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Jun 1, 2008 10:05 AM

Riptide by the Bay

Anybody tried riptide in Fells Point?

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  1. is it open? I swung by at the beginning of May and they weren't ready.

    1. stopped in yesterday morning to have a look at the space and the menu. Looks like a place worth trying out, space is nicely decorated and the prices are reasonable with something to appeal to every taste. One of the staff members (owners?) told us they are working on finishing the upstairs area as well as an outdoor area but they are not ready yet. That's all I can provide for now, but am looking forward to trying it out.

      1. I have reservations for Sunday night so hope they have it together by then

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        1. re: sas

          Please report back! The decor and atmosphere is nice, relaxing, beachy... If I stop in this week I will post back on here

        2. I've been there twice, once for dinner and once for drinks. Both were wonderful, especially considering the restuarant opened a day or two before I first visited. They serve typical bar food that is done extremely well.
          One of the daily specials was the soft shell crab sandwich and it was fantastic. I hope it makes it to the regular menu. They actually put some effort into their veggie burgers too and it shows - something that can't be said for the majority of bars in Baltimore.
          They have a little (covered) outdoor seating area that is perfect for sipping some of their yummy, fruity drinks. If you visit, I'd suggest you get the drink that uses fresh squeezed orange juice (Chesapeake Bay Crush, I think).

          1. Yes, we ventured in when they first opened for drinks. The staff was super-friendly, and the chef (Renaldo if I recall correctly) was finalizing the menu and sent out fried calamari with 3 types of sauce for us to sample. It was THE BEST calamari I've ever had!

            I look forward to trying the crabs!