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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

Serving the best seafood in Ocean City, MD since 1989. Carry-out, dine-in and outdoor seating. Sourced fresh and local. Free shrimp samples every time!

Fresh Seafood - Shrimp, Crab & More

Head-on or Head-off Shrimp - This is the only place in the area to get head-on shrimp - ensuring the best flavor.

Boat to Table Freshness

We work with the best fishermen to bring you fresh, locally-sourced seafood.

Dine-In, Pick-Up, and Delivery

The Shrimp Boat Store

The Shrimp Boat is a popular destination for vacation-goers. For years, many said they wish they could enjoy Shrimp Boat year round. We’re not shellfish - we started Shrimp Boat Store to share our favorite products with you wherever you are. Order fresh seafood, our famous spices and sauces, and shrimpy swag online for home delivery.

Specials & Events

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  • Love bringing the family here. This is the first place our kids talk about when we book our annual Ocean City vacation.

  • I’ve lived here my whole life and never found better seafood. So fresh. So delicious.

  • Friends told us to come here and it didn’t disappoint. We’ll be back.

  • I didn’t even know head-on shrimp was a thing. ‘Normal’ shrimp will never be as good again.

  • If you’re in Ocean City, treat yourself to Shrimp Boat. It’s a must-stop restaurant.