If you're traveling with kids, Ocean City restaurants can be hit-or-miss. There are still plenty of great places to eat, and restaurants fill the boardwalk, creating a festive atmosphere that adds to the overall ambience of this seaside retreat. Here are 3 of the best restaurants in Ocean City that are sure to please your palate, appeal to your picky eaters and leave you all satisfied when returning to your Ocean City Bed and Breakfast for the night.Fish Tales2107 Herring WayOcean City, MD 21842(410) 289-0990www.ocfishtales.com
In the Bahia Marina is BBonline's choice for the top kid-friendly restaurant in Ocean City: Fish Tales. Set on the beach and run by a fun-loving husband and wife team, Fish Tales has grown from a small local hangout to a prime destination for young and old, tourists and locals alike. The kid's menu offers an extensive selection including favorites such as grilled cheese, chicken fingers and pizza. What's more, all kid's meals come with smiley fries and a juice box, and are served on frisbees that become your child's take-home treat. Fish Tales also knows how to keep antsy children occupied, and boasts a large play area complete with an arcade, where your kids can run around while you wait for your food or enjoy a relaxing drink after your meal. Annual events add to the fun, with crazy hat contests and Christmas in July ranking the most popular. Adults will find all of their favorite seafood dishes on the menu, as well as a wide selection of meat and vegetable options. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Fish Tales is sure to become a family favorite when booking your Ocean City Bed and Breakfast vacation.Dough Roller3rd Street & BoardwalkOcean City, MD 21842(410) 289-2599www.doughrollerrestaurants.com
Dough Roller Pizza & Pancakes is a popular restaurant with four locations in Ocean City: 3rd and Boardwalk (above), 41st and Coastal Highway (410 524-9254), 70th and Coastal Highway (410 524-7981) and South Division and Boardwalk (410 289-3501). You're sure to find a Dough Roller close to your favorite Ocean City Inn. The restaurants are owned and operated by a local family and offer a fantastic kid's menu, as well as focusing on two classic children's favorites, pizza and pancakes. All kid's meals are only $6.95 and come with a drink and a toy. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, with lunch and dinner meals starting at 11 a.m. and served until closing.Phillip's Crab House2004 Philadelphia AvenueOcean City, MD 21842(410) 289-6821www.phillipsseafood.com
Phillip's Crab House is the original Ocean City Phillip's restaurant, opened in 1956. Parents will love the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, as well as the BBonline recommended made-to-order pasta buffet. What makes Phillip's extra kid-friendly is its separate children's buffet, complete with all of your child's favorites from hot dogs to chicken tenders. There's also a salad bar and a dessert bar that's sure to have your little one returning for seconds. Children under 4 eat for free, and kid's buffets start at only $10. Be sure to book your bed and breakfast vacation during the summer season, as Phillip's closes in the off-season from November to April.