Bowley's on the Bay
We are not taking reservations at this time.
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. During our off 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, 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
This is a one and done restaurant, go for the atmosphere and not the food. The food is hit or miss with maryland crab soup that has almost no crab and charged a bowl for a cup portion, bland unseasoned steaks, vegetables and dry bread pudding after waiting 15-20 minutes to receive.
Great service. Good food.
Mother’s Day Weekend. Wait staff seemed overwhelmed which was odd as there were many empty tables but I guess the large parties were stressful. We were a party of 2. Didn’t receive a drink menu, had to request things from other waiters...overall it wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t great. The steamed shrimp and Brussel sprouts were good. Bowley’s burger was a bit underwhelming. I’d return solely for the Brussel sprouts though.
A little disappointed this time. Waited 15 minutes for a waitress to come to our table. Was charged $24.00 for a crabcake sandwich which was the same price as the entree. I believe I was charged the wrong price. Crabcake was delicious.
Took our mom's there for Mother's Day and it was an excellent time. Both the food and the service were spectacular. Coffee steak and pasta, turkey club, Pirate burger, cheesesteak, crabcake were all excellent. Would definitely go again!
Bowley's on the Bay is one of our favorite restaurants. Chef Kelvin never disappoints!! I tried the Mahi and was very impressed with the dish. Cooked to perfection. Audrey is relatively new to Bowleys and was a fantastic server. Very attentive and check on each time see walked by our table. I have never had a disappoint visit
We love it here. The food, service and atmosphere are exceptional. The beach is gorgeous and well maintained. And I shears Greek “COVID safe”. Bravo!
We were there on a beautiful 80 degree day and the restaurant was busy. However, not only was the food good but the service was excellent. Our server was awesome, not intrusive but very attentive. I've been there several times and will be many more.
Nice place to eat and have a good meal with a few drinks. Good service like the location.
Absolutely delicious, great service, great people..........
Our first visit to this restaurant. We were pleased by the diverse menu, portion size and quality of the food. The server and food runner were extremely pleasant and attentive. We will be back!
This is absolutely my favorite local spot. The new addition is immaculate and I've never had anything I didn't thoroughly enjoy. The staff is attentive and the managers are constantly making sure you're happy. 6/5 stars.
Our waitress, Bella, was very attentive and made sure we had everything we wanted. The place is very quaint on a cove with plenty of outdoor seating but make sure to reserve. Inside is tastefully decorated in nautical themed blues and white, driftwood, oars, but not in a way that is outdated. The food was outstanding. We had the corn and crab chowder, scallops on angel hair, rockfish bites, and banana bread pudding. Also tried the cheese burger and fries which was on a nice sesame bun with leaf lettuce and tomato. Very fresh tasting for a burger meal. The chips served prior to the meal were made in house using a root vegetable similar to potatoes but was so much better! We were very pleased with the entire experience.
Always satisfied with our server Alex she is awesome. Kyle and John are awesome always make us feel like Family. Food is awesome!!!
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 :)
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.
Great food, We eat there twice a week. Rain or shine, inside or outside is great.
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.
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.
Mark Allen was great !!!!! Fun time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent service and very good food. Nice vibe and friendly atmosphere. Will go again.
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!
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.
It’s awesome! Friendly staff and delicious food
The food and views are amazing!! I love this place. Such good vibes.
Outstanding food and service .
First time at this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Service and food was excellent. Good prices. Perfect atmosphere. Definitely be back again.
Great place to relax and eat outside. Love this place!
Always one of our favorite spots! Never disappoints!
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.
IT WAS A NICE PLACE, THE FOOD WAS GOOD, JUST THE MUSIC WASNT MY CHOICE
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.
Beautiful inside and out! Quality food. I'm sure service will improve as things get sorted out and everyone is trained
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.
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.
Absolutely amazing food, manager is on top of everything can’t wait to go back when seating is outside by water!!!
The food is great everytime we go there. ( twice a week or more )
Very nice restaurant and food and staff were great
Perfect as always.
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.
Bowley's on the Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 335-8613.
Bowley's on the Bay is rated 4.7 stars by 51 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.