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    The best seafood restraunt is not embers, and it is not higgins. i have gone to ocean city for my whole entire life. i have been raised to love the best seafood. i have been to just about every seafood restraunt in ocean city. i live down there every summer and come down once in a while during the year. if you are looking for something a little more fancy then the bonfire is definitly where you wnat to be they have great food. and the buffet is wonderful. if you are looking for a little bit more casual go to Phillips on i think like 24th street or something like that. you can either go upstairs to their fantastic buffet or you can stay down stairs for their fantastic menu is served. if you are looking for somewhere you can just go and not get dressed up or anythign you just want to eat at like a regular old crab house go to Watermans. they have the best seafood. if you go during the year they are the ones definitly to go to. if you want to just stay home and eat. then rippons is where you want to order your seafood in from. okay. i hope i helped.

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    Kinda cool how most replays are up into the city.We stay at 24 th street so know most.Embers,good sometimes.Higgin,always great,problem is service,but everyone has that.Philips,great,alwas!!!Have taken many friends there.Bonfire,awesome buffet.My favorite,yes,HIGGINS.Great and get what you want.
    Greg Greensburg,Pa
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    • #3
      Food

      I have been going to O.C. all of my life. Some of the best restaurants are Harrison's Harbor Watch on the boardwalk at the inlet, Nick's Original House of Ribs at 145th St., The Wharf at 128th St.and if you are looking for steamed crabs Best Crabs at 143rd St.

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      • #4
        Best of the Best

        I have been traveling down to Ocean City from Michigan for about 10 years every summer, and though I try to check out new places to find a meal, here are some off my favorites!
        Best Buffet: Phillips
        Best Subs: Anthony's Beer & Wine
        Best Breakfast: General's Kitchen
        Best Dessert: Dumsers!!!
        Best Place on Boardwalk: Alaska Stand
        I suggest everyone try at least one of these! See you on the beach!!
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        • #5
          Dining out in OC

          Ok, I know it's the shore, but you don't have to limit yourself to pig-out all-you-can-ingest buffet-type things, and simply choose which one you like based upon who brings you your beer the fastest or whether they let the pile of crab legs get a little low. In reality, they're not too different from one another. But, there are some places to eat in OC where quality comes before quantity, and they are worth it. Try The Sole Grill on 127th for sushi, great entrees, and good service. Truly one of the best lobsters I've had in my life. For a more traditional fine dining experience and a slightly lower price than Sole, go to Reflections on 67th. The service won't get much better anywhere in a vacation town. For breakfast, you can't beat the Bayside Skillet, but be prepared to wait. People line up for the fresh sqeezed orange juice, decent coffee, incredible, large egg creations (omeletes and frittatas), and crepes with fresh fruit and the closest thing to real clotted cream this side of Wales. The Dough Roller (several locations) is fine if you like pancakes, but whatever you do, just stay away from English's Breakfast Buffet...ugh. You have to go to Ristoranti Antipasti if you want an Italian dinner. Shore towns are famous for having lots of bad pasta and pizza joints, but this place is OC's shining exception on 32nd St. The owner, Fausto, will take good care of you, from a decent wine recommendation right through the tour of recipes that could only have come from his own grandmother's kitchen. As another reviewer mentioned, The Wharf is good for seafood. And, if you find yourself in the mood for Chinese cuisine, Charlie Chiang's on 54th is quite good. Wherever you go for dinner, save room for dessert on the boardwalk...Kohl Brothers makes better frozen custard than Dumser's, despite the latter's popularity. Have Thrashers fries on the boardwalk for a snack while you're on the beach...heavenly grease. Just make sure you're committed to losing weight after vacation is over.

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          • #6
            good food by Adam

            OK. I've been a seasoned visitor to OC, MD, and I have some quick suggestions about food. The Dough Roller has numerous locations, and is a nice cheaper food and is quality eating. Philips is a great seafood dinnerhouse, moderately priced, and very excellent dining atmosphere. 48th Street Crabhouse is a cheap small crab joint and is very cheap and VERY good crabs. But my favorite restaurant BY FAR, is JR's Place for Ribs. They have a wonderful selections of meat and is a great place to spend the night. Excellent staff, wonderful atmosphere, right in the heart of OC with 2 locations.

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            • #7
              GREATEST OF THE GREAT~!

              HI,I go ocean city every year, an we usually go with 24 other people in our party!!!SO WE KNOW HOW THE FOOD IS.OC maryland has the really great food. The places we hit up are...heres a list:

              BIG PECKERS-GREAT food, big burgers, big meals,good fries, just an all around awesome place.

              PHILIPS SEAFOOD BUFFET-a very nice LARGE buffet with a ton of choices. YOU will be pleased.

              ANTIPASTI's-ITALIAN CUISINE THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!I come from an italian family andi know what good Itailian food is andit is deffinately here. (Don't be fooled by the outside, it almost looks like a dump, but inside its VERY NICE)

              THRASHERS FRIES ON THE BOARDWALK-DDDDDDAMN. THE GREATEST FRIES EEEEVER!!!! THESE FRIES are the freakin bomb. If you miss these fries you might as well not even have came. lol

              JR's RIBS-good ribs, but anything else is only average.

              DUMSERS-good ICECREAM, very good ICECREAM

              SEACRETS (Jamaica USA)-THIS place is truely awesome. We you go in it has all palm trees andis outside with sand and its just like you were on an ISLAND. You could go here to drink or just grab a bite to eat.

              DOUGH ROLLER-THE BREAKFASTS ARE VERY VERY GOOD HERE.

              OK PLEASE CHECK THES THINGSOUT BELIEVE ME THESE ARE THEBEST OF THE BEST BABY AND HAVE A GREAT TIME IN OCEAN CITY

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              • #8
                ****You have to try these places while in OC****

                I have been going to OC ever since i can remember i spent my first Birthday in OC, so i know where to eat! There are so many places to eat in OC that i love that it really feels like all i do is eat. Lets start with where to get the best seafood. For a large selection of seafood you have to go to Phillips,when you do be sure to try the crab imperial, and the Alaskan crab legs. If you are in the mood to sit down somewhere and eat crabs with your family i would strongly suggest Higgins. They have some of the best crabs i have ever had and you can recieve a great deal if you get there in time for the early bird special. You have the option of all you can eat crabs & shrimp, or crabs & ribs, they have great food, i wouldn't miss it! IF you want to pick up some crabs and bring them back to where you are staying you have to go to Bahama Mamas! They have the best crabs and they have won numerous awards for there crabs! For the best food on the boardwalk you would have to start out with a roast beef sandwhich from Bull on the Beach, followed by Thrashers fries (smothered in vinegar), and end it all with dessert from Dumsers. There is also this place on the boardwalk on 16th street i have forgotten the name but they have the best pizza! i would not reccommend Tonys pizza its hard to chew and it tastes like rubber Pinos Pzza is good for delivery, they also have great wings, small but delish! I would also have to agree with Nicks House of Ribs, and Big Peckers! They have a nice atmosphere and the food is great. For a fun beachy atmosphere you have to check out Seacrets, and Mackys. Well i hope i could be of some help. Dont forget to check out these awsome places, my mouth is watering thinking about them right now!

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                • #9
                  BEST OF THE BEST

                  HELLO,
                  I have been going to O.C. for over 10 years. I have lived down there, worked in some restaurants, and got to know some of the "locals".
                  I have also commented in this forum before and now I have some more to add.

                  BEST DINNER BUFFETS:

                  1)Phillip's Seafood Buffet--145th? Street
                  --They have a salad bar, soup bar, raw bar steamed bar, pasta bar, dessert bar and carving station plus many other items. Call for buffet early bird times to get $1 to $2 off buffet.

                  2)Hall's Restaurant & Buffet--60th Street
                  --They have more fresh fish then Phillip's but no pasta bar. Check the local resort papers for coupons off their buffets.

                  BEST BREAKFAST BUFFETS:

                  1) Hall's Restaurant & Buffet--60th St.
                  --The buffet has every kind of breakfast food you can think of. 3 different kinds of scrambled eggs,eggs benedict,french toast, chipped beef, suasage gravy and bisciuts,bacon ,scrapple, home fries,pastries, cold & hot cereals, fresh fruit and lots more.

                  BEST FINE DINING:

                  1) The Captain's Table--15th St & Baltimore Ave
                  --Casual fine dining. Great atmosphere with a piano player. The food has always been very good. Good Portions. Moderate to high end in price. seafood scampi is enough for two meals. Check Menu Magazine for a coupon.

                  2) The Dunes Manor Hotel--28th street?
                  --Casual fine dining. Endless salad at dinner, victorian atmosphere, less expensive than Captain's Table. Large portions. Very good food.


                  BEST FAMILY DINING:

                  1) Warren's Station--Coastal Highway in Fenwick
                  --Large portions, good food, inexpensive, known for their turkey dinners, best cream of crab soup, best chocolate pecan pie, a must for anyone. No sales tax!

                  2) Libby's--Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island
                  --Diner-style food. Good breakfast assortment. Dinner specials. No sales tax!


                  BEST ALL YOU CAN EAT CRABS(AYCE)

                  1) Waterman's Restaurant--Rt. 50 in West OC
                  --Good deal on the AYCE crabs. They come with fried chicken, shrimp, hush puppies, french fries and rolls. Call for prices on AYCE.

                  These are just some of my suggestions, I will have more soon!

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                  [This message was edited by ECWA25 on Fri, 17 Aug 2001 at 16:37.]

                  [This message was edited by ECWA25 on Fri, 17 Aug 2001 at 16:38.]

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                  • #10
                    Best Places to Eat

                    I have been going to OC for the past nine years, my in-laws have been going there for the past 30 years.

                    Phillips - They have two places. One on the boardwalk and one on Coastal Highway. The one on the boardwalk is a great place for an elegant breakfast. My Wife loves the Eggs Oscar. The one on Coastal highway is great for their Buffet and take out.

                    Bay Side Skillet - Foods good, but the service is a bit slow. If you go for breakfast, get the strawberry Blintz

                    Dummers - Great Deserts!!

                    Thrasher - Greate French Fries - 2 places on the boardwalk.

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                    • #11
                      Best Of The Best

                      Hello,
                      Here are some more experienced suggestions for restaurant goers.
                      Just a note, Phillip's has 3 restaurants in OC.
                      1) 13th St. & Boardwalk: More expensive then the other 2.
                      2) 22nd or 23rd St & Coastal Highway, Oceanside:
                      Has the Seafood buffet.
                      3) 142nd 0r 143rd St & Coastal Highway, bayside:
                      Has the seafood festival buffet too!

                      BEST BOARDWALK EATS

                      BEST BOARDWALK EATS:

                      1) Dayton's: Has the best fried chicken! I
                      believe they are across from
                      Dumser's.
                      2) The Wrapper: Great hand held munchies
                      if you are on the go.
                      3) The Red-Eyed Frog: In the Inlet Village.
                      Great Burgers!

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                      • #12
                        OC Food

                        I've been going to OC for most of my life, and now I own a condo down there. Many of the locals eat at Coins. I can say that the food I've had there was excellent, and very reasonably priced. I agree about Phillips buffet, and I think the location uptown around 143rd Street has slightly better quality food than 22nd Street, probably because it isn't as crowded so the kitchen isn't as crazy. Hall's buffet is better than Embers or Bon Fire. Bayview is good for families. A little cheaper, good food. But I don't know how long it's going to be there because they're supposed to be building a hotel there.

                        Had Higgin's crabs. They were ok, but I resented the fact that they tried to get us to eat soup, fries, and chicken before they brought out any crabs.

                        Waterman's is ok.

                        A local told me not to eat at Hooper's. Allegedly, they've gotten into some trouble for "recycling" crabs, i.e., whatever crabs are not eaten are returned to the steamer and reheated for the next patron. After a while, they get kinda water-logged.

                        If you really want great crabs without getting ripped off, pick some up from Bahama Mama's at 145th and take them back to your place. Or, you can get real good crabs from the Crabs To Go out on Rte. 50. It's across from the Walmart as you're heading in, just about 10 minutes outside the City. You can eat outside at a table, or carry out. Buy the crabs, some mallets and a newspaper, and you'll still save a ton of money!
                        A friend of mine LOVES the crabs at the Mug and Mallet on the Boards, but I've never eaten there. I think it's around 3rd Street.

                        Best place on the Boardwalk for excellent lunch-type food at the best prices is definitely the Red Eyed Frog at the Inlet Village. Jim will treat you right, and they have an awesome view of the inlet from the bar and the tables. He even has binoculars for patons' use.

                        I also agree about the food at Shennanigan's, 4th Street and the Boards. Plenty of it, excellent quality, and fair prices. I've eaten there for years, and never had a bad experience. The wait staff and the bartenders are GREAT too. Always trust the Irish. ;-)

                        Big Peckers? Ate there once. Got the crabcake. It was nasty.

                        Seacrets can have good food, but it's pricey and depends on how busy they are (usually, VERY.) Also, it's not "American food". It's kinda "out there". You can only take kids in during the day. You have to use a separate entrance, and the kids gotta be out of there by 9 p.m. In addition, the kids are not allowed in certain areas even during daylight.

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                        • #13
                          Best Places to Eat - Submit your picks

                          Share your recommendations for the best restaurants in OC.

                          [This message was edited by nat on Tue, 15 Jan 2002 at 15:13.]

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                          • #14
                            Best Restaurants

                            Have any of you tried the Captian's Galley II
                            in West Ocean City? UMMM! Wonderful Crab Imperial and Crab Cakes. Prime Rib on of the best. Great children's menu.

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                            • #15
                              We like

                              The Captain's Galley II, West Ocean City
                              Harborside, West Ocean City
                              Coins - 28th Street
                              Satellite (breakast) -- maybe around 24th right off the boardwalk next to the Howard Johnson's
                              Red Eye Frog-Boardwalk at the Inlet
                              Atlantic Hotel -- Berlin (charming and good food)

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