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Nick's Original House of Ribs

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££ - £££
Bar, Barbecue
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14410 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4358
+1 410-250-1984
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16:00 - 02:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank sltbh
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and myself come down to Ocean City quite often, of course without missing a meal at Nick's. The food is delicious as always, my favorite entree is always ribs and cake combo. It's a really good way to have both of your favorites! Great choice of beer selection and having a full bar as well . Definitely coming... More 

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

THANK YOU! So much for coming in, and the great review. Hope to see you again soon. Scott Heise More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not crowded due to out of season. Nice brick interior, good parking. Ribs quite good. Try house made pickles, mac and cheese, onion loaf. Good beer selection.

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

Thanks for coming in, and the great review. Glad you liked our new side additions, much more to come and we are excited to have the changes ready for this summer. Scott Heise More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went last night to Nick,s ribs and had a great meal. We split several appetizers including the onion loaf and stuffed potato skins. Both delicious. The half rib platter which included 2 sides (I had broccoli salad and slaw) was cooked to perfection. The sauce was great and did not have liquid smoke in it which is an immediate turn... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming in! And the AWESOME review. Cant wait to see you again. Scott Heise More 

Fenwick Island, Delaware
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Higher prices. Fatty ribs. Smaller chicken portion. Bitter slaw. Nicks has been a family favorite for decades. Sorry to lose it to the new owners. They seem like nice people and I wish them well. Too bad!

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Thank seamonkey2013
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

This should be titled " A GREAT RIB HOUSE IS NO LONGER CHEAP". Yes after 12 years we sadly had to raise prices. We are nice people as are all our co workers, and mean undeserved reviews make us sad. Scott Heise 513-368-4928 More 

Berlin, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been twice in a month or so. She gets the London Broil, I get the rack of ribs. The food is tasty and you can tell its high quality food. The ribs are sauced just right and its a nice portion, the London broil is tender and delicious. The sides and salads have been tasty as well. Also... More 

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

Thanks SO MUCH, for coming in and the GREAT review! We are working hard to make you happy. Glad it shows. Scott Heise More 

Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Every time we are in Ocean City, we make it a point to visit Nick's. The ribs are always fall off the bone delicious. I honestly have never ordered a different entree and I can't remember too many people who have over the years. It had been a few years, but the facility is identical to how we always remembered... More 

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Thank Geno2138
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Geno, I really think you will like the changes we are making. You are correct, and we know it too, trying to shed the "dated and tired look" should be ready complete by summer. Already have some new and exciting sides with much more to come. We are still excited about the ribs, and have even tweaked some of the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nick was our server and he rates an A+. He was friendly and on the ball. The Caesar salad with chicken was crisp with a tasty light dressing. The ribs are as tasty as ever and we've been dining at Nick's since the early eighties. Baked potato must have been baked and left in the warming tray for hours prior... More 

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Thank M5470LZtonys
MrTUGO, Owner at Nick's Original House of Ribs, responded to this review

Glad to hear you think the ribs are still GREAT, sorry about the potato we would have been happy to bring you another, had we known. We have softened the price slightly on the half rack. Sounds like your experience was pretty AWESOME other than potato and price. Thanks for coming in, surely hope to see you again. Scott Heise More 

East Liverpool, Ohio
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

the ribs were very close to my all time favorites.. the sauce was excellent and the ribs were cooked to perfection..the restaurant was very cozy clean..good atmosphere, but the star was definitely the raspberry cheesecake, like no other. and i not a fan of raspberry...it came out and was a bluish purple light color. not yellow with swirlls..it was amazing.... More 

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

Thank you! For coming in and leaving such a nice review! Hope to see you again soon. 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
Bar, Barbecue
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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