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Food Challenges in Ocean City

Man v. Food in Ocean City

I’ve always been an armchair eater. I’m not talking about eating food in an armchair. I mean watching “Man v. Food” on the Food Network, now airing in repeats on The Cooking Channel. I always think I can do better than the host at conquering some of the nation’s biggest food-eating challenges. When I watch, I call out to the screen to the host, who can’t hear me, strategies I would use if I were involved in the climactic food battle that takes place at the end of each installment. Let’s talk about the show and the food challenges in Ocean City.

When successor host Casey Webb from “Man v. Food” visited OC in June of 2019, he showcased three mainstays of OC to the world. He sampled saltwater taffy at Dolle’s Candyland, and the crabcake sandwich at Fish Tales. The climax of the show, though, was taking on the Titanic Challenge at Justine’s Ice Cream Parlour. His spoils included a t-shirt and his picture on their Wall of Fame. The sundae? Not included or discounted. It’s $18 to enter-do you think you could do it?

Man v. Food' comes to Ocean City to try Justine's Titanic Challenge

Did you see the episode? If you missed it or haven’t heard of the challenge or the show “Man v. Food,” I highly recommend you watch it. Can you handle these food challenges in Ocean City?

The Titanic Challenge

-6 scoops of ice cream
-6 wet or dry toppings
-4 smoke stack sugar or cake cones
-Iceberg of Whipped Cream
-Enough spoons for your party to go down on the TITANIC

Casey tossed in some sherbet to cut down on the amount of fat and cream in his Titanic sundae, and he ultimately conquered it. I think I can do the challenge-no sherbet, though. I want all ice cream-real ice cream.

Do you think you can take on the Titanic Challenge? Or is ice cream not your forte? Even if you’re not a fan of the frosty summer treat, there are other eating challenges in OC that Casey missed. I guess he had to pick and choose, and it’s probably too much to cram into a half-hour TV show. Nonetheless, here’s the latest and greatest when it comes to tackling big food in OC, prizes or not. I can’t wait to try these!

 “Biggest Balls of them all” Burger Challenge, Brass Balls Saloon

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– Quadruple burger stacked with cheese, bacon, and vegetables AND everything must be finished in one sitting along with fries. Weighs in at 3 lbs.
Cost: $30
The spoils: Free T-Shirt and photo posted on their Facebook page

King Kone Gorilla Split Challenge

the gorilla split - Picture of King Kone, Ocean City - Tripadvisor

-8 Scoops of Ice Cream
-8 Toppings
-2 Whole Bananas
-1/4 can of Whipped Cream
-4 Cherries
-1 hour time limit
Cost: $7/quart; $14/half-gallon; $18.50/gallon
The spoils: Picture on the Wall of Fame

Thrasher’s Large French Fries

Thrasher's French Fries

-Huge tub of Thrasher’s signature French fries
Cost: $12
The spoils: Eternal self-glory for eating all of those fries solo

Fisher’s Caramel Popcorn

Fisher's Popcorn - Plastic Tub

-One quart tin
-Half-gallon tin
-Gallon tin
Cost: Varies
The spoils: having a delicious snack at a reasonable price

Nick’s Original House of Ribs Racks

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-Half Rack OR
-Full Rack WITH
*Traditional Sauce – The one that made us famous!
*Signature Sauce – Sweet, & Tangy with a Spicy Kick!
Cost: $18.99/Half Rack; Full Rack $38.99/Traditional Sauce – The one that made us famous!
The spoils: a full stomach for a job well-done

Dumser’s Dairyland Super Sundae

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-Three huge scoops of ice cream with five toppings each (See menu for details.)
Cost: $9.38
The spoils: a happy tummy and a smiling face

Crab Alley’s Crab Feast for Two

Photo of Crab Alley - Ocean City, MD, United States. Crab Feast for Two!

-1 dozen medium crabs
-1/2 lb. steamed shrimp
-2 bowls of soup
-Side of hush puppies
-2 ears of corn on the cob
Cost: MP
The spoils: victory for a job well done conquering this massive dish

Pino’s Pizza 38″ Pizza

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-Toppings of your choice, including Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Sausage, Green Peppers, Extra Cheese, Bacon, Pineapple, Ham, Onions, Black Olives, Diced Tomatoes, Jalepenos, Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Banana Peppers, Sweet Peppers, or Ground Beef
Cost: $38.99 each
The spoils: getting to eat some of the best pizza in OC

The Pit and Pub Pig Out Challenge

Menu - Picture of 28th Street Pit and Pub, Ocean City - Tripadvisor

-Rack of Ribs
-1/2 BBQ Chicken
-Brisket Sandwich
-French Fries
-Cole Slaw
-25 minutes
Cost: $30
The spoils: Free t-shirt and 25% off coupon for your next visit

Find one of these places and treat yourself-you deserve it!

Big Drink Challenges

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Tequila Mockingbird Fish Bowl Margarita

-42 oz. fishbowl margarita in several flavors
Cost: $28
The spoils: What spoils?

Shipwreck coronarita (strawberry margarita) - Picture of Dead Freddies Island Grill, Ocean City - Tripadvisor

Dead Freddie’s Shipwreck

-22 oz Lime, Strawberry or Wipeout margarita served frozen or on the rocks with a Coronita “shipwrecked” in a souvenir margarita cup!
Cost: Varies
The spoils: Again, what spoils?

Macky’s Buckets

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-32 oz. or 64 oz. Orange Crush
Cost: Varies
Spoils: See #1 and #2

Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley is a contributor to Oceancity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com and works as an Academic Counselor at Delaware Technical Community College. He assists students with academic advisement, teaches first year seminars, manages the food pantry, and serves as advisor for the Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Community College Honor Society. An English major at the College of the Holy Cross, Jack has always loved to write and is grateful for the opportunity to be a contributor to this site. He received an an M.B.A. from Clark University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. When he is not working or writing, he can be found out and about in Ocean City and surrounding towns, enjoying the amazing attractions they have to offer.

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