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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (447 reviews)
“onion loaf” (37 reviews)
“broccoli salad” (24 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Brew Pub, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had booked our trip to OC then in July. My duty was to find the best food to present to our guest on our trip. So I found the best Crab Cakes, Steak House, Seafood, breakfast, and the best Rib location. On Monday we...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good service was good. ate there this past weekend and have to say every was great. Had the ribs and shrimp combo and enjoyed it along with the cole slaw and southern fried corn. Our server Robert did a fine job got everything...More

Thank bobertb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though Nick's dinner prices were always a little higher, my family made a point to have dinner at least once (and some times twice) during our past OC vacations. We were willing to pay a little more for good quality food. We have not...More

Thank Su S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the ribs. They were fall off the bone delicious. Was seated right away and service was great. One of my fav OCMD spots!

Thank pagambler
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And YOU are one of our favorite guests. Thanks so much for coming in, and the awesome review! Scott

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because I live across the country, I seldom get to go to this restaurant, and the anticipation was built up for this visit. I had just about been counting down the days when we could have dinner here again. When we pulled up to the...More

1  Thank dgn5cs
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well actually Nicks dead. Has been for 24 years. Was a heck of a guy and someone I was glad to have known, and happy to call a friend. So I am not sure if he would think you are stupid. I myself do not...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Nicks last night. I’ve been raving about it for years and he’s never been before. My boyfriend is really big on onion rings, so when I planned on ordering the onion loaf as an appetizer but our server...More

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

SOOO SORRY! Screw up on my part. Thanks for the shout out to Dallas! Onion loaf is on me next time. If you kindly will forward me a mailing address I will get a gift card in the mail to you. Thanks for coming in....More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and was a little disappointed. Order the 1/2 rack of ribs and steak. Wife ordered a 1/2 rack of ribs. Not sure how many ribs are in a half rack because she got 8 and I got 6. The bbq sauce...More

Thank SRL2007
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

But yet you give us three stars? Conflicted on your decision? Your wife owes you a rib. Salads do come in bowls for kids. Come on , you obviously were in our kitchen, you know those ribs take three hours to prepare, and they were...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We have visited Nicks Ribs many times but last week my spouse ordered prime rib and he could hardly cut it let alone chew it. What a shame this place has sunk to this level. Wouldn’t recommend it to anyoneMore

Thank Deptuydog
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Well you may be correct. Prime rib is not as tender as Filet Mignon will be. Any meat cooked above medium may tend to be tough as well, and we really dont recommend prime rib to be cooked beyond that. Of course the easiest and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We went to dinner for my annual birthday celebration dinner. We went at 4 pm on a Saturday with our daughter and her family. Since she has 5 young (1-7 yrs old very well behaved) children (1profoundly disabled, 1 15 month old toddler) We good...More

Thank auburnadmin
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Are you kidding me? No really, are you? Let's get this straight, according to your review, 1 we did not have coffee 2 We were slow getting crayons 3 We did not ask if you wanted dessert or anything else HOW THE HECK DOES THAT...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

The food is so delicious especially the cheesy bread appetizer! There is usually a wait since it is a very well known and yummy place to eat!

Thank lori z
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Lori Z, I think you may have coined our new slogan. Definitely our new favorite. Yummy food, just for you ( and all your friends and family). Scott Heise

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30 March 2016|
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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, 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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