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Dock of the Bay, Sparrows Point, MD

Dock of the Bay

4.2
4.2
222 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Dock of the Bay is located directly in front of the Craighill Lighthouse & Pleasure Island (the island south of Hartmiller Island), in the cut on the Chesapeake Bay. It is situated on Cuckhold Point, just north of North Point State Park. Just look for the pink building with the blue awnings.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–8:00 pm Breakfast Sun 8:30 am–11:30 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 477-8100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We can deliver food for you party with limits on how far we can travel. Please talk to us about your catering needs.
  • Private party facilities
    We host private events including crab feasts for 30-60 in our patio and 60 to 100 outside in our courtyard (weather permitting)
  • Private party contact
    Ken Boone: (410) 477-8100
  • Neighborhood
    Sparrows Point
  • Parking details
    6 handicap spots and 90 regular spots on premises.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

222 Reviews
  1. BobH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience with friends. Always our to go place for dinner. Great job.

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  2. PlayingAround123

    Baltimore

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great crabs, great vibe, no waiting for a table, inside or outside seating, all with a view!

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  3. LindaM

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We wanted to eat outside because it was a beautiful night and had a great meal! We also appreciated being able to make a reservation.

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  4. Seafoodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was awesome there are many options to choose from . The prices on their menu were very reasonable. And a great anveonse over looking the water and the boats.

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  5. patz

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant experience. We ate outside on a beautiful day. We both had cream of crab soup and crab cake sandwiches. The soup didn’t have a lot of crab meat, but was very tasty. The crab cakes were big and full of good lump meat. The crab cake could have been hotter (especially in the middle), but I like my food hot. We both had one drink (1 beer, 1 wine) and the bill was about $70.

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  6. DavidA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. The rockfish platters were absolutely delicious! What a great place for my fiancees birthday.

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  7. PenelopeM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was thoroughly disappointed. Even with a reservation, I waited for the hostess to even acknowledge I had arrived for about 10 minutes. When she arrived she checked to see if a table was available outdoors, which contributed to a wait of another 10 minutes. Once seated, we were never addressed by the waitresses. Sitting for another 20 minutes, I asked the waitress who was responsible for our table. While she was polite, she said she'd find out, but she never returned nor did anyone ever tend to our table. I find it difficult to believe that we were seated next to patrons who were tended to as they were about to leave, and the table on the opposite side that arrived 10 minutes after us, and they were tended to. I believe I know why this occurred, but I'll leave that speculation as just that. I hope no one else has this experience, especially on Father's Day. Left after this never to return or recommend to anyone. Unable to leave a private message, so I hope management retrieves this to make corrections.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Cream of crab soup was a bit salty. Five of us got the soup but two could not finish more than half. I wanted to order crabs but was told they didn’t have any for sale. Others were eating crabs including people that came much later than us. It was the main reason I picked the restaurant as they are showcased on the website. It was a Fathers Day disappointment to not have crabs or an explanation like they needed to be reserved a head of time. I would come back for the normal menu and location but will look elsewhere when ready to eat some crabs.

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  9. RebeccaN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointing experience on Father's Day. We were specifically looking to have crabs and made a reservation here because other restaurants that serve steamed crabs were not taking reservations. I am from out of town and this was my first time at this restaurant. The listing on open table did not in anyway indicate that anything special was happening at this restaurant for Father's day. However, when we arrived, the waitress told us there was a reduced menu, no substitutions allowed, and crabs were only available to groups that have called ahead to pre-reserve them. We had no way to know this and so we couldn't have crabs. I have made OpenTable reservations for other holidays and there is always a bright red notice if there is a reduced menu or you need to call to reserve a specific menu item. We stayed, because we were hungry, and the food we had was okay. But still really disappointing.

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  10. JoanneM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time--lovely location, lovely food, lovely service. And outside music level was good. inside it was way too loud.

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  11. MaryB

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the crabcake special. Great deal! Cakes were delicious! Service was superb. We're looking forward to going back.

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  12. EdwardJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent. The servers are pleasant and very attentive . I love the drive to the restaurant . The price for seafood is reasonable.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Docked our boat and had a delectable lunch! This place exceeded expectations and got our Memorial Day weekend off to an awesome start, thank you!

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  14. MicheleG

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to Dock of the Bay. Great people and really good food.

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  15. BuddyW

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful evening to eat outside. Our server Maddy was attentive and gave great suggestions.

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  16. mmmm

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, simple, tasty. Didn’t get to order the crab, but I watched them coming out and they looked great. Will be back to get crabs next time.

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  17. ERICS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Server took too long she did not seem to want to wait on us and at the end of the evening I gave her more because the food was good not because her service was good yet she was gave me a stare when I asked for change. According to the 15% gratuity I gave her an additional $20 and she still had an attitude!

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  18. SusanE

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great mother's day visit, only wished menu for mothers day was visible on site as we thought it was going to be a brunch at 11 am and it was all lunch/dinner meals

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  19. Looking4goodfood

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside which was the highlight, great weather great view and playground to keep children entertained. Unfortunately food was horrible, hardly ate. Crab dip wasn’t mixed so chunks of cream cheese, shrimp salad tasted like onions and crab cake was raw in middle. No manager came to address so we paid bill and left still hungry. Calling restaurant to see if manager will give a refund. Was expensive then went somewhere else to eat so really went to enjoy view and get some drinks. If manager doesn’t refund will never be back but if they do may say kitchen had a bad day and try again

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  20. MargaretK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Will go back! Very good food , nice views.

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  21. AndyK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Slow service, food was warm not hot, crab dip was awful, drinks very weak

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great Team ! It’s like family at Dock of the bay . Food is great and the drinks are the bomb ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  23. CliffordA

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices were reasonable, view was great, and service was attentive

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  24. KellyG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and excellent food and you cant beat the view!

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  25. PeteD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, and great for kids. Went with 8 and 6 year old, and they loved the fish and chips (split between them).

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait staff were not knowledge of their wine list or if one existed at all. The restaurant has incorporated a new menu that restricts guests from making side order choices on most of the meals. The meals come with set sides that are zucchini and a potato mostly. When I dine I want full freedom to pick what I want to eat. I ordered a medium steak and received a well done steak, no time to send it back for it took about 30 mins to receive it in the first place. This restaurant is trying hard to revamp which is understandable however, they need to be aware of their current customers and customer’s taste. Don’t fix what isn’t broken!!

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  27. Charli

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Used to enjoy the food. This time our food was sub par

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  28. DianeW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was great and our waitress was exceptional.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. MaryE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dining area very small, & dark. View of the bay was very nice.

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  30. brownsugar

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been coming here for the last 4 years for Thanksgiving dinner. I love the prices and you can get a Thanksgiving meal or seafood. Less crowded than usual this year but still a great 3 course meal and no wait.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. JenS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and portions were large, great experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. mmmm

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clean, simple, and tasty. Just what I wanted, an easy restaurant, on the water, with good food.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Celebration

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    all 5 people really enjoyed their dishes and the one with a crabcake said it was the best she ever had.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. MaryR

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loud football cheering 👏🏻👏🏻

    1 person found this helpful

  35. ShopaholicMom

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok, nothing special. Service was slow and it wasn't even busy. Nice water view. Glad to have tried it but will not go again.

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  36. MaryR

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch

    1 person found this helpful

  37. MikeS

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I reserved a table outside for my birthday dinner. It was a hot evening but so nice to sit under an umbrella by the water. The food was tasty and the service very good. I'd go back and recommend that others give it a try.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. TonB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The ribs were grilled to long so they were hard but the Stuff shrimp with crab meat and the crab cakes were good

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  39. SamD

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t say anything but good things . The good service, good food, and great prices will bring us back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good value Great Virws

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Dock of the Bay is rated 4.2 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Dock of the Bay

9025 Cuckold Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sparrows Point
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Tue, Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–8:00 pm Breakfast Sun 8:30 am–11:30 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    6 handicap spots and 90 regular spots on premises.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 477-8100
  • Catering
    We can deliver food for you party with limits on how far we can travel. Please talk to us about your catering needs.
  • Private party facilities
    We host private events including crab feasts for 30-60 in our patio and 60 to 100 outside in our courtyard (weather permitting)
  • Private party contact
    Ken Boone: (410) 477-8100
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