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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, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 53
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and a great deal

First of all, our waitress was not the most attentive, so points off for her. Other waiters/waitresses seemed to be visiting their tables a lot more, so I believe this place has a helpful waitstaff. Sit on the deck if possible, it's a great view. I got crab cakes, and my boyfriend got all you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First time visitor to the Higgins at 31st Street. We went during the Ocean City car show and had a view of all the cars while we ate a delicious meal. The fried clams were fresh and excellent and the other members of our party loved their food too, especially the crab and soft shell sandwich. We will definitely go... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First of all, our waitress was not the most attentive, so points off for her. Other waiters/waitresses seemed to be visiting their tables a lot more, so I believe this place has a helpful waitstaff. Sit on the deck if possible, it's a great view. I got crab cakes, and my boyfriend got all you can eat shrimp and ribs.... More 

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Eastern Shore of Virginia, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Higgins is our first restaurant stop whenever we come to Ocean City! The crabs were on the light side this time, but it is early in the season! The shrimp were fat and sweet, and the side dishes and service were terrific as always. If you love Hush Puppies, Higgins' are the best! You can't lose at Higgins.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our first stop when we arrived at OC. Based on reviews we went. A little pricey compared to other restaurants, they didn't have the all you can eat crabs so we had to order by the dozen and it was way more expensive. The liquor is watered down, you can't even taste any liquor in your drink. The... More 

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Denver
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I've loved this place ever since I was a kid and nothing's changed. Great service from Lauren M and great food. Always come here when getting blue crabs!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Although my NE Clam Chowder was watery and Bland, my husband's She Crab Soup was much better. Salads were 90% iceberg lettuce. The Stuffed Shrimp was tasteless and his Scallops slightly larger than peas. The Hush Puppies were to die for. The only reason I didn't rate the restaurant less than 3 Stars is we are not connoisseurs of Crabs... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had to stop for crabs and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the Alaskan snow crab legs and the large blu crabs for picken. Our crabs were really full and tasty. We are already looking forward to going back before we leave.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Oysters, $1 oysters, and that is the best place about Higgins! It was also very easy to get too, staff was friendly (the younger staff has a lot to learn on courtesy) and an all around good place. A little pricey, otherwise, but the oysters were great, large, and $1!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

May be a little expensive, but the food is great. People are nice & we eat here at least once every vacation to Ocean City, M.D. My whole family loves Higgins. Crabs are great & always have lots of meat!

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mcdaniel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

First off Higgins crab house has the Bestest Steam Crabs in Ocean City hands down.. Newly Renovated,with Major Improvements the crabhouse is a wonderful dining experience... We were impressed with the Decor and the view from the New Rooftop dining area were you can actually see the Ocean... I know I will be Eating Hot steamed Crabs and sipping Cold... More 

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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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