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What (if any) new restaurants will be coming to OCMD this summer?
Submitted by Robert G, Bethesda, Maryland June 5, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 7, 2018

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There are a few new places in town. Some are truly new, some are returning or expansions of prior businesses. Here are a few:

The former Phillips Seafood House at 141st Street is now a Mexican Restaurant, the Bayside Cantina. I have not been there yet.

The Crabcake Factory has opened a Tex-Mex Restaurant at 120th Street called Loca Madre.

Tailchasers, a Farm-to-Table place run by the people running Hooked opened at 122nd Street.

Albertino’s Brick Oven Eatery on 131st Street is a new pizza place opened in January.

The Marlin Moon which has been gone for a few years, returned at a new location in the renovated Doubletree Hotel (the former Quality Inn & Suites) on 33rd Street.

Red Red Wine Bar and Dry 85 Restaurant at 48th Street - Opened around Thanksgiving last year. The owners run places with the same names in Annapolis. I had drinks and appetizers there recently, and I'll head back there again.

Shotti’s Point expanded from Baltimore to OC and opened in the last year (they may have been open last summer). They are at 35th street adjacent to the K-Coast surf shop. I have not been there, but they are getting good reviews.

On the more common end of things, Denny's openned a few weeks ago in the former JR's location at 62nd Street at the east end of the Route 90 bridge.

There is a new Starbucks at about 123rd Street.

Here are a couple of places that were new last summer:

Dry Dock 28 - 28th Street - Run by the same family that runs Buxy's Saloon. I've heard good things bout this place.

Rare and Rye - Located in the La Quinta at 32nd Street, opened about a year ago. I haven't tried it yet, but I know several people who highly recommend it.


Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 6, 2018

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Tailchasers on 122nd street is opening this Friday! 

Victoria's Crab House on 15th street is a new option for all-you-can-eat crabs. 

There are also several new places on the boardwalk including a new spot for fish and chips!

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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 6, 2018

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The Marlin Moon Cafe is opening in the new Double Tree hotel on 34th Street.  Red Red Wine Bar is another newer restaurant as well.  


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 6, 2018

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Hey Robert as the other insiders mentioned there are a few new places to try. Where English's was on 15th check out Victoria's Crab house. i believe they also have (had) another location so maybe try that one before you try the brand new one. Also Big Mama's on 82nd street is new from last year and they are pretty good to try out while you are in town.


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 6, 2018

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Hey Robert as the other insiders mentioned there are a few new places to try. Where English's was on 15th check out Victoria's Crab house. i believe they also have (had) another location so maybe try that one before you try the brand new one. Also Big Mama's on 82nd street is new from last year and they are pretty good to try out while you are in town.