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

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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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: porker

        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

        1. re: Barbarella

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

            1. re: agarnett100

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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.