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83rd Street On The Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842-2833
(410) 524-8202
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Ranked #17 of 375 restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $19 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 83rd
Transit: 1/2 block away
Description: On the Bay with a breathtaking view of the sunset, Fresco's is one of Ocean City's few premier restaurants. Open Year-round. Locally owned and operated by Pino Tomasello. Serving the finest Italian and American seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere with exceptional service. "Al Fresco" deck dining available in summer months. We would like to welcome you to visit what we feel like is our home. With over 50 years of combined culinary experience our chef's make every effort to serve you the freshest menu possible. Aside from our regular menu we strive to always offer you innovative daily specials. Our entire staff is dedicated to our purpose, which is to give you an all around excellent dining experience. With only the highest quality food and drink, excellent service and an amazing bay front atmosphere; our wish is to serve you well. We invite you to choose Frescos this evening!
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81% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Visited OC for the first time this past weekend with my coworker for the OCHMRA SHOW. We stopped in for a cocktail before dinner. We had the carafe of the drink called "The Hummingbird"...it was fabulous! We met a great couple at the bar...and had a great time!

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Ocean View, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I try to eat here as often as possible. :) It is a high end place so yes, the prices reflect that and the food is well worth it! Always impeccable service from the host, to the bar, to the dining room. They are happy to pair wines(which is an impressive selection) and consistently know the menu... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Small menu but what's there is great. I like the Ravioli. The service is excellent and the view of the Bay is outstanding.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

An outstanding restaurant. Several friends highly recommended this place, and we finally tried it on Feb 15th. Top shelf. Elegant. High end. This is no flip flop crabhouse. The calamari is done exactly the way they do it in Italy! Grilled taste, with light olive oil and lemon. Ample portion. None of this deep fried with so-called "marinara" sauce American... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Food was excellent. We went especially for the osso buco. Service by our waiter Bob was attentive and informative. From start to finish the meal was great. While the restaurant is formal looking (white clothes and formal place settings) business casual is the attire. They had a piano player that played music during the evening (excellent). The whole evening was... More

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Berlin MD
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been here numerous times for dinner for with friends and family. The view of the bay and sunsets are amazing. We have consistently found the service to be slow, but otherwise the staff is very nice and accommodating. The food is a bit over-priced for quality and quantity. On our last trip there our food would have been... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Whenever we are looking for a special meal with family and friends, we can count on Fresco's. Friendly service, beautiful sunsets, and always the best Sea Bass in town.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

They have delicious entrees and the food is very tasty but the cost is pretty expensive. The crab cakes are delicious and so is their veal. The staff is very friendly and it is nice how they work together to make your experience here a good one. The desserts are quite delicious also. They are very accepting of smaller children... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This was our second time dining at Fresco's and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the steamed clams and Caprice salad. Re veal chop special was outstanding and my shrimp fra diavolo rocked. Enjoy!

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Pittsburgh PA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The photos say it all! We sat by the huge windows overlooking the bay watching the sun set and I devoured delicate slices of duck with some shrimp in an orange glaze. A creamy crab soup led off the experience and the service was excellent. The menu is varied with seafood and for the brave a 28 ounce rib eye.

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