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Nick's House of Ribs

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14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
+1 410-250-1984
15:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Tue 15:00 - 12:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick's has the best ribs in Ocean City. Their sauce is perfect-- not too sweet, and just the right amount. Their side dishes are great and they have a nice drinks menu. My fiance doesn't care for BBQ but she raves about their crabcakes, and says they are very good. For a rib place, they aren't too pricey.

Thank lkuta13
Woodbridge, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, beautiful restaurant. I would come back again to visit. Atmosphere is very inviting!

Thank Tootietweet
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked this place on a cold wintertime night and was very nicely impressed that is open everyday at the year!!! After trying from all my friends plates😂 i think my favorite item is still the ribs witch are delicious, perfectly cooked, not to dry and just enough bbq sauce to keep it moist! Also had some bits of steak and... More 

Thank Gradinariu I
Brunswick, Maryland
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While undoubtedly a bit dated, Nick's continue to shine. When you dine out in Ocean City, you expect to pay much more than you otherwise might, and Nick's proves that adage. The question is whether the experience (food and service) justify the escalated price. In our experience, it did. Great fall-of-the-bone pork ribs, a jumbo lump crabcake with no perceptible... More 

Thank Rick W
Frederick, Maryland
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicks recently changed hands - and the new owners seem to have landed on their feet and have their arms around the new style of menus items - The owners of Tugos are now in the RIB business with a passion. Both restaurant & bar seating available - OPEN YEAR ROUND ! Ribs were moist and succulent - corn was... More 

Thank ThunkWhat
Daleville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

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 

Thank P5363ZKpaulag
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 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.

Thank Ady M
Severn, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 

Thank marksh5
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's 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 26 January 2017 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.

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

Thanks Rich, Nice to see you care. Scott More 

North Port, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

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.

Thank Robert M
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 26
Steakhouse, Seafood, Brew Pub, Barbecue
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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