We’re not sure what to make of the weather so far in 2016 – one minute it feels like spring and the next we are reminded that it is winter. Nonetheless it is in fact winter at the beach, which for the most part means shuttered businesses (we’re looking at you Pickles, Seacrets and Fager’s Island), significantly less traffic, and a near empty beach. But winter also means the return of wintertime specials at local restaurants, and we LOVE a good special. At the beach, there’s a dinner special each night to take advantage of, from lobster dinners to taco nights. Whether you’re a simple burger and fries kind of girl or a three-course Italian dinner guy, there are winter dining specials for everyone this time of year in Fenwick Island and Ocean City. Just take a look:

Monday:

Harborside Bar and Grill – half-priced entrees starting at 5pm

The Shark on the Harbor – pizza night, includes craft pizzas and drinks specials

Just Hooked – taco & burger night, featuring $2 fish or shrimp tacos, $6.50 burgers, $5 margaritas or sangria, $3.75 draft beers (including crafts)

Hooked – $10 shrimp n’ grits, half-off select bottles of wine

Mother’s Cantina – Mexican Monday, starting at the bar at 10pm, includes $2.25 select import and craft beers and $1.25 tacos

Full Moon Saloon – Aunt Lil’s jumbo lump crab cake sandwich for $11.95

Pit & Pub – Half-priced smoked meatloaf

Cottage Cafe – All About Oysters, includes fried oysters for $14.99, oyster rockefellar for $14.99, oyster fritters for $13.99

High Stakes Bar & Grille – Mini Monday, includes $5 mini steaks and hoagies

Smitty McGee’s – Mexican Monday, includes $1.50 beef tacos and full Mexican menu

Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse – Prime Rib Night, 12-ounce sinner for $15 includes two sides

Waterman’s Seafood Company – Lobster Monday, includes 1-1.25-pound lobster dinner for $17, lobster chowder for $8, lobster roll for $12

Harpoon Hanna’s – Monday’s AUCE Feast, includes snow crab legs, baby back ribs, fried chicken and two sides for $24.99

Tuesday:

Sunset Grille – Italian Night, includes a three-course Italian dinner for $10.99

Just Hooked – $10 cioppino, half-off bottles of wine

Hooked – 50% off ladies’ food items, includes appetizer, salad, entree & dessert

Brew River – Half-priced prime rib night, with 12-ounce house cut for $13.99 and 16-ounce king cut for $17.99 (comes with choice of two side dishes)

Mancini’s – Half-priced appetizers and small plate menu starting at $12.95

Pit & Pub – All chicken items are half-price

Cottage Cafe – 4-piece fried chicken for $10.99, baby back ribs for $12.99

Waterman’s Seafood Company – Half-price appetizers, $5 off regular priced entrees

Harpoon Hanna’s – 2-for-1 crab cakes, buy a two crab cake entree for the price or a one crab cake entree

Papa Grande’s Fenwick – $2 tacos, $10 all-you-can-eat

Lombardi’s – Half-price pizza

Wednesday:

Hooked – $7 Fish n’ Chips, half-off pints

Tequila Mockingbird – Taco Nite, includes $1.25 crunchy tacos (beef, bean, chicken or pork) and $2 soft fish tacos (mahi or rockfish)

Mancini’s – Half-priced appetizers and small plate menu starting at $12.95

Pit & Pub – $7 hand-tossed pizzas and strombolis

Cottage Cafe – Shrimp Night, includes fried shrimp for $14.99, garlic parmesan shrimp for $14.99, shrimp & crab imperial for $15.99, shrimp & grits for $12.99

Smitty McGee’s – Burger Night, includes $5 burgers, $5.50 cheeseburgers, $5.99 bacon cheeseburgers, $6.99 boursin burgers, $6.99 crabby patties

Waterman’s Seafood Company – Shrimp Night, includes all you can eat shrimp and chicken for $19, shrimp alfredo for $14, fried shrimp platter for $15

Duffy’s Tavern – Burger Night, $6.99 burgers

Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar – Wine Not Wednesday, winter wine list for $20, Osso Buccco & rissotto entrees for $29.95

Harpoon Hanna’s – $2 fish tacos and half-price margaritas starting at 3pm

Flying Fish – Roll Night, includes $2 off every roll, $5 Sapporo cans, $5 pickled Geikkekan sake carafes

Papa Grande’s – $6 nachos, $3 hard shell tacos

Thursday:

Sunset Grille – Seafood Feast, includes three-course seafood dinner for $12.99

Just Hooked – $7 Fish n’ Chips, half-off pints

Hooked – taco & burger night, featuring $2 fish or shrimp tacos, $6.50 burgers, $5 margaritas or sangria, $3.75 draft beers (including crafts)

Tequila Mockingbird – Fajita Night, includes $9.50 chicken, steak or mushroom, or, $11.5 shrimp or combo with shrimp

Mancini’s – Pizza Night, $3 off pizza and half-off appetizers

Pit & Pub – $6 BBQ pork or brisket sandwich

Cottage Cafe – Prime rib, 8-ounce for $14.99, 12-ounce for $17.99, BBQ bacon-wrapped shrimp for $14.99

Smitty McGee’s – Thursday Raw Bar, $5.99 half-pound steamed shrimp, $.75 oysters and clams

Waterman’s Seafood Company – Oyster Night, includes oyster stew for $7, fried oyster platter for $17, raw or steamed oysters for $1 each

Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar – Trio for Twenty Thursdays, include Caesar salad, pasta trio and dessert for $20

Harpoon Hanna’s – Burger & Pint Night, includes $4 craft beers & $6 burgers

Papa Grande’s – 25% off your entire check

Friday:

Just Hooked – $25 three-course meal, includes soup or salad, entree and dessert

Hooked – $25 three-course meal, includes soup or salad, entree and dessert

Pit & Pub – 25% off all seafood

Cottage Cafe –  Fryday Fish Fry for $14.99

Waterman’s Seafood Company – Fish Fry Friday, includes fish fry platter for $15, fish and chips for $12, fish bites for $7

Saturday:

Pit & Pub – $5 & $10 pork-n-oyster fest specials

Waterman’s Seafood Company – Chef Jim’s Special, market price

Sunday:

Hooked – $18 three-course chef selected, includes soup or salad, entree & dessert

Cottage Cafe – Roast turkey & dressing for $10.99

Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar – Gnocchi Night, includes homemade gnocchi with your choice of three sauces for $18.85

Papa Grande’s Fenwick – Three courses for $19