Our thoughts on breakfast in Ocean City are simple. If you want donuts, go to Brown’s; if you want anything else, go to Uncle Bill’s. There are a few locations down the Shore and they’re all pretty much the same, with not only the best pancakes in the area (get the chocolate chip ones), but also some of the better omelets you’ll find. There will likely be a bunch of groups waiting for tables on most summer mornings, but they move people in and out super quickly, so the wait is usually shorter than what the host tells you when you sign in.
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Brown’s in Ocean City has the best donuts down the shore, and you will wait for them.
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