The Best of Ocean City®

Restaurants, Bars, Activities, and the Best of the Boardwalk

2023 Winners Announced! Click here to vote for 2024!

The polls are closed, the votes are tallied, and the people have spoken for the 12th year in a row! This year’s competition covered more than 42 polls in four broad categories: best restaurants, things to do, bars, and best of the boardwalk. Check out the winners and visit their businesses to get the best Ocean City has to offer.

This is the ONLY competition in Ocean City that has absolutely nothing to do with advertising or other schemes. If you see a business on this list, it means that voters on Facebook and on thought those businesses were the best! formed a team of local residents and business owners to choose another winner in most of the polls to give visitors another option.  In some polls, we decided that the business that won in the voting was so clearly the best that we didn’t need to give you another option or we didn’t really have a clear option to offer.   The winning businesses will receive the 2023 Best of OceanCity® photo award plaque and the 2023 Winner decal for their windows and doors which they can proudly display because they are truly the Best of Ocean City®.

The Best of Ocean City® Winners were just announced. Discover the Best of Ocean City® in over 40 different categories!

YOU determine who wins so please vote in as many categories as you like.

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From the Blog: 2023 Winners Announced

Best of Ocean City® 2024 Polls Now Open

Unveiling the Best of Ocean City® Contest Winners for 2023

A Resounding Victory for 71 Remarkable Businesses  Ocean City, Md, June 28, 2022: announces winners in the 12th Annual Best of Ocean City® contest.  The 71 Ocean City, Maryland...

Best of Ocean City®: Restaurant & Bar Past Winners

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Shenanigans Irish Pub

Candy Kitchen (28th St)

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Mother’s Cantina

Burley Oak Brewing Company

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Tequila Mockingbird

Pizza Tugos – Uptown

Miones Pizza & Italian Restaurant W OC

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Barn 34

Pizza Tugos Downtown

Ropewalk Ocean City

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

The Shrimp Boat

Dolle’s Express

Candy Kitchen (53rd St.)

Candy Kitchen (22nd St.)

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Bad Monkey

Smokers BBQ Pit

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner


2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Bull on the Beach

Sinepuxent Brewing Company

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

The Wrapper

Best of Ocean City®: Activities Past Winners

Nick’s Mini Golf and Ropes Course – 21st Street

Best of OC 2023

Odyssea Watersports

Best of OC 2023

Bayside Boat Rentals

OC Bay Hopper

Sail Alyosha

Best of OC 2023

Angler Boat

Nick’s Mini Golf – 146th Street

Odyssea Jet & Prop Shop

Trapped Escape Rooms

Nick’s Mini Golf – 57th Street

Nick’s Mini Golf – 45th Street

Nick’s Mini Golf – 125th Street

Best of OC 2023

Baja Mini Golf

Best of OC 2023

OC Parasail

Candy Kitchen (Gold Coast Mall)

Happy Hooker

Candy Kitchen (93rd Street)

Best of OC 2023

The Kite Loft

Best of OC 2023

Malibus Surf Shop

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