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“Amazing happy hour”

Ky West Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #74 of 440 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 23, 2013

First visit to Ky West on a football Sunday. Enjoyed 25 cent wings and $2 drafts. Can't rave enough about the place. Amazing wings- Chesapeake Style (Old Bay) and Thai, perfectly cooked and delicious. Served with carrot sticks, celery and real blue cheese, the plate was very pretty. Most places when there's a special on beer you're limited to one or two choices, here you could get a Blue Moon, Stella, Angry Orchard, etc.
The place inside is beautiful with a really cool water feature in the bar. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant too.
Unfortunately this time of year they're only open on weekends.
Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We live in the area and get to try many of the local restaurants. We are selective when we go out and look for restaurants that rise above the OC norm. We found that in Ky West! First impressions are always telling ... and the bar and dining areas are stunning! This is a place where you will definitely want to linger over your meal with friends. Very sleek, modern and up-scale! We dined in the bar area which has more of a casual feel ... fireplace, tastefully placed TV monitors (if you just don't want to miss the game!), There is also a comfy couch seating area near the fireplace!! Enough about the ambiance ... what about the food? My salmon was PERFECTLY prepared and the accompanying Thai chili sauce was delicious! The dinner comes with 2 veggies ... so you don't have to get French fries (although theirs are hand-cut and seasoned). I ordered a side salad and sweet potato casserole (a yummy comfort food side dish!) Our friends were also thrilled with the steak and the pan-seared scallops! The meal was also accompanied by a seasonal offering of pumpkin corn bread which was sooo good! Before we left we toured the dining area side which has a beautiful illuminated tropical fish tank mounted on the wall! so sorry that I don't have pictures for you! We also met the executive chef Jay James, formerly of Ruth's Chris! I heartily endorse Ky West ... great food, great ambiance at a reasonable price!

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Thank Donna B
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Before sampling the usual over rated, high priced, low quality, long wait tourist traps, you MUST stop into Ky West and set the bar for your dining experience in Ocean City. New to the area, the atmosphere is upscale casual, the staff treat you like friends you haven't seen in a while, and Executive Chef Jay is master. The six of us had dinner last night and we're still talking about it. We had the ribeye with the Demi glacé, crab stuffed rockfish, portobello vegetable plate, the ribs and Alfredo with mussels, crab chowder and soup. I don't even know what to recommend except that you go there. Prices are inline and portions large. Thank you Ky! Great job! Good luck in Ocean City!

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Thank CaptTim65
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious. Wings and crab cake appetizer were perfect. Filet Mignon melted in my mouth and the Seafood Pasta was amazing. Staff was so accommodating and friendly. Andrew the bartender is a really nice guy. Ky made sure everything was special.

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Thank TimMead
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were provided with 3 recommendations for restaurants (seafood -spec asked about chowder, bisque, etc.) and chose to go to Ky West site unseen. The facade doesn't truly represent the inside of the restaurant, which was a higher end interior, etc. The plastic resin deck furniture, though I'm sure chosen for it's resilience and all-weather ease, contradicted the quality of the food and interior, though it was still a very pleasant experience since the seating is up above the street level - definitely a necessity on Rt.1 in OC.
Though the waitress was new (fresh off training) and a bit nervous (still needed to know a few details about some of the food) it was a Tues nite and she was conscientious and attentive. The food tasted great, the serving sizes were very good, and overall we were happy. The owner, Ky, came over when we had a few questions without any prompting - she was on it and really made the experience a great one. Highly recommend.

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