Though it sits on a bayside spot in Ocean City, de Lazy Lizard serves dishes evocative of the Caribbean islands. The Restaurant Association of Maryland's Favorite New Restaurant in 2012 spears fiery island shrimp splashed with orange and ginger and jerk-chicken salad with Caribbean-mango vinaigrette. That’s not to say the Lizard ignores its East Coast roots—the menu also boasts scallops spiced with Old Bay, Maryland crab soup, and center-cut new york strip.
Patrons can approach the Lizard by land or sea, getting assistance from the dock master to park their boats or gargantuan seahorses. Beyond a row of dockside Adirondack chairs, potted palm trees frame tables scattered across a sand-strewn patio. Indoors, diners can breathe in ocean breezes that float into the dining room through large, open windows.