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Nick's House of Ribs

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, Seafood,
14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
+1 410-250-1984
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Brew Pub, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food and service were very good. Waiters name, Dallas. One complaint. Domestic draft beers cost $ 4.50. Come on now the tourists have gone home. You have to rely on the locals. Make me think twice about coming back.More

Thank g0eagles1
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there gOeagles1, Thanks so much for coming in, and the super awesome review. Thanks for pointing out the beer pricing, we actually just softened that pricing ($2.50 for a domestic draft). Come on back in and check it out. We will save a seat...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in October off-season And the food was still hot and delicious. My wife and I both had the ribs and they were fabulous, fall off the bone tender and no fat very flavorful. They were so good we went back the next night...More

Thank Harvey B
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Harvey B., You are officially our new best friend. Thanks for taking time out your busy schedule to write such an awesome review. Cant wait to see you again. Thanks so much for coming in. Hope you had a great weekend. Scott Heise

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a quiet off season evening at Nick's. Service was timely and attentive. Food came out in good time and was very tasty. Enjoyed the ribs and shrimp. Good selection of beers.

Thank CWOKen
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello CWOKen, So glad that everything worked out so wonderful for you. Its reviews like this that keep us working so hard to make you happy. Thanks for joining us for dinner, and the fantastic review. Scott Heise

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Return visit to give restaurant a second try, see review from June 19, 2016 Co-Worker recommended restaurant before the 2016 visit, so we gave it a try, which was not a good experience. Co-worker visited restaurant in late summer 2017 and said they were back...More

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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We want to make you happy. That's our job, our passion, to create an awesome experience for you. Sometimes we miss the mark, but we are always eager to correct any shortcomings we may have created. It is impossible to do almost two months after...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to OC for many years and I can't believe we waited so long to eat at Nick's! Before I talk about the food I wanted to say "Thank you" to our waiter Dallas for providing exceptional service! Now for the food, Baby...More

Thank NMay151
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

THANK YOU for coming in,as well as your awsome unbiased review. We try hard each and every day to make your experience great. Sounds like we did tonight. Thanks for making us feel special. Scott Heise

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

VERY bad experience at Nick's. Our server failed to tell us about specials,we had to ask her where our drinks were after a long wait. Then I got my rum and coke minus the rum !! My fish was cooked to death and side dishes...More

Thank Dfyonko
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

My sincerest apologies. While we try each and every day to make your experience great, sometimes we can't, no matter how hard we try. We never understand why you would rather go through all the effort to write such a mean review, instead of simply...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Eat the ribs if you go to a place famous for them. We both ate ribs and it took just one bite to see why they are famous for them. The meat just fell off the bone, had plenty of flavor, cooked just right and...More

Thank Rudy B
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks so much for coming in. And the awesome review. Hope to see you again soon. Scott Heise

Reviewed 4 October 2017

The only good thing about this trip was the server...he was from Romania and a delight to talk to ....I order the ribs...looked like they had ketchup smeared on them for the bbq sauce, baked potato was about a week old...recooked baked beans...my wife had...More

Thank Charles B
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

I am so sorry you where unhappy with your meal. We have put a lot of time and effort into making every meal great. Looks like we both where let down. If you care to contact me directly, I would love to buy you your...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Long time fan of Nicks. It WAS a must stop and eat place, even with an hour or more wait. WAS! Not any more. New owners have taken the place to horrible low! Food was over cooked and dry. Wait staff cold and impersonal. Apparently...More

Thank Jim M
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Jim, We understand you may not like our changes, however that is no reason to leave such a nasty and unneccesary review. We would have been happy to replace or take anything you whe unhappy with off your check, had we have known you...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have been going to this place for over 20 years when at the shore. It is always excellent, clean and the wait staff are always friendly. It does not matter if they are busy or slow. The food is always consistent and great.

Thank Don N
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Your making us blush! THANK YOU so much for making us a part of your life for the past twenty years. And the great review. Cant wait to see you again next year. Scott Heise

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Response from Kathleen F | Reviewed this property |
I advice you to contact Nick's by phone and ask them if they have the gluten-free menu that is my advice to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-1984
World famous baby back ribs! It all starts with the food, and since 1983 we have been serving up the moistest, most tasty, fall off the bone great ribs you will ever have. Not to be outdone by the ribs the rest of our menu, including Juicy steaks, and unbelievably good crab cakes and seafood, and salads, offers something for everyone. Our newly updated dining room will deliver an upscale experience at many different price points. Or if you choose a little more relaxed experience, our pub has 30+ high def tvs for all the latest sports action, 24 craft draft beers, and an extensive wine, and whiskey list. If you have not been in for a while, or are looking to impress that special one, or your family, Nicks is a place that should be on your must do list.
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