Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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Fager’s Island was the first bar and restaurant on the bayside in what was then the growing midtown area of Ocean City in 1975.

John Fager changed the look of the typical local bar scene by adding large glass windows and a magnificent view of the Assawoman Bay at sunset. He combined good music and fine food with a relaxed Key West-style atmosphere and the rest was history.

Over the next several decades, the midtown bayside would grow to host several popular bars and restaurant, but Fager’s was the first.

Photo courtesy of John Fager


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