The West Ocean City restaurant and bar scene seems to be ever-expanding, with several new additions already popping up in 2015. What we really love is that each new business seems to be offering something different. We stopped in the Full Moon Saloon recently (formerly Station 7 on 707 in WOC) to have a peak at the menu and to chat with the owners about what to expect from Full Moon Saloon. “We’re trying to blend a small sports bar into a comfortable setting for the whole family,” said co-owner Jimbo Farlow. With live music, plenty of TVs, and great specials, our interests were immediately piqued.
Expect a comfortable Eastern Shore setting that’s fit for the entire family. There’s something for everyone on the menu, with local fish, subs, soups, platters, salads, wraps, and a kids menu. “We go to great lengths to have everything fresh,” said Farlow, pointing out that as an avid waterman, he cuts the fresh catch of the day himself to ensure the best cuts and quality. For the crab cake, expect nothing but the best jumbo lump meat, said Farlow, adding “it’s one of the best crab cakes around0. Each crab cake is handmade using my mother’s recipe.” In fact, a large portion of the menu is inspired by Farlow’s mother, who is Ocean City through and through. According to Farlow, his mother is the oldest living resident in Ocean City that was born here and still lives here, so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about Eastern Shore cuisine. Some of Farlow’s favorite menu items include the BBQ ribs, which are slow cooked in-house for seven hours, the crab bagelettes, and the cream of crab soup. “One of my signatures over the years has been our cream of crab soup.”
Specials will vary so pay attention to their website and social media pages. Currently, they are offering $5 specials all day and night from Sunday through Thursday. “Last night we were packed with people coming in for our $5 burgers,” said Farlow. “We have some great all day-day specials, including happy hour.” All day long, you’ll find $5 Orange Crushes, $3.50 house wines, and $2.25 Natty Lights, to name a few. “We have some great prices for the locals and also for our friends coming from across the bay,” said Farlow.
The TVs will provide for an excellent atmosphere for watching all your favorite sporting events, but there is also live entertainment to enjoy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “We will be featuring a lot of good local talent, but also some out-of-town talent as well,” said Farlow, adding “We are going to be blending the entertainment into the dinner crowd in a way that’s not loud or uncomfortable for diners or for families.”
The Full Moon Saloon officially opened about three weeks ago, hitting the ground running to welcome the busier spring and summer season. Stop in, say hello, grab a drink for happy hour or a bite to eat with the whole family. Welcome to the neighborhood Full Moon Saloon!