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“Just Right for the Boardwalk”

Clancy's by the Sea
Ranked #52 of 215 Restaurants in Ocean City
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
New Jersey
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Just Right for the Boardwalk”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Clancy's fills a nice vacancy on the boardwalk - casual dining, great views/people watching, and a very good menu. Clancy's offers a wide variety of menu items from burgers and sandwiches to more traditional steak and seafood entrees. Clancy's also has a good kids menu and does not shy away from welcoming kids. The bar looked like it could be fun, but I'm not sure what real purpose it could serve away from being a waiting area for guests (Ocean City is a 'dry' town). Overall, I enjoyed my experience there, found the waitstaff to be friendly and helpful, and will return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best view on the boardwalk!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We chose to eat at this charming restaurant because it is right on the boardwalk and looked inviting. If you are lucky enough to get a seat outside you will be in for a treat. As you dine under large umbrellas, you can watch people go by, which is always fun on the boardwalk! You can also see the ocean as you dine. The indoor seating seemed more like a sports bar with two large tv's inside. The food was very good (highly recommend the salad with ahi tuna) but the wait staff should let patrons know what food is spicy since not everyone likes spice on cream soup or mussels. The menu was varied and fun to read. A good variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and entrees. Those new to Ocean City should know that no alcohol is served at any restaruant. The wait staff were very attentive throughout the meal. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Atmosphere is not really why you would eat here. It is a busy location and there are several silent TV screens on the walls.
Now to the good part, we were late in arriving. We may have been the last to be served. We were not rushed and nor was the food. Baby claims were in a wonderful white wine and butter sauce. EXCELLENT and fresh! My claim chowder was homemade and delicious . The rack of ribs were enormous! And cooked perfectly. The portions were all generous. We would go back.

Visited May 2013
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North Carolina
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice Spot”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

My wife is nuts about outside eating, second only to waterfront eating....so, on the first really nice day this spring, we found Clancy's with a pleasant outdoor eating area right next to the boardwalk/ocean. Score high for ambaince. We were there for a lunch/brunch on a busy Memorial Day and found all was well handled and generally full outside. The menu was typical with a few unique items and pricing was comparable with other spots in the area. Our service was prompt, polite and friendly and the breakfast was hot and delicious. We'll be back!

Visited May 2013
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Yummy with a view”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This place gives you a lot for your money and all with an ocean view! I will definitely go back there for another meal!!

Visited June 2012
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