5 Great Ocean City Seafood Restaurants

In Ocean City, seafood restaurants can be found almost anywhere. After all, it is a city by the ocean, and fresh seafood is brought in daily by the local fishermen. There are several great Ocean City seafood restaurants, and BBOnline recommends the following while staying in the area.

1. Sunset Grille
12933 Sunset Avenue
West Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 213-8110

Featured in Coastal Living Magazine, the Sunset Grille restaurant is actually a combination of two dining rooms, two sitting rooms and three bars. It's a large establishment covering a good portion of Sunset Marina where it's located. This Ocean City seafood restaurant is open 7 days a week, from 11 AM until Midnight. Their happy hour specials run from 3 to 7 PM, Monday through Friday, and drinks are $4 or less for beer, wine and simple cocktails. Their menu features a variety of seafood items procured locally, as well as salads and appetizers.

2. Harrison's Harbor Watch
806 S. Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 289-5121

Located a short distance from your Ocean City Inn, you'll find Harrison's Harbor Watch restaurant. It sits at the southern end of Ocean City's boardwalk, and overlooks Assateague Island. Harrison's menu features the freshest seafood items when it comes to entrees and appetizers, as it comes right off the boat each morning. Harrison's Rawbar and lunch begins serving daily at 11:30 AM and dinner is from 5 to 9 PM. If you have a large party, Harrison's can accommodate you with their banquet facilities. For over 25 years, they've served their customers with great care and provided groups of 50 to 250 guests with supreme service and seafood's.

3. Macky's Bayside Bar and Grill
54th Street on the Bay
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 723-5565

Located right on Ocean City's bay, Macky's Bayside Bar and Grill has a rustic look to it with its solid wood floors and thick, sturdy wooden tables. It's a relaxing Ocean City seafood restaurant that also features an open area out in back to dine and drink right on the beach. Macky's is open daily from 11 AM to 2 AM for dining, and also offers drink and appetizer specials during their 4 to 7 PM happy hour.

4. Hobbit Restaurant
101 81st Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 524-8100

Ocean City's Hobbit Restaurant has been around since 1977. Although it's moved to different locations three times since its initial opening, it was only due to their growing following of loyal customers and booming business. Now located on the bay and not far from your Ocean City bed and breakfast, the Hobbit Restaurant is still under the same ownership and provides some of the best seafood meals in the city.

5. Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
(800) 799-CRAB

Voted "Ocean City's Best Seafood Restaurant" by Metropolitan Magazine, Phillips Seafood House has been around since 1956. The Phillips family moved to Ocean City that year, and opened the Phillips Crab House. In the beginning, it was four family members who caught and cooked all of their own seafood, came up with their own unique entree recipes, and built their seafood restaurant business to what it is today. Phillips Seafood House features an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet and they invite you to dine in, or if you prefer, carry out. This is one of Ocean City's seafood restaurants you won't want to miss.