About Lighthouse Sound

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.

12723 St. Martin's Neck Road
Bishopville, MD 21813
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 641-1199

Website:
http://lighthousesoundrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Joel Blice

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lighthouse Sound Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.3

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4.5

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3.8

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (137)
Fit for Foodies (89)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Great for Lunch (57)
Notable Wine List (46)
Great for Brunch (45)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Kid-friendly (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Hot Spot (10)
Late-night Find (5)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The restaurant was super accommodating- somehow we had a reservation (through Open Table) that was before the restaurant even opened- and they went ahead and got us a table. It was a full hour before they were supposed to open, so it was definitely above and beyond. That being said, the quality of the food compared to the price was not great. It was a beautiful restaurant, though not very comfortable, and the seats were very hard for my kids to sit in. Overall, I wasn't all that impressed, but perhaps it was our unique (and somewhat bizarre) experience!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 30, 2016

For a rainy holiday night, we found the restaurant quite empty, which we were fine with. The hustle and bustle of the prior week/weekend meant we needed some quiet quality time. The food wasn't quite as good as our prior experience and the server seemed a little 'not put together' but it didn't affect thr experience we needed to have.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Picturesque view and good service. The warm chocolate chip cookies were a nice treat

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2016

Loved the Greek Salad. It was a little different with salami, you could add chicken, shrimp, salmon, or beef, and it had romaine, feta, olives, pepperconi, and a very good dressing and a Parmesan cracker. I have returned since for another one. Soups are good too and their brownie, ice cream dessert was my husband's passion for wanting to return. We will be returning.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Delicious crab soup with HUGE chunks of fresh meat. But shrimp and grits was disappointing with over cooked shrimp and wallpaper paste for grits. Beautiful view

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2016

The food was excellent and our waiter provided great service too. The hostess was welcoming and very sweet. We all loved the cookies!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We had another wonderful meal at Lighthouse Sound. We ordered off the new menu and enjoyed Veal Saltimbocca and blue cheese encrusted Filet Mignon. Two winners! And a gorgeous view of the OC skyline to boot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 7, 2016

We had to wait too long for drink order to be taken, even though only two other tables of diners. Our food fair to good (three steak dinners, one crab cake) but not exceptional. Crab cakes were not jumbo lump crab. Atmosphere with view of bay was exceptional .

We had a coupon and without it would have felt we overpaid for quality of service and food. Will return for lunch which is a good value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 29, 2016

Ate lunch, very good, no complaints

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2016

We have eaten here before and every was good. This time, everything was excellent!!! Food, Service, Atmosphere were all on the mark!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Be aware their dining 2 for $59 daily dinner offering does not accept restaurant.com certificates. Just order from the regular menu. That said I will be a repeat customer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Unfortunately our experience at Lighthouse Sound was not up to expectations. Beginning with the facility itself. The heat was not working in the dining area where we were seated. Although they placed us close to the fire we were freezing the entire time. Service was good and the wait staff tried to be accommodating. The drinks were served promptly and appetizer orders taken. Appetizers were fairly good, however my friends Crab Bisque arrived cold and had to be sent back to be warmed up. The best was the Lighthouse Salad.
Entrees were not as good as the apps. I had the salmon Oscar and the salmon was very dry. Two of those in our party had the lobster ravioli with shrimp and lobster special. The both felt the pasta was not good, very rubber and chewy and the shrimp was very overcooked. We had heard good things and looked forward to this night out. Not sure if they were overwhelmed by the busy valentines weekend or if this is standard, but I'm reluctant to give them another try.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We tried the veal picatta this time and it was delicious. Nice way to ease into the Valentine's Day weekend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Food was good but not great. Enjoyed the crab cake entree , but the salmon was overcooked. Presentation looked better than the flavor.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We were disappointed to be seated in the bar. My salmon was dry. Just not the quality we had experienced in the past at this restaurant. We have always celebrated New Years Eve here and this is the first year that the decorations were limited and the staff were just not as pleasant. We may not return next year.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Had dinner here Wed. before Thanksgiving. Did the dinner for two special. Dereck, our server, was great. Food was fresh, tender and beautifully presented. Will definitely come back when in area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in OC. Always outstanding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2015

Love eating here and it was a delightful place for a birthday celebration. My Certificate from Retaurant.com could not be used for the dinner for 2 special; however, the waiter was able to get us the entree we wanted anyhow. Had the Spicy and Sweet spinach Salad with blackened seafood. The scallops, tuna, and shrimp were done to perfection. Ended the meal with Creme Brulee, which was delicious and he even took time to put a candle in the dessert. This time of year during the week is a very quiet place to have an excellent dinner with a beautiful view and great service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2015

This restaurant has gone from one of our favorites to "will never go there again"! Service was atrocious! Entrees were served cold! Fixed price menu was reduced $5 but they eliminated complimentary bottle of wine. Least expensive bottle of wine was $30! No longer complimentary warm chocolate chip cookies after the meal! What a total disaster!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2015

We have been coming here with family for 4 years on the last day of our summer vacation and everyone looks forward to it. The food is wonderful and everyone is so friendly. Now that we have a vacation home here we plan to become regulars.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Wonderful night. Food was excellent, service was top notch, and environment was relaxed with great views. I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone. Prices are very reasonable with reasonable wine list. At different times throughout evening between courses, hostess offered raspberry sorbet and chocolate cookie. Was very unexpected and was a very nice touch!! Highly recommend this place. Was our first time but we plan to go back very often. Live only a few minutes away and never dined at clubhouse for dinner. Will become regulars from now on! Outstanding place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2015

We were never told that a wedding reception would be held in the same area where we were seated, we even had to walk through the reception to be seated on the other side of dining room. Noise level was loud as we listened to all of the wedding party toasts and DJ . Crab cake arrived dry and burnt on bottom. Asparagus was cold. I guess the staff were busy preparing food for the reception. I had heard good things about this restaurant but would not recommend based on my experiences.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 5, 2015

Enjoyed dining in such quiet elegance with a gorgeous view. Excellent service from our waiter Stephen. Our favorite dining experience in Ocean City area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2015

Lovely setting.
Nice ambiance

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2015

This was my second visit to Lighthouse Sound. I returned because I love the specials they offer for couples , the ambiance is warm and relaxing, a beautiful view of the OC skyline, the food is very good - the sorbet to cleanse the pallet and the fresh baked cookie at the end were both unexpected and very special, and last but surely not least..... Suzette Prichett is phenomenol. I brought my husband and another couple with me the second time to surprise them and unfortunately she was not there because of a scheduled wedding. The next time I will confirm in advance as to her being there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2015

Just got married and my wife wanted to try this restaurant. I can say it was awesome experience. The service was excellent and the for was to die for. Me and my wife will definitely will be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2015

But be prepared to spend an evening.... It took quite a while to even have our order taken then quite a while to be served.... Singer was wondeful but volume made conversation difficult....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 4, 2015

I had a very good experience there. Ordered salmon and soft shell crab as entrees. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Crab was so big! The restaurant is so beautiful too. I will go there every time I go to OC from now on.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2015

I ordered the salmon Oscar and my wife ordered the prime rib. The salmon presentation was very nice. The presentation of the prime rib seemed lacking -- the onion strings detracted instead of adding to the presentation. I asked for my salmon to be medium rare; it came out medium well. I sent it back and the second prep was spot on. Good flavor and texture. The prime rib was supposed to be on the rare side of medium rare and was slightly more rare than medium.

For a country club restaurant, we expected service to be stronger. The hostess and bus boy (water constantly refilled) paid more attention to us than did our server.

Overall not a good value or experience. We won't return anytime soon.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 3, 2015

We were happy to share our wonderful dining experience at one our favorite restaurants with dear friends who had never been there. They loved it and will return. All was great, food service and ambience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Great menu options, service was excellent, the calamari was delicious. Views of OC were excellent. Family and I enjoyed the entire experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with a fantastic view! You can dine inside the dining room, outside on the patio, or in the nice bar area. Both rooms have a nice fireplace, which would be great in the cooler months. The food and service was great too! We actually were surprised at our total bill. We would have expected it to be much higher for a restaurant this nice, and food that good! Hopefully they will keep the prices reasonable. If so I think the next time we come to the beach, we might not be able to get a reservation. We were there on a Friday evening and they had a lady singer there for entertainment, who had a great voice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2015

We played golf at the Lighthouse Sound Golf Club then had dinner at the restaurant. What a lovely experience. The wine list was superb, the dinner selections and the " Two Can Dine for $65" selections were outstanding! Our server was very attentive and the Maitre D' was as well! The homemade chocolate chip cookies served to your table by him were amazing! So many nice touches! We'll be back for sure!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2015

We tried this restaurant based on reviews and were not disappointed. Food was very good and service was excellent. The view is spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2015

An open room with great views. Comfortable seating and attentive service. I imagine the large fireplace would be spectacular in the cooler seasons.
Access to the outdoor decks from the dining room was enjoyable for our kids.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2015

The view, ambiance, and food as well as the service was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2015

We've been coming to Lighthouse Sound for four years. We chose the prime rib, shrimp scampi, rockfish with Caribbean salsa, and Boursin-stuffed chicken breast. We swapped samples and they were all excellent. Prices are moderate and the 3-course dinner for two with wine is a great deal. The view across the bay to Ocean city is gorgeous and complements the elegant yet relaxed ambience and attentive service. We'll keep coming back.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 6, 2015

Consistently good elegant dining. Good food, great service and delightful atmosphere with gorgeous scenic view. Love the special menu for 2 with bottle of wine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2015

First visit to this waterfront restaurant was awesome. The food was great and the view of the bay was simply amazing. Our waitress Sylvia was excellent and we will be requesting her upon our return. The small bowl of sorbet brought to the table between the bread/appetizer and main course was a nice added touch. Every staff member was attentive and went above and beyond to make our experience as pleasant as possible. Service, food, view….we will definitely be returning and recommend this restaurant to all. Perfect for a date night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2015

Terrific overall experience. Highly recommend if you are looking for something beyond the ordinary/traditional OC fare. Food was above average and the views and ambiance can't be beat. The live music by Suzette was spot on. She had a very good voice, warm and sang perfect dinner music. My only suggestion is that the restaurant should invest in training their waitress/waiters to be more attentive and to work to make the experience memorable. Our waitress was perfectly nice but was just very matter-of-fact. No personality whatsoever. Service definitely needs to improve if the restaurant wants to go to the next level, something it definitely should do because this restaurant has all the makings of a true gem in OC.

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