Lighthouse Sound

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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.

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AM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica was the sweetest and most attentive server we ever experienced!

s
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and the restaurant didn't disappoint. Great food, service and views.

BC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This restaurant use to be outstanding, but seems to be slowly declining. The view from the dining room is one of the best, the "Two for $69" is an excellent value but the menu hasn't changed any in a long time. The chairs are downright uncomfortable and almost impossible to get out of because you sink so far into them; the chairs were joked about by other customers as well. We were all wondering if there was an available lift to help us out of them; the chairs need to be reconditioned with the springs being replaced. Will still recommend the restaurant but with comment; I will also return again at some point, but will wait for awhile.

K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The ahi tuna appetizer were very good. I Ordered the rib eye medium and the au gratin potatoes and asparagus. All were burned. I had to return it. They offered another dish. I chose the Cod special. It was mediocre at best. Though I must say the service was very good. The waiter was apologetic and were attentive. We ordered the bread pudding. That was served with a glass of Prosecco .very good too. It’s a shame the entree was not good.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter and food

m
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The ratings here don't reflect our actual experience, but I wasn't sure how to do that under the circumstances. We had made a reservation using Open Table, and I confirmed the reservation by email the day before. When we arrived, we were told that in fact, the restaurant was closed for a private event that evening. The hostess said she'd tried to call me multiple times to let me know, and when I looked at my messages, there they were. But I rarely look at my phone.

I don't hold the restaurant completely responsible for the confusion. It seems to me that if I make a reservation by email, communications about that reservation should be sent via email. I'm assuming here that the restaurant gets that information from Open Table. If not, I suggest that Open Table provide it. And I'd suggest that the restaurant use all the contact methods the customer provides to sent messages.

As it turned out, we chose a different restaurant, and it was the best meal we had all week.

KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our time here!

l
Miami
153 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Since there was a wedding there, service was not as good as usual. We did not have our favorite waiter, even tho we requested him. A little disappointing!.

W
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Disappointed that management did not address the noisy children running around the restaurant during our meal. Two members of our party never had water glasses re-filled. Thought for small number of guests present, food took a longer time than anticipated to arrive

RJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been vacationing in OCMD for 30 years and had our first dinner at the Lighthouse Sound this past week. Found it on the internet, and took a chance. It's a nice and quiet bay-side location with a dining room view. The live music in a separate bar area was light and contemporary, and nice that it is sectioned off from the dining area in a way that you could enjoy it but not have to shout your dinner conversation. Cocktails before dinner were well made and our wine with dinner was from a moderately priced selection. Best were the Lighthouse staff. Warm and friendly. Our server Stephen was on top of everything, very helpful and humorous. In all the Lighthouse Sound hit all the right buttons; great location, great atmosphere, nice folks, super food and drinks and moderately priced. We plan to make it a routine visit whenever we are in OCMD.

AP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

I live down here and have been to many restaurants in the area and the service was then worst I ever had. Chairs made you feel like you were sitting on the floor. Took us 3 hours to have our meal and it wasn't really busy. I think they only have one person cooking.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service. Wonderful food and views. Will definitely be going back when we are down in OCMD for vacation again.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the first or second best restaurant in the region. Exceptional views of the sound throughout the restaurant, creative cuisine and remarkable offerings combined with attentive and superior service makes for a superb experience.

PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The dining room was quiet and spacious and the view of the sun setting, though cloudy, was lovely. However, our chairs were too low for the table, despite extra cushions that were provided. This made for awkward eating. A salad with fruit topped with grilled shrimp was spoiled by canned mandarin oranges in August, when fresh fruit and berries are plentiful. A vegetarian pasta dish was very good, as was the crab soup.

PP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very lovely and outstanding dining facility in a truly exceptional and beautiful setting. This was our second visit and both times we were blown away by the awesome food quality and superior service. Kudos to a very well run dining experience.

OT
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The views were spectacular but the food was disappointing. My filet was overcooked (ordered medium ) and not a great cut.
Not sure if we will go back but the view and great service may give it a try again.

VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Jessica. Delicious food and ambiance.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Lighthouse sound with my three kids (twin 3’s /9) and their two friends (twin 10’s). It was a wonderful experience! Not only was the food fantastic but the scene on the bay was magnificent! My kids enjoyed running around outside before and after too with a picturesque backdrop where ocean meets nature. Definitely a great place for vacation family photos also. All around A+ and not many people know about this place. It is right on the other side of the 90 bridge. It took 5-10 mins to get there from my condo on 73rd/coastal highway in ocmd. They were kid friendly and service was perfect. Will definitely visit this place again next year!

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual, a great evening. This is a very reliable restaurant that you can be comfortable bringing anyone to. One star off on the food because the portions on the Mahi-mahi with asparagus were a little skimpy for the first time.

EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephen was an excellent waiter. We really like the early bird special.

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good , great service and food, always enjoy coming

MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was just OK, Not bad but not special. The steak was not the best cut of meat and the Salmon was overcooked and dry.

TF
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Stunning view. Best creme brûlée of my life. Short drive from oceanfront with a sophisticated, casual vibe.

JT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Rock fish special was out of this world, but the crabcakes were sub par. Great dining room at golf club. Attentive service. Good value.

l
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was yummy but expected the dish to have more flair. The dishes looked simple. Waiter was very attentive, never had to flag him down for service. The only thing I didn't like was not being able to taste wine before opening. $38 dollars a bottle for 14 hands which is normally less than $14, you would think they would already have bottles open to try before committing.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Lighthouse Sound. The wait staff was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. They also had a nice food selection for kids. We will be back!!

k
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service in a beautiful scenic golf course restaurant overlooking all of Ocean City, MD

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very weird for a restaurant in a golf club to not have sparkling water...

LG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating an anniversary and we really had a wonderful dinner. The waiter, Andrew, was attentive and was as good a server as the food was that evening. We enjoyed items off of the early bird (three course pre-fix menu for 2 for $69) and the selections were tasty and was a lot of food - and very good food.

The weather that evening was particularly nice, so we enjoyed strolling around the property after dinner as well. My family typically dine at this location just once a year when we spend time at the beach once a year. If we should come back to the area, I am 100% confident that we will return and hope for half as good a waiter as Andrew too. Cheers.

D
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trent was our efficient and friendly server tonight. It was our first time to this restaurant and we would definitely return again. My husband and I both had the broiled crab cakes and they were the best I had eaten anywhere in Ocean City! Ambience was excellent, even with the sudden thunderstorm that came through as we were dining. Service was superior and we were unrushed with savoring our entrees. Topped our dinners off with a shared creme brulee and it made a perfect evening!

n
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable! Food was awesome! We dined here twice in two weeks! We will be back again , thanks!

l
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Scenic view over the golf course, and the water. Limited menu, but the food was well-prepared. Our server was outstanding.

l
Miami
153 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed having Andrew as our server as our favorite server was off that night. The steak was tender and delicious as was the crabcakes. Our favorits in the Ocean City area!

DT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were warmly greeted upon our arrival and were fortunate to be seated at a window-side table, enabling us to enjoy the spectacular water views. We opted for the 2 for $69.00 three-course meal and were not disappointed. The Merlot bottle of house wine which came with our meal was delightful. Both the starter plate and salads we chose were tasty and plentiful. We both "upgraded" our entree selection to the Filet Mignon (accompanied by a plentiful side of potatoes and green beans almondine) and it was cooked to perfection and as requested. Andrew our waiter was knowledgable, efficient and personable. The atmosphere was casual yet still what I would call fine dining. Attention to detail was prevalent throughout our entire dining experience. We will definitely return.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were dining at the restaurant to celebrate my 34th birthday. It was a fantastic intimate space with delicious food and very efficient and professional staff. We were visiting the Ocean City area and will be coming back to this restaurant for special occasions in the future!

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice view, nice quiet place for dinner. AC wasnt working well and they do not seem to acknowledge special occasions. Server, service was good

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant. Great service and amazing food. The chicken piccata was outstanding.

DG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very experienced 3+ Yrs here waiter (Andrew) was excellent & to be requested on All future visits.

OC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The bar for drinks before dinner was so enjoyable. Zeppy is a great bartender. He also took care of getting our balloons and gifts on the table to surprise my mom for her 90th birthday! Service was attentive. Food is very standard fare, tasty. Ambiance is nice. View is gorgeous! Need to upgrade the AC, as it was a bit warm.

DE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Been going here off and on for 12 years. This by far the poorest food I have been served. Drunken mussels were Luke warm. Half the mussels were very orange and dried out. Sauce was ok. Crab cakes were fair. Very small portions as a Dinner. Potatoes not done And crunchy. The server was excellent. Very dissatisfied with the foods

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