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Nick's Original House of Ribs

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Barbecue, Bar
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14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
+1 410-250-1984
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16:00 - 23:59
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:59
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Daleville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Nick's House of Ribs since the 1990's. I have turned on my friends and relatives to Nick's when they visit OC.,MD. The restaurant is clean, accommodating to two to 10 + guests. The service is terrific as well as the whole dining experience. I highly recommend Nick;s House of Ribs. there are other Rib house... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great , ribs following off the bone and the staff very friendly. They did some small changes and they have some new sides to on top of the ones that are on the menu and they are delicious. Definitely recommend the place.

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Severn, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I put in a review a few days ago, but I guess the new owners do not like the truth, and our input was deleted. We use to love Nick's for many, many years, but after our recent visit I would not recommend this place to anyone anymore. Service was good, but the food was terrible. The ribs were overcooked... More 

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Thank marksh5
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Dear marksh5, The truth ? We welcome it. It's the way we improve and get better, so the next guest does not suffer for our human mistakes. The truth of the matter is you probably did not like the fact that we raised our prices for the first time in 12 years, and that's ok, we understand. However we do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just love the ribs! Every time we go I get the ribs. Never have been disappointed. Hot , tasty and savory . We also get the crab cakes as a matter of consistent enjoyment. They are in our top two on the shore. Great attentive service, never needed to look for our waiter for anything, just on time with everything.

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Thank Rlandman3
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thanks Rich, Nice to see you care. Scott More 

North Port, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nick's on the Coastal Highway offers a full menu and great bar offerings. The ribs are king of the beach and are cooked to fall off the bone done . The sides and drinks make a wonderful combination and the drive up the highway is worth it.

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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, we really appreciate your business. And the kind review. Scott Heise More 

Westminster, Maryland
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208 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Nicks this past June. I haven't been there in years. I must say the ribs were great and the beer selection is awesome. They have a pretty good deal going on in the off season. From 3-5 everyday they offer 2 for 1 drinks, $1 pork, burger sliders and $1 potato skins. Pork sliders and the skins... More 

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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

We have some really awsome specials on deck for March. And we are really excited for this summer. Thanks for the great review. Scott Heise More 

Fenwick Island, Delaware
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our family is a Fenwick home owner since the early 80's and we have dined at Nick's yearly since it first opened. It is/was one of those "must go to" restaurants especially if we have new people visiting FI/OC for their first time. We were last there this summer 2016 with the same excellent food. This holiday season we were... More 

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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Dear Fenwick Islander 1980, Welcome to Nicks House of Ribs version 2.0. Our biggest challenge, since taking over Nicks in April is how to integrate the changes that NEED to be made, without loosing the things that made Nicks so popular in the first place. I can assure you it is not easy. Change is always difficult. Restaurants however are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Good food, waitress was friendly although pricey, however when we went to pay they refused to take our VISA gift card. They said they do not accept it. There was no sign at all stating this. I believe that is a breech of contract isn't it? If you take visa or mastercard how can you not take their gift card.

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Thank Crystal B
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

More like breach of common sense. You are absolutely 100% correct, there is no reason we should not have accepted those gift cards. Evidently one of my managers made a stupid decision, not based on any facts. Thanks to you this will not happen to anyone else. My sincerest apologies for any inconvienence. Sorry. Scott Heise 513-368-4928 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We all had the ribs. They were delicious as usual. The food arrived quickly and as ordered. Our server was great. Attentive but not overly so.

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Thank Margaret G
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining with us, we know you have many choices. We are working hard to earn your loyalty glad it shows. Scott Heise More 

Ocean City, MD
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Just had a family dinner this weekend at Nick's, we split some apps, crab dip and loaded potato skins which we usually don't do because we are filled after entrees, both excellent, my sister liked the crab dip she ordered the crab cakes, according to her they were "THE BEST" and she knows crab. The craft beer selection is mind... More 

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MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, glad you liked our new additions. Really appreciate the great review. Scott Heise More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$26
Cuisine
Barbecue, Bar
Meals
Lunch, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:59
Thursday
16:00 - 23:59
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
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
Description
Nick's Original House of Ribs has been serving the best BBQ Baby Back Ribs around since 1984, but that is not all we have to offer. Awesome appetizers, quality Creekstone steaks, and our signature jumbo lump crab cakes make up just a few of our other tasty options. Our fully stocked sports bar is a great place to take in the game or just come in to hang. Our customers come for the ribs, but stay for everything else!

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