The 2021 The Best of Ocean City® voting is closed and the winners have been announced. Pizza has always been a staple in Ocean City. It makes a great take-out meal or a late night snack. Enjoying delicious pizza will always make your day better, here are some restaurants that will definitely surprise your tastebuds.
To create a market for his pizza, Dominick and his sister spent long hours talking to people and handing out free samples to those who passed by his restaurant. In July of that summer, he noticed he was starting to get many repeat guests. Local Sussex County guests and tourists from the D.C. and Maryland helped to put Grotto Pizza on the map.
Still a pizza-only enterprise, Grotto Pizza continued as a seasonal business from May through October. Customers would take pizzas home at the end of each summer and freeze them in order to have the taste of Grotto Pizza through the winter.
Trattoria Lombardi’s is a great Italian restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. The staff is by far superb and the food is out of this world! The owner is always there and greets the customers as they come in, which makes you feel right at home! Lombardi’s has plenty of menu options that will satisfy you even if you are a picky eater. They are known for their thin crust pizza and their delicious cannolis.
During the summers of 1962 and 1963, Bill Gibbs, an Ocean City resident, was a beach boy for Breakers Hotel at Third Street on the Boardwalk. Visitors would ask him every day where to go for lunch. In 1979, Bill Gibbs had the opportunity to buy the Breakers Hotel. Bill knew the front porch of the hotel would be the perfect place for a family friendly restaurant offering pizza and pancakes. The Dough Roller was born and opened in the spring of 1980.
Dough Roller is known for its pizza and pancakes. Their delicious fluffy and golden brown pancakes and thin-crust pizza is a must try! The Dough Roller is a family and Ocean City tradition that has been shared for decades.
And the Editor’s Choice Winner is…
Each year, the staff of OceanCity.com and a group of locals go through each of the categories and give you an option we think deserves your consideration as The Best of Ocean City® for 2021. We think you should definitely try the pizza at Ripieno’s if you like Italian style pizza made fresh daily!