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Higgins Crab House

3102 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3566
(410) 289-2581
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Ranked #218 of 384 Restaurants in Ocean City
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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
New Jersey, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Higgins was close to our hotel so we ordered a dozen carry-out along with some NE Clam Chowder. They offered a crab kit which came with paper, butter etc. We ate on our balcony during sunset. The crabs were large, and good. I would recommend getting the crabs one night while in Ocean City.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

So there we were jus wanting to eat good steamed crabs, turned out to be crabs nightmare! Complicated menu, waiter not too friendly, floor dirty, and cat came out to eat leftover few feet away! If you order all-u-can-eat steamed crabs, expect to eat all the dozen crabs coming your way and corn. No doggie-bag to take home. Cole slaw... More

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Bay Shore, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Went here with wife and 3 kids last week. All of us enjoyed our food which included AYCE crabs for myself and Alaskan crab legs for everyone else. The waitress was very helpful choosing our food economically in order to keep prices reasonable(it still cost over $200 anyway) but we are on vacation what the heck !. The place is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Being our first time there, we decided to sit outside, because it was too crab smelly inside. The menu was very pricey and complicated. For the two of us, we ended up paying over $80 + stinky tips. If you are there, just get a simple platter of steam crabs and a corn for $28. If you are going for... More

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Frederica, Delaware
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family and I had dinner at this restaurant on 8/16/2014 and had the worst experience ever. We order several trays of all you can eat crabs and snow crabs, we had 9 people in our party and our food did not arrive together, my youngest had to wait almost 40 minutes for her food while we ate. Our trays... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was good, but the management was only fair and the prices are a bit high. As to the management, we had seven people, and we wanted to sit inside but they sat us outside. Then outside, the table was a little tight for four people on one side, so we sat in two groups. And outside was a... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

i remember this place as a child and it hasnt changed one bit food is still awesome and plentiful for the price

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Arnold
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We ordered steamed crabs 1.5 hours before we wanted them for 6:30pm pick up. I arrived 6:40, paid for the crabs, was THEN told they weren't ready yet, it would be 5 more minutes. 25 minutes later I got them despite my obvious displeasure. The guy working there told my they were swamped. I told him they should have stopped... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food portions were quite small. Maybe the mistake was not ordering crab legs. I ordered a combo plate of soft shelled crab, fish, a crab cake, and clams. The plate that was brought out was underwhelming. Too much breading in the crab cake and on the clams. Their hush puppies are really good, but be careful not to flll... More

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Philadelphia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unlike other reviewers on here, we did not dine at the restaurant but instead opted for takeout, which was a much simpler alternative considering we had 6 toddlers among us. We ordered a dozen of the jumbo crabs, a pound of 21 size steamed shrimp, 20 piece fried chicken, and some steamed corn. The jumbo crabs were expensive but so... More

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