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The Original Crabcake Factory

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cake” (155 reviews)
“beignets” (13 reviews)
“fries” (106 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife,a seafood lover,said the crab cakes were the best she ever had...I thought they were good.A band was playing that was too loud,and I couldn't talk with her during dinner.When we go back to Ocean City,we will return,but not if a band is performing.

1  Thank knobbie50
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome, whether Bloody Mary's for breakfast (lump crab, bacon, shrimp, etc.) crab cakes for lunch, or the Happy Hour Crushes (orange, key lime, watermelon, etc....) and appetizers you can't go wrong. The Softshell Club (2 softshells) is to die for. The wait...More

Thank BigManSTL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Crabcake Factory's food is yummy. Of course you can find crab cakes everywhere in OC but theirs were delicious! Their French fries were fresh cut and I loved them. I will definitely go back there to eat when I visit again.

Thank jaqstrt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey. 2 locations across the street from each other. We ate at the smaller sports bar. They played awesome music! Food was good, waitress was very nice.

Thank Carly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't realize the "real" restaurant had moved across the street, and we went to the "old" spot, which is still a Crabcake Factory, but it's smaller with a lot less choices, and it was incredibly hot and uncomfortable. I didn't really want to eat...More

Thank JoanneT0213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend that was traveling with me wanted to go to a place that had the best Crab Cakes so we looked for recommendations and then read the reviews before we went. I have to say that when reading them the reviews where good. But...More

1  Thank Michelle K
OCJ, Public Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Michelle and Thanks for Dropping by. You were in the Original Crabcake Factory Location which opened in 1996. We have four other locations including the Family Seafood house located 100 yards across the street. I am sorry you were offended by the language of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The size of your fist! Combined with an order of Maryland Blue Crab Claws, what a perfect dinner. The service was good, too!

1  Thank Roni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and food. Loud, noisy, and packed. Do not a place for you to go if you are not into that.

Thank WLSC2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here several times when we were in Ocean City three years ago, so I was really eager to come back on our first night in town. The crabcake was just what I wanted: lump crab meat with very little filler. My only disappointment...More

Thank Broomhilda2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for the crabcakes and they were very good and a little expensive. However, the fries were cold and I sent them back and the bar service was a little slow. The staff were friendly.

Thank Trisheee
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5 September 2017|
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15 August 2017|
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Response from OCJ | Property representative |
We have Salads, Fresh Local Veggies as well. We will try to accomodate any requests if possible. Take Out Always. Breakfast 8 AM to 11:30 AM
24 April 2017|
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Response from OCJ | Property representative |
Located inside the Coastal Palms. Block from Carousel. Holiday Inn Express up street.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701 (Formerly Crabcake Factory Express USA)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-4900
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