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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“Excellent food, great location, friendly staff and moderately priced. You can't go wrong by choosing to dine at the Crab Trap. Free parking on site.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“The Boardwalk is great for all kinds of activities! Exercise, shopping, eating, going on amusement rides, people watching, arcades, the beach and everything in between!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“34 Rides, 10 Water rides Gillian's Wonderland Pier is mostly famous for its 144-foot (44 m) Giant Wheel, one of the largest Ferris wheels on the east coast.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Manco & Manco is the most popular spot in Ocean City for pizza and, in my opinion, the best pizza I've ever had. There are several locations, however, their 9th street location is the only one open year-round. This place is a must!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ocean City is the clean, friendly and a wonderful place to spend the day, either walking on the Boardwalk, sitting on the beach, eating at great shops along the boards, miniature golf, amusement rides, arcades, people-watching, etc. Great way to spend the day! Street parking, metered parking and paid parking lots. Great for families and singles.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Hole in a wall, but wow food is delicious. Be prepare to wait, no reservations and only open in summer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
City Hall
“We are located 1 block from the historic music pier. great concert venue perched over the beach and local favorite for art and crafts festivals and weekely kid friendly activities on Wednesday's all summer”
  • 7 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Playland is a family favorite in the Burke house. They have a great variety of rides for all ages.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If the wind is right and the windows are open you can smell the doughnuts right in your bed here at Sea Garden Cottage. Take a bike ride up and get in line (theres always a line but it goes fast) and get fresh-made doughnuts or breakfast or lunch if you're on the beach at 3rd Street. It's only about a block away on the Boardwalk if you're camped out on the beach for the day. Brown's is expensive so maybe a treat for breakfast one morning. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“If you're not from the area, you may not know - but if you are, Wawa is a ubiquitous go-to convenience store ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Ocean City Beaches are our families favorite beach to visit. We love that Ocean City is family oriented. We believe this helps create a relaxed, fun environment for people of all ages to enjoy. If you go south in OC the beaches are less crowded and easier to find free parking. The more north you go the more crowded the beaches become. This is also where you will find the boardwalk, resaturates, downtown stores, rides, water slides, and the farmers market (every Wednesday June 27th through September 12th). Ocean City beaches do require beach tags. -Seasonal $25 -Weekly $10 -Daily $5 They also offer military discounts. Tags can be purchased at welcome center on the 9th street bridge, beach entrances, or from taggers who pass by along the beaches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Unique & tasty breakfast menu but you can't go wrong with lunch and dinner either.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The Shoprite in Marmora is a great place to stock up on all your food and essentials. Their prices are cheaper than the Acme's on the Island. Worth the trip over the bridge to do your grocery shopping. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“Hula Grill is a good spot for dinner. There are good fish and meat options. And the salad dressing is great - they even sell it to bring home with you! They are cash only and not as budget friendly, but still a good spot if you are craving seafood.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Piccini has excellent brick oven pizza and a huge variety of pizzas. My favorite is the Pomodoro! ”
  • 7 locals recommend