Best Places to Get Breakfast during Oceans Calling Music Festival

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, and with the big festival weekend ahead its long days and nights, that meal is even more important to start your day and keep you going throughout the festivities.

Whether you prefer a hearty breakfast or something sweet, Ocean City is full of amazing breakfast places, but we have a few favorites! 

Happy Jack Pancakes

The “Ocean City House of Pancakes,” Happy Jack on 26th Street, has specialized in pancakes for over 50 years. The family-run breakfast place has over a dozen varieties of pancakes from traditional ones to their specialties like Elvis Pancakes or Cookie Dough Pancakes.

But they don’t just have pancakes. Their other breakfast items including Belgian waffles, French toast, omelettes, and more are perfect for people who aren’t necessarily pancakes lovers. 

It’s the perfect stop for any breakfast lover, and for those who need gluten free options, they have a special gluten free menu!

Coral Reef

Mixing the traditional and new, Coral Reef has a menu full of breakfast classics as well as delicious, unique dishes. You can get your eggs, bacon, and toast if you want to keep it simple, or branch out a bit and try their Malted Mini Waffles or Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes. They even have a delicious Grits Breakfast Bowl.

Their breakfast handhelds are also a great choice. Their Start Fresh Wrap features scrambled egg whites with mushrooms, spinach, onion, and provolone cheese all wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. Or try their Sunrise Sandwich with an egg cooked any style, cheddar cheese and your choice of meat all served on an english muffin. 

Stop by on your way to the festival – they serve breakfast until 11:30am!

Layton’s Family Restaurant

Starting as a donut shop in the 1960s, Layton’s has been an Ocean City staple for over 50 years. Countless tourists and locals have frequented the restaurant over the years, and for good reason, their menu features all the favorite diner breakfast options like omelettes, waffles, and pancakes cooked to perfection, proving you don’t have to be fancy to make delicious food.

And don’t miss out on what got them started! Their donuts are some of the best and a treat you can take with you on your way to the festival.

Captain’s Table

Treat yourself to a hearty breakfast at Captain’s Table, located on the 3rd floor of Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street. Their breakfast options include the usual fare of omelettes, pancakes, French toast and more, but their Captain’s Benedict featuring jumbo lump crabmeat is a standout. So if you’re needing your crab fix or just want a great breakfast before the festival, stop by and try their delicious food.

So, as you’re gearing up for an exciting festival weekend, remember that a good breakfast not only satisfies your hunger but also sets the tone for a day filled with music, fun, and unforgettable memories. Whether you opt for fluffy pancakes, a savory omelette, or a sweet treat, Ocean City’s breakfast scene – and our favorites – have something for everyone.

Staying further away from the Festival? Check out the Atrium at the Quality Inn Oceanfront on 54th street and Marlin Moon on 33rd Street at the Doubletree by the Hilton.

The Wedge’s Drop In Happy Hour Menu

When it comes to unwinding after a long day or celebrating the weekend, The Wedge has you covered with their Drop-In Happy Hour. Located in the Inlet with one of the best views in town, this coastal hangout has become the new favorite thanks to its relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and fantastic happy hour deals. Among the many offerings, one standout feature is the unbeatable deals for beer lovers, like $2 Natural Lights, $3.50 Domestic Cans, and $5 Import and Craft Cans.

But the happy hour specials at The Wedge don’t stop at just deals on beer. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on the menu:

1. $5 Mimosas: For those who fancy a fruity and bubbly treat, the $5 Mimosas are a perfect choice. Sip on this classic cocktail and let the worries of the day slip away.

2. $3 Off Specialty Drinks: The Wedge also offers a variety of specialty cocktails, each with its unique twist. With $3 off, you can savor concoctions like the War Child, Pirate Juice, Boat Drink, Wedge Water, and more without the guilt of overspending.

3. $10 Wings: Craving some delicious bites to accompany your drinks? The Wedge has you covered with their $10 wings, available in your choice of sauce: buffalo, BBQ, or Chesapeake. Each order comes with a refreshing pickled cucumber salad to balance out the flavors.

4. $10 Chicken Tenders: These crispy and juicy chicken tenders are a perfect match for the house-made dressings: buttermilk ranch, barbecue, or honey mustard. Dip away and savor the goodness.

5. $10 Steamed Shrimp: If seafood is your weakness, don’t miss out on the $10 steamed shrimp. This half-pound of wild-caught shrimp, tossed in spices and ready to peel and eat, is a true OC delight.

6. $12 House Burger: Last but not certainly not least, indulge in their mouth watering House Burger. Made with delicious angus beef and topped with sharp cheddar, garlic aioli, shredded lettuce, heirloom tomato, and red onion, this burger is the perfect addition to an already great happy hour. 

Whether you’re stopping by after work, meeting up with friends, or simply looking for a great deal, the Wedge’s Drop-In Happy Hour is the place to be. With great menu of wallet-friendly options, you can enjoy quality drinks and bites without breaking the bank. So, gather your pals and head over to The Wedge for a gorgeous evening filled with delicious food, great views, and unbeatable happy hour specials.

Kids Eat Free in Ocean City, Maryland!

Parents and Grandparents, are you looking for a great off-season deal in Ocean City, Maryland? Try out the Kid Eat Free promotion at the Captain’s Table. Purchase one dinner entree and receive a free kids meal! Kids (12 and under) will love all the great dining options! Try out the Captain’s Table today, it is located 2 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 on the boardwalk inside the Courtyard by Marriott. Visit them online by clicking here

A Taste of Fall: Marlin Moon’s September Specials

When it comes to enjoying a memorable night out, there’s nothing quite like the combination of delectable drinks and mouthwatering food. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding after a long day, our carefully curated monthly specials will tickle your taste buds and have you craving more.

Cocktail Specials

  • Honey Crisp Apple Moscow Mule
    • Made with Frankly Apple Organic vodka, spiced cider, sliced apple, and ginger beer, this cocktail is a crisp and refreshing way to kickstart your meal. The sweet notes of Honey Crisp apple perfectly complement the zing of ginger beer.

  • The Black-Eyed Rye
    • If you’re a whiskey enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on this concoction. With rye whiskey, blackberry mint syrup, lime juice, mint leaves, and a splash of ginger beer, it’s a delicious blend of flavors with a hint of minty freshness.

  • Northern Harvest Buck
    • Crown Royal takes center stage in this drink, accompanied by lime juice, ginger beer, and angostura bitters, and the addition of a lemon wheel and mint garnish adds a touch of fun to the drink.

  • Crown Autumn Ash
    • For those who appreciate the essence of fall in a glass, the Crown Autumn Ash offers Crown Royal Apple, St. Germain, orange bitters, and a lemon peel garnish for a quintessentially fall drink. 

  • Marlin Moon Tiki
    • Bacardi Dragonberry and Gold blend beautifully with blue curaçao, pineapple juice, lime, angostura, and a splash of sprite. It’s a tropical escape in a glass that will transport your taste buds to paradise.

  • Grapefruit & Rose Martini
    • This martini combines Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose vodka, cointreau, grapefruit juice, grenadine, and a grapefruit garnish to create a tangy and slightly floral cocktail that’s both elegant and delicious.

Appetizer Specials

  • Fried Scallops
    • Four perfectly fried scallops served with risotto and topped with our sweet chili cream sauce. It’s a combination of crispy, creamy, and spicy flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

  • Potato Skin Newburg
    • Crispy fried potato skins are the canvas for our seafood Newburg featuring lobster, scallops, and shrimp. It’s a savory and indulgent treat that pairs wonderfully with your chosen drink.

  • Pork Sliders
    • Our pulled pork sliders, smothered in house-made mango habanero sauce, are a taste explosion that comes with a side of crispy french fries. It’s a spicy-sweet combination that will leave you craving for more.

Entrée Specials

  • Shrimp and Grits
    • Grilled corn and our house-made pepper cream sauce served over a bed of creamy shrimp and grits. It’s a Southern-inspired delight with a touch of Ocean City.

  • Cream of Spinach Gnocchi
    • Fresh spinach blended with potato gnocchi in a rich creamy sauce and topped with grilled shrimp. This dish is a comforting yet indulgent choice for those seeking a hearty meal.

  • Blackened Mahi
    • Blackened fresh mahi-mahi served over couscous, cauliflower purée, and fresh asparagus. It’s a light yet flavorful option for those who appreciate the taste of the sea.

Join us from 4-10 PM to savor these delightful drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Whether you’re celebrating or simply enjoying a night out, our September food and drink specials menu promises an unforgettable experience. Cheers to great company and fantastic flavors!

Captain’s Table: Live Music Every Friday and Saturday

Enjoy live music with Phil Perdue at the Captain’s Table every Friday and Saturday night from 5 pm until 9 pm. An Ocean City favorite, Phil will play all your favorites while you relax and dine. Captain’s Table is located on 15th street in downtown Ocean City. To learn more about the Captain’s Table, please click here.

Captain’s Table New Happy Hour Menu

Looking for somewhere to unwind after a long day? Look no further than the Captain’s Table Happy Hour, where mouthwatering dishes and refreshing drinks come together to create an unforgettable experience. Explore their $10 appetizers that feature a variety of flavors for every palate!

Topped with roasted mushrooms, creamy boursin, white cheddar, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction, their Mushroom Flatbread is a must-try! And if that didn’t already have you drooling, the gourmet touches of truffle-pepper cream and a sprinkling of scallions definitely will.

If you’re a seafood aficionado, their Shrimp Cocktail is a fresh and classic choice. These poached and chilled shrimp are served with zesty lemon wedges and a tangy cocktail sauce, providing a burst of refreshment with every bite.

For a bold and spicy option, Captain’s Table Patatas Bravas are twice-fried to crispy perfection and accompanied by a spicy roasted tomato sauce which is sure to delight your taste buds. Also, a dollop of roasted garlic aioli adds a creamy contrast to the spice, making each bite the perfect balance of texture and flavor.

Vegetarians and veggie enthusiasts prepare to be amazed by their Kung Pao Cauliflower. The tempura-fried cauliflower florets are coated in a spicy-sweet glaze, then paired with bell peppers, onions, toasted peanuts, and scallions. 

For a surprise that’s always fresh and exciting, ask your server about the Chef’s Choice offering. This ever-changing option allows Captain’s Table’s culinary team to showcase their creativity and provide you with a unique and delightful culinary adventure.

Of course, no happy hour is complete without a refreshing drink in hand. Dive into a selection of $3 domestic bottles, featuring the tried-and-true, Coors Light, Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, and Yuengling. But if you’re looking for something a little different? Their $4 craft bottles and cans include options like the Evo – Lot #3 IPA and Big Truck – Half Cab Hazy IPA, which will definitely excite any beer enthusiasts.

Prefer wine? Savor their house wines by the glass for just $7, offering both red and white options to suit your preference. But, if cocktails are a little more your style, our $5 rail drinks are mixed to perfection and are the ideal companion to any meal.

Check out Captain’s Table Happy Hour everyday from 4-6pm to experience these culinary delights and drink specials. Gather your friends, unwind in a comfortable atmosphere, and treat yourself to an evening out at Captain’s Table!

Your taste buds and wallet will thank you!

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