excuses
My daughter and son-in-law took me here for my birthday. My daughter and I ordered the Bowleys Quarter’s Salad. My son-in-law ordered the crab cake sandwich. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food. Our waiter, Brandon, couldn’t have been better. His service to us was perfect in every way.
All in all we had a perfectly delightful experience. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
If you are looking for the best crab cakes, this is THE place! A bit of money but 100% worth it! They are large and delicious!
We went for their Tuesday night crab cake special which included 2 sides and a dessert for $22.99. It was fabulous and our waiter Marco was exceptional!
Best crab cake and..huge! Service..impeccable! Need to update their daily specials on the internet. Price $4 more than advertised but...Well Worth It!
Kudos to our excellent server, Patrick. Delicious brunch and reasonable price.
Although it was a overall experience, the service and communication fell short of my expectations. The server was hard to locate, and did not come and check on us as often as I seemed fit. After receiving our food we had to hunt down and locate our server to find out where my sister in laws garlic bread was. The menu indicated pasta dishes received garlic bread, only to find if you get shrimp scampi (listed under pastas) but opt to receive rice, it changes the entree to a non-pasta and does not receive bread. Plates were not cleared promptly and when they were removed there was no communication if appetizers were fished. We truly felt as though because there is an automatic gratuity added to tables of 5 or more people the server neglected to serve the table as promptly as he would have if we had 4 people with no auto grat.
Met our daughter there. Great location for us all, outstanding seafood and prime rib, nice selection of sides, and dessert.
You can order delivery directly from By The Docks using the Order Online button. By The Docks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 686-1188.
By The Docks is rated 4.4 stars by 1332 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.