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Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Macky's Bayside is a laid back, upbeat bar and grill serving up great food, drinks, and service in a fabulous setting. By day, it's a fine dining institution where patrons can enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, salads, and sandwiches on the white sandy beach or open-air deck overlooking the beautiful bay. Once the sun fades from the sky, things start to heat up as Macky's transforms into an Ocean City nightlife landmark. We even have happy hour every day! "Life is Good" all week long at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill. Whether you're hanging with the family, catching up with old friends, or making new ones, Macky's will satisfy your hunger for food, and thirst for fun.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

We visited on a weekday night. They have some nice alcoholic drinks… I had a “Pain in the Ass” which was really good. We ordered the scallops wrapped in bacon as an appetizer and they were really good. You only got 3 though and since...we were sharing it wasn’t much for $15.00. We both ordered the stuffed flounder which was delicious. My only negative is that they came with rice and veggies (mostly zucchini). There were no choices for sides. It would be nice if they had a couple more to pick from.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

This is just an okay restaurant, our waiter was great. But the food was really expensive for small plates and sub par quality. The drinks were not very good either.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

Great food. Waiter was very friendly, great personality. Very happy to find a dog friendly restaurant with a doggie menu. Will be going back this week!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

We went on a Monday night and they only had inside available for no wait. No problem. I have to say I wish we looked at the menu before going instead of recommendations from locals and friends. Mostly seafood on the menu not even a...burger. Thankfully the non seafood eaters found something. The food was mediocre but the worst was the amount of FLIES. Not just one but dozens. Landed everywhere. On us on the food I can only Imagine what the kitchen looked like. 🤢 we will never come back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

Called ahead to see the wait time for a table..was told current wait time was 15 to 20 mins. We were three blocks away and drove to Mackey’s. Got there and it was beyond packed. Had to wait more than a hour for a table...for 4. Waitress was outstanding. Food was tasty and juicy. Environment was getting into the night so the party crowd was shuffling in. It was crowded and chaotic to walk anywhere. Overall good food, great waitress.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

Prices were high at the start of the season and keep going up. Much better HH deals in town with a better HH menu, they keep taking items away and charge more for the ones they leave, I get inflation but their changes are confusing,...Life is changing at Macky'sMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

Great place to eat. Nice view of the bay. Great staff. Dish was on the small side but food was very good. I will go back again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Came here with my family and their dogs. The drinks, food, and desserts were all amazing. The view of the Bayside water is beautiful and a gorgeous backdrop for a delicious meal. Lots and lots of seafood options as well as other items if members...of your party aren't into seafood.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

In town for a long weekend during bike week. Called at 7:45 pm to inquire on restaurant hours. Person answering the phone said food service to 10pm. We left the inlet concert event and arrived at Macky’s at 9:03 pm. We were told kitchen closed...at 9. Completely disrespectful and a total disregard for our plans or time. At least give accurate information. A total waste. We are local-ish and will never return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021

This is a perfect place for happy hour and a great place to hang out with friends. The beach, bar, and indoor seating areas are large and you won't feel like you're seating on top of one another. The happy hour menu is pretty good...(no wings though) and the prices are very reasonable. I really liked the sliders and shrimp. The restaurant closes in October, so we definitely will plan a trip here with our friends for a great time. The only thing I'm not sure about is if the restaurant is accessible. The entrance is pretty high off the ground and you need to climb lot of steep steps. There is a ramp, but I'm just not sure if it's very wheelchair friendly. I did not recall seeing an elevator.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021

The view is beautiful here but the food was lacking. We both had the mahi mahi special and it was so incredibly bland :( neither of us liked it. We don’t mind paying for an awesome meal but this just wasn’t it. The crab dip...appetizer was tasty but we’ve had much better else where. Waitress was pleasant. The night before we had an AMAZING dinner from the Sunset Grille for basically the same price. There was no comparison.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Carl B, General Manager at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Hi Jessica! Thank you for your review of Macky's. We appreciate your feedback and would love to welcome you back to make sure you have a fabulous experience. We will take your concerns into consideration for future customers. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

Eat b4 u come here - I left hungry. Drinks were amazing, I ordered another the minute I took my 1st sip of my 1st drink. The food on the other hand is not as desirable or tasty. I ordered the Buffalo shrimp & wish...I hadn't. The breading on the shrimp was too thick & they should split the shrimp not fry it whole. My husband got the stuff flounder & I found it dry & the rice pilaf tasted funny 2 me.. our server Lindsey was attentive & food came out fast. I would go back for the drinks but this time I'd eat b4 or after leaving Macky's 😩More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Carl B, General Manager at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2021

Hi Reedniki! Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time with us. We're happy the food was excellent and you loved the atmosphere. We look forward to your next Macky's experience.

Reviewed August 14, 2021

I will give this place props as far as atmosphere however they asked us where we wanted to be seated and we said outside. This was our first time there. We got the menus and they had limited choices We asked the waitress about burgers...or anything else and she said if you want sliders you have to sit at the bar. Well ok nobody told us you only had foods for certain areas. STUPID!! So we all decided just to order a drink and an appetizer. Dinners on the menu weren't something we were looking for and the waitress couldn't be bothered with asking if we wanted to move. So ordered the jerk chicken tenders. The chicken was very good however there was a spice in it that ruined the whole taste of the chicken. We couldn't figured out what it was. The drinks were ok but pricey. So with all this we unfortunately we won't be back here and after reading reviews about denying military I definitely won't be back. I just hope that isn't the case.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Carl B, General Manager at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2021

Hi Pam! We appreciate your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience at Macky's was less than ideal. Thank you for bringing your concerns forward. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact cbozick@mackys.com. We would love to welcome you back...More

Reviewed July 15, 2021 via mobile

Let me start with our waitress was Fantastic. We had a party of 7. To seat us they pushed 2 small tables together that would have been perfect for 4. The height of the 2 tables did not match and they sat us on small...stools. I don’t feel that anyone should ever be seated at the end of a table for dinner let alone an adult. If I was here for drinks with the guys this would have been perfect, not so much for upscale dining out with the family. Any seafood choices we received for dinner were average but those who ordered steaks were impressed. I didn’t order the steak as I thought seafood would be their specialty. I got the crabmeat stuffed shrimp. It came with rice and seasonal veg. As soon as I complete this review I’m placing an order for a takeout dinner for the drive home I can pick up. Can’t figure out why we had to wait a half hour at a place like this to be seated. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Carl B, General Manager at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2021

Hi bduckwoth73! We appreciate your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience at Macky's was less than ideal. Thank you for bringing your concerns forward. We will take these concerns into consideration as well for future customers. If you would like to discuss...More

Reviewed July 13, 2021

Returned to Macky's this year after having a great meal last year. Very limited menu with no sandwiches. I order the wedge salad with blackened mahi mahi. My husband had the crab soup and a side of rockfish fingers. What a joke. My mahi mahi...was so blacked that it was hard in the middle. My husband's fingers were grease soaked, frozen planks with a heavy battered coating. Prices are not cheap for the horrible food that you are served. Won't go back for a long while. Hopefully, they will get their act together.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Carl B, General Manager at Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2021

Hi Sas12715! We appreciate your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience at Macky's was less than ideal. Thank you for bringing your concerns forward. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact cbozick@mackys.com. We would love to welcome you back...More

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Yes this restaurant is very dog friendly. Not only was my entree delicious, my four legged buddies loved their doggie sliders. Also Our server “Sunny”, brought out a bowl of water for them.
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I can’t say about cross contamination, but my wife has Celiac disease and is extremely sensitive to gluten. She had the Three Way Sauté. It was excellent and she had no issues.
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MACKY'S BAYSIDE BAR & GRILL, Ocean City - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5