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Riptide by the Bay

Riptide by the Bay

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Fells Point, Baltimore
  • Krissy P.
    "The best crab dip!"(5 Tips)
    "Highly recommend the seafood ceviche and raw oysters."(7 Tips)
    Audrey B.
    "We loved the mahi fish tacos and the scallops with lobster risotto."(6 Tips)
    Sophia J.
    "The muscles are awesome as well as the crab cakes"(4 Tips)
64 Tips and reviews
  • crab
  • oysters
  • garlic shrimp pizza
  • cocktails
  • daily specials
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  • Sophia J.
    Sophia JacksonSeptember 15
    The muscles are awesome as well as the crab cakes
  • Cristián M.
    Great daily Specials! Margarita &Taco Monday; $6 burger Wednesday with $2.5 Beer; $1 Oyster Thursday, $4 oyster shooter, $6 martini. Otherwise a $3off cocktails Happy Hour 4-7
  • Sierra B.
    Sierra BarkdollFebruary 1
    Okay 1st: this restaurant plays the most bomb music I've ever heard a restaurant play. 2nd: crap dip is ttl yum. Huge portions
  • David D.
    David DayAugust 21, 2016
    Nice food, friendly attentive service.
  • Éanna M.
    Éanna MNovember 1, 2015
    Yeah. Now that's a proper surf and turf
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonOctober 14, 2015
    Having lunch-- Maryland Crab Bisque and a Cesar Salad. The service is so so.
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa Darak-DruckOctober 13, 2015
    The lobster bisque was outrageous!
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SchwenderSeptember 13, 2015
    Chicken Tacos look good; lack flavor. Crab Bisque lacks crab. Mahi Tacos; not seasoned. Food came out at different times. Meh to the whole experience.
  • Natalie
    NatalieMay 25, 2015
    Their oysters are fresh and delicious. I recommend the Maryland crab cake. It's ALL meat and they serve you two cakes. The salad that comes along with it is delicious as well.
  • GoLacey Go
    GoLacey GoOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cute bartenders, great drink service.
  • Hadley S.
    Hadley SmithSeptember 1, 2014
    Awesome crab dip
  • Krissy R.
    Krissy R-HarrisJuly 14, 2014
    Watermelon mojito - yum! Great food & good drinks!
  • Andi
    AndiJuly 10, 2014
    Go for the fried oysters - yummy and big
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BallesteroJune 24, 2014
    Delicious summer cocktails!
  • Jen
    JenMay 13, 2014
    Great service at the bar. I'll return here every time I come to the area. Great daily specials for food and drinks. Make friends with the bartender, it'll serve you well, I promise.
  • Keri M.
    Keri MederichMay 1, 2014
    Horrible service. Wasn't checked on once. Only ordered my soup.. Couldn't even get my entree order in. 👎
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan Hero HoganApril 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst crab mac and cheese in Baltimore.... It should be illegal to call this "crab" Mac and cheese! It's mac and cheese. There is no crab!
  • Audrey B.
    Audrey BellApril 10, 2014
    Amazing crab dip! Great service. We loved the mahi fish tacos and the scallops with lobster risotto. Fantastic find!
  • Julian B.
    Julian BravoJanuary 16, 2014
    Great service, the lobster ravioli were fabulous. Crab cakes are also pretty good. The bisque, not so much. Pretty good experience.
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunDecember 9, 2013
    Baltimore's Best Bars 2013: "This tiny Fells Point seafood bar is a nice change of pace from its Thames Street peers."
  • Mark D.
    Mark DavisSeptember 6, 2013
    Mussels, the sauce is great
  • Mark D.
    Mark DavisSeptember 6, 2013
    The mussels are awesome.
  • Stacy N.
    Stacy NailSeptember 1, 2013
    Great music! Rosemary potatoes were awesome
  • Kayon C.
    Kayon CoxJuly 27, 2013
    The large crabs had the weight and size of medium crabs. The chicken quesadilla was nothing to rave aboit and the ceabs had more flavor to me than the crab flat bread. Great service.
  • Lauren
    LaurenJuly 8, 2013
    You have got to try the Old Bay Wings! Umm, umm!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WilkinsonJuly 6, 2013
    The Brussels sprout salad is amazing!
  • William S.
    William SmithJuly 4, 2013
    Good crab dip
  • Ben G.
    Ben GehleJune 30, 2013
    The burger with bacon marmalade is like sex in the mouth.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AmericaJune 22, 2013
    Tuna tartar and crabs were amazing! I wanted to lick the plate. Basil melon crush cocktail was also very good.
  • Ken C.
    Ken ConradJune 2, 2013
    Out of town visitor, 2 visits this week. Food great, see liz behind the bar for awesome bloody mary.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DeStefanoApril 14, 2013
    The fish tacos are damn good. And they play good tunes :)
  • Stace T.
    Stace T-RexApril 8, 2013
    The fish tacos are the tits!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BlitzMarch 30, 2013
    Great food, amazing staff!
  • Vanessa
    VanessaMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is good. Fish tacos are meh. Chicken tacos are fantastic. Nachos are not your average bar nachos, they're better. We keep coming back, so it can't be that bad!
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan Hero HoganMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is pretty good. Fish tacos are hit or miss. Beer is average priced bottles are colder than draft
  • James T.
    James TFebruary 22, 2013
    Bar tenders were awesome. Gorgonzola stuffed olives and live music.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BassDecember 2, 2012
    Better off going to Thames St Oyster Bar...
  • - -.
    - -October 20, 2012
    Chris does *not* know how to play anything by the talking heads.
  • Selina M.
    Selina McLaughlinAugust 19, 2012
    Great food, lousy service
  • Gina R.
    Gina RJune 24, 2012
    Service was awful. The small crabs were tiny. She forgot our salad. Our crab dip came out after our crabs. The crab bisque tasted like wallpaper paste. Never again.
  • Krissy P.
    Krissy PomeroyJune 1, 2012
    The best crab dip! Although I do miss the bread bowl :(
  • Chad W.
    Chad WilsonMay 26, 2012
    The seafood is very fresh, ceviche is a bit spicy but amazing, crab cake sliders were amazing.
  • Katie
    KatieMay 12, 2012
    Highly recommend the seafood ceviche and raw oysters.
  • Jaimie "Cider" W.
    Jaimie "Cider" WatsonApril 29, 2012
    Thank God they don't play "rap"!!!
  • Theresa B.
    Theresa BApril 7, 2012
    Get the dip!
  • James M.
    James MelgarejoMarch 25, 2012
    Blue Crabs were awesome! Great service and friendly staff! Would love to go back
  • Joe C.
    Joe CatuzziMarch 10, 2012
    Excellent crabs- service fantastic. Sit outside.
  • Liz B.
    Liz B.February 16, 2012
    No crab, no fish of the day. Hmmm...what else is there to get?
  • Wines By Raz
    Wines By RazFebruary 12, 2012
    Try the Assorted Oysters - Breakfast of champions
  • catherine D.
    catherine DaltonFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They changed their menu, and its not good
  • catherine D.
    catherine DaltonFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They changed their menu recently, and not for the better
  • cheriana
    cherianaSeptember 2, 2011
    Garlic shrimp pizza is amazing, say hi to Ryan at the bar :)
  • Brian J.
    Brian JohnsonAugust 28, 2011
    The boys are fuckin hott
  • Bobby J.
    Bobby JonesAugust 20, 2011
    The crab pizza is amazing!
  • Sarah Z.
    Sarah ZerphyAugust 15, 2011
    No but seriously, don't ask.
  • Zina
    ZinaAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Despite probably being of the frozen variety, the black bean burger with mango sauce is delicious. Skip the nachos- the first ingredient appeared to be salt.
  • Vera H.
    Vera HolmanJuly 3, 2011
    The garlic shrimp pizza is on point!!!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SilvermanMay 17, 2011
    $1.50 Natty Bohs and awesome playlist make my long days shorter
  • Vivekananda N.
    Vivekananda NemanaApril 10, 2011
    Get the crab legs!
  • Stacy A.
    Stacy AdamNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the mojitos, but don't ask what's in the jar on the bar unless you like REALLY hot stuff.
  • Ken A.
    Ken AdamNovember 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I dare you to ask what's in the jar on the bar!8
  • Click On T.
    Click On ThisNovember 4, 2010
    As soon as I get my Blackberry - I'll be Mayor of Riptide's!!
  • Mikel
    MikelSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Chicken tacos are great and so are the Margaritas!!
  • Todd N.
    Todd NagelMay 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The owner is cool
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