Shotti’s Point Opens Second Location in Ocean City

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Shotti’s Point owner Mike Shott, opening his own bar in Ocean City has been a dream for the last 12 years. He made that dream a reality last week with the opening of Shotti’s Point Ocean City at 3505 Coastal Hwy. adjacent to K-Coast Surf Shop.

Shott, a native of Highlandtown, began working at bars and restaurants in Ocean City in his early 20s and always hoped to own his own place. With the high costs of buying a bar in Ocean City, Shott jumped on an opportunity to take over Paul’s in Riverside three years ago.

With business going “very well” in South Baltimore, Shott kept his eye open for opportunities in Ocean City to open a second location. When Crazy 8’s closed this summer, Shott was able to get a deal in place with building owner and friend Chris “Spike” Shanahan, who also owns K-Coast, to take over the former café.

The new location is 1,500 sq. ft. and has a beer and wine license. Shott and his Ocean City managing partner and chef Andrew Gmitter began redecorating the space in September. Shotti’s Point Ocean City will have a similar look to the Riverside location with a surfing vibe, turquoise walls, and custom-designed bar tops with dune-style fencing along the sides. Shott already hung a Ravens picture and said O’s and Ravens games would be on the five televisions, but noted it would be more of a family-friendly “surf café” rather than a sports bar.

The team is transforming an outdoor space, which overlooks a canal off the bay, into an “Italian courtyard” with many plants and bistro tables. Punk and reggae music will play at Shotti’s Point Ocean City.

The menu will be similar to the one in Riverside which Gmitter also helped create. It will feature seafood, sandwiches, wings, and appetizers. Shott said there will also be a lot of new items and noted they are installing a wood burning pizza oven. Without serving liquor, the Ocean City location will focus on craft beers, champagne crushes, bellinis, and sangria.

Shotti’s Point Ocean City will be open year-round, unlike a majority of the Ocean City businesses that close in the offseason. When talking about that decision Shott said, “I’ve been in Ocean City for 14 years and know a lot of people, we will have well-known bartenders and won’t have the overhead of some of the bigger restaurants.”

He said business was very strong in its first week.

Shott also noted the strong connection between Baltimore and Ocean City, and expects a lot of his friends from Baltimore will stop by when they are in Ocean City. He said many of his Ocean City friends have been great supporters in Riverside. He also thanked his wife and parents for their support and said he couldn’t have opened either place without them. Shott began the renovations in Ocean City immediately after his honeymoon.

Shott owns a home on 12th St., where he surfs year round, and expects to spend about 65% of his time in Ocean City and about 35% of his time in Baltimore. Shotti’s Point in Riverside is managed by Henry Mitchem where they are rolling out an updated menu in January.

Shotti’s Point is the fourth restaurant with locations in both Ocean City and South Baltimore, joining Greene Turtle, Ropewalk, and Abbey Burger Bistro.

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