Okay, so you’ve delivered a beautiful baby and you’ve been home for a while. While the baby sleeps, you’ve been organizing your closets, checking off your to-do list, and catching up on email. But now, the walls are closing in and you’re in desperate need of social interaction. No fear, we have you covered! Some of our favorite dining spots are quite kid friendly and, though you may not need a space where your child can easily roam, you still want to be assured that the people around you won’t mind a few tears shed from a baby just waking up from a nap. Here is a list of our tried and true favorites, many of which that are owned by local parents who have been in the same boat as you. Enjoy!

Atlantic Hotel

2 N. Main Street | Berlin, MD

After a long walk through town, take a few minutes to relax on the screened porch of the hotel. Located in the town center of America’s Coolest Small Town, the Atlantic Hotel offers a menu complete with fresh local seafood, sandwiches and salads.

Barn 34

3400 Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD

We have yet to eat a meal at Barn 34 that we haven’t enjoyed thoroughly. When in the neighborhood, stop by and try the Captain Crunch French Toast or one of the 10 Eggs Benedicts that are offered!


12507 Sunset Avenue | Ocean City, MD

Offering a menu concept that changes annually, Culture is a great choice if you want to try something new and if you just love really great food. A favorite among the ShoreBread crew is the Peruvian Spiced Rotisserie Chicken, which is always available at this beloved local spot.

De Lazy Lizard

305 N. 1st Street | Ocean City, MD

This is bayside dining at its best with waterside Adirondack chairs and picnic tables. For the perfect afternoon retreat, we highly recommend this local favorite not only for its priceless scenery, but for the Make-Your-Own Tacos and Mango Tuna Wrap. Better yet, they have a huge playground if you want to take the older kids, too!

Fish Tales

2107 Herring Way | Ocean City, MD

Looking for a sandy bayside retreat? Fish Tales is the place for you with your choice of rope swings or picnic tables overlooking the Assawoman Bay and Bahia Marina.

Malia’s Café

1800 N. Baltimore Avenue | Ocean City, MD

Located just off the Boardwalk in the Spinnaker Hotel, Malia’s Café is a favorite among locals for the many options they offer. From vegetarian sandwiches to their cheesesteak made from fresh grilled roast beef. Be sure to try the sweet potato tater tots. You won’t be sorry!

Mother’s Cantina

2810 Philadelphia Avenue| Ocean City, MD

Known for their made-from-scratch menu items and homemade tortillas, Mother’s Cantina now offers additional seating in their Tortilla Shop! Bonus – an extensive Tex-Mex menu offers award winning options that won’t break the bank.


8203 Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD

This is a great option for not only great food, but if you are in search of a relaxing lunch with a playground for older kids to enjoy. This is truly essential if you are a stay-at-home mom who has toddlers in tow with your new little one.

The Greenhouse Café

1503 Philadelphia Avenue | Ocean City, MD

Located in a small shopping plaza near the Ocean City Fire Department, the Greenhouse Café offers an extensive plant-based menu for Vegetarians and Vegans. Everything is home made from the freshest ingredients. Now offering dinner service on Friday and Saturday!