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English's Family Restaurant

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15th Street & Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD
(410) 289-7333
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 56
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
great chicken...but poorly run business

they have great chicken...but poorly run business... chicken is fried to perfection, is always freshly cooked, and seasoning is great. poorly run business though - no credit card machine in the take out area, call an order in for pick up and it is NEVER ready (I have been doing this for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
thelmantimestwo
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

As a past customer of Englishs I was delighted to learn that they are now as from what I understand, permanently closed. The food always made me sick every time my family forced me to go there.

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District Heights, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We eat there every time we go to Ocean City. Lately for breakfast because lunch and dinner are a bit too expensive. The line was too long and it took a while to be seated, but the food was good. If you are looking for fancy dining, this is not the place for you. It's clean, inexpensive and a place... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

they have great chicken...but poorly run business... chicken is fried to perfection, is always freshly cooked, and seasoning is great. poorly run business though - no credit card machine in the take out area, call an order in for pick up and it is NEVER ready (I have been doing this for years)...they only put your order together after you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Thee used to be a bunch of these places franchised up and down the coast. Sadly, this is the last one that I am aware of. We had takeout fried chicken recently and it is better than I remembered it as a kid.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

don't bother eating here. they pack you in like cattle and the food quality is awful. it doesn't smell to good either. it's been a few years since we ate here, but I cannot imagine it has gotten any better

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PHILADEPHIA, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was great. The people friendly. Al this at a bargain. Try it and you want go anywhere else.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very overpriced, horrible food with very little selection (OC and hardly any seafood??) The famous chicken was either very dry or so greasy it was disgusting and we had pieces that weren't even cooked through. Very disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's a nice little buffet restaurant, conveniently located a block from the ocean. When I went there, they charged 1.99 for children 5 and under, but last time I drove by, I see they've changed it to free. The buffet is typical. Clams, ribs, chicken, etc. and a small dessert bar off to the side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We haven't ate in the Buffet part in a few years! But we ALWAYS TRY to get a bucket of chicken when we are down there! ITS THE BEST CHICKEN! I tried to explain how good it was, my other half was like --its chicken no biggie!! Now he is hooked. Just the other day he was like I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Dont listen to the crabby people. Went there with hardly anybody there and the food was still hot fresh and good. Everything was great even the staff serving the food. They were very attentive and friendly. I don't know what everybody is complaining about I almost didn't go because of them. But darn glad I didn't listen. Chicken is to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15th Street & Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: (410) 289-7333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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