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Mug & Mallet

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Boardwalk & 2ND St, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 289-5995
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Crabs,Crabs and more Crabs......and beer!!

If you like sitting out at a picnic table pickin crabs the old fashion way ,you will luv this !! Picnic table, brown paper table cover, wooden mallets,...and trays of crabs ...and of course some cold beer.........DON"T miss Mug and Mallet !! Loads of fun and Goooooood crabs!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
ocmdjim
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like sitting out at a picnic table pickin crabs the old fashion way ,you will luv this !! Picnic table, brown paper table cover, wooden mallets,...and trays of crabs ...and of course some cold beer.........DON"T miss Mug and Mallet !! Loads of fun and Goooooood crabs!!

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Commack, NY
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Tried this place for the first time and the food was okay. It's definitely a dive and you can choose outdoor seating (located lower level) on the Boardwalk or eat inside. There were no outdoor tables available, so we ate indoors. Staff was nice, they do a lot of talking and goofing around, and should watch their language especially when... More 

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Sparrows Point, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You can practically rest your elbows on the boardwalk and enjoy hot crabs and cold drinks. The staff is welcoming and has always been through the years I have visited- before 1982. The food is really good and at reasonable prices. You can dine at a picnic table outside under an umbrella or, in the cool of the restaurant/ bar... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Love, love, love this place! I've been here many times over the past three years because the friendly service and delightful mixed drinks keep us coming back for more! The staff is so welcoming, they make us feel like family. Last night was the first time we got crabs at Mug & Mallet and they were delicious -steamed and seasoned... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Food is outstanding!! Service is terrific as well as the servers ! Very friendly atmosphere for families or individuals, no matter what your age YOU MUST STOP IN THE MUG & MALLET ! You don't know what you are missing, it's a friendly, warm and great place for food or drinks. It's a "Cheers" kinda place. Crabs are outstanding, and... More 

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East Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is.one of my favorite places to eat on the boardwalk. Mugs and Mallet's has the best seafood. Seamed clams and crabs legs are the best.

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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Love this place and the Happy Hour is certainly our favorite spot , service was always great and the food perfect. Usually stop there 3-4 times in in the year. Keep up the great work, Thanks Shannon...

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We passed this place on the boardwalk and the food people were eating looked decent. The kids wanted to eat inside so we were brought in to what looked like a gross basement of a restaurant. The atmosphere was dismal, it smelled weird, and I could just not imagine eating food that was cooked there. We got up and left... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mug & Mallet has been part of Ocean City for many years, with that being said I would have expected better. I had the soft shell crab which was really good and was reasonably priced. My husband had a grilled chicken sandwich with pasta salad and did not care for it. The place is very dated and the restrooms are... More 

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NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

get there early. we walked up from our hotel and sat right down but there was a huge line when we were leaving. we got the sampler thing (i forgot the name) comes with snow crabs legs, crabs, shrimp and corn. moderately priced too. eat outside

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boardwalk & 2ND St, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: (410) 289-5995

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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