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How to make everyone happy. The best family friendly places for Happy Hour and Eats in Ocean City MD

Updated: Apr 7

Family Friendly Restaurants in OCMD
Family Friendly Restaurants in OCMD

Ok, we have all been there, we take our kids on vacation and we have this vision of how happy everyone is. Fast forward to reality, the kids are melting down, they are hungry and tired and all you want to do is have a drink. Here are some places you must try in OC MD that will make everyone happy.

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones in Ocean City, Maryland? Look no further! We've rounded up the top 7 family-friendly restaurants that cater to both kids and adults. From mouthwatering seafood dishes to classic American comfort food, these eateries are sure to satisfy every member of your family. Get ready to indulge in tasty treats and create unforgettable memories at these must-visit dining destinations

Family Friendly Restaurants in OCMD
Family Friendly Restaurants in OCMD

de Lazy Lizard Bar & Grille, Ocean City; 305 N. 1ST STREET, OCEAN CITY, MD; Waterfront family restaurant with a large playground for the kids and an open-air tiki bar for the adults.

Family Friendly Resturants in OCMD
Fishtails, Ocean City, MD; Family Friendly Restaurants

Fish Tails; 2107 Herring Way, Ocean City, MD 21842; Waterfront restaurant with American pub eats & seafood, plus a dock bar & playground on the sand.

Family Friendly Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland
Dead Freddies OCMD; Family Friendly Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland

Dead Freddies Island Grill; 105 64th St, Ocean City, MD 21842; Family friendly venue with a sandy play area offers seafood-inspired American grub & outdoor dining.

Family Friendly Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland
Ropewalk, Ocean city, MD Family Friendly Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland

Family Friendly Restaurants in OCMD
Family Friendly Restaurants in OCMD

Why do you need to try this place? During the summer on Sundays, Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware pays a visit from 2-6 pm. Where, for a small donation you can hold a baby kangaroo, sloth, and see a variety of animals. As always, check their Facebook page and website to confirm they will be there.

Tailchasers Restaurant & Dock Bar
Tailchasers Restaurant & Dock Bar

Tailchasers Restaurant & Dock Bar; 12203 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842. One of the newest additions to restaurants in OC MD, Tailchasers is the perfect spot for Families.

Brass Balls Saloon

Located between 11th and 12th on the boardwalk, this OC landmark offers a gorgeous view of the ocean and a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options—even for picky eaters. A bucket and shovel come with kids meals for them to use on the beach later. On the second floor, there's ping pong, pool tables, and a photo booth.

Marina Deck Restaurant;

They have an amazing indoor play-area for the kids. Each kid's meal comes with 1 hour of play time, and because the kid's areas are indoors, Marina Deck is the perfect place to go when the weather is not great.

Alley Oops; One of our faves! With a bowling alley, bar, shark tank, and games galore there is no reason that not everyone in your party will not have a great time at Alley Oops. We had a blast when we took the boys. This is a must try. It also is indoors so when they weather is not so great, this is a great option.

Macky’s Bayside Bar And Grill;

Mackeys does not have an outside playground but it has some beachy sandy areas where the kids can go and take net and scoop minnows and sandcrabs. This made our list for the atmosphere and fun times the kids had.

Dumser's Dairyland Drive-In

With outdoor seating, Dumser's Dairyland Drive-In serves classic American food like burgers, fries, and ice cream in a diner-style setting. Families can enjoy the restaurant on warm days in Ocean City. Pets are also welcome here for added convenience! The soft ice cream is must try. The food has always been consistent and affordable and is on our list every beach trip.

Happy Jack Pancake House

Layton's Family Restaurant

Located near the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, Layton's Family Restaurant offers a variety of breakfast options, including donuts and pastries. It is family-owned and operated. This is one of our go to breakfast spots for the steak and eggs. The servers also come around and give samples of their fresh bakes donuts and pastries and trust me, you will ask for seconds and they will happily give them.

The Dough Roller

Dough Roller is an Ocean City Staple for pizza. The pizza is perfectly baked with those delicious pepperonis that curl up when cooked to perfection. These also have a wide range of kids meals that will satisfy any picky eater!

Sunset Marina;

This is an unconventional one on the list for kiddos but they always seem to love it. You can sit at the marina and order dinner or stop by after dinner and order one of their delicious desserts. The great thing about this is the kiddos seem to like to watch the boats come and go. During the summer there is a great outside seating area where live music and entertainment is always on the menu.

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