Lighthouse Sound

4.6
409 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 409 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeanP
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Service and food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was good,, service was good, noise from the bar was overbearing!!!
(Music) cocktail hr music is fine,, when folks are having dinner and have to lean across the table to hear is to much..
Close the door to the bar or something..
It really took away from an otherwise good experience .
Gary

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AndrewS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views, service, ambiance with decent food. I would recommend for celebrating a special occasion (we were celebrating our anniversary) food was good but not outstanding and prices were a good value. They treated us to a complementary glass of Prosecco which was a pleasant surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Was not very happy with the seating when we had reservations and they new this was a special occasion. We were the first to enter the restaurant and with all the open seating we were placed at the window where an outside buffet was happening. In lieu of the river and golf course views we watched the crowds at the buffet along with the staff entering and exiting to refurbish the buffet. It took away from the entire evening.

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MinL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch with a beautiful view! The food was delicious - we'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great with best water views in the area. Good service and food

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vipKenA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another flawless experience! We are so glad we found this restaurant back in March just before the Covid shutdown. Our server, Maya, will definitely go down as one of our all time favorites anywhere. So very energetic, attentive, and pleasant. We started with the Ahi Tuna appetizer then moved on the crab soup. Both were excellent but we definitely missed the Lobster Bisque we had back in March. We opted for the Seafood Broil again and as expected, it was perfect. Although stuffed, we topped it off with the Chocolate Brownie for dessert. Our only complaint is we wish this restaurant was closer. It will definitely be a must do for us when we are in Ocean City.

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Hondo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best kept secrets in Ocean City. Good food. Good value. Beautiful view.

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jhlocal
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy a good meal and great view. Adam took excellent care of us and the entire group had a relaxing and delicious lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great will be going again

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ValerieD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good. Food was good and so was service. My only issue was I put down that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday on reservations so I thought maybe someone would see that and bring cake to the table but they didn’t. He didn’t seem to mind but it would have been nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!Always a good experience..

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KimM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view was beautiful. Our server was very nice. The food was good.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had reservations for one, at 12:30. At 1 pm I was still waiting for a waitress come to my table to take a order, to take my order. I was the only one except for another family who were there when I arrived. When she finally came i asked for a cup of coffee, she came with it with no condiments, just a glass of black coffee. I had to ask for milk and sugar. Then, I ordered a cup of maryland crab soup, very little crab in it. After another 30 or so min, I walked up to waitress and asked how much longer for soup, she said it takes a long time to heat up, but also admitted it was cooked, so I wondered why so long to heat it up, and advised they can use the microwave for my one cup. Nothing takes that long to heat up unless they are using a candle. Finally over an hour later, food came, meatball hoagie. I watched as other people came in and got service really quick, drinks and more, then their dinners. Did i mention the waitress was M.I.A. most of the time, a man delivered my hoagie, I really expected more from this place, I get better service at Cracker Barrel. Sorry but the whole experience was bad, by the time food came I had to go, I did advise waitress when I asked about the soup, I had an appt. and my order was taking too long, It made not one inch of difference. I mean I could see if they were really busy, but I practically had the whole dining area to myself, and then a few tables outside were filled. very disappointed, vacationer from PA. I come to O.C. M.D. every year. The hotel I stayed at gave a voucher to your place, not worth the almost 2 HR. experience. Vouchers bring in new people, but based on the service they receive, it will not gain you new customers. It is a very good thing, I was not an restaurant critic, for a magazine or newspaper. Ok maybe the waitress was having a bad day, I do not want anyone fired, but your facility should know what happens to prevent it from occurring.
Lisa from PA.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stephen was our waiter, great service. Food was delicious.

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WifeKing
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and service was great. I will return!

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maryk
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant is beautifully located. We selected the restaurant because it was rated as being one of the best locations to watch the sunset on the DE/MD pennisula. Unfortunately, the night we went was very cloudy but we still had an unobstructed view of the Assawoman Bay and the OC skyline.

The best part of our dining experience was the service. Andrew, our waiter was very good. I ordered one of the restaurants specialty cocktails and it tasted terrible. He took it away without any fuss and got me another drink.

I ordered the single broiler cake and my husband ordered the filet. The crab cake was an ok size, kinda of in the smaller size but mainly all lump meat. It was kinda bland, would have preferred some additional seasoning. My husband ordered his filet medium, and however it was cooked more in the well side, which he didn't mind. I would rate the food "good", nothing fancy.

Our total bill with a one drink, one appetizer (small green salad), entrees, dessert and coffee was less than $100 for two which isn't bad these days.

I would definitely consider going back in hopes of catching the setting sun. The restaurant has an entire bank of windows that overlook the bay so I bet it is quite spectacular on a good day.

The receptionist and the wait staff were all very attentive and courtesy.

The only negative was that there was a band playing in the bar and they were kinda loud. Luckily were sitted as far away from them as possible which allowed my husband and I to talk without shouting at each other.

All in allmy husband and I had a very enjoyable meal and evening..

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CathleenR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service from our server Andrew. Food was presently well. Only suggestion for improvement was the high noise level coming from the bar area for the first 45 minutes of the meal. They should find a way to quiet the bar area from the fine dining when there are large gatherings in the bar.

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vipBarto
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a great surprise - wonderful and even better service. Had dinner outside with a super views.

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vipMelsup
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Had the cod special. Tasted frozen, not fresh. Eggplant appetizer was very good. Outdoor seating has superb scenery.

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Food4us
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lighthouse Sound has perhaps the best view in the Ocean City area!
We’d just finished golfing and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner afterwards.

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collegemom
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first time to Lighthouse Sound - overall it was very very good. The view was spectacular and the restaurant was elegantly decorated. The hostess was very accommodating since we, a party of 6 wanted to sit outside. Our waitress was also very good except she forgot to bring one drink with all the others and it took awhile after the others were served. (it was a Diet Coke) .. and we also needed napkins, utensils and bread plates to start. However, that’s just small stuff and did not take away anything from Our evening. We will definitely be going back.

The food was delicious! My daughter and I split the fried avocado w crab and mango salsa. It was fabulous!! Next time I’m getting one just for myself! My son and his friends for the crab dip - they devoured it. My husband ordered the mussels. - he liked them. I on the other hand did not care for them. Very salty.. our meals we excellent, crab cakes, airline chicken w/ crab risotto, blueberry pork chop and seafood pasta was ordered. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

We did not get dessert - so I can’t comment on that.

One thing, the bugs were starting to come out and biting while we were eating. They didn’t have any citronella for the tables/patio They did have OFF bug spray that they brought so we could spray it on ourselves. Kind of awkward since food was already on the table.

Overall - it was a wonderful evening and we will be going back to Lighthouse Sound. Most likely eating indoors.

KM
KathyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A bit disappointed with food. However beautiful views.

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jack
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding and meals were very good. Menu was very limited and lacked options

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fasane
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner!

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JeffH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Lighthouse Sound and we had a wonderful experience. Cocktails, salad and entrees were all delicious (too full to order dessert). The view eastward across Assawoman bay is amazing.

We will definitely be back.

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GrouchoCarl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ribeye is the best item on the menu. I'm not a big fan of the old school dining where you can pick your side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and Lighthouse Sound is still the best secret in the area! Service and views of Ocean City are spectacular! Such a great value!

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vipFabulous
Baltimore
98 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lighthouse Sound is the best kept secret near OC! The service is first class, the food is delectable and the view of the bay and the Ocean City skyline is priceless. We asked for an outside patio table due to the current pandemic and were given the same white linen service out there! Classy!!! And they had entertainment on the patio to boot for “Friday Fun night on the Patio”. Check it out, get away from the madding crowd, you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was top notch from beginning to end. Everything was delicious and the service was great. I wouldn’t say the food was overpriced; you get what you pay for. Best mussels we have ever had. Will eat here again!

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ToddN
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great after a round of golf. The patio was nice and shady in the evening and the breeze felt good. Great views!

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Giuseppe
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Hidden Gem. I've been coming to Ocean City for over 40 years. This is nowhere close to your typical Ocean City Strip Restaurant. It is quite quiet peaceful with a beautiful view of the golf course and the water. The food is fantastic and the menu is quite abbreviated as they seem to want to perfect every dish. If you want a nice quiet meal with little to no wait I strongly suggested place

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ahi tuna was good but seaweed on the side would have complimented it .
If you have a chance try the tuna at Catonsville Gourmet and you will understand

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good value! Very nice experience

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Josh
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and great food & service ! One of the best in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been this pleased from visiting a restaurant in a LONG time! My boyfriend and I were in the area and decided to try this gem out.. knowing that Ocean City and the surrounding areas can be notorious for mediocre food. However, Lighthouse Sound was far from mediocre. Whether it had been the service (thanks, Andrew! Request him, you won’t be disappointed) or the food, this place was great. Fast, knowledgeable service and food & drinks that tasted above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was pretty poor. Half the mussels weren’t opened. Seafood Pasta was just bad despite quality ingredients. very plain and poorly cooked. Service was so so. View is fantastic.

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vipkeithc
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service, though I was disappointed that the regular restaurant was not available and the staff was friendly as usual.

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vipKennethV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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FAQs

Lighthouse Sound offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 641-1199.

Lighthouse Sound is rated 4.6 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.