Ocean City, Maryland’s Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants

This seaside resort welcomes vacationers with its fun, friendly vibe and awe-inspiring coastal beauty. Ocean City also features a number of healthy restaurants featuring locally caught seafood and plenty of farm-to-table fresh food.

Our purpose is to direct you to the healthiest restaurant choices available in the country because we know that when you have cancer, every choice you make matters, especially when it comes to the food you eat.

Here are our top 5 recommended healthy restaurants in Ocean City, Maryland:

The Shark on the Harbor Restaurant

12924 Sunset Avenue
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Chefs write the menu twice daily, all based upon what’s fresh, available, and delicious using organic produce from local farmers and seafood from the commercial fishing harbor right outside the restaurant.

Enjoy the Shrimp and Lobster Dip (Gulf shrimp, lobster, old bay cream cheese dip, multigrain bread boule from Crack of Dawn Bakery in Berlin, MD); Middleneck Clams from Cape Charles Beach Front, VA); Crispy Whole Snapper (Aji Amarillo and Guajillo Citrus Marinade, cherry tomato, squash, red onion, asparagus, lobster mashed potatoes, avocado aioli) Crab Cakes (fresh jumbo lump crab, Alabama white BBQ, corn pone, pickled cucumber and tomato salad, squash and zucchini, hoppin’ john); Duck Duo (Crescent Duck Farm, Aquebogue, NY - duck breast, crispy leg and thigh confit, bourbon glaze, fennel rosemary cabernet reduction, benne seeds, oyster mushrooms sourced from East View Farm, Frankford DE), heirloom carrot, parsnip and sweet potato from Baywater Farms, Salisbury, MD), butternut squash and kale from Quindocqua Farms, Marion Station, MD), house candied pecan – and much more.


8003 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

A hot spot for seasonal crowds, the restaurant was the recipient of the 2018 Best Chef in Coastal Style magazine. In addition to a fun menu for their Snack Bar, main dishes include Day Boat Scallops (wild mushroom risotto, spinach, onion jam, pecorino); Lobster Bucatini (smoky bacon, wild mushrooms, roasted acorn squash, brown butter and sage); and Cioppino (fish and shellfish, chorizo, savory tomato broth, crostini).

Barn 34

3400 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Catch a hearty breakfast at Barn 34 with menu items such as Crab Oscar (English muffin, crab, poached egg, hollandaise); Acai Bowl (Sambazon acai, granola, strawberries, blueberries, banana, blackberries, pineapple, coconut flakes, chia seeds, honey); or a Build-Your-Own Omelette.

Lunch entrees include Crabcake Dinner (twin crab cakes, seasonal veggies); Fresh Local Catch; ½ Roasted Chicken served with seasonal veggies, homemade mac & cheese); Spaghetti Squash (squash, red peppers, sauteed spinach, pesto sauce), and much more.

Pablo’s Bowls (3 locations)

Pablo’s Bowls 60th Street
5909 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Pablo’s Bowls 17th Downtown
1607 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Pablo's Bowls 121st Street
12109 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD

Open daily 8-2 local time. Pablo’s serves acai bowls, smoothies, juices, and coffee.

Real Raw Organics

3406 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Specializing in probiotic-rich, fermented raw, organic kombucha, Real Raw Organics also serves up Breakfast Bowls, Smoothies, Tacos, Salads, and Sandwiches such as Tempeh Reuben (tempeh, sauerkraut and vegan Russian dressing on Ezekiel bread), Turkey and Avocado (turkey, avocado, tomato, arugula, pepper jack or Swiss cheese and banging sauce on Ezekiel bread), and the Beyond Burger (vegan Beyond burger, avocado, tomato and vegan banging sauce on a hamburger cheese with regular or vegan cheese).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling. The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, carefully vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

Learn more about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. And for information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit https://templetonwellness.com/. Here you’ll find valuable and inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with top-notch video interviews with medical experts around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they deliver leading-edge health and healing information concerning the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.