Sunset and tasty food make winning combo

August 01, 1993|By Audrey Haar | Audrey Haar,Staff Writer

B J'S NORTH

Where: 75th Street and the bay, (410) 524-7575

Hours: Dinner served daily 4 p.m. to midnight

Credit cards: All major cards

A spectacular sunset fed our souls, and good food at B J's on the Water North fed our weary bodies.

We should have known better than to venture into a popular Ocean City restaurant on a Saturday evening, but the incredible sunset was worth it.

At first, we were dismayed by the cramped, loud interior dining room. During our lengthy wait for a table, we had time to discover the pleasant deck, and put in a request for a seat outside.

We also had plenty of time to study the menu, which has something for everyone's taste. Those who want light fare have options such as the teriyaki chicken salad. Or there are hefty deli and seafood sandwiches.

There is also a full offering of dinner entrees ranging from beef and seafood to chicken.

The seating on the deck is quiet and serene, and even when the sun sets, the show isn't over. Birds skim over the calm waters of Assawoman Bay, large boats cruise past the restaurant, and weekend fishermen paddle by.

We started our meal with clams casino ($6.95), which was served steaming hot on a metal platter. The juicy clams were topped with bacon and melted provolone.

The menu warns that the Maryland crab soup is very spicy. Being sensitive to spicy foods, I took a tentative first taste. I needn't have worried. The seasoning was tasty and didn't leave me gasping for water.

For entrees, we enjoyed B J's chicken teriyaki ($12.95) and stuffed lobster tail ($28.95). The three tender moist chicken fillets in teriyaki sauce were served with fluffy wild rice.

The large lobster tail had delicate meat inside and was topped with large chunks of crab.

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