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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Ocean City

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Ocean City

Schools are out and summer is finally here! While you’re enjoying your family vacation here in Ocean City, take your kids somewhere they can wade in the bay or explore a play area after their meal while the adults sit back and relax. We’ve narrowed down a few of the best family-friendly restaurants that are ideal for both kids and grownups!


Fish Tales

Whether your kids are young or old, they have something for all ages. Aside from having a daily face painter, Fish Tales is home Ocean City’s original and largest enclosed playground. Designed as a run-aground pirate ship, the playground has seating for parents and an outdoor cartoon television. To top it all off, there is an air conditioned arcade with token boardwalk games available for the older kids. Let your kids play while you sit outside on Bahia Marina enjoying an Orange Crush or Bahia Blaster as the sun sets.


Dead Freddies

Although Dead Freddies has live music and an outdoor bar that create an inviting nightlife scene, they have a unique family-style restaurant during the day. With two playgrounds right on the water, one featuring a pirate ship, parents can sit back and enjoy the view while keeping an eye on their kids. There are also aqua bikes, paddleboards, pedal boats, and kayaks for families to enjoy either before or after eating.


De Lazy Lizard

Referred to as the “Little Lizard’s Playground,” De Lazy Lizard’s play area is surrounded by a decorative safety fence and can be seen from the adirondack chairs in the sand!



A prime location in town with delicious food and a gorgeous view, Ropewalk draws in large crowds during the season. While you’re waiting for a table, they offer a huge play area in the sand while parents can play cornhole or enjoy the outside bar. Kids meals are served on frisbees that they can take home with them!


Parched Pelican

Uptown on 122nd St., Parched Pelican is the hidden treasure of northern Ocean City for a family-friendly dining experience--Quality food and drinks combined with the ability for your kids to run around with others’ in the play area on sand.



Famous for their nightlife and drink specials, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill is also a perfect destination for your family dinner. While the adults enjoy dinner and drinks on the bay, the kids can play in the sand and water, all while staying in mom and dad’s sight!


Marina Deck

Here, each kids meal includes an hour of play time in the Marina Deck’s top-notch play area. Located right on the water, parents and adults can relax and enjoy the view while the kids get their energy out. If you’re searching for a place to have a kid’s birthday party, this is the spot! For $6.99 per child, they each receive a kids meal and two hours of playtime!


You’re in this beautiful beach town with your family, enjoying not only the sun and the sand, but your time with one another. Head out to eat to one of these prime family-friendly destinations to make everyone happy!