Lunch at de Lazy Lizard

By Kristen Lenox

Lunch at de Lazy Lizard

Ahhh… summertime in Ocean City, MD! What could be better? School is finally out & now we’re ready to fish, play & eat all summer long. We’ve been out fishing many times already on the Fish In OC Carolina Skiff & caught many throwback flounder & a few keepers too. Flounder fishing is really picking up now if you’re able to get out there. (I’ll give you a few tips at the end if you don’t have a boat & want to get your kids out there fishing.) Scott, Ryan & I were out fishing the other day in the East Channel & decided to take a break on the flounder killing & pull into De Lazy Lizard for lunch. And it turned out to be a great choice!

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De Lazy Lizard is pretty well known around OC for its delicious drinks, good food
& great views of the bay north of the Route 50 bridge, but I’d never been there to experience it first hand. We pulled into a boat slip & were docked & seated within minutes. Easy peezy. We decided to sit in the sandy area by the fenced in children’s playground. Ryan was off to play with the other kids while we sat in the shade of the umbrella sipping our drinks (and could easily watch him from our table.)

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We decided to try the Seafood Nachos as an appetizer based on a friend’s recommendation. Tortillas covered in a creamy seafood alfredo sauce & topped with crab, shrimp, mussels & melty cheese with tomatoes, scallions & jalapenos. Yum & plenty of it!


Next, I ordered the Fish Tacos. You get to choose your type of filler (blackened or battered fish), style (Gringo or Baja) & dipping sauce (pico de gallo, mango salsa or salsa verde). I chose blackened fish, gringo style (lettuce, pico de gallo, jack cheese, sriracha aioli) & pico de gallo. They were delicious! I love to order fish tacos while I’m out & they definitely did not disappoint me. I’d order them again.


Scott ordered the pulled pork BBQ piled high with citrus slaw, cheese & extra BBQ sauce. Great choice!  (He opted for no bun.)


Ryan ordered his stand by of chicken tenders. Never one to be too food adventurous. He said they were delicious. He ordered off the regular menu, but they do offer a kids menu with choices of a burger, nuggets, grilled cheese, chicken sandwich, pizza & chicken soft tacos & fries or apple slices.


The menu offered many other things too like soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers & entrees. Check out the full menu here.

Thinking ahead to the White Marlin Open… this will be a great spot to relax with a cold drink & watch the boats come in to go to the dock at Harbor Island.


De Lazy Lizard is located on 1st Street, Bayside in OC, MD. They have multiple seating areas including a sandy area by the children’s playground, outdoor deck seating, indoor seating & a large bar area with table seating as well. It’s easily accessible by car & boat. For more information, contact them at 410-289-1122 or

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P.S. We have received many inquiries lately asking about options for people wanting to fish that don’t own a boat or have their boat here in OC. I plan to write a longer article soon regarding “family fishing,” but here’s a quick recommendation for families who want to stay close to the shore fishing & have someone else do “all the work.” 🙂 Also, during the summer most of the time these boats will be fishing for flounder, bluefish & rockfish.

1. Inshore Charters- You want an experience with a small group of your own friends & family (up to 6 people) & don’t mind spending around $200-$250 for two hours. Try our inshore fishing fleet like OC Guide Service, Pitboss, Lucky Break and Baytime Charters.  We are personal friends with all of these boat Captains & would charter them ourselves. I have been out fishing with Ryan on some of these boats & it’s so easy. They supply rods, bait, tackle & a mate. You won’t have to touch a fish at all.  These are great options for moms who want to take their kids out & all you need to do is take pics!

2. Bay Party Boats- With this option you’re going out on a boat in the bay fishing with a group of people from as little as 6 to as many as 50.   Bay party boat tickets will cost around $25 – $40 per person and the trips are two or four hours.  Most of the party boats supply bait and many people will bring their own fishing rods with them, but you can also bring your own bait if you’d like and rent a fishing rod if you need to. You will need to look at each party boat to determine exactly what they provide & what to bring exactly as they are all a tiny bit different. Party boats that we recommend & would take our friends on include Bay Bee, Calico Jack, Tortuga, and Happy Hooker.

3. Ocean Party Boats- Now these boats will take you out into the ocean so take some dramamine first if you get motion sick like me. You won’t go too far though.. just to the inshore wrecks. These boats will run from around $40 – $125 per person & are full day or half day trips. We recommend Morning Star, Judith M, The Ocean Princess and Angler for ocean party boat fishing.

Please remember to tip if you had a good time, bring sunscreen, drinks & snacks. Make sure whatever boat you select provides fishing rods or rentals & arrive early so you don’t miss out on any fishing time. Tell ‘em Fish In OC sent you & look for us out on the bay fishing in the Fish In OC Carolina Skiff. Give us a holler! Feel free to email me with specific questions at [email protected]


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