If you’re thinking that Longboard Café is a casual, surf-themed restaurant, you are right! But it’s also more. Longboard takes casual dining to a new level. The idea is fine dining meets California casual. That means that one side of the table could be enjoying burgers and fish tacos while the other is eating an upscale meal of Saffron Risotto. And during the busy summer days, Longboard is bursting with patrons who thinks this formula is perfect!
The Inspiration—Sunny California
Owner, Rick Vach, started out his casual yet refined concept at a smaller restaurant in Sunset Island. The restaurant was such a success that he decided to head to the big leagues in Ocean City. Longboard Café was born from a similar concept.
Rick had a long surfing background. He also missed the amazing food he had encountered during his time in California and Mexico. This makes Longboard different than anything else you’ll find in Ocean City. From the time you step in, you get a sense of the laid back atmosphere. From the vintage longboards lining the walls to the bamboo décor. It feels like California. And the food is not your usual Ocean City seafood fare.
Comfortable When You Step In—Impressed When You Step Out
The food! The dining at Longboard Café is comparable to any other fine dining in town! When you arrive, you have an instant sense of comfortability. But after you sample the cuisine, you will leave impressed by the quality, fine dining.
The specialties are West Coast oriented, giving patrons a taste of something different. Customers who have been to California are reminded of the cuisine. But it’s not typical resort fare.
An eclectic menu is the name of the game. Each time a new item is added, it does well. So they can’t cut anything from their growing menu. The chefs are not classically trained but they are foodies. They are always playing around with recipes, trying something new.
And what a menu! Salads replete with creative toppings—like grilled chicken, granny smith apples, roasted corn and a honey lime vinaigrette. The best tacos in town. Gourmet hamburgers, made with short rib and chuck brisket. Incredible seafood prepared fresh. And of course, a customer favorite, the wrinkled green beans.
Longboard Looking Ahead
During the summer season, Longboard is always bursting at the seams. So think ahead when planning a visit.
Daily specials will always be changing. Be sure to check out their lunch sandwiches, the Fish of the Day, the Risotto of the Day and the Steak/Chop of the Day. They’re always trying out exotic game or fresh seafood.
There’s also live entertainment three to four times a week, starting around 8:30 p.m.
6701 Coastal Highway 4, Ocean City, MD