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A sweet and savory guide to Ocean City Snacks

There are so may places to get snacks in Ocean City. Seriously — so many, and the new restaurants and cafes that pop up every summer make it even more difficult to choose just one. Luckily, we’ve compiled plenty of lists over the years that detail the top places to get your grub, from bar wings to sushi. And this is just the tip of the iceburg.

We know you’ve got your opinions about Ocean City snack traditions, like caramel corn and ice cream, which is why we won’t even touch on those here — we’ll leave that to you. Speak your piece on Ocean City snacks, and other foods and fun activities, by voting in our 2018 Best of Ocean City polls. You’ll find the 2017 winners here

A special sort of fry

A lineup of the best sweet potato fries in Ocean City

Only a few restaurants in Ocean City have perfected the art of the sweet potato fry. The following restaurants have perfected their recipes over time and now make a killer side dish that put run-of-the-mill French fries to shame. Try ’em for yourself and let us know who makes the best sweet potato fry in Ocean City.

It’s not really fair to rank the Boardwalk fries of Ocean City since Thrasher’s has been the go-to spot for decades, and sweet potato lovers are serious about their fries. Whether you like ’em with ketchup or brown sugar, there are a number of restaurants in OC that have really perfected the art of the sweet shoestring potato. 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Ocean City Dives 

Top 5 Ocean City Diners – Places to Eat in Ocean City Maryland

I’m a fan of the greasy spoon diner. The kind that serves mediocre coffee but amazing food that’s the hallmark of the American experience: Cheesy eggs! Pancakes as large as your face! Golden chicken and waffles! In Ocean City, there’s no shortage of diners with vinyl seats and where you can order late breakfast without shame.

Sometimes you just need a burger. And when you’re on vacation, the last thing you want is food from a fast food chain. That’s why you gotta try the local diners — some of them are easier to find than others, but hopefully our guide to the top five diners in Ocean City will help you out. 

Nothing like a chicken wing

The Outsider names his top 5 places to get wings – OceanCity.com

A gentle reminder that the Outsider is beholden to no one, least of all us – ed. Whenever I think about about Ocean City Md, my thoughts immediately go to fresh seafood.

When you’re in a town with a lot of bars, you’re automatically in a town with a lot of chicken wings, too. Let the Outsider tell you what his five favorite wing joints are, and what it is that makes them so special. 

A growing sushi scene

Top 5 places to get sushi in Ocean City – Ocean City Restaurants

I dream of sushi constantly, and Ocean City has a healthy scene for it, considering we’re in one of the seafood capitals of the east coast! In fact, the rice and raw fish business is thriving on the island, as a new sushi joint opened its doors this summer.


Ocean City han’t always been known for being a sushi hub, but that’s changed a lot in the last five years. Now there’s even enough sushi restaurants for a top five list! When you’re looking for a light beach snack and need a break from all the greasy Boardwalk fare, sushi is the way to go. 

It’s hard to go wrong with pizza  

We’re going to leave the controversial “best pizza” discussion alone, but here are the current favorites as defined by our readers in the Best of Ocean City.

The 5 best pizza places in Ocean City – Ocean City restaurants

Where to get the best pizza is always a very personal food for people. Those who have a taste for it tend to like specific places for specific reasons. So far in this year’s voting, it’s actually pretty close among the top five but sixth place is pretty distant.

(But seriously, do your fellow Ocean City lovers and snack lovers a favor by voting for the Best of Ocean City.)

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