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Jul 3, 2014 08:09 AM

Ocean City, MD?

I'm headed to Ocean City this Sunday for a work trip and need some ideas. I'm looking for breakfast and dinner spots- I should have 1 dinner and 2 breakfasts. I'm open to anything, really (except sushi). I'll be staying in the 40th street area and I'll kind of have a car but would prefer walking distance places. Thanks!

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    1. The only places I really enjoy frequenting in OC are:

      The Shark on the Harbor (the BEST choice for an excellent dinner in town -- technically in West OC, but worth driving, also being off the beach means it's easy to park. I often eat at the bar on my own.)

      Hooked (@ 80th St, an alternate good option)

      Crazy 8's (near you @ 35th) is fine for a quick breakfast or lunch stop.

      There are tons of diners and pancake houses for breakfast, most of which are OK. My favorite spots for breakfast and coffee are at the ends of town, so not convenient to 40th. If you have lots of time for breakfast, check out The Muze Cafe downtown on Somerset, Malia's at 18th, or Uber Bagels up at 125th.
      Fractured Prune @ 81st has good donuts & coffee.

      4 Replies
      1. re: rachelcp

        I second the Shark on the Harbor. Though not on the beach the setting is nice with a view of the fishing harbor. Food is good and pretty reasonably priced. Crab cakes are VERY good.

        1. re: Fiona

          Shark on the Harbor/Bulls on the Beach...I wonder if it's the same owners?

          1. re: Fiona

            I had a softshell special last year at sharks on the harbor and it was very good, cool atmosphere, good service.

          2. re: rachelcp

            I agree with all three of these suggestions. Shark on the Harbor is spectacular—locally caught, raised, and grown stuff all over the menu, and prepared absolutely perfectly. It's pricier than many in-town options, but the quality is better, too, by a million miles.

            I'd add a surprise option for summer visits: M.R. Ducks Bar & Grille, right near the Route 50 bridge downtown. Of course it's a total tourist trap, but the vibe is good, the happy hour is decent, and the food is surprisingly tasty and fresh. Try the tuna nachos! I can't speak for the bizarre cocktail that you drink out of a duck...too weird for me, but it was amusing to watch others do it! (Google "Chug-a-Duck.") The Duck Punch is dangerously delicious. Generally worth a visit, particularly if you're staying downtown and looking for options within an easy walk.

          3. Breakfast at The Satellite at 4605 Coastal highway. Coffee bar and nice basic breakfasts. Love the scrapple!
            Dinner at Liquid Assets 9301 Coastal highway. Great food and great drinks. I always get a cheese board. Yum! I have to wait until the 11th to go. Can't wait!

            1. Check out Bulls On The Beach, which is around 40th. Good food, generous drinks.

              1. Thanks guys! I went to OC once about a million years ago and wasn't impressed even then so I was a bit worried about this trip. Appreciate all the helpful suggestions!