The award-winning Ocean City Boardwalk is the 3 mile long, newly boarded home to Trimpers Amusements, Thrashers Fries, Jolly Roger Amusements, Fishers Popcorn, Dolles Candy, Kohl Bros. Ice Cream, Dumsers Ice Cream, Candy Kitchen, and many other businesses, attractions and eateries, both old and new. High above the boardwalk, you will see grand dame hotels like the Plim Plaza next to the newer high rises and condo buildings like the Grand Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, the Hilton, the Holiday Inn, the Howard Johnsons and the Days Inn.
The aroma of caramel popcorn, french fries with vinegar and Old Bay, and fresh baked pizza waft through the air as children’s laughter, the click-clack of the roller coaster, calls of hawkers trying to lure you into one of the game booths, the electronic sounds of the arcade, and the horn from the boardwalk tram tooting to clear it’s path echo in the background. While strolling the boards you can buy t-shirts and gold jewelry or get your hair braided or a new henna tattoo. There are luxury hotels and fine dining as well as budget motels and casual fare. Whatever your pleasure, your Ocean City vacation isn’t complete without a stop at the famous wooden boardwalk. It’s interesting, it’s reminiscent of days gone by, and it offers lots of entertainment, shopping and dining experiences that will leave your whole family exhausted, yet still wanting more. For a quick overview of all the boardwalk has to offer, continue reading:
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Located on the Boardwalk South, Overlooking the Inlet. Harrison's Harbor Watch offers a wide variety of fresh fish, seafood and steaks with an excellent view of the inlet and Assateague Island. We invite you and your family to grab a seat at our Raw Bar or overlooking the Inlet and have... Read More >
This casual downtown eatery affords postcard-perfect views of the beach and Boardwalk from the ground-floor dining room and second-level deck. The menu features seashore favorites such as crab cakes, fish and chips and soft-shell crabs. Located between 2nd Street and 3rd Street... Read More >
Come to Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille located on 4th Street and the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD. Enjoy live music, fine food and good beers on tap at Ocean City's best Irish Pub. Seems like only yesterday but we've now been serving friends in Ocean City for 25 years! If you've been here... Read More >
With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, The Victorian Room Restaurant is an elegant and friendly place any time of the day. Offering entrees from the Land and Sea; as well as some favorite soups and sandwiches for lighter fare. Featuring California wines and... Read More >
Located on the 3rd floor of the brand new Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street and the beach, the family-owned Captain's Table brings back its famous menu, featuring the freshest fish, seafood, vegetables and steaks, not to mention the impeccable service. Banquet rooms, meeting... Read More >
(July 25, 2014) Talbot Street Pier is the original spot where some of the first fish caught off the coast of Ocean City were weighed. Nearly 100 years ago, the pier in downtown Ocean City was bustling with activity as anglers took their daily catches there. Organizers of the inaugural Big Fish Classic want to bring the action, and big fish, back to the pier. “I think it’s going to be a great event,” Sean Welsh, co-organizer of the Classic with Brian Roberts and Stephen and John Lewis, said last week. “There’s all that history there. Everything happened there. It was the place where marlin…
(July 25, 2014) Put your kayaking and clamming skills to the test this Sunday during Fish Tales Bar & Grill’s fifth annual “Clamming for a Cure,” a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Donna Harman, who owns the 22nd Street bayside restaurant with her husband, Shawn, had always wanted to organize a race that included the sandbar filled with clams in the bay behind the restaurant, thus the relay event was created. Registration is currently open for the 2014 event. Final registration for the races will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 27. “Locals and visitors alike are invited…
(June 20, 2014) The Ocean Bowl Skate Park will kick off the Ocean City Dew Tour with its fourth annual Ocean Bowl Bash Tuesday, June 24. The party starts at 2 p.m. at the skate park on St. Louis Avenue on Third Street and continues until dark with free skate, informal skate contests, live music and local shops and industry sponsors selling their merchandise. “It’s just a fun day. That’s all it is,” said the skate park’s manager Dave Messick. “You don’t have to skateboard. You can come hang out in the field.” Skate contests will take place throughout the afternoon with a loose setup,…
|Boardwalk's Best Caramel Corn||Fisher's Popcorn||Dolle's Candyland||Fisher's Popcorn|
|Boardwalk's Best Shop||Kite Loft||Quiet Storm||Quiet Storm|
|Boardwalk's Best Stands/Small Restaurants||Golden Plate||Alaska Stand||Alaska Stand|
|Boardwalk's Best Sit-Down Restaurant||Harrison's Harbor Watch||Shenanigan's||Captain's Table (in the Marriott)|
|Boardwalk's Best Bar||Hammerheads on the Beach||Purple Moose||Frog Bar / Shenanigan's|
|Boardwalk's Best Pizza||Tony's Pizza||Dough Roller||Piezano's|
|Boardwalk's Best Rentals||Dandy Don's Bike Rentals & Service||Atlantic Bike Co||B&F Bike Rentals|
|Boardwalk's Best Candy||Jessica's Fudge House||Wockenfuss||Wockenfuss|
|Boardwalk's Best Arcades||Playland||Sportland||Playland|
Every year about this time I start thinking of the places in OC I haven't been to but want to try - some are new, and some are not, but all are places I haven't been to (or they changed a lot in the many years since I was last there). Here's my list: Shrimp Boat - In West OC - Gets good reviews on this site. I haven't been there in over 10 years, back when it was just a stand on the side of the road selling shrimp out of some coolers. OC Brewing - New place midtown. They've started brewing and are opening any day. Looks very promising. Sahara Cafe - They've been...
Here is my yearly summer take, on our dining experience in O.C. As many of you know who have been reading my reviews over these many years, with each passing summer our family dynamics seem to change a bit, at one time I had 5 little kids - now days our trips are mostly just my wife and I, along with our 10 year old son. On this particular trip, our 20 year old was able to join us, with his girlfriend. It was looking like that might not happen as he's in the U.S. Coast Guard, and stationed in Va. beach - right in the path of the hurricane, but luck was on our side,...