The best cuisine can be found down at the ocean, hun!
When heading to Ocean City, MD., most people have one thing on their mind…seafood – hard crabs, crab legs, crabcakes, steamed shrimp, fish tacos – the list goes on. Or how about some boardwalk favorites, such as funnel cakes, The Wrapper, ice cream, pizza and boardwalk fries! Choices become limitless as every street in the beach town is lined with dining options, so have your pick!
What if all of these options fell into one place, or even better, at your hotel! Well, at the Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums located on 118th Street & the Beach you can find all of your favorites under one roof. With four dining options, and endless variety, the Carousel has it all!
At Reef 118 Oceanfront Restaurant wake up to breakfast overlooking the beach, and return for a casual dinner that is perfect for the family or even a romantic date. Reef 118 offers great ambiance, drink and food specials, and everything from soups and salads, sandwiches and tacos to steak and seafood entrees.
A popular choice at Reef 118 is the 3 course meal for $25 menu that offers guests an appetizer, entrée and dessert at a great price. Appetizers range from Seared Tuna Crostini, Shrimp Quesadilla, Soup Du Jour, House or Caesar Salad, Buffalo Chicken Dip and Caprese Skewers. Next guests can choose from a list of entrees that include Grilled Pork Rib Eye, Chicken Parmesan, Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Caprese, BBQ Ribs and a Fresh Catch. The evening is finished off with a sweet touch, such as the Brownie Sundae, Fruit Parfait, Petite Key Lime Pie, Donut Sundae or the Petite Chocolate Ganache Pie.
The Bamboo Lounge, opening at 4 p.m., offers a relaxing atmosphere, casual bites and a daily happy hour until 6 p.m. The menu fills in the gaps from appetizers, sandwiches and wraps to pizza and tacos. Or if you’re looking for quick stop visit the Bistro Snack Shop located in the center of the Atrium. The Bistro serves snacks from morning to night, including Starbucks coffee, doughnuts, ice cream, smoothies, candy, popcorn, hot pretzels, pizza, wings and more!
Reef 118, the Bamboo Lounge and Bistro is open to guests and the public all year-round, and in the summer the Carousel even has the Tsunami Bar and Grill open to soak in the sun, relax on the tropical lawn and listen to live music. The Tsunami Bar & Grill makes it easy by putting a refreshing beverage in your hand and fill your stomach with your favorite eats from fresh seafood, sandwiches and wraps off the grill, salads, tacos, nachos and even boardwalk fries.
For hours and to view all menus visit our website at www.CarouselHotel.com.
The Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums isn’t the only Carousel Group location offering great eats. Coastal Palms Beach Hotel located on 120th Street & Coastal Hwy., hosts the original Crabcake Factory and Tidelands Caribbean Hotel & Suites located on 5th Street & the Boardwalk offers Crabcake Factory Poolside. Both locations are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving their famous all jumbo lump crabcakes and specialty drinks, including the award winning Bloody Mary piled high with jumbo lump crab meat, colossal shrimp and bacon or the fruity concoction of the Maliboot at Poolside.
For more information and to view all menus visit www.crabcakefactoryonline.com.
We can’t forget about Barracuda’s Bar Grill located in the Crystal Beach Hotel on 25th Street & the Boardwalk. Also serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Barracudas brings refreshing cocktails and delicious cuisine to the hotel’s poolside. The menu offers it all but the most popular item has got to be the New York Pizza, such as the Barracuda Special piled with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di parma. Arugula, shaved parmesan, grape tomatoes and drizzled with EVO.
For more information and to view the menu visit www.crystalbeachhotel.com.
If you are a true foodie, one of the best times to visit Ocean City, MD., is during Restaurant Week happening October 13th – 27th where participating Restaurant Week establishments across town offer special $10 to $40 fixed price menu options. Dining options range from the clean and simple to fine dining. This is your chance to try new food or dine at your favorites for a great price.
For more information and a list of participating restaurants visit www.oceancityrestaruantweek.com.