Next to rooting for a particular sports team (LGM) there’s nothing in pop culture so divisive as which place has the best food. Now, there’s a thousand ways to look at “best.” It could be by the style of restaurant or by the type of food. It could be by the service or the drink menus or whether they use fresh or frozen peas. OK, that last one isn’t true.
The point is, if you’re interested in good food, you have an opinion where to get it. When you come to town, there’s something you definitely want to get first. Moreover, you want other people to find and like the same places or menu items you like. That’s where the Best of Ocean City comes in.
The following statements are true according to our voters as of August 25. We often get people who don’t like the results, and I tell them all the same thing: Vote your conscience and may the legitimately Best of Ocean City rise to the top…
Is the Crab Cake Factory really twice as good as everyone else?
With nearly 50 percent of the vote, it would seem so. Several upstarts, including The Shark, have mounted an impressive write-in campaign that has split the vote for 2nd. OC Fish Company is in 3rd.
Is there even such a thing as Best Wings?
Write-ins from Johnny’s and Pit’n’Pub have muddied the water and “Other” is the leading best place to go get wings. The Original Greene Turtle is a close second, but it really is anybody’s ballgame.
Lombardi’s has the best pizza? Tell it to Johnny’s fans
Speaking of Johnny’s write in campaigns, they’re killing it in the pizza department. They’re close on the heels of Lombardi’s and even ahead of some of last year’s most impressive names.
The Crab Bag is demolishing Hooper’s
I have no dog in this fight, but the number of people who are voting for the Crab Bag make it look as if it might be unstoppable in this year’s Best of Ocean City. The only one even in shouting distance at this writing is Hoopers…
The subs at Anthony’s are better even than the subs at Anthony’s!
The top two vote-getters so far are Anthony’s Beer, Wine, and Liquors and Anthony’s on 17th Street.Both are excellent choices but it is hard to believe the folks at Primo or Fat Daddy’s are going to let that monopoly stand.
Smokers and Pit ‘n’ Pub are duking it out
Two great places are neck and neck with the West O Smokers edging the downtown Pit ‘n’ Pub, but that might not be true for much longer.