Riptide by the Bay

Riptide by the Bay

Seafood Restaurant and Bar · Fells Point
1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

More than a seafood restaurant and crab house, Riptide houses innovation and entertainment that is fresh, colorful and fun. It's where the locals lounge.


Based on 144 votes

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    Krissy P.
    "The best crab dip!"(5 Tips)
    Audrey B.
    "We loved the mahi fish tacos and the scallops with lobster risotto."(6 Tips)
    "Highly recommend the seafood ceviche and raw oysters."(5 Tips)
    Chad W.
    "crab cake sliders"(3 Tips)
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  • crab
  • oysters
  • garlic shrimp pizza
  • cocktails
  • daily specials
  • good for a late night
  • mussels
  • margaritas
  • scallops
  • lively
  • salads
  • breakfast food
  • beer
  • music
  • brunch food
  • Natty Boh
  • mango sauce
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • dinner
  • lunch
  • Éanna M.

    Yeah. Now that's a proper surf and turf

    Éanna McClean · 3 weeks ago
  • Karen J.

    Having lunch-- Maryland Crab Bisque and a Cesar Salad. The service is so so.

    Karen Johnson · October 14
  • Lisa D.

    The lobster bisque was outrageous!

    Lisa Darak-Druck · October 13
  • Gregory S.

    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.

    Gregory Schwender · September 13
  • Gina S.

    Yummmmm... We love the brunch. $3.50 mimosas

    Gina Salacki · June 22
  • Natalie

    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.

    Natalie · May 25
  • GoLacey Go

    Cute bartenders, great drink service.

    GoLacey Go · October 26, 2014
  • Hadley S.

    Awesome crab dip

    Hadley Smith · September 1, 2014
  • Krissy R.

    Watermelon mojito - yum! Great food & good drinks!

    Krissy R-Harris · July 14, 2014
  • Andi

    Go for the fried oysters - yummy and big

    Andi · July 10, 2014
  • Victoria B.

    Delicious summer cocktails!

    Victoria Ballestero · June 24, 2014
  • Jen

    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.

    Jen · May 13, 2014
  • Keri M.

    Horrible service. Wasn't checked on once. Only ordered my soup.. Couldn't even get my entree order in. 👎

    Keri Mederich · May 1, 2014
  • Bryan H.

    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!

    Bryan Hero Hogan · April 13, 2014
  • Audrey B.

    Amazing crab dip! Great service. We loved the mahi fish tacos and the scallops with lobster risotto. Fantastic find!

    Audrey Bell · April 10, 2014
  • Julian B.

    Great service, the lobster ravioli were fabulous. Crab cakes are also pretty good. The bisque, not so much. Pretty good experience.

    Julian Bravo · January 16, 2014
  • The Baltimore Sun

    Baltimore's Best Bars 2013: "This tiny Fells Point seafood bar is a nice change of pace from its Thames Street peers."

    The Baltimore Sun · December 9, 2013
  • Mark D.

    Mussels, the sauce is great

    Mark Davis · September 6, 2013
  • Mark D.

    The mussels are awesome.

    Mark Davis · September 6, 2013
  • Stacy N.

    Great music! Rosemary potatoes were awesome

    Stacy Nail · September 1, 2013
  • Kayon C.

    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.

    Kayon Cox · July 27, 2013
  • Lauren

    You have got to try the Old Bay Wings! Umm, umm!

    Lauren · July 8, 2013
  • Michael W.

    The Brussels sprout salad is amazing!

    Michael Wilkinson · July 6, 2013
  • William S.

    Good crab dip

    William Smith · July 4, 2013
  • Ben G.

    The burger with bacon marmalade is like sex in the mouth.

    Ben Gehle · June 30, 2013
  • Ashley A.

    Tuna tartar and crabs were amazing! I wanted to lick the plate. Basil melon crush cocktail was also very good.

    Ashley America · June 22, 2013
  • Ken C.

    Out of town visitor, 2 visits this week. Food great, see liz behind the bar for awesome bloody mary.

    Ken Conrad · June 2, 2013
  • Brooke M.

    Try the pulled chicken nachos! Amazing.

    Brooke Massicot · April 14, 2013
  • Amanda D.

    The fish tacos are damn good. And they play good tunes :)

    Amanda DeStefano · April 14, 2013
  • Stace T.

    The fish tacos are the tits!

    Stace T-Rex · April 8, 2013
  • Nicole C.

    Great food, amazing staff!

    Nicole Clark · March 30, 2013
  • Vanessa

    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!

    Vanessa · March 9, 2013
  • Bryan H.

    Food is pretty good. Fish tacos are hit or miss. Beer is average priced bottles are colder than draft

    Bryan Hero Hogan · March 9, 2013
  • James T.

    Bar tenders were awesome. Gorgonzola stuffed olives and live music.

    James T · February 22, 2013
  • Jeremy B.

    Better off going to Thames St Oyster Bar...

    Jeremy Bass · December 2, 2012
  • Nina L.

    Chris does *not* know how to play anything by the talking heads.

    Nina Lopatina · October 20, 2012
  • Selina M.

    Great food, lousy service

    Selina McLaughlin · August 19, 2012
  • Gina R.

    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.

    Gina R · June 24, 2012
  • Krissy P.

    The best crab dip! Although I do miss the bread bowl :(

    Krissy Pomeroy · June 1, 2012
  • Chad W.

    The seafood is very fresh, ceviche is a bit spicy but amazing, crab cake sliders were amazing.

    Chad Wilson · May 26, 2012
  • Katie

    Highly recommend the seafood ceviche and raw oysters.

    Katie · May 12, 2012
  • Jaimie W.

    Thank God they don't play "rap"!!!

    Jaimie Watson · April 29, 2012
  • Theresa B.

    Get the dip!

    Theresa B · April 7, 2012
  • James M.

    Blue Crabs were awesome! Great service and friendly staff! Would love to go back

    James Melgarejo · March 25, 2012
  • Joe C.

    Excellent crabs- service fantastic. Sit outside.

    Joe Catuzzi · March 10, 2012
  • Liz B.

    No crab, no fish of the day. Hmmm...what else is there to get?

    Liz B. · February 16, 2012
  • Wines By Raz

    Try the Assorted Oysters - Breakfast of champions

    Wines By Raz · February 12, 2012
  • catherine D.

    They changed their menu, and its not good

    catherine Dalton · February 12, 2012
  • catherine D.

    They changed their menu recently, and not for the better

    catherine Dalton · February 12, 2012
  • cheriana

    Garlic shrimp pizza is amazing, say hi to Ryan at the bar :)

    cheriana · September 2, 2011

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