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The 4 Best Raw Bars in Ocean City

The 2021 The Best of Ocean City® voting is closed and the winners have been announced. Raw bars are popular because the seafood around Ocean City is some of the best in the world.

Bull on the Beach

Wins 3rd Place in The Best of Ocean City® voting for 2021

“Great food, great service and a clean environment to enjoy it in.”

Once upon a time a husband and wife named Phil and Marie had a vision. Phil, having successfully thought up the idea of an “open pit” took his wife and children from Baltimore to Ocean City in hopes of opening a restaurant where he could display the Pit in an open kitchen.

The first Bull on the Beach opened May 28, 1980 on the Boardwalk. Through the years we have had the pleasure of working with dedicated staff and loyal customers–all who have helped with the success of the business. The Bull has seen a few different locations, all offering delicious menu options and fun times. Currently, there are 2 locations in Ocean City.

Our Boardwalk location has opened their doors at the Park Place Hotel. This location provides an outdoor bar/seating area offering a beautiful view of the Ocean City Boardwalk and The Atlantic Ocean.

Blu Crab House & Raw Bar

Blu wins the Runner-Up title in the The Best of Ocean City® 2021 voting

BLU Crabhouse and Raw Bar is a family-owned restaurant that brings visitors and locals familiar Eastern Shore fare with a unique, eclectic flair!

It’s a great downtown location within walking distance of Ocean City’s famous boardwalk, and overlooking beautiful sunsets on the bay. BLU has offerings for everyone. There are Ocean City favorites on the menu–the dishes you look forward to enjoying every time you visit the beach. Steamed Maryland blue crabs, shrimp, clams, and crab cakes as well as some new twists on the traditions using innovative ingredients and seasonings. The Raw Bar has a rotating oyster selection with everything from Chincoteague’s to Blue Points! Unique specialty drinks and draft beer featuring local microbrews and a rotating selection of craftbeer specials!

You can dine outside on the deck or on the beach at BLU Crabhouse and Raw Bar. It’s the “complete package” for a casual, fun, delicious dining experience!

Harrison Harbor Watch Raw Bar

Harrison’s Harbor Watch wins First Place in the The Best of Ocean City® 2021 voting

Exactly 100 years after Joseph George’s idea, G. Hale’s sons, Hale and John, would open Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant and Raw Bar overlooking the Ocean City Inlet. Offering Ocean City’s only authentic Raw Bar, their menu is overflowing with the freshest local seafood. The restaurant prides itself on purchasing the highest quality of hand tonged oysters from the waters surrounding Deal Island, MD and the Delaware Bay. It is these delicacies that go straight into Harbor Watch’s locally famous Oyster Stew. Clams are sustainably harvested from Virginia waters and the Maryland side of the Assateague Channel.

In season, fish such as Flounder, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish and Tuna are pulled straight off the boats that dock at the Commercial Harbor in West Ocean City and served fresh the same day.

In keeping with their family’s agrarian roots, the brothers have consistently supplied their six Ocean City restaurants with the region’s finest locally grown produce. During the summer, weekly trips to the Laurel Produce Market in Laurel, DE are made to hand select crisp sweet corn, juicy beefsteak tomatoes and some of the Eastern Shore’s sweetest watermelons.

And the Editor’s Choice Winner is…

Seacret’s Raw Bar

Seacrets Beach Restaurant in Ocean City, MD

Each year, the staff of OceanCity.com and a group of locals go through each of the categories and give you an option we think deserves your consideration as the The Best of Ocean City® for 2021. We think you should definitely try the raw bar at Seacrets if you like fresh oysters and clams.


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