About Us

Established in June of 2013, Longboard Café is owned and operated by Rick Vach, a longtime Ocean City local with a rich family culinary background. Parents Dick & Mary Carroll owned the Quarterdeck and Wild Goose Chase restaurants in Ocean City in the '70's and '80's, and brother Josh owned and operated 7 restaurants in Wrightsville, North Carolina. Sister Martha provides all the desserts for Longboard Café and several other local restaurants. Rick operated Island Time Café in the Sunset Island community for six years prior to launching Longboard Café, and also created the popular but short lived Avalon Market Gourmet Store in West Ocean City. With the new re-model and expansion, we have added a small gourmet market with all sorts of fun culinary items including dry aged, grass-fed retail beef cuts From Roseda Farms in Maryland.

The management team includes Head Prep Chef & Kitchen Manager Denise Griben, General Manager Shana Myers, Dessert Chef Martha Redding and Beverage Manager Larry Redding. Longboard is open 7 days a week in -season for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesdays off-season, and closed a few days over the holidays and a week or 2 in early January.