Quick Bite

A Laidback Eatery Beloved by Locals

Ocean City Surf Café serves all-day breakfast, lunch staples and Tex-Mex platters aplenty.

Ocean City Surf Café
The café's breakfast burrito.


Red-brick building with surf decor and a colorful interior. It serves light fare to a host of weekenders and loyal locals.

The scoop

The café opened in 2005, but Hurricane Sandy shut it down until chef Michael Carmody and his wife, Deb, refurbished and reopened it in 2013.

The menu

Choose from casual Mexican and American staples, with fun variations. For breakfast, the Tony the Tiger bestows a crisp crust of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes on French toast. The breakfast burrito (above) is stuffed with eggs, cheese, salsa and bell peppers. The lunch menu ranges from fish and chips to lobster-crab bisque, cheese steaks, BLTs, burgers, tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There are always Surfer Specials, such as the mahi mahi on a pub roll served with mango salsa, or the classic, comforting chicken and waffles. In the category of what might be called having the last laugh, there’s the popular Hurricane Sandy, a jerk-chicken burrito filled with black beans, rice, guacamole, cheddar and mango salsa.

Heads up

Several seats in front of the restaurant offer respite from the often lengthy morning waits.

[RELATEDTasty Tavern Eats at 22 West Tap and Grill]

Click here to leave a comment

What's a Quick Bite? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Mexican
  • Price Range:
Required not shown
Required not shown