OC Foodie Tour

About the creator of the OC Foodie Tour

Sandy Gillis

I have been a resident and business owner in Ocean City since 1985. As a young entrepreneur, I started my first business, "Creative Day Spa" in Ocean City when I was 18 years old. It is currently the longest existing full service day spa in town. I opened a second location in the Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort in 2012. I have spent every summer in OC since I was 7 years old. I love Ocean City enough to have raised my family here!

While visiting other Cities and Tourist destinations one of the very first things that my husband and I look for is a foodie tour. These tours are the "New Rage". Nearly every city in the US offers them. Its a great way to get a "back stage view" of the areas restaurant and bar scene from a locals perspective. Every time we go I would say, "Why is no one doing this in Ocean City?" Then I realized.... I needed to do this! It is what I have been doing for my salon/spa guests for over 33 years. I tell them where to go to eat and drink and what to order when they get there, where the best happy hours are, live music, water sports etc.

In Spring of 2018 I created the OC Foodie Tour. The tours are about sharing my love for Ocean City and a few of my favorite places, dishes, things to do & see along with fun facts about this coastal gem of a town and the family's who settled here.

I started the "Midtown Dining District" tour because it is in my neighborhood. I chose a few of my favorite "foodie-hood" places where I share a unique perspective and I have personally selected my favorite courses to taste at each location. On most occasions you will get to meet the owners and creators of these delectable dishes and popular intimate dining establishments which they began and learn what inspired them. The Downtown/Boardwalk tour was created soon after. On this tour I share the historical side of Ocean City and take guests to the birth place of our towns humble beginnings. Many new tours have been developed since. In spring of 2019 the Bay Hopping Foodie Tour was launched and in fall of 2019 we launched the Chauffeured Vineyard Foodie Tour and the Historic Berlin Tour. In 2020 we rested up and used the idle time to create a few more experiences.

February 1st 2020 and April 1st 2021 I sold both of my salon/spas to former employees. Now I exclusively offer the foodie tours.

In addition to being and entrepreneur and business woman... I have been an actress in local theater, a radio DJ, an Auctioneer, a standup comic, a wife, mother and now... a tour guide. The "OC Foodie Tour" combines performing arts and the experience of the culinary arts of our town. I am a lover of the arts as well as a board member on the Ocean City Art league which is why we donate a portion of each ticket to the Ocean City Center for the Arts.

I have created this "Informative culinary Journey" for your enjoyment. My goal is to help you feed your soul, create memories and fall in love with Ocean City the way I have.


Sandy Gillis