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Nick's House of Ribs

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$$ - $$$
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14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
+1 410-250-1984
12:00 - 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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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ribs were as good as always. My son was a bit disappointed the mozzarella sticks were taken off the appetizer menu. The baked potato was very good. We were pleasantly surprised that we had no wait (off season, but a holiday weekend).

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

Glad you enjoyed our great ribs! Thanks for noticing our shorter wait times. We added over 100 new seats, a new updated computer system, and food runners, so your food gets to you as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to shorten the wait for you, without rushing your dining experience. Mozzarella sticks are still available, you just... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in during a weekend in OC because I heard there were some new sides and some updates to the restaurant. The sides we had (Mac and cheese, cucumber salad, and fried corn) were out of this world. Entrees were great, as always. The main dining area looked fantastic. Very classy updates. I would definitely recommend you check it out,... More 

Thank Grace H
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review
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Forest Hill, Maryland, Usa
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the ribs and crab cake combo. Ribs were dry and overcooked. Had to ask for sauce to help moisten them. Crab cake was nice lump meat but did not like the overall flavor. Other people in my group felt the same. Service was slow. Seated quickly but took a while for waitress to help us. Also took longer than... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming in. I am sorry that your experience did not live up to either of our expectations. Normally we check with you during your meal, or as you are leaving to make sure everything was great. Looks like me missed that opportunity to make it right. Scott Heise More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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423 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this place in years gone by, but now I feel it's really overpriced and over rated. The food isn't nearly as good as before but the service and the staff still seem pretty good.

Thank Guinness44life
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Yes I know you do not like the new prices. We have upgraded the quality of the food and service. There are some great new menu items on there way as well. Hope you enjoyed the upgraded atmosphere. Thanks for coming in. Scott Heise More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner one night while in town. Everything was good, nothing spectacular but a big space and hot good food.

Thank Sam T
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and the kind review. Scott Heise More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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

I love you! We are working hard to be great. Reviews like this make all the hard work worthwhile. Thanks so much for coming in and the great review. Scott Heise More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

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

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

Thanks so much for coming in, and the gat review. We spent all winter upgrading our look, glad you noticed. Scott Heise More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Wow! I couldn't have said any bette. Thanks soooo much for coming in, and the great review. Hope to see you again soon. Scott Heise More 

Brunswick, Maryland
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review

So refreshing to see such great review from a long time customer. Our goal is to maximize your happiness. Glad we exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for coming in and the awesome review. Scott Heise More 

Frederick, Maryland
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Passion we have in droves. We love the restaurant business. Glad it shows. Thanks for coming in and the very kind review. Scott Heise 513.368.4928 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
US$18 - US$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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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