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Full List: Ocean City Restaurants Affected by COVID-19


The Northside Pit & Pub is closed until further notice. One employee has tested positive and the rest of the staff is being tested.

The 9th Street and 137th Street Taphouse locations are closed until further notice out of an abundance of caution.

Dead Freddies closed last weekend out of an abundance of caution. At the time, no one had tested positive, but the entire staff is being tested as a precautionary measure. The restaurant planned to reopen on July 29th, but it appears that they are still closed.

Layton’s on 16th Street closed this week to give the staff a break and have everyone tested. There are no reported cases at this time.

Cafe Mirage is closed until further notice. One staff member tested positive this week and the entire staff will be tested. During the closure, the entire restaurant will be professionally cleaned.


Layton’s location on 92nd Street is still serving indoors, but capacity is limited to 40% instead of the 50% recommended in the governor’s plan.

The Crab Bag will still have outside dining and their deck bar, but will be closed for inside dining and indoor bar service.

The 4th Street Taphouse is open for carryout service only. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.


Longboard Cafe was closed for 3 days after a staff member tested positive while visiting family out of town. No one else experienced symptoms and the entire staff was tested. Longboard reopened for business on July 10th, but they will be closed on Tuesdays until further notice since they are understaffed this summer.

Dolle’s Candyland (Boardwalk location) was closed for cleaning and sanitation on July 13th after a busy weekend. There are no reported COVID-19 cases.

Mug and Mallet was closed on July 14th to give the hard-working staff a day of rest. The restaurant also closed on July 20th due to the extreme heat, which would make wearing a mask unbearable.

Finally, the Original Crabcake Factory has been cleared to reopen. The restaurant reopened on July 16th. Limited indoor seating and outdoor deck seating is available. The OG Bar will not reopen for the 2020 season. The Walk Up Bar and VIP Deck Bar will be open to parties of 6 or less. Masks are necessary indoors or whenever you are not seated. The Crabcake Factory was closed for nearly a week before reopening, though there were no cases of COVID-19 reported.

Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon and Dry Dock 28 were closed until July 23rd at 3 p.m. One employee tested positive at Dry Dock 28. This closure was announced on July 11th.

Barn 34 was closed from July 18th-23rd after one employee tested positive. The employee had been off since July 14th.

The Reel Inn Restaurant & Dock Bar closed voluntarily on July 18th due to COVID-19 concerns. They reopened on July 23rd.

Shenanigan’s reopened on July 23rd. One employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Phillips reopened on July 24th.

Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill was open for carryout only from July 21st-23rd and reopened for indoor and outdoor dining at 3 p.m. on July 24th.

Seacrets is open! Service was restricted to carryout service only on July 24th following more than one positive COVID-19 test within the staff. All employees will be tested and only those that test negative were allowed to return to work. Seacrets reduced their hours on July 25th, but now, the restaurant is back open for indoor and outdoor service.

Albertino’s Brick Oven & Eatery is open! The restaurant closed to have all employees tested and no one tested positive.

The Purple Moose Saloon is open for bar service and carryout drinks. Several weeks ago, two employees tested positive.

Fish Tales is back open! The restaurant immediately closed on July 10th after 3 staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. Fish Tales was on top of the problem as soon as they learned of the positive tests. Now, there are sanitizing stations throughout the property and masks are required unless you are seated at your table.

Bull on the Beach (94th Street) closed out of an abundance of caution on July 17th and no employees tested positive. The restaurant reopened last weekend.

Ember’s Restaurant and the Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar temporarily closed several weeks ago after one staff member tested positive. The restaurants reopened on July 29th for full indoor and outdoor service.

Harborside Bar and Grill is open! No standing is permitted anywhere and you must wear a mask until you are seated. The restaurant closed on July 18th to have the staff tested.

The 28th Street Pit-n-Pub reopened for carryout and limited indoor dining on July 29th. The restaurant initially closed on July 14th out of an abundance of caution and ordered all employees to get tested. Unfortunately, some tests came back positive.

Bull on the Beach (2nd Street) closed to give the staff a break on July 29th, but will reopen on July 30th.

The 45th Street Taphouse will reopen on July 30th at 3 p.m.

*We are continuing to update this article as we learn of more closures/changes at Ocean City restaurants.

Logan Dubel
Logan Dubel
Logan Dubel is a contributor for OceanCity.com and the host of "This Week in Ocean City." He is a Baltimore County native, Franklin High School graduate, and an undergraduate journalism and media student at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the OceanCity.com team in June 2020. On the shore, he has also served as a writer at the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Logan has a strong passion for covering the news and its impact on Marylanders. Since arriving at OceanCity.com, he has covered the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, interviewed newsmakers including former First Lady Yumi Hogan, Mayor Rick Meehan, and members of the City Council, featured local businesses, and covered local events. As a collegiate journalist, Logan also works as a Life and Arts Reporter for The Daily Texan and an anchor/reporter for Texas Student Television. Most recently, he anchored live coverage of the 2022 Midterm Elections and reported from the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet. Have a story idea? Contact logan@oceancity.com.

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