Lighthouse Sound

4.3
262 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville, Maryland provides a full menu and the view to match it. You can enjoy a view of the bay as well as the Ocean City skyline. The golf course just outside is located among mature trees and pristine marshlands. This establishment will cater to your very need, offering lunch and dinner of a fine dining quality.

Past the well-manicured and carefully tended grounds of an 18-hole championship golf course, you will find Lighthouse Sound. Located one mile West of Ocean City, Lighthouse Sound offers casual upscale dining with spectacular sights.

Delight your guests with Maryland’s best crab cakes prepared by our culinary staff or a succulent steak. Offering daily dinner and lunch specials, we guarantee to leave you satisfied and wanting more. Lighthouse Sound prides itself on excellent cuisine, professional and timely service as well as an overall wonderful atmosphere.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(410) 641-1199
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joel Blice
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Naples
129 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed another good meal at a beautiful setting in Ocean City area. Our favorite!

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Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was very cold. Our server was nice but seemed very out of it. Beautiful view but eat before you go!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shelly the hostess was amazing!! Can’t wait to return!!!

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JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. So kind to our son, giving him pretzels when he said his stomach was bothering him. The view of the back bay was beautiful. However, the food was fair at best. Very bland. We chose this restaurant based on its ratings on Open Table. It was not worth the amount we spent for dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Grits were like glue, omelet was way overcooked, the eggs Benedict were delicious, drinks were good. They just need to tuneup the kitchen and they will get more stars. All in all we had a great time.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Andrew our waiter went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of the entire time.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our server Stephen was very good and made great recommendations. Beautiful view of the bay.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent. Magnificient vue and affordable. Gréât place.

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect setting for a fine dining family get together. The setting was jaw dropping with the nighttime skyline of Ocean City, MD. The service was attentive and helpful. Menu was small which always means everything is excellent and it was!

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Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with a georgeous scenic view.
Service was very well done by Andrew, and the food was excellent with a nice variety.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

☆☆☆☆☆'S ALL THE WAY!
GREAT FOOD,FRESH SALAD, DELICIOUS CHOICE MEATS & SEAFOOD! AWESOME DRINKS!
OUR SERVICE WAS IMPECCABLE!
SILVIA WAS VERY PLEASENT! HER SUGGESTION WERE ON THE MONEY! WILL RETURN WHEN IN OCEAN CITY,MD

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BC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, great food & service.

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MB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the service.

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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Lighthouse Sound. The ambiance and especially the beautiful view of the bay are the best aspects of Lighthouse Sound. The food was good, but not creative. There was no food at Lighthouse Sound that could not be found anywhere else in the area. My crab cake was good and my husband’s pasta dish was pleasing. The restaurant had no problem accommodating modifications to the menu. Andrew, our server, did a good job, and was very attentive.

We will certainly dine at Lighthouse Sound again..

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great service. My daughter had her marriage / reception at Lighthouse in 2006. Was great then and now.

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice views of the bay looking back toward Ocean City. Wait staff was attentive. The meal was well paced. Ahi tuna was nicely prepared, house salad was good with additions of fruit in the mix. Seafood pasta was nicely prepared-a good portion size but light, not heavy. Grilled flank steak came out medium rare as order and the au gratin potatoes were nice. A nice evening out off the beaten path, will be back

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JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We found this place on opentable and it looked beautiful. Our reservation was for 8, we arrived at 7:45. In inlcuding us, there were 3 parties in the dining room- of which who seemed to be at the dessert level of their meal. That table got service. We had a lovely waitress who brought us drinks and a bread basket. We propmtly ordered 2 steaks and sat there for 50 minutes before the waitress ever returned. We made eye contact, but after 40 minutes she seeemed to be avoidant. The hostess stopped to talk to the table behind us, but never came to our table. 10 minutes later, our waitress returned saying "you probably heard from my manager- the bar is backed up and we are behind on your order. it should be another 10 minutes." We got steaks. And there were 2 parties in the dining room -total. We asked for the bill and left- without steaks. I read other reviews online where they make excuses for their service- new staff, kitchen issues, etc...it seems like this place only caters to their golf club members. It's a shame, beautiful location. We only had drinks and bread- both which were just ok.

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d
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go (3 times) we have a great time. Waiter is nice and efficient.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Three of the four of us really enjoyed our entree, but the other person had Jerk Chicken and it was very very dry. Good desserts, very pleasant server. WIll go again.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, friendly staff and spectacular view!

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CB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This is a beautiful place, so go for a drink and a photo op. Food was very disappointing, sad to say. No salmon despite it being on the standard menu and the only green vegetable option was asparagus. Starches aplenty so corn on the cob as vegetable du jour a poor choice. Sincerely hope they get their act together in the kitchen, rethink and rework their dinner menu and refrain from presenting such an unappetizing dessert tray. Perhaps lunch would be better!

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M
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Never disappointed! Year after year when we visit the shore we include the Lighthouse Sound as one of our dinner stops.

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I
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

View is beautiful but doesn't make up for....ordered Seafood pasta that came with shrimp, scallops, crab. The crab was a garnish not part of the meal and very little of that like sprinkled flakes on top. Not what I was expecting for $29. Shrimp and scallops were fine. We ordered mussels as an appetizer and 7!!! out of the dish were closed!! The waiter said he would check with the manager but nothing was done. It shouldn't have left the kitchen with 7 closed mussels. Crabcake dinner was fine, chicken piccata dinner was fine. Dessert was fine. Only 2 wait staff for whole dining room...our waiter not bad overall but I think too inexperienced for the tables he had and for fine dining. The other wait person we have had before and is much more seasoned. We will return but was dissapointed with the appetizer and entree.

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OT
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here. This restaurant is BEAUTIFUL and the staff are super nice. My family and I stayed past closing, we had to sit outside just to enjoy the weather and scenery. The food was great and so was the service! Will definitely plan to stop by on our next outing to Ocean City.

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WW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lighthouse Sound is an absolute gem outside of bustling Ocean City, Maryland. I do not typically write reviews, but I feel that Shellie, the general manager, and her staff wholeheartedly deserve one.

To begin, my friends and I traveled from Pennsylvania to Ocean City, Maryland for a bachelorette weekend. The bride had requested a fancy dining experience on Saturday night, so I took charge of searching for one that day. I lived in NYC for years, thus making me a big fan of OpenTable. Immediately, I started looking through reviews for dinging experiences in the area, and I happened upon the Lighthouse Sound. The pictures were gorgeous, and the reviews were positive. I easily made a reservation for six guests at 7:30pm that evening.

On a side note, I would like to make a comment on the negative reviews left for this restaurant. If you look at the dates for most of the complaints, a lot of them fall on very, very busy holiday weekends. People, what do you expect? I am sure the staff worked their hardest to make sure all customers were happily accommodated. I ignored all of those reviews, and I am so happy I did.

Anyway, I called the restaurant a few hours before our dinner time to give them a heads up about the occasion. The young woman who picked up was very nice, so much so that when we lost connection, she instantly called me back. Not many businesses will do that, so I was impressed.

We arrived ahead of our reservation time by 15 minutes, so our table was still being set up. We did not mind at all since it gave us an opportunity to step out on the patio and see the water. Once our table was ready, we all sat down at a round table with a great spot in the room. The food was amazing (the salmon was superb), the views were breathtaking, and the staff was attentive. Shellie came to check on us and was so gracious. She even lit the fire pit for us after dinner!

The bride was thrilled, so dinner was a success! Thank you so much for a memorable experience!

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect except for the weather!
We had the 2 can dine for $69 and the salmon & filet were delicious. We wanted the flat iron steak but it was sold out. Our waitress & overall experience was excellent. The rain subsidized so we were able to have an after dinner drink on the patio with the spectacular views. We will be back!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lighthouse Sound several times. Every time was enjoyable. The food is delicious, the service is wonderful and the ambiance is exceptional. The view of the sound and golf course is awesome. Sylvia was our waitress every visit and her service and personality are 5 stars. We will definitely return.

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l
Naples
129 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, another enjoyable meal with excellent service from our waiter Stephen.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff. DELICIOUS food. Large portions. Very affordable prices. We got 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, drinks, deserts and coffee, our bill was $115. We will be back. Oh and the view from the dining area was beautiful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jessica was awesome! She was very attentive and the view was absolutely gorgeous. Very satisfied. Will definitely go again!

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess and Staff was great very friendly. Food was excellent . I would definitely go back and recommend this place.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, and very friendly staff. Food excellent!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner experience for our table of 10. Beautiful views. Fantastic food - crab cakes, flat iron steak and au gratin potatoes were simply delicious. Service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our evening. We will be back and will highly recommend.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Lighthouse Sound frequently and always have a great experience. The food is fabulous and the service awesome!

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Lighthouse Sound was highly recommended to us by friends, and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. We took advantage of the TwoCan Dine offer and had a lovely 3 course dinner with several tantalizing choices, as well as a bottle of wine. Our delicious dinner was beautifully served and the magnificent views from our window table added to the elegant, romantic ambiance. We will definitely return!

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New England
57 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

6:45 reservation and our food was presented at 8:30. It wasn't the waitress...she was fine. After waiting all that time they took off HALF the price of two out of the 3 entrees that came out COLD instead of removing them from the check entirely. Very poor form. Too many better places to try...avoid this one!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very very disappointed with the lack of service and the longtime it took to get food.
When the food did arrive it wasn’t as ordered.

Will never go back

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Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I love this place, my daughter has her wedding here. Always great service and nice ambience.
This time though the food was really bad, first of all the menu had salmon and they were out of salmon at 6:30 pm!!! We requested an alternative fish....this is Ocean City, Maryland and they did not have one...Unacceptable!!
Then we ordered from the children’s menu mashed potatoes, again they were out. We were party of 8.
I was extremely disappointed with the careless.
Unless I have assurances that will changed I’m not planing to go again

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Naples
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to commend Silvia, our server , for the exceptional job she did last night to make my husband’s surprise birthday party a dinner that we all enjoyed. She was attentive and so polite and the food was delicious. Everyone had a great time. This was our third visit to Lighthouse Sound. We definitely would recommend it, and we definitely will return.

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make a point to dine at Lighthouse Sound we are in the area. It works out to be four or five times a year. We are never disappointed. Our waitress Sylvia was excellent. She and Andrew are our favorites. We look forward to the next time.

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