Where to Eat in Ocean City

When you're feeling peckish, these Ocean City eateries are sure to fill your bellies.

Colorful cake pops are a temptation at Wards Pastry in Ocean City.
Colorful cake pops are a temptation at Wards Pastry.
Photo by Laura Baer

Browns Restaurant

St. Charles and Boardwalk
609-391-0677
The place for breakfast—and unforgettable doughnuts—on the boardwalk. Burgers and sandwiches served for lunch and dinner, too.

The Chatterbox

500 E. 9th Street
609-399-0113
A big, pink Ocean City institution since 1937. The fare is diner style with an old-school soda-fountain counter.

Cousin’s Restaurant

104 Asbury Avenue
609-399-9462
This casual Italian eatery is a good bet for steak, poultry and seafood.

Jay’s Crab Shack

737 Asbury Avenue
609-399-4022
Seafood is served casual-style at the counter or sidewalk tables. Specialties include jumbo lump crab cakes, fish tacos and seafood quesadillas.

Sindia Restaurant

801 Plymouth Place
609-399-1997
Named after a ship that ran aground off the Ocean City coastline in 1901, this nautical-themed eatery specializes in seafood, steaks and pasta. Open for breakfast and lunch, too.

Three Brothers Pizza

1030 Boardwalk
609-399-8800
Everyone knows about Manco & Manco, but many locals praise Three Brothers as best on the boardwalk. Slices are huge.

Varsity Inn

605 E. 8th Street
609-399-1500
The line stretches outside this popular breakfast spot almost every summer morning. Open from 7 am to 2 pm, the Varsity serves creative lunches, too.

Wards Pastry

730 Asbury Avenue
609-399-126
A local favorite for fresh baked goods, including pastries, donuts, bread, cakes, and creations like bacon sticky buns and their specialty, scrapple pie.

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