By The Docks

4.6
743 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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MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family atmosphere!! Delicious Food!! And Great Choices!!

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LD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was fantastic (especially the crabcake) and our server was very responsive.

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DC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A little too noisy.

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

The food was fantastic and the service was great. I would visit this place again and I come back in town. The crab cakes were delicious.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The reservations, the food, and the service. Great Job, I look forward to dining there real soon.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I had gotten the waitress's name she's rather new and its the first Brunch she worked. I've had her for dinner prior she is very personable and on the ball.

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SD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very nice and efficient.
We shared an appetizer...coconut shrimp and it was one of the best we’d had!
Our dinners were delicious and very generous portions! Excellent crab cakes and chicken Chesapeake

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Waitress was great and tentative! Atmosphere was good, music just a little too loud! I would highly recommend By the Docks!

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p
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I. Was told there is no Mayo in the crabcakes. But there is. I asked for butter for my baked potato, I got sour cream. Too much garlic on the cauliflower and it tasted like broccoli. No cocktail for the shrimp. And my husband said he felt rushed for the entire meal.

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p
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our server was Kimberly, and she was attentive and friendly. We scheduled 6 and 11 showed up. The restaurant adjusted and accommodated accordingly. Excellent experience.

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P
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tremendous and Very Large Crabcake ! Superb tast and value. Friendly Bartender and a great neighborhood atmosphere.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and price is lower than expected for crab cakes

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BB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

By the Docks is one of my favorite restaurants. Their crabcakes are delicious! Service is terrific and the crabcake special on Tuesday is yummy. The music level is much too high. We were sitting under one of the speakers and had a difficult time hearing each other talk. If you haven't tried their brunch, you are missing a real gem!!!

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LY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food choices amazing. Taste excellent. Friendly staff.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit to this restaurant. The crabcakes are big...and excellent. All of the food was well prepared. We have family from out of town and we always find a different seafood restaurant to take them to when they visit. This is the first time they've asked to "redo" a restaurant! Highly recommend!

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very nice and my waitress was extremely pleasant. The crab cakes and traditional Greek salad were delicious. I would highly recommended this place and I will definitely be back with my family to eat here again

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VA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS AMAZING GREAT PORTIONS
CRAB CAKE WAS GREAT

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P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

By The Docks has delicious food and welcoming atmosphere

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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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PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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DS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentines Day Dinner, thank you all

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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
13 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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