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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
12:00 - 00:00
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West Chester, PA
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit though I've driven by the restaurant for many years. The place has been recently refurbished and is clean and the wait staff is very good. The ribs were fall off the bone great. I read prior reviews complaining the ribs were dry...not mine. We will return again later this year.

Thank katlady1
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Nicks on Saturday, during the launch time. Best ribs in Ocean City! I was very impressed by renovations! Place looks very good! Very modern! When we went there, it was only one server there, and she was very busy, but no matter what,she was on top of everything, running the whole place by her self! Everyone got... More 

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

THANK YOU! For choosing to dine with us, and the great review. My apologies for Saturday, seems like a combination of cooler weather and being short two servers caught us a little flat footed. Glad everything was still great. We have been working hard this winter to make it an awesome visit every time, glad it shows. Look forward to... More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently great meats and potatoes. I typically go for the smoky, tender ribs, but I tried the prime rib tonight...awesome!

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

Sounds like you have our number! Glad you liked everything. Thanks so much for choosing us. And the great review. Hope to see you soon. Scott Heise More 

Ocean City, MD
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit OC 6-10 times a year, Nick's is always one of our "GO TO'S" last week we had another great meal, never disappoints, four of us split the crab dip very good, three had ribs and one went the meat direction with prime rib. The food was excellent and server couldn't have been better. We are in the hospitality... More 

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

Thank you so very much for choosing to spend your valuable time with us! And for the wonderful review. We are trying hard to make your experience a great one. Glad it shows. Scott Heise 513-368-4928 More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If first impressions are everything then Nicks is hosed! Not impressed from the word go. We received nasty looks upon entering and was greeted by a very unfriendly host! My party contained 3 adults and 2 kids. I asked for two kids menus and the host was flippant and said "can they read it?!" They are two and four... do... More 

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

Amanda, I am so sorry. You should have not been treated like this. I can not begin to explain to you how disappointed I am in my staff. And of course that falls on me. I will make certain that this does not happen to anyone else. Scott Heise 513.368.4928 More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 9 oz sirloin was very good. Most in our party got ribs and they were dry. No offer of extra sauce on the side.

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

Thank you so much for coming in and the Great review. You are correct our ribs tend to be a drier version of ribs, (drier refering to the amount of sauce on them), and that's by design. We have found over the past 34 years that is the way they are preferred.The ribs themselves should be succulent and juicy. We... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Nick's every time we go to OC. It has changed hands and the prices have gone up a little and they don't offer quite as much as they used to. The ribs are still fall-off-the-bone, but the sauce is a little vinegary, but still good.

Thank R4822ZSwilliamb
Rockville Centre, New York
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like BBQ Ribs, you must go to this restaurant. The ribs are off the charts. They are delicious and melt off the bone. The sides are all great and the portions are generous. The service is very friendly and quick. I highly recommend this restaurant.

2 Thank John D
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, 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
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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