Our thoughts on breakfast in Ocean City are simple. If you want donuts, go to Brown’s; if you want anything else, go to Uncle Bill’s. There are a few locations down the Shore and they’re all pretty much the same, with not only the best pancakes in the area (get the chocolate chip ones), but also some of the better omelets you’ll find. There will likely be a bunch of groups waiting for tables on most summer mornings, but they move people in and out super quickly, so the wait is usually shorter than what the host tells you when you sign in.
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Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard
Kohr Brothers is a classic soft serve spot on the Ocean City boardwalk with a long list of twist combos.
Voltaco’s is a take-out-only Italian spot in Ocean City where you’ll find some of the best hoagies and chicken parm around.
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Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
The Hungry Pigeon
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Laurel is a tasting menu spot in East Passyunk that’s perfect for celebrating something big.
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The Crab Trap
The Crab Trap is a seafood restaurant in Somers Point that looks out over the bay and almost always has a significant wait.
Brown’s in Ocean City has the best donuts down the shore, and you will wait for them.
Smitty’s Clam Bar
Smitty’s usually has about an hour wait, but you’ll want to stick it out for the super fresh seafood that comes straight from the bay.
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