2015 Winners Announced!

best-of-winners-2015The polls are closed, the votes are tallied, and the people have spoken. This year’s competition saw record participation with more than 140,000 votes cast across more than 40 categories including best restaurants, activities, bars, and boardwalk businesses. Below are the official winners of The Best of Ocean City® 2015 competition. Click the business name for more information including the business’ location, phone number, directions and more.

Also, don’t forget to vote in The Best of Ocean City® 2018 competition, and click here to view the winners from the 2017 contest.

Are you a business owner? Click here to promote your business in The Best of Ocean City® 2018 contest.


Best Restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland

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CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Pick
Best Raw BarHarrison's Harbor WatchBLU Crabhouse & Raw BarSeacrets
Best ice creamDumser's DairylandKohr's Bros.Dumser's Dairyland
Best BBQ28th St. Pit and PubSmoker'sSmoker's
Best Coffee ShopSoriano'sStarbucksOn What Grounds
Best Fine DiningFager's Island Restaurant and NightclubJule'sThe Shark
Best SubsAnthony's on 17thFat Daddy's Sub ShopBilly's Sub Shop
Best PizzaMione's Pizza & Italian RestaurantDough RollerMione's Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Best SeafoodPhillip's Crab HouseCrab BagCaptain's Table
Best DessertsDumser's DairylandCakes by RitaBaked Dessert Cafe
Best Waterfront DiningFish TalesFager's Island Restaurant and NightclubMacky's Bayside Bar & Grill
Best CrabsCrab BagHooper'sBLU Crabhouse & Raw Bar
Best CrabcakesCrabcake Factory USACaptain's GalleySouthside Deli in West OC
Best Ethnic FoodTequila MockingbirdOC WasabiTouch of Italy
Best All You Can EatBonfire RestaurantPhillips Crab HouseHorizon's Oceanfront Restaurant
Best BreakfastSatelite CafeHappy Jack Pancake HouseGeneral's Kitchen
Best WingsHootersOriginal Greene TurtleLongboard Cafe
Best Carry Out RestaurantAnthony's on 17thFat Daddy's Sub ShopBelly Buster's


Best Activities in Ocean City, Maryland

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CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Pick
Best Fishing CharterJudith MReel AddictionJoJos Sport Fishing
Best Mini GolfOld ProLost TreasureOld Pro
Best ParasailingOC BaysportsOC ParasailingParadise Watersports
Best Jet SkiingOdyssea WatersportsAction WatersportsOdyssea Watersports
Best kayak Rentals/Experience48th St. WatersportsCoastal KayakSuper Fun Eco Tours
Best Surf ShopRon Jon's Surf shopLucky Surf ShopChauncey's


Best Bars in Ocean City, Maryland

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CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Pick
Best Brewery in the OC areaBurley Oak Brewing CompanyBackshore Brewing Co.Evolution Brewing Company
Best Craft Beer SelectionLiquid Assets45th Street Tap HousePizza Tugos
Best DrinksSeacretsFish Tales Bar & GrillHooked
Bar with the Best Daytime EntertainmentSeacretsCoconut's Bar and GrillCoconut's Bar and Grill
Best Bar OverallSeacretsDe Lazy LizardFish Tales Bar & Grill
Best Happy Hour SpecialsCoconut's Bar and GrillMother's CantinaCoconut's Bar and Grill
Best Place to View a SunsetFish Tales Bar & GrillFager's IslandMacky's Bayside Bar & Grill
Best Live MusicSeacretsCoconut's Bar and GrillHarborside Bar & Grill
Best Sports BarOriginal Greene TurtleBuxy's Salty Dog SaloonGreene Turtle West OC


Best of the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland

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CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Pick
Boardwalk's Best Caramel CornFisher's PopcornDolle's CandylandFisher's Popcorn
Boardwalk's Best ShopKite LoftT-Shirt FactoryQuiet Storm
Boardwalk's Best Stands/Small RestaurantsGolden PlateAlaska StandGolden Plate
Boardwalk's Best Sit-Down RestaurantHarrison's Harbor WatchShenanigan's Irish PubCaptain's Table
Boardwalk's Best BarPurple MooseShenanigan's Irish PubShenanigan's Irish Pub
Boardwalk's Best PizzaTony's PizzaDough RollerPiezano's
Boardwalk's Best RentalsBike WorldDandy Don's Bike Rentals and ServiceDandy Don's Bike Rentals and Service
Boardwalk's Best CandyWockenfussDolle'sWockenfuss
Boardwalk's Best ArcadesSportlandFuncadeMarty's Playland


Best Fries in Ocean City, Maryland

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No voting was necessary for this category, Thrashers is the winner.