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
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
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
This casual Italian eatery is a good bet for steak, poultry and seafood.

Jay’s Crab Shack

737 Asbury Avenue
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
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
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
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
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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