By the Docks

★★★☆☆
  • 3321 Eastern Blvd

    Middle River, MD 21220

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  • 410-686-1188

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Mon - Fri, 11am - 9pm; Sat, Sun, 11am - 10pm

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First inpression means a lot the girl jhostess she rolled her eyes as i asked for name then we waited a additional hour it npo the wait it worthj it but hjwer no qwe dont come back as much Ohj jher name was ashleuy by the way we are mot tjhe only ones

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★★☆☆☆

First inpression means a lot the girl jhostess she rolled her eyes as i asked for name then we waited a additional hour it npo the wait it worthj it but hjwer no qwe dont come back as much Ohj jher name was ashleuy by the way we are mot tjhe only ones

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The wait is horrible, but I guess they are busy for a reason. Surprisingly it was worth the wait. The crab cakes & steaks are delicious! The service was good too.

4
★★★★☆

The wait is horrible, but I guess they are busy for a reason. Surprisingly it was worth the wait. The crab cakes & steaks are delicious! The service was good too.

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I made a 2pm reservation for 5 and a highchair at By the Docks for Mother's Day.
We got there at 2pm and they told me there would be a 15 minute wait because they were "backed up."
Well, by 2:30 we were getting restless, especially since several parties of 12 or more had arrived and been seated since we got there. We were finally sat by a rather rude hostess at 2:55, and there was no highchair in sight.
By this point we were starving and annoyed, so luckily the server was quick and we got our food and drinks quickly. The food is good, but the quality of the crabcakes has definitely gone downhill since the restaurant opened- they have gradually started adding more filler and less crabmeat.
This restaurant is NOT WORTH the wait or dealing with the rude staff!

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★★☆☆☆

I made a 2pm reservation for 5 and a highchair at By the Docks for Mother's Day.
We got there at 2pm and they told me there would be a 15 minute wait because they were "backed up."
Well, by 2:30 we were getting restless, especially since several parties of 12 or more had arrived and been seated since we got there. We were finally sat by a rather rude hostess at 2:55, and there was no highchair in sight.
By this point we were starving and annoyed, so luckily the server was quick and we got our food and drinks quickly. The food is good, but the quality of the crabcakes has definitely gone downhill since the restaurant opened- they have gradually started adding more filler and less crabmeat.
This restaurant is NOT WORTH the wait or dealing with the rude staff!

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We have been to By the Docks a few times and have not been disappointed. If you are going on a week-end make sure you make reservations or you will be waiting up to 1 1/2 hours! The food is very good, although their prices are a little higher than some places in the area.

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★★★☆☆

We have been to By the Docks a few times and have not been disappointed. If you are going on a week-end make sure you make reservations or you will be waiting up to 1 1/2 hours! The food is very good, although their prices are a little higher than some places in the area.

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They have great food and great service. I would recommend this place for anyone. CRAB CAKES are Great. I don't know what the person below is talking about but I don't think they have ever really been there. Anyone who has ever been there knows the parking is tough because they are so good the fill up fast and always have a line.

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★★★★★

They have great food and great service. I would recommend this place for anyone. CRAB CAKES are Great. I don't know what the person below is talking about but I don't think they have ever really been there. Anyone who has ever been there knows the parking is tough because they are so good the fill up fast and always have a line.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Parking

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Here in Bowleys Quarters this is not the best Maryland style crabcakes. If you are looking for pasterized crabmeat from Vietnam, Venezuela or China then this is the restaurant for you! Their crabcakes were full of fillers and tasted like fish. I would rather spend one or two dollars more for a crabcake made withh crabmeat from the United States then eat these awful crabcakes

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★☆☆☆☆

Here in Bowleys Quarters this is not the best Maryland style crabcakes. If you are looking for pasterized crabmeat from Vietnam, Venezuela or China then this is the restaurant for you! Their crabcakes were full of fillers and tasted like fish. I would rather spend one or two dollars more for a crabcake made withh crabmeat from the United States then eat these awful crabcakes

Pros: Parking

Cons: Quality of seafood

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I have heard about this place from a few friends and that they have good crab-cakes. So heard over with a few gal pals for dinner this past Tuesday night. I couldn't believe it was a busy as it was for a Tuesday.

I got the Single Crab Cake Platter- lump crab meat seasoned and you can get it broiled or rired. It was pretty good. It came with a salad and baked potato.

The only thing that I didn't care for was the reservation policy. When I called they said they wouldn't seat everyone till the entire party was there and there was a 15 minute leeway for it. Now I guess since it was a week day and snowing out they didn't push the whole 15 minute thing (some of my party was bit late).

I went Back on 5.26.08
My parents and aunt were in town this past weekend for my Master's Graduation and we wanted to out for seafood on Monday.

Three of us (myself included) got the Jewels of the Sea ($28.99) - petite lobster tail, crab cake, jumbo shrimp & jumbo scallops broiled and served with drawn butter. My dad got the Broiled Seafood Platter ($27.99)- crab cake, stuffed oyster, shrimp, scallops and a filet of flounder that is broiled in lemon butter. My husband got the By the Docks Crab Cake ($24.99) - two lump crab cakes. Each meal was served with a side salad, bread/butter and a side.

Everything was done to perfections. No one found shells in the crab cake (or at least didn't mention that they did- I didn't). The scallops were tender and not chewy. The shrimp and lobster were also cooked to perfection. We all had leftovers to bring home- enough for my lunch today and for my husband to have them also with a dinner the next night.

5
★★★★★

I have heard about this place from a few friends and that they have good crab-cakes. So heard over with a few gal pals for dinner this past Tuesday night. I couldn't believe it was a busy as it was for a Tuesday.

I got the Single Crab Cake Platter- lump crab meat seasoned and you can get it broiled or rired. It was pretty good. It came with a salad and baked potato.

The only thing that I didn't care for was the reservation policy. When I called they said they wouldn't seat everyone till the entire party was there and there was a 15 minute leeway for it. Now I guess since it was a week day and snowing out they didn't push the whole 15 minute thing (some of my party was bit late).

I went Back on 5.26.08
My parents and aunt were in town this past weekend for my Master's Graduation and we wanted to out for seafood on Monday.

Three of us (myself included) got the Jewels of the Sea ($28.99) - petite lobster tail, crab cake, jumbo shrimp & jumbo scallops broiled and served with drawn butter. My dad got the Broiled Seafood Platter ($27.99)- crab cake, stuffed oyster, shrimp, scallops and a filet of flounder that is broiled in lemon butter. My husband got the By the Docks Crab Cake ($24.99) - two lump crab cakes. Each meal was served with a side salad, bread/butter and a side.

Everything was done to perfections. No one found shells in the crab cake (or at least didn't mention that they did- I didn't). The scallops were tender and not chewy. The shrimp and lobster were also cooked to perfection. We all had leftovers to bring home- enough for my lunch today and for my husband to have them also with a dinner the next night.

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This is a nice restaurant, good service, clean, nice atmosphere...HOWEVER...I eat for one reason Their delicious, crabcakes...they're huge!!! Here in Bowleys Quarter's we know crabs and this place has the best..by far..crabcake you will ever eat

2
★★★★★

This is a nice restaurant, good service, clean, nice atmosphere...HOWEVER...I eat for one reason Their delicious, crabcakes...they're huge!!! Here in Bowleys Quarter's we know crabs and this place has the best..by far..crabcake you will ever eat

Pros: Perfect Maryland style crabcakes

Cons: It's addictive!!

 

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