The Cuisine Scene

Beach Bites: Uncovering Ocean City's Best Burger Joints

Welcome to Ocean City, Maryland – where sandy shores meet savory delights! As the waves crash against the shore and the sun kisses your skin, there's no better way to indulge in the coastal vibes than sinking your teeth into a juicy, flavorful burger. Join us on a culinary journey as we uncover the top burger spots in Ocean City, offering a perfect blend of beachy ambiance and mouth-watering eats.

Surfin Bettys

Surfin' Betty’s 

An offshoot of the beloved  Surfin’ Betty’s Beach bar, which operated on the boardwalk from 1986 until 2019.  The goal at Surfin‘ Betty’s is to provide a neighborhood gathering spot with a focus on pasture-raised burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, and fresh-cut fries. Whether you’re looking to spend a relaxing afternoon sipping a local craft beer at one of their street side community tables, or just want to pair your burger with a side of crispy fries and a frosty milkshake for the ultimate beachside feast, Surfin’ Betty’s looks forward to providing you with good food and even better memories.

OC Taphouse Burger

OC Taphouse 

Choose between a "GNARMAX double smashburger" with extra sriracha mayo or the "FUN GUY with mushroom & swiss". Enjoy OC Taphouse while tasting one of our 16 specialty beers on tap, plus crafts and bottles, with styles ranging from light to heavy brews. Try our famous Taphouse Pretzels, served with our homemade spicy Guinness mustard and house-made beer cheese. If the weather is right, sit outside on the deck overlooking the bay, for a front row seat to sunsets and an experience with timeless appeal.

The Wedge Burger

The Wedge

No trip to Ocean City is complete without a visit to Boardwalk for Burgers & Fries, a new local institution being recognized for its mouthwatering burgers and amazing Jetty views. Take a leisurely stroll along the bustling boardwalk, soaking in the sights and sounds of beach life, before stopping at the Wedge for a taste of classic Americana. Sink your teeth into their signature Boardwalk Burger, featuring a juicy beef patty topped with melted cheese, crisp lettuce, and tangy pickles, all sandwiched between a soft, toasted bun. With each bite, you'll experience the timeless appeal of beachside dining at its finest.

Bad Monkey BB Burger

Bad Monkey Burger Bar

True to its name, Bad Monkey Burger Bar is the go-to destination for burger enthusiasts seeking a taste of beachside bliss. Head upstairs and you'll be greeted by cheerful decor, reminiscent of a sunny day at the shore. Whether you're in the mood for a classic cheeseburger or feeling adventurous enough to try their famous Delmar burger topped with bacon and smothered in crab dip, Bad Monkey has something to satisfy every craving. Sit back, relax, and let the flavors of the coast transport you to burger nirvana.

Longboard cafe Burger

Longboard Cafe

Think outside the traditional beef patty and indulge in the Ahi Burger from Longboard Cafe. Over stuffed with Seared sushi grade tuna steak, Sriracha-hoisin aioli, wakame and seaweed salad on a butter roll. Longboard Café is a casual surf-themed bistro located in the Town Center shopping plaza at 67th St. in Ocean City. Tremendously popular with both locals and visitors alike Longboard Café has earned consistently rave reviews for food, cocktails, service and ambiance.

Burger King Burger

Burger King

For those seeking a quicker bite without compromising on taste, Burger King offers a convenient option right by the beach. Situated along the bustling promenade, this familiar fast-food chain delivers satisfying burgers perfect for fueling your seaside adventures. Grab a flame-grilled Whopper or opt for their classic cheeseburger, then find a spot on the sandy shore to enjoy your meal with a side of ocean views. While it may not boast the same laid-back ambiance as other beachside eateries, Burger King Beachside provides a reliable option for satisfying your burger cravings on the go, ensuring you can spend less time waiting and more time soaking up the sun.