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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great crabs and service

The crabs were great as were the hush puppies, cole slaw, and chowder. Along with an ice cold Corona, who would order anything else on this menu, this is a crab house after all? The service was friendly and professional. And we loved the cat who politely sat under our table on the deck and waited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New Rochelle, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband & I have made several trips to OCMD, and have never tried Higgins Crab House. A member of our party decided they wanted all you can eat crabs & they chose Higgins. We showed up, got seated in a downstairs dining room right away (upstairs outdoor seating was at least s half hour wait) and ordered our food... More 

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Irvington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Even though we chose to eat outside our waitress was extremely attentive and sweet. Our drinks were never empty, and we went home extremely pleased with out service. Loren, our waitress, was the best waitress we've ever had.

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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The crabs were great as were the hush puppies, cole slaw, and chowder. Along with an ice cold Corona, who would order anything else on this menu, this is a crab house after all? The service was friendly and professional. And we loved the cat who politely sat under our table on the deck and waited patiently for scraps, my... More 

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Cavendish, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ordered the 8oz steak and crab cakes... got a 4oz piece of tough meat. Tasted like the soft shell crab was caught an hour before we got there, but was cooked 15 minutes before we arrived. Our "side" of coleslaw was 1 fork full. The rest of our meal was OK. But then came the bill... Enough said.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was close to our hotel and busy for a Monday night. We were seated soon after entering and sat in the outdoor area upstairs. We noticed most people were having the All You Can Eat Combinations but we weren't as hungry. We had the Seafood Platter with Corn and Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Homemade Cole Slaw. The Seafood... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate here last year. Crab was great so we went back this year. However, it was only average this time. We heard from hotel front desk that chef has changed. The water we were served and the shrimp both has a strong detergent or bleach smell. Crab is still good and presentation was impressive. But taste was so so.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went with my family, had been going to Higgins for at least 20 years. We ordered and were charged for Jumbo crabs what we got were regular large crabs, I'm not one for confrontation so I didn't complain but Higgins lost a very long term customer.

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Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good food a bit overpriced. Staff was good but it seems like your typical all you can eat seafood place. Our kids loved eating on the rooftop and the waitresses were very accommodating for a family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food was very good. price was very expensive and didn't disclose hidden charge for all you can eat crab legs.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I were on vacation in Ocean City, MD last week and decided to stop by Higgins and have lunch. We have been in Ocean City many times but never ate at Higgins. We shared a crab cake platter with coleslaw and fries and had dessert. The girl that waited on us was fabulous. She highly recommended the... 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 to 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?