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Popular Dining Options in OC

Here are our most popular restaurant categories. Let's find what you want!

Waterfront Dining

Waterfront dining options.

Live Music

There are lots of places to listen to live music.

Seafood

Find the best seafood in Ocean City

Subs & Delis

The best subs in Ocean City.

Outdoor Dining

Find the restaurants where you can eat outside.

Take-Out

Find your food and take it home - or to the beach!

Crabs

Nothing beats picking crabs in the summer -with a cold craft beer of course!

Mexican

Tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas?

Bars & Nightlife

Explore Ocean City's bars & nightlife.

Pet Friendly

Want to bring your furry friend to eat with you? Here are some dining options that are pet-friendly.

Pizza

Find the best pizza in Ocean City

Asian/Sushi

Find the sushi and the best Asian food.

Upscale Casual

Looking for a fancier night out?

Breakfast

The best restaurants for breakfast.

Italian

Hungry for some pasta?

Ocean City Restaurants & Bars

Find an Ocean City restaurant based on menu, location, or award winning status

There are more Ocean City restaurants than you could possibly visit so OceanCity.com helps you find exactly what you want.   Ocean City has developed one of the most diverse restaurant selections available on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Maryland is famous for its blue crabs, but the fresh and local seafood options are far more diverse than that.  Get local fish, scallops, shrimp, as well as crabs and crabcakes.

Breakfast is another big meal in Ocean City, and even the most laidback of vacationers will wake up for a good Sunday brunch. Pizza, fries, funnel cake and caramel corn are all staples of the boardwalk, and their smells are hard to resist — but when you’re looking for a little more than a boardwalk snack, there’s a host of Mexican, barbecue, sushi, and burger restaurants scattered throughout town, not to mention all the restaurants that serve chicken and produce straight from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. That’s just a delicious benefit of living in a region where vegetable farming, seafood, and chicken are the cornerstones of the local economy.

During peak season, you may want to see if reservations are accepted at some of the more popular Ocean City restaurants.  Many restaurants do not accept reservations, however, so you may want to go early or late to avoid the crowds.  Ocean City has become a year-round resort, so you have many Ocean City restaurant options in the off-season as well.

Oceanfront & Other Waterfront Restaurants

Casual & Fine Dining Options on the Water

Everybody wants to see as much of the water as possible when they come to Ocean City, MD, and visiting a waterfront restaurant is high on most people’s agendas.  Because Ocean City is between the bay and the Atlantic Ocean, you can visit oceanfront restaurants with views of the sunrise and bayfront restaurants that have fabulous sunset views.  Here are some of our favorite waterfront restaurants:

OCEANFRONT RESTAURANTS

BAYFRONT RESTAURANTS

Waterfront Restaurants in Ocean City, MD
2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Angler Restaurant and Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Seacrets

Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant & Raw Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Spain Wine Bar

Ocean City Bars

Bars, Breweries & Nightlife

Dig your feet in the sand and enjoy some drinks with friends with the sights and sounds of Ocean City by your side.  Do you know the best beach bars?   Find out the best spots around town for some day drinking or to let loose and have a night out on the town.

Ocean City’s nightlife offers lively bars, dancing, djs and live music, and some classic more laid back local watering holes if that’s more your thing.

View our Ocean City Bar Guide page, for more about bars, clubs, and nightlife.

Craft Breweries

Did you know there are close to 20 local craft breweries?  Many have tasting rooms and tours and most can be found on draft at local restaurants and in retail locations.

Learn about Ocean City Craft Beer and drink local!

OceanCity.com Recommendations

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Seacrets

32 Palm

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

28th Street Pit & Pub

Recommended Restaurants by Area

Popular and Favorite Spots to Eat in Ocean City

Downtown Ocean City Restaurants

If you’ve spent the morning on the beach or walking the boards, you may want to grab a quick snack at a local place without having to run back home and dress. Conversely, if you’re looking for great food with iconic views of the boardwalk and inlet, there really is no limit to downtown dining opportunities.

Captain’s Table

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Angler Restaurant and Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

28th Street Pit & Pub

Tipsy Taco

Coral Reef Restaurant & Bar

Buono Vita Pizzeria

Sticky Fingers Dessert Bar

Epic Bar and Grill

Midtown Ocean City Restaurants

While Downtown has the boards, midtown has the bay and some of the legendary Ocean City eateries. Setting aside the spectacular ocean and bay views, the great atmosphere and the diversity of food choices, it also is a little less congested in midtown Ocean City. That said, there still is great beach access and parking is also a tad easier.

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Seacrets

Atrium Cafe & Bar

The Dough Roller on 41st

Finnigan’s Irish Pub and Eatery

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Anthony’s Liquor – Beer, Wine, Liquor, Deli, Bar

WXYZ Bar

Bayview Bar and Grill at the Residence Inn

Liquid Therapy

North Ocean City Restaurants

There are not as many restaurants above the Route 90 bridge, but you do have some good options. Many of the restaurants are actually inside the larger hotels, but they are definitely worth trying whether you are staying there or not.   Horizon’s, the oceanfront restaurant inside the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel has an award-winning wine list and great specials during the off-season.  They also have Lenny’s with great tropical drinks poolside or served on the beach.   The Princess Royale has recently renovated and added an outside bar, better outdoor dining options, and a great craft beer selection.

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Blue Fish Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Schooners Restaurant

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Billy’s Sub Shop

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Longboard Cafe

Reef 118 Oceanfront Restaurant

Bamboo Lounge

Tsunami Patio Bar

Bistro Snack Shop with Starbucks

Restaurants near Ocean City

West Ocean City, Berlin and the Delaware beaches all have their own culinary delights and cultures. Sometimes you want to get away from the Ocean City crowds. If you’re a regular visitor to Ocean City, sometimes you just want to get out and explore the surrounding area. Whatever the case, the restaurants in town near Ocean City are well worth the visit.

Restaurants in Berlin

Berlin was named America’s Coolest Small Town for a very good reason. After years of redevelopment and a massive branding initiative, Berlin has attracted some of the finest restaurants in the area to its classic Main Street. From the iconic bistros to fine dining choices it is easy to find a great meal in Berlin.

Burley Oak Brewing Company

Sinepuxent Brewing Company

Playa Bowls Ocean Pines

Berlin Beer Company

Buzz Meadery

Millstone Crafted Beers

Restaurants in West Ocean City

West-O as it’s often called, is more a region than a city, sprawling around Route 50 Bridge and up toward Assateague, it has plenty of fine destination restaurants and enough fast food to keep the kids from chattering for too long.

Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

The Shrimp Boat

Fin City Brewing Company

Selbyville Restaurants, Fenwick Island Restaurants and Bethany Beach Restaurants

Drive up through North Ocean City into Fenwick and you’re in Delaware. The Delaware beaches are fast becoming known for their boutique restaurants and fashion-forward approach to the culinary arts. It isn’t as if the area lacks burger joints, but people looking for a great meal at a reasonable price are a lot less likely to be disappointed in any of the Southern Delaware towns than they were at, say, the turn of the century.

Past Best of Ocean City Winners

Dolle’s Experience

Island Creamery

Candy Kitchen (93rd St)

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Dumser’s Dairyland on 123rd St

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Dumser’s Dairyland Ice Cream Factory

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Ripieno’s

Anthony’s Carryout

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Candy Kitchen (Dorchester St.)

Golden Plate Sub Shop

Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Seafood Restaurants in Ocean City

One of Ocean City’s greatest advantages is that its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean as well as the spectacular coastal bays and estuaries provide diners some of the freshest choices around. Add to that a chef culture that emphasizes highlighting the ocean harvest and it’s seafood lover’s heaven. Clearly, the region is known for seafood and particularly Maryland blue crabs, but there is so much more on offer in most Ocean City restaurants and the surrounding areas that you never need to eat the same dish at the same place when you visit. Unless, of course, that is your thing. While we’re always happy to provide restaurant listings, discount gift certificates to save you 40%, coupons, articles, a guide to local beer, and the Best of Ocean City® winners.

Bayside and Oceanfront Restaurants with a View

There’s nothing like enjoying a meal at the edge of the water in the afternoon or high above the ocean as the sun sets and the evening begins to cool. Ocean City has restaurants oceanside and bayside that make fantastic food to accompany their breathtaking views.

Barefoot Beach Bar

Bayview Bar and Grill at the Residence Inn

Sunday Brunch in Ocean City

Plan on arriving a little early or staying a little later to take advantage of some of the best brunches in the region. There is something luxurious about dawdling over brunch before reconciling yourself that Sunday afternoon is upon you.

Breakfast in Ocean City

Whether you’re looking for a little something to put on your stomach before setting out, or a sprawling breakfast fit for a late morning nap, there are plenty of great places all along the spectrum of breakfast delights. While there are no lack of diner-style restaurants there also are plenty of traditional breakfast places as well as coffee shops and more elegant, sit down establishments.

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