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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” (462 reviews)
“onion loaf” (40 reviews)
“broccoli salad” (27 reviews)
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15:00 - 00:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Brew Pub, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I ordered Carry Out from Nick's House of Ribs, and everyone LOVED IT! I must admit, it had been many years since we had eaten here...but, figured it deserved another try. New owners took over the place a few years ago, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MsMiller2015
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Welcome back Ms. Miller! So glad to see you. Thank you so very much for coming in, and the wonderful review. You are so right about the name, we are having those very same conversations. Scott Heise

Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JeffH390
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Well seems to me your food was all great! Thanks so much. And honestly looking over the rest of your review, I have a difficult time discerning what exactly we did wrong to deserve your two stars. Anastasia is one of our most fabulous servers,...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bobertb
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Yo Bobert, Thanks for the shout out. Hope to see you again soon. Scott Heise

Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Su S
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Su S, Reviews like yours are quite confusing. No glaring or discernable issues with either the food or service. Was it the price that was the problem? Our motto is "maximizing happiness", and we practice what we preach. Wish you would have given us the...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pagambler
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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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

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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, 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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