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Coins Pub & Restaurant
Written By: Jenny Samuels
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Coins Pub & Restaurant
Coins Pub & Restaurant
Plenty of smiling staff is ready to serve you for the 2013 season at Coins Pub & Restaurant.
Coins Pub & Restaurant
Bartenders Tim & Erin invite you to enjoy awesome Happy Hour specials every day at Coins from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Coins Pub & Restaurant
Regular customers Dolly & Eddie Mason, from Baltimore, enjoy the nightlife and try their luck at Keno at Coins Pub & Restaurant on 28th Street.
 
    Mother’s Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to treat your family to a savory meal at Coins Pub & Restaurant on 28th Street & Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Half-priced entrees are available all day on Sunday, along with Early Bird Specials from 4:00 to 6:00. Flounder, Sirloin, Prime Rib, Crab Cake, Chicken Teriyaki, Seafood Marinara, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Chicken Parmigiana are featured on the Early Bird menu, which is served seven days per week, 365 days per year.
    Home-style cooking and wallet-friendly prices keep loyal customers returning to Coins year after year. Everything on the menu is fresh, homemade, and made-to-order. Hand-cut steaks, hand-breaded veal, and homemade gravy are just a few of an abundance of comfort foods.
    From homemade soups—French Onion, Cream of Crab, Chili con Carne, and Cream of Crab Cake—to a tempting array of desserts displayed in a glass showcase, Coins offers a selection of top-quality food that is guaranteed to please every generation. Plenty of fun is waiting for your family, too, at Coins. Keno, music, arcade games, simulcast horseracing, flat screen televisions, and Maryland Lottery entertain the crowds and enhance the lively atmosphere at Coins. A sign at the entrance of the restaurant features monthly trivia questions, including this tricky riddle, “If you say my name I’ll no longer exist. What am I?”
    My family and I are regular customers. We enjoyed dinner at Coins Pub & Restaurant this week. We said hello to manager Charlotte, who is a devoted employee at Coins for 24 years. Her son and daughter work at Coins too, and Charlotte was glowing with pride as she showed us photos of her adorable one-year-old granddaughter. That genuine family cheer is contagious at Coins.
    We arrived at Coins during the last few minutes of Happy Hour, which occurs every day, year round, from 3:00 to 6:00. Mussels, Hot dogs, Buffalo Wings, Steamed Shrimp, and Steamed Clams are discounted to complement $3.50 wine, $2 drafts, and other drink specials during Happy Hour. We also noticed that Coins serves up $5.99 daily lunch specials.
    My family—Joey (Hertrich Dealerships) and Nevaeh (6th grade, Berlin Intermediate School)—started our meal with the Crab Dip and the Clams Casino from the appetizers menu. The creamy Crab Dip is bursting with Old Bay flavor and served steaming hot with crisp toastettes. We let Neveah eat the last forkful of dip. Almost every time I eat at Coins, I treat myself to an order of Clams Casino. Butter, juicy, and smothered in cheese, the topneck clams are topped with bacon and homemade garlic butter. Also on the appetizers menu is the Seafood Sampler for Two, which consists of Crab Balls, Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Clams Casino, and BBQ Shrimp.
    For our main course, the three of us shared two entrees—Veal Marsala and the Broiled Seafood Platter. Hearty and fulfilling, the tasty veal is served in a homemade Marsala wine sauce and topped with mushrooms. Flounder, Scallops, Shrimp, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake comprise the Broiled Seafood Platter, which is more than enough to feed a table full of appetites. “These scallops are so plump,” remarked Nevaeh. I was impressed with the flounder filets, which are meaty, buttery, and seasoned with Old Bay. Our favorite dinner item was the Crab Cake, which seems like the size of a baseball, and is broiled with mounds of jumbo lump crabmeat.
    Other entrees at Coins are Stuffed Shrimp and Stuffed Filet of Flounder, both of which are topped with jumbo lump crab imperial. Fried Shrimp, Broiled Scallops, Soft Shell Crabs, and Twin Lobster Tails are “From the Sea” entrees on the menu. Try the Seafood Imperial for an irresistible blend of shrimp, sea scallops, and jumbo lump crab in a delicate cream sauce. “From the Land” entrees are Filet Mignon, Chicken Imperial, Fried Chicken Chopped Sirloin, New York Strip, Chicken Marsala, and Veal or Chicken Parmigiana. Try Steak and Cake for the best of both worlds.
    Each entrée is served with your choice of two homemade sides: Pasta, Cole slaw, French Fries, Baked Potato, Pickled Beets, Applesauce, Garden Salad, or Field of Greens. We selected Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable du jour—steamed vegetable medley with squash, broccoli, and cauliflower—for our side items. Every meal at Coins is also served with a basket of warm bread and sweet butter.
    Coins presents a tempting selection of Sandwiches and Burgers too, including my favorite, Open Faced Reuben (corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese). Also a must-try sandwich, the Sesame Teriyaki Tuna is served with wasabi mayo on a Kaiser roll. The menu at Coins features Pasta dishes, such as Spaghetti & Meatballs, Fettuccini Alfredo, and Linguini with white or red clam sauce. Try the Seafood Alfredo for mounds of fettuccini served in a creamy Alfredo sauce and topped with shrimp, scallops, and jumbo lump crab.
    For lighter fare, order the Potato Skins, Buffalo Wings, Smothered Fries, Mozzarella Logs, Chicken Fingers, or Steamed Shrimp from the appetizers menu. Salads are also plentiful and large enough to make a meal.
    We completed our dinner with a slice of Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Pie. After we said goodbye to Charlotte and our server, Christy, we tried our luck at the claw-grab arcade game. We noticed that Coins is staffed with plenty of attentive servers and busers, and the team has a great sense of camaraderie. Laugher and a lighthearted ambiance distinguish Coins Pub & Restaurant. Visit the restaurant on 28th Street and find plenty of parking in the rear, where benches and a back entrance add to the convenience. Call Coins at 410-289-3100 for more information, and check Coconut Times for the pub’s live entertainment calendar.

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