We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Embers Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
24th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-3322
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

823 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 820: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, quick service. Fantastic foods and diverse options. Beautiful views and nice tables. Pricey but so worth it!

Thank SharonH22815
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worth the money, went this past Saturday, and the food was subpar, the Prime Rib wasn't very good at all, the Crab Legs were not warm at all, the shells where to mushy to crack. Maybe it was because it was mid-October why the food was sub par, but it pretty much turned me off for any all you... More 

Thank Mike C
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting OC for about 6 years, every summer. We have always eaten at another one of the big buffets, but had two bad experiences there recently. So we tried out Embers. New favorite! Clean, some nice views, above average buffet for OC.

Thank brlmom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for many years and the place has slowly started to go downhill. We were there last Tuesday. The place was not crowded, but the service was the worst we've ever had. The food was poor quality. Crab legs were mushy, chicken parmigiano was very dry, ravioli were like rubner, the prime rib was sliced so thin it... More 

Thank Carol B
Largo, Florida
Level Contributor
276 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had many buffets but Embers is by far the best. The service, the food, the cleanliness, the price with discount tickets is by far excellent. Their quality of food prep and display and taste is excellent. We make sure every time we are in OC MD we go there. The crab legs and little necks are sooo very... More 

Thank Chrissy1113
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally dont write reviews, but tonight was just awful. Tonight was the 4th year that My husband and I went to the Embers Restaurant. We always visit whenever we come down, but tonight was the worst experience we ever had. First off, we arrived at roughly 8:30 and took us about 15minutes to get seated, when we were the... More 

Thank cassla1968
Monroe, New Jersey
Level Contributor
72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during offseason, so we did not have a wait. Offseason, make sure you go on the weekend as they are not open during the week. We did the seafood buffet and we had excellent service and the food was plentiful. I would say for the most part everything was very good. There was one fish, I believe the... More 

Thank Stren4fun
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) loved Embers! The selection is unbelievable - tons of great choices, and everything is delicious and high-quality. All of the foods looked/tasted fresh. I mainly ate crab legs and prime rib, which were both top-notch. Everything else I tasted was also great. This will be on our list of must-dos anytime we... More 

1 Thank spb_in_dc
Elkton, Maryland
Level Contributor
85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit pricey but the selection was good. I'm not sure the prime beef was prime beef but it was tasty. The stuffed flounder was good. Service was friendly and good.

Thank Shirley A
Level Contributor
150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average food, great service and really expensive! We ate a great selection and most was ok some was above average, prime rib was not prime, tough and tasteless. Shrimp was over doused with old bay, maybe it was old it was soft. Clams were great and dessert bar was only ok. This is not like it used to be or... More 

Thank pennwoodpete

Travelers who viewed Embers Restaurant also viewed


Been to Embers Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $34
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-3322
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, clams and oysters, and many other seafood dishes. We also have many chicken, beef, pasta and vegetable offerings that pleases visitors along 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. Please call with any questions or to verify our hours of operation, due to the nature of the business we don't have a set closing time.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Embers Restaurant and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Brookeville, Maryland
over a year ago
1 month ago
Media, Pennsylvania, United States
28 days ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Embers Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?