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Try 8 of the Best Ocean City Boardwalk Restaurants

So many seafood choices,
including fresh oysters!

It’s a bright, sunny day in Ocean City, MD. You’re walking along the boardwalk, basking in the salty air. Some make their way to the beach to work on their tans. Others enjoy shopping in eclectic stores or trying out the thrilling boardwalk rides and games. As you look around to choose your next move on this wonderful day, your stomach begins to growl. Now, you start to smell the aroma of sweet treats wafting in the breeze while people walk by holding hot funnel cakes. You know what to do — it’s time to try out some of the best Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants!

However, you can’t begin your restaurant-sampling adventure if you don’t have a place to stay nearby. With Vantage Vacation Rentals, you can enjoy accommodations directly on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. You’ll love being so close to everything our beautiful destination has to offer.

Ocean City Boardwalk Restaurants for All Your Dining Needs

If you’re wondering when to visit Ocean City, MD, for the best dining experience, you’ll be happy to know that the boardwalk stays open year round! Browse through this collection of restaurants to begin planning your perfect vacation!

Quick Snacks

Love’s Lemonade & Funnel Cake

If you’re looking for classic boardwalk fare, you’ve come to the right place. Love’s Lemonade & Funnel Cake is a small stand that serves a wide range of items. Find freshly squeezed lemonade, corn dogs, chicken tenders, shaved ice, hot dogs, and so much more! Of course, you can’t leave the stand without trying their famous funnel cakes that come in a variety of crazy flavors.

Thrasher’s French Fries


Best french fries on the O.C. boardwalk!

In a time filled with change and innovation, Thrasher’s French Fries sticks to their original way of creating the savory, golden snack. Since 1929, the establishment provides fresh, hand-cut fries to Ocean City, Maryland. They let the deliciousness of the potatoes speak for themselves by only offering salt and vinegar as a topping and by frying them in peanut oil. For any spud lovers out there, you have to try this simple yet perfectly calculated recipe for the best french fries on the entire boardwalk!

Piezano’s Pizza

Sometimes, pizza is the perfect fix to satisfy your hunger. We suggest checking out Piezano’s Pizza when you’re craving a cheesy slice of heaven! This food stand was first established in 1962 and has served the boardwalk in Ocean City ever since! Grab a slice of fresh pie made from scratch every day for a truly doughy delight.

Beers and Bar Bites

9th Street Taphouse

Classic American bar bites

Unwind from the bustling boardwalk with a stop at the 9th Street Taphouse. Here, you’ll love the selection of over 35 craft beers on tap. Pair your choice with classic American bar bites like burgers and wings. This is a popular venue for live music, perfect for kicking back and enjoying the tunes over a hearty, delicious meal.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

Stop by Shenanigan’s Irish Pub for an interesting fusion of Irish cuisine with Ocean City, MD flair. Enjoy sampling Irish classics while sitting on the outdoor patio overlooking the stunning water. And, it wouldn’t be a true pub without a fantastic selection of draft beers to quench your thirst.

Fresh Seafood

Fresh Chesapeake & Delaware Bay oysters

Bull on the Beach

No trip to the boardwalk in Ocean City is complete without sampling local seafood. Bull on the Beachoffers a raw bar that’s sure to cure your craving for freshly caught delicacies like oysters and clams. They also offer steamed shrimp, steamed mussels with garlic butter, crab cakes, fresh flounder, and more!

Harrison’s Harbor Watch

For a fine dining option filled with exquisitely crafted seafood dishes, you have to visit Harrison’s Harbor Watch. Try a Maryland classic, rockfish, for some authentic local flavors. Or, opt for delicious seafood pasta filled with shrimp, lump crab, and mussels, or indulge in shrimp ravioli topped with lobster cream sauce. They also have a raw bar featuring Chesapeake & Delaware Bay oysters, as well as freshly shucked clams. To top it off, this is the best place to enjoy gorgeous views of the inlet with your dining experience!

Find Your Happy Place in Ocean City, MD

Steps away from Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants.

Vantage Vacation Rentals offers over 500 lovely properties, and many of them are steps away from these Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants. They offer much more than convenient locations, though. Our properties also feature spectacular amenities and exclusive guest benefitsjust for choosing Vantage. Browse our accommodationsto take the first step toward your vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. You’re just a couple of clicks away from your paradise!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Explore the Ocean City Boardwalk

Aerial view of the Ocean City boardwalk

The Ocean City boardwalk has earned spots on top travel lists and in the hearts of visitors, but you don’t need to take their word for it. Come and experience it for yourself! This iconic strip is home to tasty food, unique souvenirs, fun rides, and more. Over two miles of entertainment await you, and many of the best activities are free! People have made countless memories here, and we’d like to help you do the same.

Check out our local tips and book one of our vacation rentals nearby to make the most of your boardwalk adventures!

The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Boardwalk

Take a Journey in Time

Did you know that the Ocean City boardwalk dates back to 1902? It all started over 100 years ago when hotels wanted to make it easier for guests to explore the shore. What began as a temporary installment eventually became a permanent structure in 1910. A storm devastated the boardwalk in 1962, but it wasn’t long before it was back and better than ever. Today, it runs from inlet north to 27th Street, providing endless excitement and beautiful oceanfront views.

Join the Fun

Fun on an Ocean City boardwalk carousel

Ask ten people about their favorite activities on the boardwalk, and you’ll get ten different answers. There’s just so much to love! Search for treasures at souvenir shops, test your skills at carnival games, and go for a spin on a variety of amusement park rides. Or, grab a seat on a bench and relax among the warm sunshine and cool sea breezes. You might even see some talented street performers! Here are a few popular attractions that might become your new favorites:

Treat Your Taste Buds

When hunger strikes on the boardwalk, you’re always a short walk away from delicious food. Grab a meal at one of the local restaurants or satisfy your sweet tooth with treats like funnel cake, ice cream, and caramel popcorn. Just don’t forget to try some of Thrasher’s famous french fries! Let the enticing aromas lead the way to these fantastic eateries:

Attend Must-See Events

Ocean City beach lights

Would you like to add some excitement to your vacation? Some of Ocean City’s biggest celebrations take place at the Inlet Parking Lot by the boardwalk! From car show to concerts, there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars for one of these upcoming events, and get ready for a memorable experience in Ocean City!

Stay on the lookout for several free events in the summer months, like live music, laser light shows, and fireworks, too!

Visitor Tips

Navigate the boardwalk like a pro with our local tips! Here’s what you should know before you go:

  • Ocean City Boardwalk parking is limited, especially in the summertime. Luckily, you can take advantage of the Ocean City Beach Bus or the Boardwalk Tram.
  • Or, rent a bicycle from Dandy Don’s and pedal your way to your favorite attractions!
  • Pets are welcome on the boardwalk from October 1st to April 30th.
  • Hours vary between businesses. Visit their websites for the most up-to-date information.
  • Get a sneak peek at the excitement before you arrive via the Ocean City Boardwalk Cam!

Stay Within Walking Distance of the Boardwalk!

Just a few steps away from the boardwalk


If the Ocean City beach boardwalk sounds like the place for you, we can help you enjoy it to the fullest. Vantage Vacation Rentals has a wide variety of properties nearby in Belmont Towers, Bahia Vista I, OC Boardwalk Suites, Oceans Pointe, and South Beach. After waking up to the sweet sounds of the ocean, simply walk over to your favorite boardwalk attractions. Plus, all of our rentals come with a suite of guest benefits, like discounts around town and free gym passes!

Explore our portfolio of properties now and find your happy place!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

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Post Tax-Time Oceanfront Vacations

Taxes Done? Trade Your 1040 for SPF 40

Here’s an idea even your accountant would approve of: trade your primary residence for a sandcastle, and put the stress of tax time behind you with an oceanfront vacation.

Nothing is more relaxing than ocean waves and salt air, and we have great oceanfront properties that are a perfect way to reward yourself for getting your taxes done. (And if you’ve already received your refund, this is a great way to treat yourself.)

Bring that special someone, or invite all of your little deductions to come along. You’ll find a wide variety of vacation choices throughout Ocean City, and we promise you won’t have to fill out any forms.

So put down that calculator, pick up your beach toys and reward yourself for a job well done. To deduct your tax-time stress, book online or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002.

Check Out these Oceanfront Rentals

  • Flying Cloud 803 – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 10 – Wake up to ocean views in every direction from your private 8th floor balcony.  Newly updated with flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms, this oceanfront condo in North Ocean City (94th St.) is well-equipped for the vacationing family.  Additional features include free Wi-Fi, updated kitchen, and short walking distance to popular restaurants such as Bull on the Beach, Trattoria Lombardi’s, and Liquid Assets.

  • Belmont Towers 603 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 9 – Located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk, this luxury condo is right where the action is.  Relax on your oceanfront balcony and soak up the atmosphere and breathtaking views.  You can even watch the fireworks or hear live music throughout the summer.  Amenities also include a gourmet kitchen, rooftop pool, fitness center, and gated parking garage.  This is a great spot for guests attending Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’SpringfestSunfest, and Wine on the Beach – all of which take place at the Inlet just 2 blocks away.

  • White Sands Village 5 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 12 – Ever wondered what it would be like to have the beach in your backyard?  Located in North Ocean City (142nd St.), this spacious oceanfront townhome features an extra large deck and balcony overlooking the sand and surf.  Spend some time working on your tan or relax in the shade under the covered tiki bar.  Guests also have access to an outdoor dining area and gas grill.  This property is also just a short walk from Sun and Surf Cinema, Phillips Seafood, Lost Treasure Golf, and the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse.

Don’t wait!  Our oceanfront vacation rentals are in high demand and fill up fast. Browse VantageOceanCity.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 732-2002 to find the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.