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PGN Crab House

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29TH St & Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 289-8380
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
First place I ever got crabs!

I'm a Midwesterner, married into a Maryland family. PGN was the first place at the beach I ever had crabs. And we stopped BEFORE we even checked in to our room! The crabs here are good, the beer is cold. That's all I know. We've never tried anything else. You DO want to order by the dozen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Lisa W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Parsippany, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My crab sandwich was good. Shrimp basket - shrimp were tiny. Crab soup - very little crab in it and it was missing something. The prices for dinners were higher than other restaurants we ate at in the area. Restaurant needs to be updated.

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NYC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This crab house in Ocean city is my favorite. The crabs are sweet and meaty. They spice the crabs to perfection. The price for the buffet is compatible to other crab houses. The staff are friendly and make sure you have everything you want and need.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm a Midwesterner, married into a Maryland family. PGN was the first place at the beach I ever had crabs. And we stopped BEFORE we even checked in to our room! The crabs here are good, the beer is cold. That's all I know. We've never tried anything else. You DO want to order by the dozen though, but that... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a must for getting Maryland-style seafood in Ocean City. All seafood and crabs are expensive, but that is normal in Maryland. They have excellent seasoning and will give you a hand if you don't know how to eat a crab. All you can eat is a rip off. Just get a dozen or so depending on how many... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Don't get all u can eat crabs here first the crabs were so small there is no way they were legal, next we were still eating our last tray of crabs they would give us and they started putting the chairs on tables and mopping floors they were so rude. We have had one other bad experience here but wanted... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to PGN twice last week and enjoyed it both times. The food was very good and the service was great. We had shrimp that was cooked just right. It was in walking distance to our hotel which was very nice. They could use some work on the decor but funky restaurants like this have character. I also wished... More 

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped in for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The first warning sign should have been the almost empty dining room but then it was about 2 p.m. so we thought nothing of it. We were seated immediately. We didn't want a large lunch so my wife ordered a bowl of crab soup and I ordered a ham sandwich on... More 

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ruth345
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Unlike the bombastic “locally sourced” movement, it is nice of find a place that’s truly local without the pretense or guilt trip. I enjoyed the AYCE crabs twice at PGN. I am a native Marylander whose family is from the Easter Shore, home of crabs. I have never had better crabs in a restaurant than at PGN. The crabs were... More 

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you want to eat a lot and cheap, well YES this is the right place. Food is not that bad but the atmosphere is horible. The windows are allmost gray, furniture is very "vintage", it smells of crabs so bad that you have to throw your clothes on the whasing machine when you're out. Another bad thing about this... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went for all you can eat crabs on Labor Day weekend, the restaurant was crowded but we were seated right away. The decor is outdated and the price for all u can eat was the cheapest in ocean city, so we weren't sure what to expect, but we got the best! The crabs were hot and heavy, at least... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29TH St & Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: (410) 289-8380

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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