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Higgins Crab House

31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Ranked #214 of 386 Restaurants in Ocean City
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 31st Street
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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White Hall, MD
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
7 helpful votes 7 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 via mobile

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

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
44 helpful votes 44 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

and was definitely our 1st stop before even checking in. Yes I got steamed shrimp and scampered to the hotel...................................................

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Greensboro, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I ordered the "all you can eat" crabs and I'm glad I did. You are first served fried chicken and hush puppies (this is probably done so you don't eat too many crabs). I put the chicken aside and ate a few hush puppies - they were good. I was waiting on the crabs. The crabs were small, some without... More 

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Additional Information about Higgins Crab House

Address: 31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone Number: 410-289-2581
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Seafood

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