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Ocean City Restaurant Week ends Sunday

(May 16, 2014) Diners still have three days to take advantage of special deals at more than 20 resort restaurants participating in Ocean City’s spring Restaurant Week.

Kitchen hand Ray Thompson dishes up Restaurant Week specials in the Longboard Café on 67th Street. The café is offering $10 lunch specials and a three-for-dinner dinner menu for Restaurant Week, which runs through May 18. (Clara Vaughn | Ocean City Today)

The eateries are offering special, fixed-price menus at $10, $20, $30 and $40 during the two-week event, which ends Sunday, May 18.

“It’s a win-win for diners and the restaurants,” said Susan Jones, executive director of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association. “The whole premise of the promotion is to encourage diners to go out at a time that’s not too busy around here to stir up business, and at the same time, provide diners with deals.”

“It’s a good chance for people to come get a deal, get a full belly, and try some new food,” said Garvey Heiderman, general manager at The Hobbit on 81st Street.

One of 24 Restaurant Week participants, the upscale eatery will dish up a “three-for-30” dinner menu every night, giving diners three courses for $30 featuring the restaurant’s most popular dishes, plus a few new items.

The Hobbit has offered a Restaurant Week menu every spring for the last four years and the event draws new faces each year, Heiderman said.

Restaurant Week is “most definitely” a boost to business in the early stretch of the summer season, Jones said.

“Typically the restaurants that create the most interesting menus are the ones who do the best — and the ones who offer the best deals,” she said.

Chef and Owner of Jules Restaurant on 118th Street Adam Sander has been participating in Restaurant Week since its inception and creates a unique menu for the event.

His three-for-30 dinner menu this time includes appetizers like “Almond Joy” shrimp encrusted in toasted almonds and topped with a coconut cream sauce and New Zealand lamb pops alongside entrees such as shrimp scampi, fillet mignon and crab cakes.

Jules will offer the Restaurant Week menu every night, with a “bonus bite” for early birds, who will get a complimentary glass of wine with their meals if they are seated before 6 p.m.

“Its one of the best weeks of the year,” Sander said. “We love it. We’ve been proud to help support them since the beginning.”

Restaurants will still serve their regular menus during Restaurant Week for those who don’t want to order off the special menu. Diners should note that alcohol, tax and gratuity are not included in the fixed-price deals.

Visit www.oceancityrestauant-week.com for a list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week and their menus for the event.



32 Palm, 32nd Street, inside the Hilton Suites

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street

Bayside Skillet, 77th Street

BLU Crabhouse & Rawbar, 23rd Street

The Blue Ox Bar & Grill, 127th Street

Captain’s Table, 15th Street

Crab Alley, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City

Galaxy 66, 66th Street

Goolee’s Grille, Second Street

Hemingway’s at The Coral Reef, 17th Street, inside the Holiday Inn

Horizon’s Oceanfront Restaurant, 101st Street, inside the Clarion

Resort Hotel

J/R’s Ribs, 62nd Street/131st Street

Jules Restaurant, 118th Street

Ky West, 54th Street

Longboard Café, 67th Street

Nick’s Original House of Ribs, 144th Street

Peaky’s Rooftop, 138th Street

Phillips Crab House, 20th Street

Phillips Seafood House, 141st Street

Seacrets, 49th Street

The Hobbit Restaurant, 81st Street

Shark on the Harbor, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City

Victorian Room, 28th Street, inside the Dunes Manor Hotel

Clara Vaughn, Ocean City Todayhttps://www.oceancity.com/OceanCityToday
Clara discovered journalism as a freelance reporter for her hometown newspaper, the Eastern Shore News, in 2008. She spent her summers reporting from the courtroom to the marsh as a general assignment reporter for the News while finishing her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 2011, she earned a Virginia Press Association Award for her health, science and environment writing package. After a stint in press relations, Clara returned to school, earning a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2012. She traveled overseas and landed as a reporter and copy editor at Ocean City Today in May of 2013.

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