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Higgins Crab House

3102 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3566
(410) 289-2581
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Ranked #205 of 382 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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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Brought my family in at 630 on Sunday. Staff was around hostess stand just waiting around. Seated quickly. Then waited 15 minutes for service. Staff came by asked if we were helped yet. Said no and she would get us help. Another few minutes no one came by. We ended up leaving with no help or apology. Too expensive for... More

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the worst seafood place I have ever eaten at. The food was cold, the portion size's were very small and the cost is too high for what ya get. The staff was not attentive and the place was not busy!! That should have told us something right there, but we figured we would try it. Never again. I... More

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The chicken was good, the french fries and the hush puppies. We got the all you can eat blue crabs, not my favorite but I felt like that was the best value. If you get the snow crabs, you are charged $4.50 per pound, per refill. Technically that is not all you can eat. We were actually talking to a... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We used to go to Higgins every year. This year the food was bad the service was awful and since I have been eating Maryland Crabs for over 35 years I can tell the difference between a small and medium. Our waitress and the cooks obviously could not. Don't fall for the all you can eat because you will wait... More

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Pearl River, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went there again because it was in walking distance from our hotel. We were seated promptly and the waitress came and took our drink order right away and gave us time to look at the menu. My son and I had the all you can eat crab. I had shrimp, he had ribs. It also comes with fried chicken,... More

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McLean, VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great crab house that does the crabs perfectly. very impressed and glad we stopped there. I had 3 kids under 12 and they ate nearly 3 pounds of crabs between them! I also liked the French fries and hush puppies.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Living in New England, we look forward to sitting down at a paper covered table, heaped full of steaming Maryland Crabs caked with Old Bay and getting down and dirty! We do the all you can eat $29.99 Crabs and Corn and have not been disappointed, three years and counting. This year the crabs were medium sized, fresh and full... More

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Navarre, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love the Higgins crab cakes. They're filling yet light enough that I didn't feel sick or overly full after eating. I had the applesauce and corn on the cob as sides. The corn was way better than the corn around here, and we liked the hush puppies enough that we got an extra order to take back with us... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Alaskan crab legs came out cold. All you can eat shrimp was mushy last time I waste $200 at Higgins. The only good thing we had today was a good waiter and the desert (dirt).

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Higgins is becoming an annual treat for our family visit to the beach. A nice crab house with indoor/outdoor seating. We went with a group of 6, here is what we though: All you can eat crab and corn - This was a special. Most of the AYCE fare includes fried chicken, sides etc. This is simple, just crabs and... More

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