Yacht Club to introduce new fall menu, specials 

End-of-season discounts Sept. 23-25

As a way to say thank you for a record-breaking summer at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, diners next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will receive a 30-percent discount off their entire check. 

The special is good Sept. 23-25 for all food, beverages and alcohol for lunch and dinner, both in the dining room and at the bars.  

According to Ocean Pines’ July financials, the Yacht Club finished the first three months of the fiscal year about $100,000 ahead of where the restaurant was a year ago. 

The Matt Ortt Companies, who took over managing the Yacht Club and Beach Club last year, offered a similar special at the end of last summer to give back to the community. 

Managing Partner Ralph DeAngelus said he and his team have been overwhelmed by the positive response from Ocean Pines residents and guests. 

“The reason we’re doing this is to say a huge ‘thanks’ to everyone who supported us this year and last,” DeAngelus said. “We couldn’t believe the positive reception we got during our first year here, and it was even better this summer.  

“It’s just a great way to cap off the season,” he continued. “We did the 30-percent off last year and it was huge success over three days, and we expect it to be just as big this year.” 

Next week marks the last full week before the Yacht Club moves to fall hours, open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, through the end of the year.  

Matt Ortt Companies Director of Operations Lewis Sherman said the Yacht Club would offer plenty of specials during the offseason, especially targeting the local lunch crowd with $6.99-$8.99 specials every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

“We really want to give the local crowd some specials they can’t refuse,” Sherman said. “We know everybody in this area offers specials in the offseason and we know we have to compete. Here’s a reason not to leave Ocean Pines. Come to the Yacht Club, have a great meal at a great price, and enjoy the best view around of the bay – all in your own backyard.”   

Sherman said specials would include tacos and quesadillas on Thursdays, “Fry-Day” on Fridays with fish ‘n chips and shrimp ‘n chips, and NFL Specials on Sundays.  

Additional fall specials will include the return of the popular Trivia Night, each Thursday evening 

Fridays will be seafood night, with 25 percent off steamers and oysters, and Saturday night specials will include 12-ounce prime rib for $15.99 and 16-ounce prime rib for $19.99.  

Theme nights will run on Sundays, with “Italian Night on the first Sunday of each month, Comfort Food featured on the second Sunday, Fiesta Night on the Third Sunday and “Breakfast for Dinner” on the fourth Sunday.  

The Ortt Companies will also introduce a new fall menu starting next Friday, with additions including a Chicken Waldorf Salad, served with fire-braised chicken, Golden Delicious apples, spinach and arugula greens, grapes, walnuts, fried shallots, and a lemonherb mayo dressing.  

New sandwiches will include the “Thanksgiving Turkey,” with oven-roasted turkey breast on toasted wheat bread, cranberry aioli, arugula, muenster cheese, and a Dijon mustard spread, served with French fries and gravy. 

Among the new dinner entrees are a Short Rib Ragout, with boneless smoked short ribs, braised shallots, roasted carrots, red wine ragout and fresh rigatoni pasta, and the Pork Osso Bucco, the popular chef’s special now available nightly with slow-braised pork shank, saffron risotto, green beans and a pan sauce.  

“We think our fall menu this year is going to blow people away,” DeAngelus said. “We couldn’t be more grateful for the warm reception people in Ocean Pines have given us, and it just makes us want to serve them better with even better service, even better food, and even better specials coming up.” 

For more information on the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, visit www.opyachtclub.com. 

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