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Riptide by the Bay

3.9
3.9
327 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Riptide by the Bay is the result of atmosphere and culinary experience, utilizing local Chesapeake seafood that combines West Coast flavors and Baltimore’s Traditional Roots. More than a seafood restaurant and crabhouse, Riptide houses innovation and entertainment while overlooking the beautiful waterfront in Historic Fells Point. Riptide is alive with a flavor and acclaim that has consistently made us one of the best restaurants in Charm City! Fresh. Colorful. Fun. Riptide by the Bay is where the locals lounge.

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Menu

Light Fare / Sandwiches

    Signature Tacos

    • Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos$14.00

      Grilled Mahi, basil chimmi-churri sauce, queso fresco, lettuce, fresh guacamole & tempura battered pickled jalapeno. Served on three flour tortillas with a wedge of fresh lime

      • Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Tacos$11.00

        Breaded chicken tossed in our sweet chili sauce over flour tortillas with lettuce, chipotle mayo & fresh pineapple salsa

        Signature Burgers

        • Maryland Crab Burger$14.00

          Angus beef, melted provolone, applewood bacon, maryland crab cake

          • Smoked Gouda Burger$12.00

            Angus beef, bacon marmalade, gouda cheese, applewood bacon

            Maryland Favorites

            • Signature High-Tide Crab Cake Sandwich

              6 oz. of local picked crab meat blended with fresh herbs and citrus flavors. Served on brioche with applewood bacon & a side of hand cut fries

              • MP
            • Crab Mac & Cheese$15.00

              Smoked gouda & cabot cheddar cheeses, applewood bacon, green onions & local crab meat, bayside blend sprinkle

              • Fish and Chips$15.00

                Beer battered Alaskan cod, Granny Smith apple coleslaw, tartar sauce, hand-cut fries

                • Grilled Blackened Chicken Sandwich$11.00

                  Apple wood bacon, provolone cheese, tomato & chipotle mayo. Served on a brioche bun with a side of hand cut fries

                  • Maryland Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich

                    Local Maryland blue crab soft-shell pan fried with herbs and butter. Served over butter brioche with lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce and a side of hand-cut fries

                    • Market Price
                  • Blackened Ahi Tuna Sandwich$14.00

                    Provolone, pickled jalapeños, lettuce, tomato & chipotle mayo over brioche with a side of hand-cut fries

                    • Maryland Style Shrimp Salad$14.00

                      Traditional Maryland style with lettuce & tomato rolled in a large flour tortilla. Served with hand-cut fries

                      Sides

                      • Bucket of Fries$4.50

                        Hand cut

                        • Housemade Gnocchi$6.00

                          with maitake mushrooms, asparagus & bacon

                          • Warm Potato Salad$6.00

                            With shallots, garlic, butter, dijon & arugula

                            • Sautéed Green Beans$5.00

                              Shallots, garlic, olive oil

                              • Grilled Asparagus$6.00

                                topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano

                                • Granny Smith Coleslaw$5.00

                                  Jicama, Granny Smith apple, cabbage

                                  • Pearled Couscous$5.00

                                    Parsley, chives and butter

                                    Signature Entrees

                                      Entrees

                                      • Pan Seared Scallops$25.00

                                        Three u-10 scallops seared to perfection served over a fresh lobster risotto

                                        • Maryland Crab Cakes

                                          8 oz. of local picked crabmeat blended with fresh herbs and citrus flavors. Served with a warm potato salad with shallots, garlic, butter, dijon & arugula

                                          • MP
                                        • Grilled Swordfish$24.00

                                          Served with pearled couscous, asparagus, lemon beurre blanc and pineapple salsa

                                          • Lobster Ravioli$22.00

                                            Delicate pasta stuffed with sweet lobster, creamy potato puree, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Tossed in a basil cream sauce with diced roma tomatoes and green onion

                                            • Chilean Sea Bass$25.00

                                              Pan seared & served over homemade potato gnocchi with maitake mushrooms, asparagus spears & applewood bacon

                                              • Grilled Atlantic Salmon$22.00

                                                Served with roasted potatoes, pan fried artichokes hearts, baby carrots, green beans, trumpet mushrooms, red Swiss chard & lemon-dill butter

                                                • Maryland Soft Shell Crab$24.00

                                                  Pan fried with herbs and butter, served with asparagus and baby greens salad with lemon vinaigrette and sun dried tomato olive tapenade

                                                  • New York Strip Steak$29.00

                                                    Topped with herbed butter and served with sautéed green beans and homemade potato gnocchi with maitake mushrooms, asparagus spears and applewood smoked bacon

                                                    • Bourbon-Glazed Ribs$20.00

                                                      Fall off the bone bourbon-glazed ribs served with Granny Smith apple coleslaw and hand-cut fries

                                                      • Fettucini Carbonara

                                                        Bacon crema, peas, white wine, garlic & Parmigiano-Reggiano

                                                        • Shrimp$23.00
                                                        • Chicken$20.00

                                                      Soups, Chowders & Salads

                                                        Soups

                                                        • Maryland Crab Bisque*$9.00

                                                          Local lump crab, tomato puree, homemade seafood stock and a touch of cream. Served with Old Bay croutons and toasted baguette

                                                          Chowder

                                                          • Seafood Chowder

                                                            Hearty bisque style chowder with potato, bacon, celery, shrimp, clams, mussels & other assorted seafood. Served with baguette

                                                            • Cup$9.00
                                                            • Bowl$14.00

                                                          Salads

                                                          • Caesar Salad

                                                            Heart of Romaine lettuce chargrilled or freshly chopped and served with garlic croutons, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano & creamy garlic dressing

                                                            • Small$6.00
                                                            • Large$8.00
                                                          • Golden Beets, Fennel Cream & Mixed Greens

                                                            Roasted baby carrots, sunflower seeds, feta & sherry vinaigrette

                                                            • Small$6.00
                                                            • Large$8.00
                                                          • Cilantro-Lime Chicken Salad over Spring Mix$13.00

                                                            Marinated chicken, grilled corn, red pepper, avocado, red onion, pepper-jack cheese & cilantro-lime vinaigrette

                                                            • Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad$15.00

                                                              Atlantic salmon, chopped romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, shaved parmigiano reggiano & creamy garlic dressing

                                                              Additional Salad Toppings

                                                              • Grilled Chicken$5.00

                                                                • Cilantro-Lime Marinaded Chicken$6.00

                                                                  • Grilled Shrimp$6.00

                                                                    • Crab Cake (2oz.)$6.00

                                                                      • Crab Cake (4oz.)$10.00

                                                                        • Grilled Atlantic Salmon$8.00

                                                                          • Maryland Shrimp Salad (4oz.)$7.00

                                                                            Steamed Crabs, Crab Combos & Fresh Seafood

                                                                            • Shellfish Combo

                                                                              Dozen little neck clams, dozen pei mussels, dozen shrimp in shell, 1/2 lb. Local old bay sausage, fresh corn on the cob, onion and red potatoes

                                                                              • Feeds 1-2 People$52.59
                                                                            • Pacific Crab Combo

                                                                              Dungeness crab, snow crab, little neck clams, pei mussels, shrimp in shell, old bay sausage, fresh corn on the cob, onion and red potatoes

                                                                              • Small Feeds 1-2 People$103.50
                                                                              • Large Feeds 3-4 People$207.00
                                                                            • Bi-Coastal Crab Combo

                                                                              Lobster tail, dungeness crab, snow crab, little neck clams, pei mussels, shrimp in shell, old bay sausage, fresh corn on the cob, onion and red potatoes

                                                                              • Small Feeds 1-2 People$125.69
                                                                              • Large Feeds 3-4 People$251.38
                                                                            • Chesapeake Crab Combo

                                                                              Local blue crabs, Dungeness crab, snow crab, little neck clams, PEI mussels, shrimp in shell, Old Bay sausage, fresh corn on the cob, onion and red potatoes (only available when MD crabs are in season)

                                                                              • Small Feeds 2-3 People$147.69
                                                                              • Large Feeds 4-5 People$293.12
                                                                            • Land & Sea Combo

                                                                              Rack of BBQ ribs, Dungeness crab, snow crab, little neck clams, PEI mussels, shrimp in shell, Old Bay sausage, fresh corn on the cob, onion and red potatoes

                                                                              • Small Feeds 2-3 People$126.76
                                                                              • Large Feeds 4-5 People$230.25
                                                                            • Ultimate Crab Clambake

                                                                              Maryland blue crabs, rack of BBQ ribs, Dungeness crab, snow crab, little neck clams, PEI mussels, shrimp in shell, Old Bay sausage, fresh corn on the cob, onion and red potatoes (only available in season)

                                                                              • Feeds 5-6 People$360.77

                                                                            Featured Items

                                                                            We utilize our family signature bayside blend seasoning that's spicy, delicious and less salty then our competitors

                                                                            • Alaskan Snow Crab (1.5-2 Lbs.)$25.00

                                                                              Served with lemon & melted butter

                                                                              • Maryland Style Peel & Eat Shrimp$13.00

                                                                                Signature Bayside Blend seasoning with onions, cocktail sauce & lemon wedge. Half or Full Pound

                                                                                • Local Oysters

                                                                                  (Sold by the Half Dozen) Several kinds brought in every day. Served with cocktail sauce. lemon wedge & horseradish upon request

                                                                                  • Maryland Blue Crab

                                                                                    • Market Pricing

                                                                                  Kids Menu

                                                                                  • Kids Cheeseburger$5.00

                                                                                    Mini cheeseburger served with hand cut fries

                                                                                    • Kids Quesadilla$5.00

                                                                                      Quesadilla with american cheese served with hand cut fries

                                                                                      • Kids Chicken Fingers$5.00

                                                                                        Breaded chicken strips served with hand cut fries

                                                                                        • Kids Grilled Cheese$5.00

                                                                                          Kid sized grilled cheese on texas toast served with hand cut fries

                                                                                          • Kids Mac N' Cheese$5.00

                                                                                            Smoked gouda and shells served in a crock pot

                                                                                            Beverages Available

                                                                                            • Pink Lemonade

                                                                                              • Raspberry Ice Tea

                                                                                                • Pepsi

                                                                                                  • Diet Pepsi

                                                                                                    • Ginger Ale

                                                                                                      • Sprite

                                                                                                        • Orange Juice

                                                                                                          • Cranberry Juice

                                                                                                            • Shirley Temple

                                                                                                              Brunch

                                                                                                              Saturday & SundayS from 11 am - 2pm

                                                                                                              • Classic Eggs Benedict$11.00

                                                                                                                Two perfectly poached eggs over two buttermilk biscuits with smoked ham and a thyme-infused hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of rosemary breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit

                                                                                                                • Crab Cake Benedict$14.00

                                                                                                                  Two buttermilk biscuits topped with our signature local crab cakes and two poached eggs. Served over applewood bacon then drizzled with a thyme-infused hollandaise sauce. Served with a side of rosemary breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit

                                                                                                                  • Huevos Rancheros$10.00

                                                                                                                    Two authentic corn tortilla shells topped with your style of eggs, (sunnyside up or scrambled) topped with a homemade ranchera salsa and fresh cilantro. Served with rosemary breakfast potatoes & fresh fruit

                                                                                                                    • The Morning Crabcake Sandwich$14.00

                                                                                                                      Two eggs (scrambled or sunnyside) over grain toast with fresh guacamole and two 2oz maryland crab cakes. Served with a side of rosemary breakfast potatoes

                                                                                                                      • Buttermilk Pancakes$7.00

                                                                                                                        Three fluffy buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup, powdered sugar and a side of fresh fruit

                                                                                                                        • Fresh Fruit Pancakes$9.00

                                                                                                                          Fresh seasonal berries mixed with our buttermilk pancakes & served with maple syrup, powdered sugar and a side of fresh fruit

                                                                                                                          Breakfast Omelets

                                                                                                                          All omelets are served with a buttermilk biscuit, whipped butter, a side of rosemary breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit

                                                                                                                          • Arugula Omelet$8.00

                                                                                                                            Fresh arugula, provolone & applewood bacon

                                                                                                                            • Garden Omelet$9.00

                                                                                                                              Fresh tomato, red pepper, onion and cabot cheddar cheese

                                                                                                                              • Crab Omelet$13.00

                                                                                                                                Lump crabmeat & creamy crab spread topped with cheddar cheese, old bay & green onion

                                                                                                                                • Ranchera Omelet$9.00

                                                                                                                                  Smoked ham, american cheese & asparagus rolled into an omelet topped with a homemade ranchera sauce and cilantro

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                                                                                                                                  What 327 people are saying

                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                  3.9
                                                                                                                                  3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                  • 3.9Food
                                                                                                                                  • 3.8Service
                                                                                                                                  • 3.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                  • 3.5Value

                                                                                                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                  79% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                  1. TL

                                                                                                                                    TheatreLvr

                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Crab dip appetizer was disappointing- not much crab in it. Dinner was good. Nothing fancy ambiance.

                                                                                                                                  2. VA

                                                                                                                                    VictoriaA

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    The restaurant was mysteriously closed on a Wednesday with no reason given, despite an open table reservation made for that date.

                                                                                                                                  3. IS

                                                                                                                                    ImSoyHappy

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                    Don't go on a really hot summer day. The restaurant does not have central AC, only one account unit on each level. Food was ok, our server tried but we kept having to remind him to bring us something. Crabs were great size but very light on seasoning.

                                                                                                                                  4. JH

                                                                                                                                    JustinH

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    This is by far my favorite restaurant in the area. I live in New York and have contemplated driving four hours for the crab dip alone. Great place.

                                                                                                                                  5. KR

                                                                                                                                    KateR

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Our server was great, we had young kids who were fussy and he catered to our every request without faultering and was so friendly. The food was delicious and the kids ate more than they usually would have.

                                                                                                                                  6. SH

                                                                                                                                    SteveH

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    I had reserved a business lunch for Riptide by the Bay for four, and when we got there the upstairs dining area I specifically asked for was closed. The downstairs bar doesn't even have a table that seats four. So we left and went to Coopers, which was great. Thanks Coopers for saving my business lunch! I'll be back.

                                                                                                                                  7. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                    The Shrimp wonton appetizer where delicious The seafood combo platter was great! The serving of a glass of wine was disappointing But overall food was good. Last minute choice but not bad

                                                                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Had dinner here last night and decided instead of risking something new to go back for another great meal. Has some short staffing problems which is management's fault, but food was still excellent. Staff there bust it's butt to make up for management's lack of management. I'm a chef and really appreciate great food. Sad for the staff 's lack of support by whoever is in charge.

                                                                                                                                  9. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    What a very pleasant experience. Has a casual, local feel. Staff was a well oiled machine and friendly. Food was what good dinner dreams are made of. So much so I went and talked to the chef, such a nice, friendly guy. Highly recommend it.

                                                                                                                                  10. JH

                                                                                                                                    JanH

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Yummy Seafood combo chowder! Super service! Fun place! Everyone treated us so nicely... lotsa smiles!

                                                                                                                                  11. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Appetizers were better than the meal which was very disappointing.

                                                                                                                                  12. a

                                                                                                                                    akkitten

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    We had really been looking forward to trying this place, but did not even stay long enough to order drinks. We were seated at a table with food bits on it, the booth seats were dirty, and the restaurant smelled. The toilet was clogged. Usually we will at least try a place, but we didn't feel comfortable ordering food for our little one here, much less ourselves.

                                                                                                                                  13. AV

                                                                                                                                    AlexVA

                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Attractive setting and ambiance, but food was so-so and service was not very attentive.

                                                                                                                                  14. K

                                                                                                                                    Kelly

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Came for the crab legs and were not disappointed. I got my boyfriend hooked on them in the past so we drove here from PA to enjoy them while exploring Baltimore for the weekend. The service was good. We weren’t a huge fan of the beer selection but we didn’t come for the beer so it wasn’t a big problem. The pina colada frozen cocktail was delicious though.

                                                                                                                                  15. F

                                                                                                                                    Ferg

                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 31, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Very good seafood. No complaints on anything.

                                                                                                                                  16. NN

                                                                                                                                    NormanN

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Third time to eat and drink here. This time was really disappointing. Service wasn't good. Food was overly spiced. Returned one app because it was too spicy to eat even by me who loves spicy food. Drinks were nothing special.

                                                                                                                                  17. SS

                                                                                                                                    SillySockFactory

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                    This is a great spot on Thames St. to eat. We were in the mood for seafood and were happy to find Riptide via a search on yelp. We chose it because the pictures looked like the seating was slightly more spread out than some other locations in that area. There were 4 adults and a toddler. We had enough room at our table and the area we dined in (upstairs) was indeed spread out. Although the service was slightly on the slow side, the food was delicious. We also had a few cocktails that everyone really enjoyed. There was a nice seafood selection including large platters big enough to serve a group. The food was priced a bit on the high side but everything was really delicious so it was hard to complain about that. We really enjoyed our time there. The biggest downside was the parking was pretty tough on a Friday night.

                                                                                                                                  18. S

                                                                                                                                    Samantha

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    Restaurant was closed- didn’t receive any communication from the restaurant. I assume this was due to weather- there was snow earlier but roads were cleared and most snow had melted by early afternoon. Luckily many great bars and restaurants were open. We had a great night!

                                                                                                                                  19. BN

                                                                                                                                    BernieNate

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    I made the reservation through Open Table to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I have always had good experiences with their reservation system. Unfortunately, I did not this time. The restaurant was closed and neither the restaurant nor Open Table notified me. It was embarrassing to say the least.

                                                                                                                                  20. G

                                                                                                                                    Gary

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                    We come to Riptide almost every time we drive up to Fells Point. Skip the lines and the prices at Thames Oyster House, and go to Riptide. You will be happy!

                                                                                                                                  21. d

                                                                                                                                    dalp

                                                                                                                                    Denver

                                                                                                                                    48 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    48 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                    Food was very good and server was friendly and helpful, but the seating system was atrocious, the place was horribly noisy (ending with an overwhelmingly loud bar singer) and the booze was horribly overpriced ($17.50 for a Manhattan? Give me a break!).

                                                                                                                                  22. AS

                                                                                                                                    ArtSalvagno

                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    If you looking for good service and good food, Riptide is one of the areas best eateries and bars in town. Just don't ask for dessert. Apparently they were out of dessert on a Friday evening.

                                                                                                                                  23. CM

                                                                                                                                    CarrieM

                                                                                                                                    Raleigh

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    I wish I could have eaten here and given a great review, but after making a reservation, I showed up and the restaurant was closed. I understand there was snow but I even checked the website and facebook page and there was no mention of the restaurant being closed. I was in town for business.

                                                                                                                                  24. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                    The food was delicious the service was great,the price was very reasonable and the people were friendly

                                                                                                                                  25. MZ

                                                                                                                                    MaryZ

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                    The food was not good and was not very warm. The service was terrible, getting drinks was very difficult. Definitely would not recommend this to anyone.

                                                                                                                                  26. L

                                                                                                                                    Laura

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    The food was delicious and fresh/homemade, and the service was great. They make their own pasta and have their own crab boats on the bay seasonally. The portion size was rather small, especially the lobster ravioli, which was only 4 ravioli for $22 with no bread served. We made a reservation for 2 and they saved a table for us right by the window with a nice view of the harbor and Sagamore Pendry hotel. There was a little noise from the kitchen, because there is no kitchen door, but it wasn't overly crowded or noisy.

                                                                                                                                  27. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 18, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                    My office went 2 years ago for our holiday lunch and it was GREAT...which is why we decided to go back this year. However, the food wasn't the best. The sea bass was cooked with TOO MUCH butter...one in my party couldn't eat it because of that very reason...she had to order something else. The drink options were limited...and there was only 2 options for dessert.

                                                                                                                                  28. JD

                                                                                                                                    JoyD

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 2, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    The Riptide came to us with high recommendations. We thought we would fine a very fine"white tablecloth" establishment and were surprised to find a small little restaurant. The food was fantastic. Order the crab cakes! They were SO TASTY!

                                                                                                                                  29. D

                                                                                                                                    Drea

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 2, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    I took my mom here 12/2/17 for a birthday brunch and the food was amazing, music was great but it was extremely cold which prevented us from relaxing as I was shivering and had to eat with my coat & scarf on.

                                                                                                                                  30. SC

                                                                                                                                    SherrelC

                                                                                                                                    Houston

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 8, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Crab cake sandwich tasty but not the same temp in middle as outer layer. Hand cut fries awesome. We were there at 12pm on a Wednesday- easily have a conversation.

                                                                                                                                  31. TL

                                                                                                                                    TomL

                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 6, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    The food was very good and the service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit in Fells Point.

                                                                                                                                  32. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 26, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                    The service was less than stellar and we were charged full price for Happy Hour drinks.

                                                                                                                                  33. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 12, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    We went there for blue crabs and we got them. They put paper on the table, brought out the most amazing crabs, smeared with old bay, along side some hand cut fries and this yummy granny smith apple cole slaw. The crabs were sweet & juicy. So was the slaw.

                                                                                                                                  34. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 6, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    Bad service- waitress never asked if we wanted refills and never checked on us. Food was subpar and very small portions. I wish I had listened to the bad reviews.

                                                                                                                                  35. XF

                                                                                                                                    XFTdi

                                                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 29, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    会社の上司と来店。スパイシーな粉にまみれた蒸し蟹(ブルークラブ)の甲羅をハンマーで叩き割りながら豪快に食べる。美味しく、楽しい食事になり、上司も大満足。家族、友人との食事にオススメ。

                                                                                                                                  36. AT

                                                                                                                                    ATWLD

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 25, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                    The seafood chowder was outstanding! I also had the crab cakes with potatoe salad. The crab cakes were great but i thought the pototoe salad had too many ingredients. Overall very tasty meal. Soup/Entree/soda- $50 a person including tip

                                                                                                                                  37. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 23, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Every time I am in Baltimore, I go to Riptide by the Bay. Their seafood chowder is so good that I struggle to only order a cup instead of a bowl- even when I know it means I'll never finish my entree. YYUUUMMMMY!!!

                                                                                                                                  38. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 23, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                    Overall experience was average. The crab cake was mostly filling and very disappointing. However, it did not say it was lump or back fin so I should have known. Drinks were good and appetizers were a little above average.

                                                                                                                                  39. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Indiana

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                    We were under the impression it was upscale. But we didn't know it turned into a club. They sat us right next to a loud speaker. We were wanting a romantic date. The crab was Tony. Not worth the money.

                                                                                                                                  40. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Denver

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 15, 2017

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Amazing Maryland Crab Soup! Nice service. Quality of food good however did not care for the crab ravioli - did not seem homemade and flavor of crab potato mixture and cheese sauce off. Cheese sauce on top of ravioli, the worst - processed cheese is not what I would expect for $22 a dish.

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