Get your appetites ready! Not only have second season specials started in area restaurants, October 14th marks the beginning of the very popular Ocean City Fall Restaurant Week. Many of the area’s most celebrated restaurants will be offering discounted prix fixe menu selections.

The concept of a fixed price menu provides diners with more bang for their buck, with as many as four courses offered for one fixed price. This year’s menu options are $10, $20, $30, $40, with additional discounted options through ‘Bonus Bites and Beverages.’ These selections may include a discounted dessert, wine flight, or signature cocktail.

Restaurant Week provides a wallet-friendly opportunity for patrons to try restaurants they may not have previously considered, thanks to the more affordable pricing. For those who are used to gastronomic pleasures, the prix fixe options are an opportunity to dine around Ocean City.

Fall Restaurant Week happens during one of the most enjoyable times of year. The ‘second season’ means the crowds have gone, the traffic is significantly lessened, and many locals venture out to favorite places they have missed dining at since spring. For those visiting from out of town, you’ve picked the perfect time of year to enjoy all the resort has to offer, without all the hassles of the busy season. It’s your opportunity to live like a local.

Consider venturing out to explore the areas beyond the beach. The smaller historic towns of Berlin and Snow Hill, MD are just a short drive from Ocean City and feature handmade goods by local artisans, art galleries, and museums. Ocean City itself is about to take on the ambiance of a small town with horse and carriage rides downtown, and O.C. Toberfest celebrations (family-friendly Halloween activities on the beach), on the weekends. There’s much to see and do, during Restaurant Week. And after you’ve had your fill of fun, there are plenty of places to choose from, for dinner.

Participating restaurants include: The Shark on the Harbor, Jules, Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille, Fresco’s, The Hobbit, La Hacienda, 32 Palm at the Hilton, and many others. From fine dining to breakfast treats, this year’s restaurants serve up a range of delicious options.

Restaurant Week is actually two weeks of dining discounts, from Sunday October 14th through Sunday October 28th. Offering more than just the opportunity for culinary delights at very reasonable prices—certainly that’s the big draw, but while here, take the time to explore Ocean City, the outlying areas, and the beauty of coastal life.

Find additional information on Ocean City’s Restaurant Week here.