Guests of the Paradise Plaza Inn don't have to go too far to enjoy a meal. The 9th Street Taphouse Bar and Grille (seasonal) is located right on property, serving patrons starting at 8 a.m. for breakfast all the way to the wee hours of 2 a.m. for a late night snack. The family-owned establishment specializes in American fare with specialties including Maryland crab cakes, fish and chips, burgers, salads, wings and domestic, import and craft beer. Live music on the weekends and happy hour during the week add to the festive environment. There are plenty of other choices nearby including the Alaska Stand, Dairy Queen, Dough Roller, Mambos Pizza and Pickle's Pub, Restaurant & Bar.
Alantic Stand -
Since first opening in 1933, the Alaska Stand, has made generation after generation happy with fresh, made-to-order split down the middle hot dogs, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, milkshakes and other deliciousness. The family-owned establishment has expanded the menu a lot from its early days of only serving Frozen Alaskas. All you have to do is look at the crowds of smiling customers to see that their recipe for success is working. Address: Wicomico Street and Boardwalk. 410-289-7203.
Dairy Queen -
When everyone screams for ice cream, Dairy Queen is the place to go for treats and other eats. Situated right on property of the Paradise Plaza Inn, this boardwalk location right of the popular quick service national chain serves sundaes, dipped cones, frozen bars along with grilled sandwiches, salads, fries and onion rings. Address: #3 9th Street and Boardwalk.443-664-2400.
Dough Roller -
A long-time Ocean City family favorite, Dough Roller satisfies appetites with overstuffed omelets in the morning, hand-tossed pizza for lunch and classic Italian dishes for dinner. Yummy burgers, salads, Buffalo wings and subs round out the menu. Kids will love the outdoor playground right outside of the restaurant. Address: #3 3rd Street and Boardwalk.410-289-9165.
Pizza Mambo -
Hand-tossed pizza and wings at 3 a.m.? No problem. Pizza Mambo is a 24-hour operation ready to make traditional Red Pies with vine ripened plum tomato sauce, pesto pies, calzones, strombolis and specialties like the Popeye with fresh spinach, bacon, ricotta cheese and sliced white onions. Address: 710 N. Philadelphia Ave.410-289-1200.
Pickles Pub, Restaurant & Bar -
Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Pickle's Pub attracts locals and visitors alike with good food and good company. The menu has healthy choices like the Ahi Avocado wrap, regional dishes such as the Maryland Crab Soup and traditional staples including wings, burgers and pizza. During the summer months, guests can enjoy nightly entertainment, while year-round sports fans love to catch the game here with lots of TVs so they won't miss the score. Address: 8th Street and Philadelphia Avenue.410-289-4891.