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Ocean City, MD in Oct recommendations

Can anyone recommend places for dinner that are reasonably priced, not chain rests, spicy or ethnic very desirable that a group of middle aged babes would enjoy? Thanks for any help.

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  1. Liquid Assets on 94th Street is a good choice if you want quality food in a nice setting.

    www.la94.com

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    1. re: dpan

      I second the Liquid Assets rec and also rec Tequila Mockingbird for excellent Tex-Mex and margaritas.

    2. Next week is Ocean City Restaurant Week: http://www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com/. Ate at Jules and Galaxy 66 last year and got our money's worth.

      1. Middle aged babes, eh? Fager's Island. http://www.fagers.com/restaurant/ Alternatively, the Sunset Grill in West Ocean City: http://www.ocsunsetgrille.com/

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        1. re: Joe H

          I think I need to clarify. We are a group of old friends who are getting together for a weekend at the beach. Bars and nightlife are not what we are interested in- reasonably priced good food are in order. Since I've never been to OC, I don't know what to expect. Thanks for the recommendations.

          1. re: beanodc

            Fager's Island for someone 30-60 is one of the best restaurants in Ocean City as is the Sunset Grill. Coincidentally both have popular bars. My recommendations were NOT based on their bars or their nightlife, rather their food. They both also have beautiful settings. Fager's Island would be my FIRST choice over all other restaurants in Ocean City for dinner for you and your friends. The argument can also be made that Fager's Island is the most popular restaurant of all in Ocean City off season. Popularity based on its menu and setting as well as its bar. You will feel very comfortable there.

        2. Jules is very good, and if he's still doing the prix fixe early bird specials could be a good deal.

          I've had lunch at Galaxy 66 and thought it was quite good.

          1. Just last week my son and I shared calamari and a margarita pizza at Fausto's on the boardwalk. It is not a beautiful place but the service was quite good and the food was delicious. We really relaxed and enjoyed the view of the ocean. We both want to go back again soon.

            1. beanodc, Be sure to check the Mid-Atlantic board also.

              1. my fav beach restaurants are both actually just north of OC and worth the drive, especially if off season since traffic is not an issue. first there is DeFibo's restaurant in Bethany Beach DE. Excellent high end italian with home made pasta's, great double cut veal chops etc. 2nd is Blue Coast Restaurant in Bethaney also and is an outstanding for fresh seafood and fish. Both of these restaurants would hold their own in DC. Finally for pizza I like Lombardi's pizza in OC. the bethaney beach restaurants are worth the drive

                1. for decent sushi in OC, I suggest "OC Wasabi"

                  1. while there, you may be enticed by various al-u-can-eat seafood buffets. I'm going back a few years, but they vary in quality. My favorite was Phillips Crab House; crab, of course, but also clams/oysters on the half shell, queen crab legs, crawfish, shrimp (peel & eat, fried, steamed) chowder, crab soup, crab imperial (we still have some of the tin-crabs they serve this in as xmas tree ornaments...), roast beef, etc etc.

                    1. This thread may help:
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/536166

                      There was a place we almost tried around Labor Day. It smelled good and was popular, but even with an empty dining room extension, they told us the wait was 1/2 hour. With two small kids just recovering from crying after leaving the rides, we didn't want to wait. It's on the East side of the main drag, toward the Northern end of Ocean City. After reading a few threads I want to say it's Bull on the Run (Not Bull on the Beach), but I could be wrong. I'd love to hear anyone's input on the place - I'd still give it another try, and it certainly seemed to match what the OP is looking for here.

                      1. We own a place and visit often. Best bet is Captain's Galley II off Rte 50 (Golf Course Road). Best crab cakes in town (get 'em broiled), all you can eat salad bar, and a decent view of the harbor.

                        http://www.occaptainsgalley2.com/

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                        1. re: Sal Gee

                          Captain's Galley II is in West Ocean City, just behind the Sunset Grill. It is enormously popular, justly so for its crab cakes.