Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bayside Skillet, Ocean City, MD

Upon the advice of a friend, we had breakfast at the Bayside Skillet in Ocean City, Maryland. The first impression is the large parking area and the website saying that reservations are not taken for breakfast, just dinner, meaning that during high season it probably gets very crowded. 

(Editorial Use only)

The outside is a whimsical pink that introduces a greenhouse interior speckled with strawberries, including the restrooms! 
Bayside Skillet, Ocean City, Maryland (Editorial Use only)

The sign outside says "The Crepe and Omelette Place" and they mean it. No pancakes, waffles or french toast. They also serve frittatas, known to some of us as a Spanish tortilla: an omelette that's stays open faced with a choice of toppings, with or without marinara sauce. 

The bar opens at 9AM, it's the law, even though the restaurant opens at 7. It closes at 2PM during the off season. You can perk up your breakfast with a cocktail, which were not designed to get you falling off the chair. 

Portions were generous (which accounts for the higher end prices). We could have shared our crepe and a portion of potatoes (which we saw at a neighboring table). Add to that the fruit we had and we left stuffed. 
Seafood Crepe

The staff was very friendly and efficient. Like many breakfast places, if you become fond of your cup or admire the staff's t-shirts, you can purchase a souvenir on the way out. 

I'm sure dinner is just as tasty, but I would heartily recommend breakfast so that you can work it off during the day!

Berries and the homemade Chantilly Cream

Bayside Skillet, 7701 Coastal Highway (US Rte. 1), Ocean City, MD; tel:410.524.7950,