Sunday meant football especially since the Washington Redskins are trying to get the division title…scary, that can be a sentence. I won’t pretend to be able to talk football (though I do participate in a fantasy league and do pretty well for myself), but I do know they haven’t been one of the best teams going and still are far from it!
We picked a bar that we could park in front of a TV and eat for all 3 hours of the game. Kirby’s Pub foot the bill. We probably could have found a better option, but it was reasonable and had a local feel. It was only us and a few other regulars.
They have great specials during football. Specials are “mini” versions of the appetizer menu (but, they are actually the same size). For $5 you can get a lot of food.
We started with old goat garlic mild BBQ wings (don’t remember the exact name). They were saucy and crispy. Not bad and pretty meaty. One site I found rated them as being the best wings in Ocean City… I am not sure about that, but not having any other wings there, I don’t know. They were decent, but that is all. The BBQ had a little kick, but nothing serious. The blue cheese dressing was very creamy and most definitely out of a bottle. ($5.25)
I ordered the crab dip. I was hungry for crab and super disappointed with my decision. It was a basic roll, hollowed out to make a bowl. The crab dip had a decent amount of fine crab meat, but just not good flavor. There was cheese melted over the top. It all tasted better when I dipped the bread in his leftover wing sauce, that gave it some extra taste! It was not worth the price. ($11.25)
Then we got the mini nachos with chili. There were more like smothered potato chips. I may go out on a limb and say they make their own chips, but I am not sure. They were smothered in chili, cheese and jalapenos. I will say they were fine. But, I could probably make the same thing, if not better. It was a good bang for your buck with the football special, I would not order them at regular price. ($5.25)
Lastly, he ordered a cheese quesadilla. We should have just gone to the store and made them in our hotel room. He said it was the most basic thing. Didn’t even taste like the Kraft 3 cheese Mexican mix at the store, just straight up a bag of cheddar. They were served on a sun dried tomato pita (at least I hope something like that) and loaded with cheese. But very simple and don’t waste your money… even if it is the football special. ($5.25)
With all of that food, we skipped dinner that night (well I had a snack of my Italian leftovers). If you are looking for a place with character and local vibe, go have a drink at Kirby’s… otherwise, try somewhere else!