By Cindy Hoffman
(March 9, 2023) Whet your appetite for the second annual Ocean Pines Restaurant Week, which begins Friday and runs through next Thursday.
Seventeen Ocean Pines restaurants will offer food and drink specials throughout the promotion. In addition, prospective diners will be encouraged to pick up a restaurant week card at participating locations and then visit at least three participating restaurants to get the card stamped.
Completed cards would then be turned in at ERA Martin & Associates/Shamrock Division office at 11049 Racetrack Road no later than 10 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, to be entered into the raffle drawings.
Kelly MacPherson, Realtor at ERA Martin Associates Shamrock Division and Kerrie Bunting, president of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event.
Ocean Pines Restaurant Week was initiated by MacPherson last year. She approached Bunting to see if she had an interest in helping organize it.
“I was surprised to see that this has not been an event coordinated before, since other towns like Berlin and Ocean City host a restaurant week.”
“Last year, after our first Restaurant Week, we asked the participating businesses if they saw an increase in business,” MacPherson said. The answer was yes.
“We were constantly busy with happy residents saying they loved the idea.” Diners dropped off their stamped cards at the ERA Martin Shamrock office at 11049 Racetrack Road. “Some dropped off cards more than once, meaning they dined in at least six places or more. We originally ordered 1,000 cards and had to order more throughout the week,” MacPherson said.
Many of the restaurants will be having daily specials. Southside Deli will be offering $2 off their Italian sub, the Southside Slam, the Rachel and Ruben sandwiches. Paradise Pizzeria will be offing a large cheese pizza with 10 wings for $22.99. Kaiju Sushi and Ramen Bar will be offering $5 off for orders of $35 or more for dine on only
The raffle will be broadcast live on the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at noon on St. Patrick’s Day. Three winners will be chosen to receive restaurant gift cards.
Poseidon’s Pub at Ocean Downs, 10218 Racetrack Rd
Paul and Vinny’s Pizza, 11070 Cathell Road
Southgate Grill, 11033 Nicholas Lane
Southside Deli, 11021 Nicholas Lane #7
Paradise Grill and Pizzeria, 11022 Nicholas Lane
Kaiju Sushi and Ramen Bar, 11436 Samuel Bowen Blvd
Don’s Seafood and Chophouse, 11310 Manklin Creek Road
The Snowball Stand, 11065 Cathell Road #9307
Plaza Tapatia, 11007 Manklin Creek Road #9
Abi’s Diner, 10514 Racetrack Road
A Bagel And…, 11304 Manklin Creek Road
Windmill Creek Vineyard, 11206 Worcester Hwy
Taylors Neighborhood Restaurant, 11021 Nicholas Lane #1
Crabs to Go, 11247 Ocean Gateway
Sue’s Asian Cuisine, 11007 Manklin Creek Road
Ocean Pines Golf Club, 100 Clubhouse Drive
Ocean Pines Yacht Club, 1 Mumford Landing Road Ocean Pines