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Riptide by the Bay

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Fells Point
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti
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1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416 (Between S. Ann St. and S. Broadway)
+1 410-732-3474
11:00 - 02:00
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Phoenix, Maryland, United States
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to sit outside and enjoy the weather for dinner. Located in Fells Point, this restaurant has inside and outside seating. Great views of the water. Seafood, burgers, and other fare.

Thank MLB5313
Buffalo, New York
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was part of a dozen business associates that ventured to the harbor area for drinks and dinner. Seated on the third floor, a long table was ready when we arrived. Drinks and a round of appetizers to share were efficiently served. Entrees included sea bass, crab cakes, crab legs and Maryland crabs. Everyone enjoyed their food. Service to get all... More 

Thank Don W
RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your review, Don! We hope you will come back to see us again for another round of crabs and crab legs! More 

new york
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked for a table upstairs and got a wonderful table with a view of the inner harbor. Our server was great, and when my husband wasn't able to get the entrée he ordered, Mike, the manager came out to speak to us personally. He did everything he could possible do to make sure we enjoyed our meal-he gave us... More 

Thank nyer10
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to Riptide to enjoy your time in Baltimore! We look forward to having you back again when you are in the area! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really great! Service was great. Place is a little small for big groups but there wasn't a wait. Absolutely will come back soon!

Thank bingo0513
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here and hope to have you back again very soon! Thank you so much for leaving us your review. Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I stopped by here for dinner. It was a good meal, nothing spectacular. Of note, the clam chowder was very good. We had wanted to initially stop by for the brunch that was advertised, however we didn't make it there in time. Atmosphere was nice, somewhat "touristy" though with the decorations, like a Red Lobster.

Thank Carrera M
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Hi! We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed the clam chowder! Come back again to see us! Cheers! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

In the past, we've had great service and delicious meals; but this time when we dined here, we were extremely disappointed. We had to wait a very long time to get waited on and then when we ordered, it was another long wait to have our drinks served. The meals we ordered were cold and the food was not very... More 

Thank grannyr0sie
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations. Our goal is to serve our patrons with the same quality experience, regardless of the circumstances. We trust that our wait staff serve our guests to the best of their abilities, so your time with us definitely concerns me. Please get in touch with... More 

Lorrach, Germany
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped here for a short break around lunchtime and stayed longer... good atmosphere, easy, good food, good beer. And, after a visit you know everything about crabs, if you ask...

Thank Phillip L
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, Phillip!! We are thrilled you had such a great experience and look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It is a small spot that we almost walked right by. We went in and it was nice. The burger with a crabcake on top put a different spin on chicken chesapeake.The bartender was efficient and had some tricks. It was a subdued atmosphere, more of a dinner place, not the typical Fells Point bar.. ,

Thank Timothy M
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in, Timothy! We hope to see you back to earn that 5th star :) Thank you again! More 

Ankara, Turkey
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The establishment is essentially a bar with a few tables situated at the back serving food. Hygene is of primary importance for me in establishments of such nature. I must say that cleanliness is an issue that has to be delt with especially when we take the restrooms into consideration. Food was not bad. I had grilled salmon. On a... More 

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RiptidebytheBay, Owner at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We'd like to apologize for the unfavorable experience you've described. We will have a discussion with all of our wait staff regarding the way in which they direct our Customers. We hope you'll visit again and give us the opportunity to make a better impression for you. If you would like to... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I met up with a few of my friends here for dinner and it was awesome. One of my friends has a dog so they gave us a table in an outdoor/indoor area so the dog could come in. The food was delicious, our waiter was awesome, and the drinks were pretty good. Really enjoyed this place and would definitely... More 

Thank Sharell A
RiptidebytheBay, Manager at Riptide by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review, Sharell!! We hope to see you back again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3416
    (Between S. Ann St. and S. Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Cabs, Water Taxi
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 410-732-3474
In Fell's Point

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?