Best of Ocean City® 2014 Winners Announced

Best of Ocean City® 2014 Winners Announced

Originally scheduled to run through 2013, but extended due to popular demand from businesses and voters, the 4th annual Best of Ocean City® polls officially closed on February 28.

As the longest running, most prestigious of their kind- and the only contest where every business is eligible to win- the Best of Ocean City® awards honor a company’s commitment to excellence over the course of the year, as determined by those who know and love Ocean City most- the people who live and vacation here.

During the 6 month competition, Ocean City fans from across the country took to the polls to cast votes for their favorite bars, restaurants, and businesses. And take to the polls they did. With over 105,000 votes cast, in 40+ categories, voter turnout for the Best of Ocean City® 2014 more than doubled that of 2013, making it the most successful year in the competition’s history.

“We are thrilled to see the passion of tens of thousands of Ocean City fanatics reflected in the polls,” said Ann Hillyer, CEO of StateVentures, the publisher of  “It is a tremendous honor for us to give those who love Ocean City a platform to recognize their favorite places, and to help celebrate the businesses they choose.”

The winner in each category receives a coveted Best of Ocean City® 2014 widow decal and certificate, and, more importantly, bragging rights for the entire year. All winners will also be included in the Best of Ocean City® pocket guide- of which 20,000 will be distributed through hotels and visitor’s centers this coming season.

After taking home numerous awards last year, Crabcake Factory followed up with another impressive showing in 2014.  In a clean sweep, Crabcake Factory was nominated for six categories and took home the top spot in each, including Best Seafood, Breakfast, Wings, Happy Hour, Sports Bar, and Crabcakes. Crabcake Factory was not the only business to take home multiple Best of Ocean City® 2014 awards, however, as several other establishments were recognized as the best in more than one category as well, including Seacret’s (Best Drinks, Live Entertainment, and Daytime Entertainment), Pizza Tugos (Best Pizza and Craft Beer Selection), Harrison’s Harbor Watch (Best Raw Bar and Boardwalk Sit Down Restaurant), Odyssea Watersports (Best Parasailing and Jet Skiing), and De Lazy Lizard (Best Bar Overall and Sunset).

In addition to the winners chosen by Ocean City residents and tourists, the staff collectively made its picks for the best in bars, restaurants, activities, and the Boardwalk as well.  To view the complete lists of winners and see if your favorites made the cut, or to cast your votes for the Best of Ocean City® 2015, please visit:

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