West Ocean City

When we tell visitors about all the fabulous restaurants and watering holes in West Ocean City (even some that have been visiting OC for most of their life), they will often say “Oh, we didn’t know anything was over there!”  

Sure Ocean City has some fine restaurants, but when you’ve had enough AYCE crabs and seafood buffets (if that can ever happen,,,), West OC has a lot to offer.

Just across the Route 50 bridge and a few minutes from the boardwalk are some of the best restaurants, entertainment and views that you will find in this area. Great food, daily specials and happy hours abound

Here are a few of Missing Ocean City’s favorites that you should really check out. 

Sunset Grille – the coolest place in OC with a fun crowd. Sip a cocktail and watch the (very exclusive…and expensive!) sport fishing boats bring back their catch. Great food (try the softshell crab and the twin lobster tails with Thai dipping sauce!). Entertainment dockside, rooftop bar and dining and a very “happening ” Tiki bar called ‘Teasers’.

Sunset Marina, 12933 Sunset Avenue – www.ocsunsetgrille.com

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Shark on the Harbor – Whole grains and whole foods are used in the preparation of an innovative menu – which their chefs write twice daily, based on what’s fresh, available and delicious. Full of organic produce from local farmers and seafood from the fishing harbor right outside the restaurant.  Some of the best food in town!

1294 Sunset Ave – www.ocshark.com

Micky Fins – Right in the heart of the OC Fishing Center, Micky Fins offers a casual relaxed atmosphere with some great water views.  Listen to the charter boat chat about what they caught, and what they missed! Fine casual dining, entertainment and a dockside bar make this a popular hangout with tourist and locals.

Located in the Ocean City Fishing Center – www.ocmickyfins.com

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Harborside – Self proclaimed home of the ‘Orange Crush’ (where all those OCU shirts come from!), Harborside is a rustic waterfront bar and restaurant located in West Ocean City’s commercial harbor. Tie up your boat and enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, fresh seafood, steak & pasta entrees, as well as juicy burgers and sandwiches.

12841 Harbor Rd – www.weocharborside.com

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Captains Galley – Specializing in fresh seafood and offering free docking for customers, it’s seafood fit for a captain! Enjoy our nationally famous crab cakes while taking in the beautiful view of the harbor. And, of course the large open deck is perfect for steamed crabs. Have a cocktail at the recently added, waterside ‘Dock Bar”    

12817 Harbor Rd – www.captainsgalley2.com

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Crab Alley – Just close enough to be out of the way-located at the head of the commercial fishing harbor in West Ocean city, Crab Alley has it all! Spectacular view, casual and fun atmosphere, superior service and mouth-watering fresh local seafood combine to make “The Alley” a true favorite. 

9703 Golf Course Road – www.craballeyoc.com

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Sello’s – West OC’s newest addition.  If you loved Fresco’s in OC, well this is the latest incarnation from owner Pino Tomasello. Moving from the hustle and bustle of Coastal Highway to a more unhurried location, Sello’s offers a relaxing enjoyable atmosphere, where you will get the best wine & dine advice to make your Italian experience the best it can be.

9802 Golf Course Road – www.sellosoc.com

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