OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City MD Polls for 2013

OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City MD Polls for 2013


OceanCity.com is asking for YOUR VOTES! 30 polls for the Best of Ocean City Maryland are listed below. YOU can determine which business wins in each of the 30 categories. Do you have a favorite seafood restaurant, surf shop, or charter fishing boat? Vote for your favorite Sports Bar or place to watch the sunset. You have 30 votes and there are businesses out there wanting to win! Please vote now!

OceanCity.com has revised our Best Of Ocean City survey this year to add more categories and to allow more voting. We have just completed the polls for all the categories and plan to print 15,000 – 20,000 pocket guides with all the winners to be available by Springfest 2013. These guides will include 3 winners per category (unless there are ties.) OceanCity.com’s professional restaurant reviewer will choose his favorite restaurant in each category. In addition, we have the Facebook polls below that will allow all Facebook users and forum members to vote. This will be the “People’s Favorite” winner. Finally, we are asking hotel front desk staff to give us their favorites. Because these are the people that give recommendations to Ocean City Maryland visitors every day, we thought they would be a great group to offer their opinions to you. OceanCity.com will be running our Best of Ocean City polls from now through April 15th. Please vote in all the polls to help us determine winners in each of the following categories.

If you don’t see your favorite business in any category, please add it.

If you want to gather votes for your favorite business, we can give you code to embed the polls on your site or on your Facebook page, just ask us. (You can email Ann at amh@maryland.com with the poll you want and where you want to put it and we will send you the code to help you gather votes.)

We look forward to announcing the winners for 2013 the first week in May!


We have listed all the polls so you can jump directly to your favorite poll, but we hope you scroll down and VOTE FOR ALL OF THEM!

REMEMBER, YOU ARE VOTING FOR THE BEST.  Please refrain from making negative comments about businesses in Ocean City.  If you don’t like a group,  don’t vote for them.  Thank you and HAVE FUN!!!


Best Breakfast:

Best Wings:

Best All-You-Can-Eat/Buffet:

Best Ethnic Food:

Best Crabcakes:

Best Crabs:

Best Raw Bar:

Best Waterfront Dining:

Best Dessert:

Best Ice Cream:

Best Seafood:

Best Pizza:

Best Sub Shop:

Best Fine Dining:

Best Coffee Shop:

Best BBQ:



Best Craft Beer:


Best Sports Bar:

Best Live Music:

Best Sunset:

Best Drinks:

Best Happy Hour Specials:

Best Bar Overall:

Best Daytime Entertainment at a bar:


Best Surf Shop:

Best Kayak Experience:

Best Jet-skiing:

Best Parasailing:

Best Miniature Golf:

Best Fishing Charter:


31 Comments on this Post

  1. Can we get category /vote for best Delivery service 🙂

  2. Ocean City, MD. is the best all around!!

  3. d murphy

    love the captains table

  4. d murphy

    love the captains table

  5. Tom Fiorey

    So many great places…..it is very difficult to pick just one as the best.

  6. Captains Galley(west oc) and Victorian Room(dunes manor) best over-all for breakfast and fine dining.

  7. Harrison Harborwatch the BEST!!!

  8. Susan McHenry

    The survey takes too long, you should be able to cast all votes before you click on “vote” and look at the “results”. Also, how did the nominees get chosen?
    Thank you,
    Susan McHenry

    • Ann McGinnis Hillyer

      Each survey is a separate survey which is why you have to vote for each one. You can choose to vote in all categories or if you don’t have time or the inclination to do that, you can skip to individual polls that are more interesting to you. The nominees were entered based on reports and data we have in each category — winners from last year, write-in votes, opinions from our experts. We have added new nominees based on write-in votes from this year. ALL votes will be counted, including those cast as write-in votes. Please identify your favorites either by voting for a named business or by writing in your vote. If that business gets the most votes, they will win the category. Thank you for you interest!

  9. joyce dodd

    Love fishing with the guys on the Angler. Good times, great fishing, making memories

  10. Jessica

    always a great time.

  11. Lori Kramer

    my kids loved it there!! Lots of great memories

  12. lisa tamburo

    great oc

  13. Karen Tomasello

    How can you not list Fresco’s as FIne DIning?? Grove market with plastic forks is fine dining???

    • Ann McGinnis Hillyer

      Thank you for your comment. We have happily added Fresco’s to the Fine Dining poll. Fresco’s had 6 write-in votes already under “other.” In some polls, businesses not listed are winning the polls. Therefore, please vote for your favorite business in each category. If you don’t see your favorite, please write it in. The businesses listed in each category are not set in stone. We have added new options in virtually every poll based on who is getting the most write-in votes. Thank you again for your suggestion.

  14. Tammy Degand

    ocean city is are second home!

  15. Ocean City….. Best Vacation for Families… Clean, Friendly…………

  16. jean templin

    cannot wait to come down in the fall

  17. We would love a category called best BOUTIQUE or GIFT SHOP …. Just an idea since you have a surf shop category we’d love to participate!

  18. Ken Bates

    Great Poll!

  19. Katherine Bakis

    Absolutely love the food and drinks at the Globe in Berline and the people are awesome

  20. John Laiuppa

    Captain Greg rocks! Best charter ever!

  21. Steve Urganus

    Tight lines Captain Greg…….

  22. rebecca whitbourn

    Unfortunately, I have not been able to come down enough to be familiar with the businesses to vote. Trying very hard (once again) this year to make it down there. Still looking for a reasonably priced but clean and nice place to stay so I was looking at the poll results to see if there was any help there. None, but I did jot down some of the activities I would like to do that got a majority of votes. Helps to see what most people like. All I know is we love Thrashers Fries but didn’t see that category. Hopefully, by next year, I will be more familiar with OC businesses and be able to cast my vote. It’s been 5 years since we’ve been there. Oh I miss it so!!!

  23. Donna R.

    A category for Best of the Boardwalk would be great for next year to give people some suggestions on must haves on the boardwalk. Would also make some of the slacker places want to pick up their game.

  24. Mark denhard

    Some companies keep ocean city looking good.Washing away all the dirt,grime from our beautiful restaurants, hotels,condos,private homes,the cities water towers,even our fishing boats…
    This category would be POWER WASHING COMPANIES…..There are a number of us that toil long hours to keep our town SPARKLING clean..
    How bout it…..

    Mark denhard
    Ocean city power wash

  25. Best Fresh Seafood Market in Ocean City! Martin Fish Company! Need to create a new category for Seafood Markets


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