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Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant - Clarion Resort

4.0
4
88 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant, Ocean City dining at its finest serving Certified Angus Beef and the freshest seafood, chicken, and veal specialties. Compliment your meal with a selection from our award winning wine list. Our Sunday Deluxe Breakfast Buffet overlooking the Atlantic and our famous "All You Can Eat Prime Rib-Crab Leg-Seafood Buffet" are definitely a must. Top 40 dance bands begin at 9pm, so there is never a reason to leave early.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 524-3535 ext. 7180
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Helmut Bauer
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties are available in many of our outlets. We have selected sections in our oceanfront dining room that are available depending on the number of guests. Our convention facilities are also an option which allows for more privacy. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, you can have a party in our pool area or on our beach deck.
  • Private party contact
    Kay Windsor: (410) 524-3535 ext. 7169
  • Neighbourhood
    Ocean City
  • Cross Street
    101st and the beach
  • Parking Details
    We have two parking lots that are available to all our guests. There is immediate parking on our lot adjacent to our hotel. There is additional parking across Coastal Highway, in front of the Clarion.
  • Public Transit
    Ocean City buses run every 15 minutes in season and every 30 minutes in the off season. Buses run Coastal Highway from the Inlet to the Delaware state line. You can ride the bus all day for $2.00. There a number of local cabs that are available 24 hours a day.
  • Entertainment
    Our Ocean Club Nightclub, located on the Terrace level, overlooks the ocean. Top 40 dance bands start at 9pm with our DJ playing between sets. This is the place where the "big kids" play. so we ask that everyone be 21 after 11pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 0.8Value

NoiseModerate

88 Reviews
  1. BeBe

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Restaurant and hotel/resort are a find. Perfect for my relaxing get away but also lively enough for fun. Already recommended to my friends and look forward to making another trip.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We went planning on getting the buffet which I had heard about. It was $36/person and in my opinion wasn't worth it. I let my son get it since children are only $17/person. Our server had a horrible personality. I probably wouldn't come back

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  3. JimO

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a regular stop for us when we visit OC. Always lots of crab legs, the prime rib is great most of the time, but on occasion has been less flavorful, but when they season it right, it is top notch. The band, Power Play, is a nice end to the evening. They cover everything from Motown to Elvis to Springsteen. Every member of the band sings lead on various songs and they do the cover songs justice. Highly recommend a visit.

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  4. Smooth

    Philadelphia

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    After dining here on 2/13 we decided to return on Valentines Day and where disappointed at the prices from the day before We chose the buffet at $45 per person and we were not impressed. They had live music, the first set lasted 25 minutes and returned 30 minutes later very disappointing to the large crowd, at least 40 people decided to leave

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  5. TERP73

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    DInner at 7 and was promptly seated and drink order taken. Very busy that nite but everything from soup to nuts went very smoothly. Same nite the buffett opened which tends to service a "different" type of diner. FIrst time dining there and will go back in the future.

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  6. Smooth

    Philadelphia

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I went 2/13/14 and where surprised at the quality and price

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  7. AWCMRet

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good and how can you beat there Sunday 1/2 price entree. Do over most probable.

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  8. bigh

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Winter is extra special. 50% off menus. 20% off bottles of wine. Filet mignon prepared perfectly. Charred out & med to med rare in. Perfect piece of prime meat. Fish dishes also superb.

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  9. bvino

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I think this is the only restaurant in Ocean City that has wine corkage, which I greatly appreciate. They also have an amazing wine list. Every time I have been there the food was very good. Excellent view of the ocean.

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  10. italianteach

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 6th year in a row going to Horizons for Thanksgiving dinner and once again we were delighted! The staff/service is great, everyone is super accommodating, honestly I can't say enough about this part. We stay at the hotel the night before, which I recommend highly, and from the front desk to the waitress at dinner everyone is friendly and helpful!

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  11. Partyof5

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2013

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    My family and I dined at Horizons on Thanksgiving 2013. While the view was beautiful, the food was good (crab soup outstanding), and the noise level was fine. I just thought the restaurant needed a serious update into the 21st century. Our waiter was okay. Horizons for a special event seems to be the type of place where loyal clients go year after year, after year. I overheard one table talking about how this was the only place they'd ever go for Thanksgiving and that this year was just as wonderful as the rest. I think it was okay, a little steep for the kids' price, but overall, I probably will not return.

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  12. Joem

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was pretty good. I have had better crab cakes in many places but these were ok. The shrimp appetizer wrapped in bacon was excellent. The restaurant was almost empty but I had to get up twice and get the water pitcher to fill our glasses. The dinner came before our salads and they never brought our second glass of wine. The server was friendly but there were too many mistakes. The fruit pie dessert was out of this world. All in all we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Will definitely return.

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  13. 45923

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone/everyone that is visiting the Ocean City area or for any special occasion or if they live in the area.

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  14. abby

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2013

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We waited 8 minutes beyond the published opening time and our reservation time for the doors to be unlocked. Particularly annoying since an ocean view at sunrise had been a deciding factor in our choice to eat at this particular establishment. Wait staff was still scurrying aroundsetting tables and setting up the buffet. Bagels did not appear, for example, until my husband had finished off his lox and onion on a piece of rye bread. Several items that should have been hot were luke warm at best.... our waitress was very quick to bring hot replacements of these items when this was pointed out. The quality, quantity and selection of food was good.

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  15. crabluvr

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is definately the BEST Buffet in Ocean City! A little pricey but well worth it! Mounds and Mounds of Hot or Cold Crab Legs, prime rib that falls apart and so many other things to choose from! I tried all the buffets in town and this one still tops the list! I drove 165 miles just to come back this year and eat at this buffet!

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  16. LOVETOEAT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a great buffet for the price. Can't beat eggs made to order for omelets and fresh made belgian waffles. The entire spread was a nice selection and the options are suitable for most people. Price also included beverages, which was great!!

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  17. Beechmont

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    This is the place to go when you are in Ocean City, Maryland.

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  18. mumsey

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Restaurant and Hotel are old favorites. State agencies and garden clubs book oodles of symposiums at the Clarion. We ordered off the menu - soft crabs was one of the specials. Juicy, ample, baked potatoe and veggie. Not fancy, just delicious.

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  19. CLOSED

    Baltimore

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we walked in,we felt like we were the only ones there. The hostess was pleasant & efficient, the waitress was very professional and attentive, the decor of the restaurant was very warm and inviting and most if all the food and drinks were divine!

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  20. DanHolly

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Fantastic food especially the crab legs, oysters, and melt in your mouth prime rib

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  21. Occasionaldiner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2013

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Restaurant resembled Miami beach restaurant fifty years ago. Service slow but friendly. Food not very seasoned. They cancelled my open table reservation even though we got there exactly on time and we were apparently their only reservation (they told us our name when we came in). Might take a senior there. View likely good but buffet table set up to use up the window space. Not interesting enough to go again.

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  22. Spunky3

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. Even though I didn't get the seat by the window I requested, I could still see ocean from our seats. There was a variety of food and deserts. I was truly impressed. A must do every year.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nothing really to say except that seafood buffet restaurants are a dime a dozen in Ocean City. And Horizons was nothing to rave about. We just decided to eat there since we were staying at the Clarion and it was convenient.

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  24. Meandjm

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2013

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful service outdated overpriced filet burnt

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  25. VacationDad

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Crab legs were best in Ocean City

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  26. XtremelyPaleo

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The all you can eat seafood buffet was enjoyable...namely the king crab legs. For the price $ 35.99 steamed clams would've finished it out nicely.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Went early to beat crowd

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  28. GeoR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2013

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our first time at this restaurant, located within the clarion fountainebleau hotel, it was a great choice, not necessarily cheap, at $36 plus all taxes, not included alcoholic beverages, this is about the standard price at any buffet in OC, food was great, plenty of choices, view to die for, will do it again.

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  29. Foodguy101

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2013

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Definitely not a destination, but good for what it is. Fantastic service!! Large selection for Breakfast and Dinner buffet. Food quality isn't great, as expected of OC.

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  30. EMfromPA

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have been going to Sunday brunch at the Clarion for many years. While still good, it's not the same as it used to be. Your juice comes in a (smaller) plastic cup instead of a glass. The buffet was refilled unevenly as I had to wait at least 5 minutes for the potatoes. The lox, while still plentiful and tasty, looked to be of slightly lower quality than I remember. The bagel selection was a choice of plain or plain. I believe they used to have blintzes on the buffet but I didn't see them this time. On the positive side, the made to order omelets are still delicious and the fresh made waffles are great. You get a carafe of coffee so you don't have to continually ask for refills. Enjoy the ocean view. It's not called Horizons for nothing.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    over priced, mediocore food, and couldnt even get the table we requested. when we showed up asked us if we had reservations we said yes and we still had to wait.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with a beautiful view! We come here everytime we visit!

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  33. italianteach

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our family has been doing the Thanksgiving buffet and the Easter brunch for 6 years in a row. The staff is always super friendly and the food is great, plus there is such a great variety of food. We use these holidays as a mini vacation to get away and relax! I would definitely recommend to give it a try one year...........no cooking, no cleaning and no family drama!

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  34. Martha

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server was fabulous, a true pro. On the food front, the crab stuffed mushroom appetizer was really delicious and the Black Russian dessert was excellent. However, my mahi mahi entree was not very flavorful and my husband's pork tenderloin was sub-par. I was surprised as they are known for their seafood and the tenderloin was one of the specials listed for the evening. Last, we asked for a table with a view of the ocean. We got there an hour before sunset, so that worked out very nicely. In the final analysis, I'd say this place is about the view and the buffet, the latter of which we didn't order because we don't "do" buffets.

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  35. KimberlyK

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really awesome and economical Sunday brunch at this restaurant. My only irritation was the "tip jar" for the omelet cookers. I am getting tired of tipping every single person that does their job.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was pretty good but the way the buffet is set up is not.You constantly are running into others and the floor is downright dangerous.;It is very hard to even reach some items on the buffet...

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  37. italianteach

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have been doing Thanksgiving Diner & Easter Breakfast for years and the food is always good! Plus we do't have to do dishes! Would recommend this to anyone looking to "getaway" for Thanksgiving.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2012

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    If you go to Horizons, skip the meat and stick to the seafood, especially the crabs!! The crabs were large, tasty, and juicy. It took a good ten minutes or so for a server to come to our table to take our drink order so once we were seated, we just sat there for ten inutes waiting for someone to tell us what to do! That aside, this is a great place to come if you have children. Everyone can serve themselves, there is no waiting for food, and there is plenty to choose from for picky eaters!

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  39. Foodie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2012

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Excellent food and ambiance, but the waiter was not knowledgable about the specials or the menu. Almost insulting.....the restaurant was wonderful and his demeanor made for lively dinner time conversation...the only "positive" way to look at it.

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  40. JimO

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2012

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Go late, before 8, it's too crowded and no crab legs. Diners grab them as soon as they come out, especially the warm ones. They need to be better prepared for the earlier crowds. Worth the wait though, every leg was cooked to perfection.

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Google Map for Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant - Clarion Resort

10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    101st and the beach
  • Neighbourhood
    Ocean City
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have two parking lots that are available to all our guests. There is immediate parking on our lot adjacent to our hotel. There is additional parking across Coastal Highway, in front of the Clarion.
  • Public Transit
    Ocean City buses run every 15 minutes in season and every 30 minutes in the off season. Buses run Coastal Highway from the Inlet to the Delaware state line. You can ride the bus all day for $2.00. There a number of local cabs that are available 24 hours a day.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Helmut Bauer
  • Entertainment
    Our Ocean Club Nightclub, located on the Terrace level, overlooks the ocean. Top 40 dance bands start at 9pm with our DJ playing between sets. This is the place where the "big kids" play. so we ask that everyone be 21 after 11pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 524-3535 ext. 7180
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties are available in many of our outlets. We have selected sections in our oceanfront dining room that are available depending on the number of guests. Our convention facilities are also an option which allows for more privacy. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, you can have a party in our pool area or on our beach deck.
  • Private party contact
    Kay Windsor: (410) 524-3535 ext. 7169
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