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Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

This was our first visit and very pleased with establishment. Die to covid regulations I couldnt see inside but staff were friendly. Crabs ordered were on time and seasoned perfectly. Prices were market value We will be returning.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020

First time at this place...got 1/2 bushel of medium crabs and 2 lbs of large steamed shrimp. All I can say is both were absolutely delicious! Crabs were definitely on the larger side of “mediums”...very heavy some of the freshest and tastiest steamed crabs I...have ever had! I’m a long time Marylander and know good crabs...these were some of the best I’ve ever had...everyone in the family thought so as well. Shrimp were also on point. Prices are very good...cheaper than a few of the other OC places. Highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 28 June 2020

Born and bred Marylander who has fished for and bought crabs for over five decades. I have probably placed hundreds of orders for crabs in my lifetime, and I have never had a place refuse to tell me the size of their crabs when trying...to place a phone order. They tell you that you need to come in and look at them and decide for yourself. With all respect, I know the difference between mediums which are 5 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 1/2. Just tell me over the phone and I'll decide. Go to Rusty Jimmy's in Fenwick instead.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 31 May 2020

We visited OCMD over the Memorial Day weekend. Sunday was a cool and windy day and we were out for a walk. A nice cup of soup sounded good when we saw the Best Crab shop. She had the MD crab soup and I had...the cream of crab soup. Both were the best we have ever eaten. We ordered the soup and the very friendly lady working, heated up containers. We enjoyed the soup, served with oyster crackers on the front porch. It was so delicious, we returned the next day to buy several quarts to take home. When we return again, soup will definitely be on our menu, and try something else they have to offer.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 22 July 2019

We have gone here for years for take out crabs and other sides, but there are some you should avoid. Unfortunately, they are highly seasoned and full of filler. This is pretty much the case all over OC unless you make them yourselves. They almost...have a soggy consistency when cooked. Delicious cold slaw, macaroni salad and very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 24 February 2019

This is a great affordable carryout crab shop. The staff is superb and the crabs will not let you down. If you order large, you will get large. The shop also sells crab cakes, soups and more.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We ordered 2 doz for 4 people and had leftovers. Best value there but only take out. Only complaint was that there was too much seasoning (salty) but other than that very, very good.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Have gotten crabs here for a number of years. This year the crabs have been terrific. Big and full and they are spiced just right. Call early to order. Very friendly and helpful people to deal with.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Best Crabs was wonderful to deal with. They had everything for a crab feast in a rented condo- paper for the table, crab mallets, corn on the cob, shrimp for variety, and of course the delicious crabs. We left behind the key lime pie and...then decided it would be the perfect end to our meal. When we drove back, they had just closed but opened for us to buy the dessert. It was worth the return trip. I was so impressed.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Searched reviews and prices for crabs in Ocean City and then found this place. After reading all the outstanding reviews we felt reassured to try it. Believe me they live up to their name! We got the 1/2 bushel med/large. It fed 4 hungry crab...eaters and filled us up. The seasoning was perfect and they were full with delicious, sweet meat. We come to OC every summer for vacation and have found another tradition we will look forward to.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4