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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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12:00 - 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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Westminster, Maryland
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208 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Fenwick Island, Delaware
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 review
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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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 

1 review
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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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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 11 November 2016

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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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 11 November 2016

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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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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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 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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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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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