The Best of Ocean City® 2017

2017 Winners Announced!

Best of Ocean City 2017 WinnersThe polls are closed, the votes are tallied, and the people have spoken. This year’s competition saw nearly 60,000 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® 2017 competition. Click the business name for more information including the business’ location, phone number, directions and more.

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Best Restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland


CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Choice
PizzaLombardis TrattorriaDough Roller Billy's Sub Shop
SeafoodCrabcake FactoryShark on the Harbor Harborside Bar and Grill
CrabsThe Crab BagHoopers Crab House Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar
CrabcakesCrabcake Factory USACoins Pub & Restaurant Ocean City Fish Co
Ice CreamDumsers DairylandKohr Bros Frozen Custard Dumsers Dairyland
BBQ28th Street Pit & PubSmokers BBQ Pit Smokers BBQ Pit
SubsAnthony's LiquorAnthony's Carryout Anthony's Liquor
Waterfront DiningFish TalesFager's Island Restaurant Mackys Bayside Bar & Grill
Raw BarHarrisons Harbor WatchBlu Crabhouse & Raw Bar Harrisons Harbor Watch
AsianOC WasabiBlue Fish Rice House Bistro
ItalianTouch of ItalyMiones Pizza Ristorante Antipasta
MexicanMothers CantinaTequilla Mockingbird La Abuelita Mexican Food
Buffet/AYCEThe Bonfire RestaurantEmber's Restaurant Horizons Oceanfront
BreakfastBarn 34Generals Kitchen Sahara Cafe
WingsOriginal Greene TurtleKirby's Pub Johnny's Pizza & Pub
Carry OutAnthony's CarryoutFat Daddy's Sub Shop Belly Buster's

Best Activities in Ocean City, Maryland


CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Choice
Fishing CharterThe Angler BoatHappy Hooker Judith M
Mini GolfOld Pro GolfLost Treasure Golf Old Pro Golf
ParasailingOC ParasailingOC Watersports Paradise Watersports
Jet SkiingOdyssea WatersportsAction Watersports Odyssea Watersports
Kayak Rental48th Street WatersportsCoastal Kayak Ayers Creek
Surf ShopMalibus Surf ShopK-Coast Surf Shop Chauncey's Surf Shop
Rainy DaySurf and Sun CinemaRipleys Beilieve it or Not! Surf and Sun Cinema
Indoor ActivitySurf and Sun CinemaOld Pro Golf OC Screams

Best Bars in Ocean City, Maryland


CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Choice
DrinksSeacretsFish Tales Longboard Cafe
Bar OverallFish TalesSeacrets The Angler
Happy HourCoconutsM.R. Ducks The Globe
Sunset ViewFager's Island RestaurantFish Tales Ropewalk Ocean City
Live MusicSeacretsCoconuts Beach Bar and Grill The Angler
Sports BarPicklesBuxy's Salty Dog Saloon Greene Turtle
Craft BeerOC BrewingTap House Fins Ale House
BreweryBurley OakOcean City Brewing Co Fin City Brewing Co

Best of the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland


CategoryWinnerRunner-upEditor's Choice
Caramel CornFisher's PopcornDolles Candyland Fisher's Popcorn
Boardwalk ShopKite LoftQuiet Storm-
Boardwalk StandsGolden Plate Sub ShopAlaska Stand Atlantic Stand
Sit-down RestaurantHarrison Harbor WatchShenanigans Irish Pub Captains Table
Boardwalk BarPurple Moose SaloonShenanigans Irish Pub Purple Moose
Boardwalk PizzaTony's PizzaDough Roller Tony's Pizza
Boardwalk CandyCandy KitchenWockenfuss Candies Dolles Candyland

Best Fries in Ocean City, Maryland

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