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Reviewed yesterday

We first tried to go for dinner and when we arrived at 5:30 we were turned away as they were almost out of crab. On our second attempt they had no large crabs or oysters but we stayed and had a great time. Tara and...her son were so great and we have a fun experience. The kids really enjoyed cracking open the shells. Hush puppies were good as well as the soup.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hot delicious All you can eat crab between 1-4 PM. Family owned and operated. Great service and food. Shrimp and fries were great too for the non crab eaters as well as excellent Mac and cheese as well as delicious corn on cob. The waitress...even showed my daughter how to get the meat out of the crab.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife has celiac disease so we are always looking for good gluten free food. Not really that much of a problem with steamed crabs....I lead with the gluten free because some people search reviews that way. Whether you need gluten free or not this...place is great for crabs. Just what we were looking for. Brown paper on the tables. Hot fresh crabs any size you want and plenty of cold beer (no gluten free beer). I prefer crab cakes and they were full of lump crab and not much, if any, filler. Great corn on the cob and we also had an order of shrimp that was great and tried the hush puppies. I am normally not a fan of hush puppies because they often are dry and tasteless. These were moist and tasty. Great staff and a fun crowd. This is a must go place in Ocean City. We just visited in 2021 and had another great experience even discovering that the crab cakes are gluten free. I went with the corn nuggets as a side and they were even better than the hush puppies.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Crabs were okay, they overdo it on the Old Bay Seasoning so that makes everything so salty. The cream crab soup was really good. The crabs were meaty compared to another place we went, but in our opinion the Maryland crabs don’t have...enough meat to fight with. It’s the experience, if anything.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brown paper on the tables, if you want to crack crabs this is your place. Otherwise avoid it. Menu is limited and service is terrible

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 25 May 2021

Frequent visitor of OC, lots of places you can get crabs in the area with quality varying wildly from place to place, this is the best place we've found. We've never been disappointed by the crabs here. Can't comment on the rest of the menu...but the crabs are great. Service has also been great. Last time we visited they only had small and medium crabs but from my understanding there's some sort of crab shortage (at least at time of review, mid May) and the mediums were great anyway! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

Been to OCM several times in the past and always had great food. This time, the experience was little off putting. Food was still great but the hostess who greeted us was very irritable. I understand that they had a new parking policy for parking,...reserving the front spots for takeout only. I suggested that they should put a sign in front of the parking spots to eliminate confusion. The hostess pointed at the marquee saying that it’s on there and people should read it before they park. Suggesting the sign to her about parking was just to give a helpful suggestion but all I heard from her was that her family owned the restaurant and that they were being generous to even allow us to park up front. When we pointed out that she was being rude, she got offended and said that she could just deny us service since her family owns the restaurant. The couple in front of us also looked over at us and commented on how rude she was to them as well. Some of the wait staff that walked by and witness how foolish the hostess was acting looked embarrassed for her. The food was still great and our waitress was amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

Took our family of four kids 10 and under to OC Crabs one night. Sat outside at a picnic table. Had plenty of yummy steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, and steamed scallops. Excellent service. We definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020

I kept going back and forth on whether or not I wanted crabs while on vacation but I didn’t want to eat them outside and I didn’t want the mess in my hotel room either so I decided to pass. I did however order the...broiled crabcake platter with onion rings and corn on the cob, cream of crab soup and clams. The clams were good but I wasted my money on everything else. The onion rings were very greasy, the corn was tiny as I don’t know what, still packed with hair and the tip looked rotten. The crabcake had no flavor whatsoever nor did the cream of crab soup. And it looked like it was going to be delicious but I was so disappointed. If I ever decide to get crabs while in OC, I may give them a try, but for anything else, I’ll go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Visited this location based on the great reviews however this dinning outdoor experience was extremely disappointing. #1) The waitress sat my family at a dirty table with food underneath the table. She did sweep it up after we complained #2)The plastic utensils (Pic)was bought out...dirty. Apparently it was used from another table.No excuse here.#3 My daughter french fries were way over salted and unedible. #4) the Shrimp was too breaded and Soft shell crab was mushy not cooked properly. #5) In addition, I ordered Snow crabs and it literally had no season...I might of thought it was an off night but really all these issues in one night. To be located on the main street I would of expected more from this place...Save your time and money and don't go here.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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12 July 2020|
Response from eelshahat | Reviewed this property |
We ordered take out ahead of time, we didn’t stay in.
28 September 2018|
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Response from partyplannerl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Jeff, didn't notice. You might want to give them a call. Crabs were On my mind.
31 August 2018|
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Response from Terpsfan999 | Reviewed this property |
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Frequently Asked Questions about OCM Crabs

Yes, OCM Crabs offers takeaway services.

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OCM Crabs is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4