2020 Winners Announced! Click here to vote for 2021!

The polls are closed, the votes are tallied, and the people have spoken. This year’s competition saw almost 100,000 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® 2020 competition. Click the business name for more information including the business’ location, phone number, directions and more.

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"WINNER OF THE BEST OF OCEAN CITY 2017, 2018 & 2019 IN: BEST LIVE MUSIC, BEST DRINKS & BEST BAR OVERALL!" Live entertainment, waterfront dining, 18 bars, a nightclub & rafts in the bay! Seacrets - Jamaica USA - Find Us and Get Lost! Open Daily

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Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill

Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill

Macky's Bayside is a laid back, upbeat bar and grill serving up great food, drinks, and service in a fabulous setting. By day, it's a fine dining institution where patrons can enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, salads, and sandwiches on the white sandy beach or open-air deck overlooking the beautiful bay. Once the sun fades from the sky, things start to heat up as Macky's transforms into an Ocean City...

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28th Street Pit & Pub

28th Street Pit & Pub

Open year round for fresh smoked meats, homemade BBQ, our famous chicken pot pie, seafood platter, jumbo crab cakes, and our signature beef brisket. Happy hour daily from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m., and all day Sunday. Family-friendly, with children's menu available. Private parties and groups welcome. This is your Ravens and Orioles headquarters.

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Best Restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland


PizzaTrattoria Lombardi'sThe Dough Roller
SeafoodThe Original Crabcake FactoryHarpoon Hanna's
CrabsCrab BagCrabs To Go
CrabcakesThe Original Crabcake FactoryCoins Pub and Restaurant
Ice CreamDumser's DairylandKohr Bros Frozen Custard
BBQ28th St Pit & PubBull on the Beach
SubsAnthony's LiquorAnthony's Carryout
Waterfront DiningFager's IslandFish Tales
Raw BarHarrison's Harbor WatchBlu Crabhouse and Raw Bar
AsianOC WasabiBlue Fish
ItalianTrattoria Lombardi'sTouch of Italy
MexicanMother's CantinaTequila Mockingbird
Buffet/AYCEThe Bonfire RestaurantEmbers Restaurant
BreakfastBarn on 34thLayton's Family Restaurant
WingsShotti's PointThe Original Greene Turtle
Carry OutAnthony's CarryoutBelly Busters

Best Activities in Ocean City, Maryland


Fishing CharterAngler BoatHappy Hooker Bay Fishing
Mini GolfOld Pro GolfNick's Mini Golf
ParasailingOC ParasailInlet Seadoos
Jet SkiingOdyssea WatersportsAction Watersports
Kayak Rental48th Street WatersportsOdyssea Watersports
Surf ShopMalibu's Surf ShopQuiet Storm Surf Shop
Rainy DayOld Pro Indoor GolfSun & Surf Cinema
Boat RentalOdyssea WatersportsBayside Boat Rentals

Best Bars in Ocean City, Maryland


DrinksSeacretsFish Tales
Bar OverallCork BarSeacrets
Happy HourCoconutsBad Monkey
Sunset ViewFager's IslandRopewalk
Live MusicSeacretsThe Purple Moose Saloon
Sports BarPickles PubBuxy's Salty Dog Saloon
Craft BeerOcean City Tap House Bar & GrilleLiquid Assets
BreweryBurley Oak Brewing CoBackshore Brewing

Best of the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland


Caramel CornFisher's PopcornDolle's Candyland
Boardwalk ShopThe Kite LoftSouvenir City
Boardwalk StandsGolden Plate Sub ShopAlaska Stand
Sit-down RestaurantHarrison's Harbor WatchShenanigan's Irish Pub
Boardwalk BarThe Purple Moose SaloonCork Bar
Boardwalk PizzaTony's PizzaThe Dough Roller
Boardwalk CandyCandy KitchenWockenfuss Candy
FriesThe Original Thrasher's French FriesShotti's Point Cafe