One of The Most Exciting Boardwalks in America!

The Travel Channel called our classic wooden boardwalk America's best. National Geographic named it one of the top 10 in the U.S. And USA Today named it one of the nation's best boardwalks for food. In short, it's nearly three miles of highly concentrated fun.  Packed with family-friendly activities, restaurants and shops, the boardwalk is a great place to visit all year long.

The First Atlantic Hotel — Courtesy of The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, collection of George and Suzanne Hurley.

The History Behind

Ocean City's Boardwalk

The Ocean City Boardwalk is an entertainment mainstay for visitors and locals alike and has been for more than 100 years.  Hotels and businesses, like the Atlantic Hotel, would lay down boards for guests to walk on and remove them at high tide.  Around 1910, a permanent promenade was constructed.  Throughout the years the boardwalk has changed, but to this day many businesses still remain.   Fisher's Popcorn is celebrating its 86th year this summer, Thrasher's French Fries is one year away from celebrating its 95th anniversary, Dolle's has been operating since 1910 and Trimper's has been in existence for 130 years.

Boardwalk Experiences

Sometimes you don’t want to travel far to have a day filled with relaxation, exciting adventures, and good food. Luckily, in Ocean City, you don’t have to. You can have the perfect day without straying far from the famous oceanfront boardwalk. From unbeatable views, great shopping, and an endless selection of places to eat,  you can find it all at the Ocean City Boardwalk.


Bites Along the Boards

Angler Restaurant

The Angler doubles as a deep sea fishing charter and seafood restaurant. Enjoy fresh seafood at the Angler Restaurant…

Cambria Ocean City

Enjoy waterfront accommodations at the new Cambria Ocean City - Bayfront Hotel and Event Venue. Experience Maryland’s…

Fat Daddy's

Fat Daddy's in Ocean City: Pizza, Subs, Deli Sandwiches, Wings & Garden Salads. Family owned - Founded in 1985, we pride…


Enjoy the best food, drinks, and view that Ocean City has to offer on our ocean front deck. Grab a table up against the…

Harrison's Harbor Watch

Harrison’s Harbor Watch has been a staple of OC dining for 40 years, offering some of the best food and unbeatable…

Hooters of the Boardwalk

Hooters on the Boardwalk is the place for our World Famous chicken wings, juicy burgers, seafood platters, and garden…

Papi's Tacos

Authentic Mexican street food and drink! Vegan and gluten free selections available. Kid-friendly and pets welcome on our…

Spain Wine Bar

To step inside the doors of Spain Rooftop Wine Bar, is to step inside a place that transports you to the heart of our…

The Bearded Clam

ESTABLISHED IN 1978 SERVING UP THE COLDEST BEERS IN TOWN! The Bearded Clam, established in 1978 by the Strawleys, is…

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