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Need seafood (or any) recs for Ocean City, Maryland

chowhounder411 Jun 24, 2011 11:41 PM

Only going to be in town for one or two nights. I remember going somewhere about 15 years ago that was all you can eat crab legs. Something along those lines is preferred (very casual, maybe seafood market atmosphere?). Any other great food recs are welcomed (maybe bbq? all prices). Please help, thank you!

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    shorty40cdm RE: chowhounder411 Jun 25, 2011 04:25 AM

    Try Bull on the Beach for pub grub & a good raw bar, Tequila Mockingbird for Mexican, and Liquid Assets for more upscale food w/ a great cheese menu.
    As for all you can eat crab legs, I've not had anything good enough to recommend recently.

    1. porker RE: chowhounder411 Jun 25, 2011 05:22 AM

      Ocean City, Maryland, I have only 3 words

      PHILLIPS....................... CRAB......................... HOUSE

      Its buffet style, all U can eat crab legs, blue crab, oysters on the half shell, crab bisque, clams casino, fried oysters, roast beef, clams on the half shell, peel & eat shrimp, crab imperial (we kept a few tins as xmas tree ornaments), clam chowder, crawdads, fried clams, calamari, mussels, crabcakes, scallops, fried shrimp, the salad bar, chicken, mac&cheese, etc etc etc.

      Theres other seafood buffets in Maryland (we tried someplace called the firegrill or something), but to me Phillips is the gold standard.

      Living in Canada, I dream and yearn Phillips....

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        Barbarella RE: porker Jun 27, 2011 08:00 AM

        About Phillips, they switched years ago and do not serve Maryland crabs. They get them from Indonesia. I think they taste off...... Not as good as Maryland

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          agarnett100 RE: Barbarella Jun 27, 2011 08:55 AM

          Years ago Phillips had one of the best buffetts around now its just sad. They are just making money on name recognition alone

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            hon RE: agarnett100 Jun 27, 2011 10:31 AM


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              porker RE: agarnett100 Jun 27, 2011 12:13 PM

              Its been about 4 or 5 years since I was there last...
              ...and now....
              you just snuff out my fantasies....{: (

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          OldSchool RE: chowhounder411 Jun 27, 2011 02:05 PM

          I have been going to OC for 25 years and am regularly disappointed by the quality of the food, esp. seafood. There are some threads on this board about OC recommendations; I would pay particular attn to those comments by Joe H.

          We've found two good seafood places: Captain's Galley in West OC (good crabcakes, view of water, may have been one of Joe's recommendations) and BJ's on the Water in OC. CG is more laid back.

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            Vidute RE: chowhounder411 Jun 27, 2011 11:20 PM

            Nantucket's on Fenwick Island. I highly recommend the bouillabaisse. The crabcakes are also very good and made with Maryland crab meat. Also, the quahog and scallop chowdah is delicious.

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