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Great Dining Options and Specials in Ocean City and Berlin

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

OK, most of us would say "not again" to this snow storm that is approaching, causing schools to let out at 12:30.  However, for those of you that are in Berlin or Ocean City, it appears that you have some great dining and happy hour specials. 

Ocean City, Maryland

The snow has not started falling yet in Ocean City, so all the normal Happy Hour specials are a go.  I was at Sunset Grille last week with my kids and their appetizer special for Happy Hour was 1/4 lb. of steamed, spiced shrimp for $.99.  Yes, that is correct 99 cents!!!!  The Shark had a great $5 lunch special today, as they do everyday, with their usual 3 options.  Today’s options were: 

  • Swordfish on a roll — the most popular judging by what we saw delivered to nearby tables,
  • a chicken flatbread pizza with organic chicken, garlic, shaved parmesan cheese, and spicy barbeque sauce.  I tried this one and it was GREAT! 
  • The final option was some kind of Korean noodle dish with ground beef, noodles, and 4 large grilled shrimp.  I also tasted this dish and, again, it was a little spicy, and absolutely terrific.

I love these $5 lunch specials in Ocean City.  A couple more to add to the list are Waterman’s Seafood in West, OC; Crab Alley, also in West Ocean City; and I think I saw a sign that Greene Turtle also had a $5 lunch special.  Some of my other favorite winter Happy Hour haunts are the Harborside in West OC, the Captain’s Table inside the new Courtyard by Marriott, Horizon’s inside the Clarion, and Schooners inside the Princess Royale.


Berlin, Maryland

The Globe Restaurant in downtown Berlin is not about to let the weather deter them.  I just got an email from them saying that a Snow Party was underway and Happy Hour was NOW!  I think I’ll walk up there later to check it out.   The Drummer’s Cafe in the Atlantic Hotel is also a great place to hunker down to endure the onslaught of yet another storm.  With its fireplace, cozy decor and fabulous food, I can think of many worse places to be.

Enjoy the 2nd big storm of 2010.  Please submit your estimates for the amount of snow we will get in Ocean City and in Berlin, Maryland.

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