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The Original Crabcake Factory

) #8 of 308 Restaurants in Ocean City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab nachos” (38 reviews)
“beignets” (14 reviews)
“fries” (108 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 2 days ago via mobile

We've been coming here since they opened. We've had crab cakes flown across county. They are that good. They now have a couple different places but the crab cakes are always the best we've eaten.

Thank FlyingNNP
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a condo on 120th street, and I walked over one day during lunchtime to ask if I could get a crab cake to go. After all, it is "the crab cake factory". The man I spoke to was very rude, and told me...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love their breakfast, even the regular Bloody Mary is awesome. The crab and bacon Bloody Mary's are off the chart! Crab cakes are without question.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed in the Carousel for a family vaca. 2 blocks north is this amazing Resturant! If you want great Crab Cakes just go! There's nothing more to say it's just that good!

Thank JKras1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very over priced for the quality of food. The shrimp was tough and rubbery. The crab cake was just okay. Their service was just okay. The place could use a good cleaning. Much better places to go to. Hooked right down the...More

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a crab cake eating trip and this was the third place we had tried a crab cake. If we had not eaten at jimmies in Baltimore, this would have been the best crab cake on the trip. We were able to sit outside...More

Thank snobizAtlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the new Crabcake Factory across the street from the Original location. The atmosphere was great and by far the best Crab cakes in Ocean City!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These crab cakes are definitely the best in all of Ocean City.If you're a fan The Crabcake Factory is a must.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are now three Crabcake Factory locations. We wanted to go to the Original which is old yet, has that original homey feel . Bar in site of every table. Small yet this is the beginning. A newer larger is across the street near the...More

Thank vincesott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered chicken strips. They were from a box and the fries were good. The cocktail I ordered was not good and I sent it back. The waiter did not ask if I wanted to order a another drink. My girlfriend was satisfied with her...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any good hotels in the area?
24 April 2017|
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Response from redskinboy | Reviewed this property |
The Pyramid, I can put you in touch with an owner of five units if you'd like. I rent from her every year.
Betty D
Is there a dress code? Do you have a seafood platter on the menu
6 April 2017|
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Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
No dress code Because it more like a l bar where locals know each other. There is really no seafood platters more like crab and other sandwiches. If your looking for a seafood platter I would go to Phillips , Hoopers or... More
Jamie S
What is on the breakfast menu?
12 August 2016|
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Response from OCJ | Property representative |
All the usual breakfast items like Pancakes, Eggs, Chipped Beef Etc. Also some signature seafood dishes like Crab Benedict and Huevos Ranchero with Lump Crab. World Famous Bloody Marys.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 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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