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Embers Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Family Fare, Oyster Bar
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24th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-3322
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The first and the largest All You Can Eat Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet in...
The first and the largest All You Can Eat Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet in Ocean City with the greatest variety of seafood, including crab legs, and clams and oysters, chicken, beef, pasta and vegetable offerings pleases visitors with the Executive Chef’s culinary creations. Family owned and operated for over 60 years, Embers has most definitely become a staple establishment in the town of Ocean City.
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  • 120
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 68
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good-but not great

My husband and I stopped here for dinner after a day at the beach. We were here several years back and loved the snow crab legs. We arrived a few minutes after they opened (you get $4.00 off per person if you are seated before 4 PM) and were seated immediately. All the food trays in the buffet were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
pharmer88
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Boyertown, PA
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  • Large groups
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent variety of dishes which made it very difficult to choose, very nice seafood and dessert selection

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I agree with a lot of the other reviews. Definitely over priced. Our waitress was nice. Most of the food seems to be frozen food grade. This would be fine for a golden coral at $11/person unfortunately it $35/person. With a family of 4 plus drinks and tip we walked out paying $185. This was the biggest waste of money.... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First, this is a buffet only restaurant. I, myself, do not eat buffet food, but my husband is a buffet king so I accompanied him. We arrived around 4 pm on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were greeted immediately and were seated in less than 5 minutes of waiting. The waiter quickly arrived at the table and introduced himself and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great service and a lot of food choice I loved the ham and Mac n cheese! The servers were also very friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A lot of choices at this buffet. Staff is friendly and accommodating!! early bird specials and has room for large parties !!

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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had been seated, after our drink order was taken & half our group was at the buffet we were told it was a mistake that we were seated there & were asked to move, not very politely I might add. They had a reservation for that table and treated us like it was our fault they sat us there.... More 

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Boyertown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped here for dinner after a day at the beach. We were here several years back and loved the snow crab legs. We arrived a few minutes after they opened (you get $4.00 off per person if you are seated before 4 PM) and were seated immediately. All the food trays in the buffet were full... More 

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NJ
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not having been to OC in about 15 years we wanted to go back to Embers since it was a tradition for us years ago when we used to go annually. Not sure if the buffet changed or our tastes just matured but this is nothing but an average buffet at best. We had to wait 15 minutes for a... More 

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Like the review said, The food was excellent. A large variety would be an understatement. The hot food was Hot and the cold food was Cold. I realize that was a simplistic statement, but think how often you went to a buffet and that wasn't true. Doors opened at 3 o'clock, I got there around 5:30 pm. the parking lots... More 

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K_Kas_OC, Guest Relations Manager at Embers Restaurant, responded to this review

Bill, Thank you for your comments about the restaurant. We really appreciate the customer feedback and are very happy to hear that the food and the service was exceptional. We strive to make each customer's experience better and better and hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you and your guests again in the near future! More 

Maryland
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Our family visits Embers once or twice during every vacation to Ocean City. This year,however, the food was not good. The worst thing was the ribs which were like hard rubber- we couldn't get a bite! I tried to eat them along with some fried shrimp and beef and got sick back at the condo. Another family member was also... More 

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K_Kas_OC, Guest Relations Manager at Embers Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that your experience at the restaurant did not meet your usual standards. We do take customer feedback very seriously and will be sure to address the concerns you mention. We especially value delivering excellent service and quality food to our customers. We hope that you will consider visiting us again. More 

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Additional Information about Embers Restaurant

Address: 24th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone Number: +1 410-289-3322
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-3322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The first and the largest All You Can Eat Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet in Ocean City with the greatest variety of seafood, including crab legs, and clams and oysters, chicken, beef, pasta and vegetable offerings pleases visitors with the Executive Chef’s culinary creations. Family owned and operated for over 60 years, Embers has most definitely become a staple establishment in the town of Ocean City.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Brookeville, Maryland
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Fruitland, Maryland

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