Back in the winter months, we took a look at what was coming to Ocean City in 2017. Now that summer’s here and in full swing, it’s time to revisit what new restaurants and businesses have popped up and come to town since then!

Big Mama’s

Home to the longest hoagie in Ocean City with a full pound of meat and cheese, Big Mamaʼs  imports their buns daily from Philly. Unlike some sub shops, there are no extra charges for additional toppings! Head on over to 82nd Street, bayside in front of Ropewalk, from 11am-3am to get an unforgettable sub, or place an order for delivery!


Ocean City’s newest Italian bistro in town, serving pizza, sandwiches, salads, and other traditional favorites. Ripeno’s has a wood burning oven, 28” pizzas, and quality service. Located off of 32nd St., Ripeno’s is open 10am-8pm Sunday-Thursday, and 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday.

Ocean City Barbeque

Southern style BBQ with a unforgettable view! Try OC Barbeque’s in-house smoked meats and add a drink from their rotating craft beer can menu. With affordable prices and a great view of the bay, you cannot go wrong with this BBQ spot in town!

Dry Dock 28

Head into Dry Dock 28, right next door to Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon on 28th St., for mouthwatering craft pizzas, seafood steamers and pot pies, or a delicious cheesesteak wedge! Not only is the food fast and fresh, but the restaurant’s atmosphere and staff are just as pleasing.

Ocean 13

A perfect little “hole in the wall” on 13th St. on the boardwalk, Ocean 13 has inside, outside and bar seating. They’ve received great reviews on their lobster and carne asada tacos, as well as their drinks! Whether you’re looking for an early breakfast or a late night drink, Ocean 13 is open and ready to serve you from 8am-2am daily.

South Pole Ice Cream

Right behind Tony’s pizza on the boardwalk, “Rolling ice” ice cream is made right before your eyes at South Pole Ice Cream. They are bringing a shop to Salisbury this August!

Rare & Rye

This new restaurant’s authentic green space with industrial and rustic decor create the perfect atmosphere to accompany its whiskey and wine bar, farm-to-table food, and eclectic menu. Open daily at noon, Rare & Rye is located on 32nd St. right off of coastal highway. Their happy hour specials are from 3-6pm, and 10pm-midnight every day!

Chef’s Riddle

Chef’s Riddle, located on Baltimore Avenue and 2nd St., seats roughly 40 people inside, and another 30 outside. Their lunch menu includes homemade mozzarella sticks and coleslaw. “The burgers are hand patted and everything is served on a locally-baked Kaiser roll,” said owner Kevin Dula. Everything is fresh, and some of the recipes are from Dula’s experience in Amsterdam and Holland. Chef’s Riddle is open 7am-3pm daily.

Shmagel’s Bagels

If tasty bagels and “creamy shmears” sound appetizing, Shmagel’s Bagels is calling your name. And you no longer have to travel to the 33rd St. location! Their freshly baked bagels, including apple cinnamon, pumpernickel, chocolate chip and french toast flavors, are all available at their newest location on 129th St. Open weekdays 6:30am-4pm and weekends 6am-4pm.