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Higgins Crab House

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31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 (31st Street)
410-289-2581
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Ocean City Md's premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant...
Ocean City Md's premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ok, a little disappointing

We went for all the crabs and shrimp dinner but was told they don't do that during the offseason. So had to make other choices, like purchasing crabs by the dozen which were more expensive. Crabs weren't that great, not seasoned enough.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
HerkDia
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went for all the crabs and shrimp dinner but was told they don't do that during the offseason. So had to make other choices, like purchasing crabs by the dozen which were more expensive. Crabs weren't that great, not seasoned enough.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Crabs in February...yes, please! Wonderful service, and a great menu. My daughter loves their cream of crab soup.

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White Hall, MD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Pretty drab place and very basic service. Prices OK. Had to leave a good window place to put distance between us and the loud ranting and raving of a drunken woman (at midday) nobody tried to shut up. Ended up at a table on the bathroom side of the universe.

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food here was good for those in our party that could eat it. We had two people who had severe allergies to mustard and pineapple. There were few dishes that contained those items and fewer that they could eat due to cross contamination. Some of the forks still had food on them. The all you can eat crab was... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is not a fancy place but the atmosphere fits the wide menu of fresh seafood. It is not a pricey place and the food is very good. I would recommend it for all the family.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visited Higgins on 11/15/2014 for our anniversary dinner, ordered crab imperial stuffed shrimp and classic shrimp platter. The crab imperial made my husband sick, maybe because of the excess imperial sauce to cover up the lack of crabmeat and the classic shrimp platter was a joke, I paid 22.00 for 8 popcorn shrimp and fries!!! Crazy!! There is construction going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

My family visits Higgins every time we are in Ocean City and it is always on par. You can never go wrong with the all you can eat crabs. The staff is very courteous and accommodating. They really make you feel welcomed. Great beach atmosphere. As a native Marylander, this place is highly recommended!! A+++

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Newark, DE
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I were in OC for a weekend. We both love all you can eat crabs so Higgins had to be a stop. We had a great time. The service was very attentive and our waitress kept the crabs coming non-stop. The crabs were decent sized. She also kept our drinks filled without asking. You can't ask for... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stopped by this location on a whim while returning to Delaware after a day in Maryland. We had wonderful, fresh, hot hush puppies as soon as we sat down and started to look over the menu. We'd never tried whole crabs before but decided to try the all you can eat with corn. They came out quickly with corn so... More 

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HEDGESVILLE WV
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

All you could eat maryland blue crabs and corn on the cob was simply the best we have had in years! Kept the crabs and corn coming, never had to ask, always had a full glass too! Excellent waitress and excellent waitress and an awesome price too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
    (31st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410-289-2581

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Ocean City Md's premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family

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