Bowley's on the Bay

4.7
51 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Chesapeake Bay’s newest restaurant & dining location. Located waterfront in Bowleys Quarters, our new indoor restaurant, Bowleys On The Bay is sure to be your new dining destination. Located inside Long Beach Marina at 800 Chester Road in Bowleys Quarters Maryland, we are easily accessible by boat or by car. Our Summer resort style destination & beach dining is now complimented by our new indoor dining area.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 people are saying
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vipkeithc
Baltimore
83 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

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MelissaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Good food.

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vipShadia
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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cindic
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipmnelsona
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRed002
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DonnaL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JudyJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Larry
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat and have a good meal with a few drinks. Good service like the location.

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WilliamS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, great service, great people..........

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SilverFork
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGrkmom
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied with our server Alex she is awesome. Kyle and John are awesome always make us feel like Family. Food is awesome!!!

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ElizabethF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, We eat there twice a week. Rain or shine, inside or outside is great.

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vipKdubswife
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTruFeeback
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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darylm
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mark Allen was great !!!!! Fun time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipTowsonDiner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food. Nice vibe and friendly atmosphere. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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barbaral
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ssperanzella
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s awesome! Friendly staff and delicious food

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vipEmilyL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and views are amazing!! I love this place. Such good vibes.

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vipBassam
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service .

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Bertman
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Service and food was excellent. Good prices. Perfect atmosphere. Definitely be back again.

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BuffyP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to relax and eat outside. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots! Never disappoints!

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GregoryL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

IT WAS A NICE PLACE, THE FOOD WAS GOOD, JUST THE MUSIC WASNT MY CHOICE

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vipRed002
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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KimberlyR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful inside and out! Quality food. I'm sure service will improve as things get sorted out and everyone is trained

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DanielS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DanielleV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, manager is on top of everything can’t wait to go back when seating is outside by water!!!

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ArnoldF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great everytime we go there. ( twice a week or more )

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MikeG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and food and staff were great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

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RandyT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.