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Many things have changed since we poured our first pint in 1988, some fads have come and gone and come back again. But throughout our 33-year run, one of the things that has remained constant is our great crew. Most of the faces and names have changed, but they have (nearly) all embraced the “Shenanigan’s Way”... providing quality food and service, always remembering it’s the customer who allows us to thrive. We’re forced to spend most of every day in a fast-paced, online world, and Shenanigan’s values our customers’ tweets and posts as much as our competition, but while you’re here, we hope you’ll also take the time to enjoy your time. So, go ahead and shoot and share pics of that perfect pint
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there and got seated right away. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was also good. Only issue was a group of college kids were being loud and the staff didn’t say anything.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family took my parents out for a meal on June 30, 2021. We had a fantastic meal with the perfect outdoor atmosphere that comes at no extra charge. Shenanigan's never disappoints and Isabel, our server, was very attentive and pleasant. She had a sunny...disposition and seemed like she enjoyed her job. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been trying to find a place for dinner with 9 people... not easy in a help shortage plagued city. No reservations anywhere so we were looking at 60-90 minute wait times... uggh. Shenanigan's said 30-35 minutes so we headed there and actually got...seated in 20. Smithwick's was on tap, of course, so I was quite happy already. Then we met Isabel, our server, and her charming greeting and introduction told me right off that this was going to be a good dinner. I was not wrong! Isabel was just perfect in her attention to service and conversation, and much to our surprise the food came out way faster than we were anticipating. I and my very hungry crew were thrilled. The food itself? Easily some of the best Irish fare I've had in quite some time. The shepherd's pie and bangers & mash especially were just perfect. Carolyn had the crab mac & cheese that was also very very good. The desserts were something we really did not have room for but ordered anyway... LOL Let's just say we did not regret that decision even a little bit!!! :-) Overall... yes, Shenanigan's gets my rare Excellent rating. It may not be fine dining, but trust me... these folks know their food and service exceedingly well. It's a true pub atmosphere in an otherwise very touristy town. Eat here...... you're welcome!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

On a Sunday night at 8 we got seated right away. The Corned Beef was probably the best I ever had. The hamburger and ribs and half chicken also got rave reviews. It is a bit loud with the hardwood floors but highly recommend coming...here. Very well themed Irish decor and servers always running around trying to do everything efficiently. We did not sit outside but it also look like a pleasant experience out there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

The food and drink was very nicely well prepared and delicious. My favorite part of the meal was not only sharing it with my sweetheart and family, but also enjoying the soft crab sandwich, which was well worth the wait. It was the first soft...shell crab sandwich that I had in over two years. Keep up the great work everyone.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021

We had a laid back dinner on our last night of our April long weekend in OC. The pub is on the Boardwalk. We sat inside because it was chilly, but outdoor seating is available and no doubt in high demand in better weather. The...draft beer selection offers something for most tastes. Our server was friendly and attentive. When the Chesapeake Mac-N-Cheese arrived, I didn't think I could eat all of it, but it was so tasty that I DID. My wife had a chicken appetizer and a side of the regular mac and cheese. She couldn't finish, but it wasn't because the food wasn't good. We would add a meal at Shenanigan's to future visits to OC.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

My husband and I are so glad we stopped in and gave them a try. Very friendly servers and very large, tasty corned beef sandwich ever. Price very reasonable. This corned beef sandwich tasted better then if I got it from a deli. Can't wait...to come back to OC so I could have another.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2020

Shenanigan's has a great Irish Pub atmosphere. They have very good "authentic" Irish food. Sheppard's pie is great! Very full and rich tasting base. Loaded with meat and veggies. Crab tots are a nice app and the prices are reasonable!

Date of visit: October 2020
Greg S, Owner at Shenanigan's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2021

Thank you for the great review Dana! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Take Care, Greg

Reviewed 16 September 2020

Shenanigan's in the best restaurant on OC's boardwalk. Great food, beer, view. We go there during every our visit to OC.

Date of visit: September 2020
Greg S, Owner at Shenanigan's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2021

Wow, thank you! What a compliment Andrew! I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Shenanigan's and am looking forward to your next visit. Take Care, Greg

Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Great sandwiches, side dish was not fresh, waitress handled it well, but the restroom soap dispenser did not work, where are the staff washing their hands?More

Date of visit: September 2020
GregS894, Owner at Shenanigan's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2020

Hi Susan, Thank you for visiting Shenanigan’s. We have multiple hand washing stations for our staff throughout our restaurant. There is one in the service station, as well as a hand sanitizer dispenser and multiple stations in our kitchen. Rest assure the staff are following...More

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24 July 2017|
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Response from Whitney H | Property representative |
Hi Brianna, Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6. Hope to see you there!
26 October 2016|
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Response from Whitney H | Property representative |
We typically do not take reservations, but if you have a large party we would appreciate a call ahead and if the space is available we will do our best to prepare a table for you.
2 September 2016|
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Response from fyrman71 | Reviewed this property |
Check the Ocean City visitor Kiosk on the boardwalk. It's around the bathhouses North of the amusement pier.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shenanigan's

Yes, Shenanigan's offers takeaway services.

Yes, Shenanigan's offers delivery services.

Shenanigan's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4