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Clancy's by the Sea

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1244 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3241
+1 609-398-3344
07:00 - 22:30
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you want a nice meal on the boardwalk, this is the place to go! Inside and outside seating, platters and sandwiches. It's a nice break from the handheld food on the boardwalk.

Thank Denise W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service at Clancy's. There is nothing like an early breakfast overlooking the beach and waves.

Thank siteations
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

When we want an upscale dining experience, Clancy's serves excellent food with an inside room and a Boardwalk outside eating area. Their fried shrimp may be the best outside of Clearwater FL.

Thank Jerry P
Brookeville, Maryland
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A nice place to get a good meal. There is something on the menu for the whole family. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank bobb420ret
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have had breakfast many time during the past summers. They have a few unique breakfast items. You will not be disappointed. Try the breakfast burrito. Come hungry. They have inside and outside tables.

Thank utbp2
Abington, Pennsylvania
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254 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Good service, late Sept visit, so no wait for lunch. Seafood chowder was missing the seafood- disappointed. Crab salad was OK, Quesadilla good, chicken fingers on dry side. Fair prices. Food Just OK,.

Thank DJMAN5
Hobe Sound, Florida
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Look, you're on the boardwalk looking out to the ocean you're not going to get perfection here with food but it's good. We started with soup. Again, full of pepper and corn starch. Why?? Next salads with ahi and one with crab cake. Ahi was perfect crab cake was huge and full of filler. Let's do crab cake smaller with... More 

Thank pab931
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My family, three of us, ate at Clancy's for dinner. All three of us got sick. My husband started with French Onion Soup. He said it was very good. He ordered Chicken Parm for dinner. By the time he got to the bottom, it was swimming in oil and garlic. I ordered the "creamy" macaroni and cheese. It was okay,... More 

Thank Carol D
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Clancy's several times in the past. Usually everyone in our party enjoys their meal, this time 2 yes and 3 no. We got there close to closing time and the staff could not get us out of there fast enough. The crab lobster cake sandwich had a very strong taste and it overpowered the seafood part.... More 

Thank soccerspecial
East Windsor, New Jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It doesn't matter what you eat here...breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's all good. And you sure can't beat the location. Right on the boardwalk is the best place to be. They do have outdoor seating which is so nice. Can't beat the ocean view. They are also very accommodating for large parties.

Thank Nancy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1244 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3241
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-398-3344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?