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7 of the Best Restaurants in Ocean City, MD, on the Water

If you’d like to pair your meals with waterfront views, Ocean City is the place to be! Our coastal resort town is full of excellent restaurants where you can eat delicious food as you drink in the beautiful scenery. Whether you prefer to sit inside and gaze out the window or dine outside with the cool breezes, we’ll help you get there. See what’s on the menu at these Ocean City, MD, restaurants on the water to begin your scenic dining experience. It’s a treat for all of your senses! Plus, you can stay in one of our waterfront vacation rentals for even more views near your favorite restaurants!

Savor the Scenery at These Waterfront Restaurants in Ocean City, MD

Fager’s Island Restaurant and Bar

Savor the Waterfront Scenery

Fager’s Island is known for its summer deck parties, delicious seafood, and unbeatable sunset views. Every evening as the sun is setting, Fager’s plays the War of 1812 Overture and times it just right so that the sun disappears as the final cymbals clash. Head over to 60th Street in the Bay to see what makes it such a special destination for cuisine and entertainment! You can choose from a fine dining experience inside or a more casual meal on their outdoor decks. Don’t forget to check out their happy hours every day from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for some great deals!


The food is always delicious at Seacrets

Another fantastic place for nightlife and waterfront dining is Seacrets Jamaica USA. Here, the parties never end, and the food is always delicious. Before you dance the night away to your favorite tunes in the Nite Club, grab some grub at their bayfront restaurant on 49th Street. Feel free to try some of their tropical-themed drink specials, too!

The Hobbit

Sunset at The Hobbit
Sunset at The Hobbit

Are you looking for the perfect spot to take your special someone? Consider enjoying a romantic evening at The Hobbit on 81st Street. This elegant establishment features beautiful architecture, gorgeous decor, and stunning bay views. You’re welcome to dine in the contemporary dining room or unwind in the lounge with a fifteen-seat bar and open seating area. Arrive early for some tasty early-bird specials!

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill

Casual dining experience on their private beach

Bring your dancing shoes and an appetite for seafood! Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill is a haven for hungry visitors looking to soak up some sun in Ocean City. Customers rave about their happy hour menu, and you can’t beat the casual dining experience on their private beach. Their menu features everything from Maryland style crab cakes to smoky Texas BBQ ribs.

BJ’s on the Water

This waterfront restaurant is open year-round!

No matter when hunger strikes, you can head to BJ’s on the Water to satisfy your craving. This waterfront restaurant is open year-round from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. with a brand new dining area! One of the highlights here is the raw bar with fresh mussels, clams, oysters, and steamed shrimp. You might be able to catch a performance by a local band while you enjoy your meal! Don’t miss the daily 1:00 PM duck feedings at BJ’s on the Water. It is fun to watch, and the ducks are there like clockwork every single day of the year!

Fish Tales

Fish Tales overlooks the Ocean City bay from the Bahia Marina on 21st Street

Fish Tales has been delighting customers since 1983, and it shows no sign of slowing down. This family-friendly restaurant overlooks the Ocean City bay from the Bahia Marina on 21st Street. Adults can enjoy a drink at the bar, kids can run around in the enclosed playground, and everyone can indulge in fresh seafood! Fish Tales has limited seating in the dining area, so make sure you arrive early to secure a table. The views are worth it!

Sunset Grille

Lovely indoor area and great outdoor seating

Last but not least, we recommend visiting the Sunset Grille in West Ocean City. They have something for everyone with a lovely indoor area, great outdoor seating, and plenty of live entertainment. Make sure you check out The Bridge Rooftop Bar while you’re there! It provides an excellent vantage point of the Sunset Marina with a large bar and cozy seating by the fireplaces.

Walk to Your Favorite Waterfront Restaurants

Stay near your favorite restaurants with Vantage

Do you have some restaurants in mind that you’d like to try? Stay near your favorites with Vantage Vacation Rentals! After filling up on delicious food, you can simply walk back to your vacation home to unwind and rest up for another fantastic day. Plus, many of our properties feature waterfront views of their own! Explore our list of over 500 vacation rentals and find your happy place today!

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.

Escape to a Gateway Grand Ocean City, MD, Vacation

Escape to Gateway Grand

One of Ocean City, Maryland’s, finest oceanfront resorts, Gateway Grand includes amenities that redefine luxury. Guests gush over the condos’ gourmet kitchens, spa bathrooms and generous open floor plans—all conveniently located on 48th Street near Midtown Ocean City’s most popular restaurants, bars and entertainment. This ocean block condo on a peaceful stretch of coastline offers you and your family the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. See for yourself just how spectacular a Gateway Grand vacation rental can be.

Serenity + Amenities at Gateway Grand

Wake up to this stunning view

Imagine stepping onto your sunny private balcony and gazing across miles of ocean on a breezy morning. That’s just the beginning of the peaceful experience you get at Gateway Grand.

These three- and four-bedroom condos offer stunning ocean, bay and coastal views. Just outside your door are 250 feet of pristine beachfront, plus an outdoor pool. After a long day of sunning, playing and reading on the beach, enjoy the convenience of your own indoor storage area for sandy beach chairs and umbrellas, plus outdoor showers for rinsing.

Take a dip in the Gateway Grand’s indoor pool

When you’re ready to take a break from the beach, indulge yourself in Gateway Grand’s indoor pool or resort-style fitness center. Work up a sweat using the latest strength equipment, exercise bikes, elliptical machines and treadmills with individual flat-panel televisions. And should you need anything to make your stay even more pleasant, the on-site concierge is standing by to help.

Beachfront Comfort and Style

Enjoy the designer gourmet kitchen

These Ocean City vacation rentals are so well-appointed, you may not want to leave the condo. Prepare everything from tasty snacks to fine coastal cuisine in designer gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops and an island dining area for sharing it all with family and friends. Other impressive kitchen details include under-the-cabinet task lighting, soft-close cabinet doors, architectural stainless-steel appliances and a digital beverage cooler.

Luxurious baths with Italian marble flooring.

For peak pampering, Gateway Grand condos feature luxurious owners’ baths with Italian marble flooring. Spa bathrooms also boast a double vanity with imported granite counter tops, a soaking tub with marble surround and separate glass-enclosed showers with multiple showerheads. Residences have three or four bathrooms, ensuring every guest has plenty of convenience and privacy. All condo floor plans are designed for maximum ease and comfort, equipped with nine-foot ceilings, laundry rooms with full-size washers and dryers, 42-inch flat screen televisions, and ceiling fans in every bedroom and living room.

Explore Midtown Ocean City—and Beyond


Relax and cool off at Seacrets

Staying at Gateway Grand residences puts you in the heart of the action and just a short walk away from dozens of favorite restaurants, beloved bars and Ocean City, MD’s most popular attractions. Cool off with an island-style frozen concoction at Seacrets, aka Jamaica USA, or delicious ice cream and shakes from Dumser’s Dairyland.

Looking for something a little more active? Bring the whole family together for a round of miniature golf or an adrenaline rush at Odyssea Watersports, which rents Jet Skis, pontoon boats and standup paddleboards. The Ocean City Convention Center is nearby as well, offering everything from sporting events and festivals to big-name concerts and car shows. You’re never far from fun at Gateway Grand.

You don’t even need to leave the complex to find activities for everyone in your crew. The Gateway Grand Kids’ Club is a wonderful place for children to play and make friends close to parents. They can try their hand at the latest video games on several televisions or kick back and play a classic card or board game. Meanwhile, parents can unwind with a cocktail and a movie at the Gateway Club Lounge. The lobby itself is an elegant space with breathtaking views and plush seating. There’s also a catering kitchen and seating areas for socializing, entertaining, playing games or just hanging out.

Book Your Gateway Grand Vacation in Ocean City

Plan your Gateway Grand vacation with Vantage now

Gateway Grand one of the most highly desirable destinations in Ocean City, Maryland. Plan your trip with Vantage now to get the dates and the property you want. Contact our team at 410-723-2002, or visit https://www.vantageoceancity.com/rentals/search-by-resort/gateway-grand. And remember to book direct through Vantage to get the lowest rates.

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.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Happy First Day of Summer


You are never too young or too old to take on Ocean City, Maryland.  There is something for everyone to do, and here at Vantage we wanted to share with you some of our favorite town activities!  We are calling it our “Top 10 Ocean City Bucket List.”  These fun and entertaining activities and events are a must when visiting the island.  You will not be disappointed!

348sNo. 1 Parasail over the ocean & enjoy a view of the crowds on the parasailing-pagebeach or maybe catch a glimpse of a school of sting rays gliding across the water.
No. 2 Head over to Fager’s Island for dinner or drinks and watch one of Ocean City’s famous sunsets accompanied  by the 1812 Overture.
No. 3 Take a day trip adventure to Assateague Island.  Relax on the pristine beach all day, which is home to untitledwild ponies, deer, and many different bird species.
No. 4 Save your appetite for a large bushel of crabs at some of our favorite places: On the Bay Seafood, Buddy’s Crabs, Blu Crabhouse, and Watermans.
No. 5 Take a stroll down the boardwalk, golden-platebut make sure to stop by the Alaska Stand to order a hamburger and funnel cake.
No. 6 Enjoy a peaceful morning kayaking behind the Assawoman Bay – one of the best ways to start your day!
No. 7 Get your sea legs on and take a half day trip to go Deep Sea Fishing!  No need to go out and buy dinner when you can catch it yourself!!  (Charter boats can be rented out at Bahia Marina or Sunset Marina.)
assateague_kayaking_MG_8729No. 8 Even if you’re not an early bird, wake up to see the sunrise on the beach!  It is truly breathtaking.
No. 9 Grab a bite to eat at Fishtales and try one of our personal favorites, the Ahi Tuna Tacos. You have never had anything like it!!
No. 10 Take a morning bike ride down the boardwalk (before 11 a.m.)

OC Air Show | June 18-19

An Event You Won’t Forget

This weekend, June 18-19th the OC Air Show is taking off! Get F-18F-Super-Hornet-Climbready for a fantastic two-day event that will fill the skies over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, with some of the top military and civilian performers in the nation. Special guests include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the first mid-Atlantic performance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter AND full capabilities demonstration of the Navy F-18F Super Hornet, also known as the Rhino. They are sure to put on a show of a lifetime – you will never see anything like it.

Best Places to Enjoy OC Air Show

Don’t feel like waking up extra early just to get a good spot on the beach? Well you don’t have to! Purchase affordable tickets for the aerial 50 yard line located between 14th & 16th street on the beach. You will be right in the center of all the action. Watch the jump teams land directly in front of you as the aircrafts fly right over you. Food, beverages, beer and wine will be available for purchase, as well as portable bathrooms located on the beach for your convenience. You can also catch all the action from some of our best rental locations. What’s better than not having to leave your home and having reserved private seats. NOTHING! Two of our properties are in perfect locations for the show! Sit and relax while the military jets fly right in front of you. You’ll be so close you can feel the  ground shake.

Ocean’s Mist 301 is a 3-BR, 3-BA condo that sleeps 12 and is p60_-_Oceans_Mist,_301_-_Living_Room_Areaerfectly located between 6th & 7th St. right on the boardwalk. This unit has a beautiful interior’ with features that include A/C, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, and 2-car parking! Even better, Oceans Mist 301 was just reduced for the week of June 18-24 from $3,995 to $3,200!150%20-%20Belmont%20Towers%20804%20Balcony%20View

Belmont Towers 804 is another very popular property that can offer some of the best views for the OC Air Show. Located on Dorchester St., with 3-BR, 3-BA that can sleep 9 people. Great ocean and beach views with amenities that include a fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, rooftop pool, and a private ocean front balcony. This unit it still available for the week of June 18-24, don’t miss out on this great unforgettable experience!

Free Family Fun Activities

Summer Fun

OC-Beach-Lights-Ocean-City-MD-phot-by-DisptachHeaded to the beach for the weekend? We want you to have the best vacation experience ever and we know things can get a little hectic when on vacation with the whole family, not to mention a little pricey too. There are so many things to do in Ocean City, its hard to pick a weeks worth but don’t miss out on the activities that are free and fun!! Every Sunday throughout the summer there is a fantastic laser light show on the beach located on North Division Street. Bring the family, some blankets and head to the beach for this awesome display of color. Also, don’t miss out on a fireworks display every Monday and Tuesday starting July 11th. They are shot off from around North Division Street, but are surely visible up and down the boardwalk and beach. These are events the whole family will love!

Join otheOC-Air-Show-Ocean-City-Md-2014-6r families on the beach for a round of Family Beach Olympics. Starting June 21st, every Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, get the chance to compete in sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay races and more. Last but surely not the least, takels advantage of one of the best events in Ocean City, the OC Air Show! On June18-19, 2016 Military jets will soar over the beach, boardwalk, and ocean for a spectacular show.

Life Saving Station Museum

p925480023-3Stop by the Life Saving Station Museum located on the boardwalk at the inlet. This antique building is filled with history, specials events, and more. Starting on July 5th, join the Museum staff for their free summer programs. On Mondays, go back to a time when Ocean City was a quiet fishing village and see what is was like before condominiums. Tuesdays are for beach safety and on Wednesdays learn how to become an expert on tying nautical knots. Learn all about sharks and what sets them apart from other fish on Thursdays. Fridays you can have a chance to meet and greet with Assateague Island critters. Then finally on Saturdays, join in on the aquarium feeding! These programs continue every week until August 27th.