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Once known primarily for crabs and seafood, Ocean City, Maryland’s restaurant and food scene has grown dramatically over the years, making the town as much a culinary destination as it is a beach resort. Here you’ll find restaurant listings, discounted gift certificates to save you 40%, coupons, articles, restaurants serving up local beer, and the Best of Ocean City® winners.

Crab houses and seafood fresh from the docks are still at the forefront of food choices in Ocean City, but there is also a plethora of pizza places, sub shops, upper scale dining establishments, brew pubs, barbecue joints, ice cream parlors, ethnic cuisine, candy, popcorn, specialty snack stores, and everything in between.

Downtown, try the famous raw bar at Harrison’s Harbor Watch and or drop by Frog Bar for a meal along the inlet. Stop by the legendary Thrasher’s French Fries or Dumser’s Dairyland, or grab a bite with a view of the Atlantic at Shenanigans, or Hammer Heads along the Boardwalk.

Moving up Coastal Highway you can snag fresh fish off the boat at Fish Tales, dine on an endless assortment at Phillip’s Crab House and Embers Seafood Buffet, or crack open Maryland blue crabs at Blu Crab House. You’ll also find elevated pub food at Buxy’s Salty Dog, award-winning BBQ at Pit & Pub, and authentic Mexican cuisine at Mother’s Cantina on 28th St.

As you get into mid-town, you’ll be able to check out classic Ocean City restaurants. Dine on the bay with the sand between your toes at Seacrets or Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill; grab fish tacos and other local fare at Belly Busters, have dinner with Ocean City’s best sunset at Fager’s Island, or find the perfect beer to pair with dinner at the Ocean City Brewing Co.

The northern end of Ocean City has as many, if not more, enticing restaurants as the rest of town. You’ll find the iconic BJs on the Water, the Abbey Burger Bistro, Crab Bag, Touch of Italy inside the Holiday Inn, Hooked, Crabcake Factory, and Harpoon Hanna’s, just to name a few.

Should you find yourself in West OC for shopping, golf, or any other reason, stop by The Shark on the Harbor for upscale dining, Sunset Grille for amazing lunch specials, Micky Finns, Smoker’s BBQ, Mione’s Pizza…the possibilities are endless

Finally, we’d be remiss if we mentioned Ocean City restaurants without talking breakfast. Everyone has their own favorite spot but the Satellite Cafe, General’s Kitchen, Bayside Skillet, and Barn 34 are some of the traditional favorites.

Whether seeking casual dining or a more upscale experience, something from the land or fresh from the sea, all you can eat buffets or four course tasting menus, cheap happy hour specials or high end cocktails, or anything else, Ocean City, Maryland is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all tastes. Ocean City’s restaurant and dining scene, which is further complimented by amazing eateries in nearby  Delaware beach towns, like Rehoboth, is sure to please the palates of every member of your family, regardless of their tastes or vacation cravings.