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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
We always hey great food here.

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Melissa P
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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  • Entertaining clients
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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East Meadow, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Recently had lunch at Higgins near the Hilton Hotel since we were staying there. The food was great and the service was even better. We got their crab soup which was very good and I tried their oysters. The oysters were big & sweet...I wish I ordered more. The crabs came out perfect and their chicken, fries & hush puppies... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I've read so many poor reviews here that I felt compelled to add my experience. My family has been eating at Higgins House for almost ten years. In that time they have expanded the restaurant. We eat there year round and have tried many different items on the menu. My favorite, by far, is the all-you-can-eat crab meal. The servers... More 

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had many wonderful meals at Higgins, this wasn't one of them. The fried shrimp were not good. The service was fine but the food not up to par.

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Delran, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed at a hotel near by and our daughter was tired and didn't want to go out to eat. We ordered crabs, shrimp and clams All were delicious. Only complaint is that the "butter" wasn't real butter. Reminded me of butter you put on popcorn at the theatre. The food was so good, we didn't use the butter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Service was terrible. We heard such good things but were totally disappointed. It wasn't busy but the staff still tried to close early around us. A manager scolded the staff in front of us for putting the chairs up on the tables next to us. Food was fine but service was terrible.

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Frankford, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Always enjoy Higgins, even though crabs aren't in season in the Winter time it never disappoints me, my family and friends. Management is super friendly and staff is great. We will be back!!!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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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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