What May Be The Greatest Sandwich In The World Is At The Hobbit in O.C.

Featured, Pubs and Grub — June 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm by

When you think of The Hobbit you probably think of little sword wielding midget’s who turn from everyday nice folk to world saving, ring wearing, mini-warriors.  That’s understandable with all the old books by J.R.R. Tolkien and the mega-hit movies done by Peter Jackson and company.  But in Maryland The Hobbit means something else to a lot of people.  For those of you who don’t know, The Hobbit means real good grub in Ocean City, Maryland.

The Hobbit restaurant is located on 81st Street and the Bay in good old O.C.   Yep, right down the ocean, hon.  Now I understand that most of us dudes spend our time in Ocean City running from bar to bar like sunburnt zombies looking for that next piece of vacationing, vulnerable tail, but it’s also a good idea to take an evening to eat a high quality meal.  Of course you may also be at the beach with a lady friend, looking for a spot from which you can impress.  The Hobbit fits both of these beach vacation scenarios perfectly.

Sunsets on Assawoman Bay are no joke.

Sunsets on Assawoman Bay are no joke.

The Hobbit is known as a fine dining establishment and it offers a high-end menu in an awesome setting.  The dining room is right on the bay, and every seat in the joint offers great views of the water.  The whole place is huge windows, and it’s pretty damn relaxing chillin’ with a crab imperial stuffed filet, a bottle of Cakebread Cabernet, and a hot chick while overlooking a serene bay with a red-orange sun still hanging onto the skyline.  It’s some pimp type stuff going on, and The Hobbit offers this and more.

The more being a bar menu.  If you’re looking for that big fine-dining experience, this is a great spot to find it, but The Hobbit also offers a cheaper, but just as delicious bar option.  This is what me and the wizza (wife) went for the other night.  We walked into The Hobbit and headed straight to the bar, happy to see that Ol’ Boy Mark was working behind the stick.  Mark is an Ocean City legend who has heard it all, seen it all, and is more than willing to tell you about it.  Bring a sense of humor with you and be ready to roll, Mark will keep you fat and happy.

A Must Have: The Crab Stack

A Must Have: The Crab Stack

We sat down, were quickly armed with drinks and began looking over the menu.  You can get anything you want at the bar food-wise and after consulting with Mark and each other we decided on the Crab Stack App, the Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad, and two French Dip sandwiches.

The Crab Stack and the Salad came first just like we wanted.  The Crab Stack was not something I would have ordered but Mark recommended it, so here it was.  It’s Sweet Thai Chili jumbo lump crabmeat with diced tomatoes and guacamole.  The three are literally stacked on top of each other and served with wheat ranchero chips.  Outrageous.   It was so good, and yet I really can’t describe the taste.  You have to try it for yourself, it’s god-damn delicious.

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Next I ate some of the salad, which the wizza was just raving about.  It was good too, and included spicy pecans and cornbread croutons (genius idea) along with the goat cheese (which I love), the strawberries and the mixed greens.  Real solid stuff for all you rabbit folk.

Now came the kicker.  The two French Dip sandwiches arrived.  These sandwiches feature tenderloin tips on a homemade sesame roll.  They melt your choice of cheese into the top of the roll.  It’s served with fries and au jus.  Simple concept and a classic sandwich right?  Right, except The Hobbit’s French Dip sandwich may be the greatest sandwich I have ever tasted.  No bullshit.  The tenderloin literally melts in your mouth, and the roll is freakin’ outstanding.  The au jus is great, but half the time I didn’t even use it, because the tenderloin was so good and tender on its own.  I’m a fat bastard, and I freak out about good food, but this sammie had me freakin’ like a stripper on a stage covered in Benjamins.  It was unbelievable how good it was.  (By the way,they also have a ridiculous crabcake sandwich.)    It was also unbelievable how cheap the French Dip  was.  The sandwich is only $10.  Ten bucks for melt in your mouth tenderloin, incredible.

So next time you’re rippin’ and runnin’ down the ocean, take some time to chillax with a great meal at The Hobbit.  Whether you decide to go pimp-style fine dining, or just relax at the bar, one thing’s for sure, you won’t be disappointed either way.

Check out the full menu and make a reservation here babes:

http://www.thehobbitrestaurant.com/

 

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