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The Original Crabcake Factory

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
12000 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab nachos” (47 reviews)
“bloody marys” (24 reviews)
“fries” (116 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12000 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the crab bloody mary. what a fabulous drink. mind you, if you do not like crab, then this is not the drink for you! i have been to both locations in the past 3 months. this drink is a great "in between" meals appetizer. i...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cro63mag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite having a group of twelve on a Saturday night, we were seated rather quickly, despite what seemed like a sizable crowd. The service was quick from beginning to end, and our entire group of collegiate runners enjoyed their experience. If we return to Ocean...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JimTGabriels
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Sunday nite football crowd and seemed pretty drunk and rowdy. The bathroom wasn’t so clean and I thought I was just going to enjoy the raved about Bloody Mary-nope-didn’t even order one the seasonal specials sounded great! First off, the waitress couldn’t...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank V3634QOstephanieg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I usually go to Ocean City in the fall, and I always make it a point to stop at the Original Crabcake Factory because they have THE BEST crab dip!!! The dip is filled with lump crabmeat and topped with cheese, and comes with bread...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JavaJunkie310
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Every year my children and I stop here as part of our annual trip to OCMD. The crab cakes are amazing and anything that we have tried from the menu has not disappointed. I would recommend trying to avoid going on a weekend as the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank John B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Decided to eat dinner here since we did not want to cook in our timeshare. Ordered crabcakes and there were pretty good. Lots of lump crab meat used in them. Salads could have been a little fresher, but ok. Service was fine.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

A born Marylander and I have been coming to OC for more than 20 years and I have tried crabcakes everywhere. The all lump broiled crab cake is divine. Don't bother ordering anything else.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank xanr2018
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Went to the Crabcake Factory on 120th St for dinner one Monday evening in October. We were lucky to get a parking spot in front of the place because the parking in this area is limited. Our server Joanne was pleasant and attentive. We both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vincent G
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This place has the best crab cakes and bloody Mary’s around! We always stop when visiting OC. Nothing fancy about this place but you must stop here for their famous Bloody Mary that has lump crab meat right on top. They also have ones that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mleigh4
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We have eaten here a few years ago and since it was lunch time we gave it another try. Unfortunately we were disappointed in the crab cake in spite of the hype about receiving awards several years ago. The crab cake was quite 'salty' and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Arthur S
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Questions & Answers
25 December 2018|
Response from 371dianem | Reviewed this property |
Not in season
25 December 2018|
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Response from partyplannerl | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I just walked in and was seated. It was in the evening and it was busy. But there wasn't a wait.
6 August 2018|
Response from 371dianem | Reviewed this property |
No they are not
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12000 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701 (Formerly Crabcake Factory Express USA)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-4900
  • E-mail
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