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Crab Alley Restaurant

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9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
410-213-7800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Cream of Crab & AYCE crabs in OC!

We stop ever year for dinner. Their crab soup is the best! You can eat either inside or outside. When we want AYCE crabs, we come here. Love their soft shells, crab legs, etc. It is a must stop. Only suggestion is to go early, because sometimes the service can be a bit slow if you go 6pm or later.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Bmountz
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stop ever year for dinner. Their crab soup is the best! You can eat either inside or outside. When we want AYCE crabs, we come here. Love their soft shells, crab legs, etc. It is a must stop. Only suggestion is to go early, because sometimes the service can be a bit slow if you go 6pm or later.

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White Hall
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My Wife and I make it A POINT to Eat here whenever we are In OCEAN CITY MD. 3-5 times a yr. We visited On Valentines Night 2015 ... They Were Busy ... But the waitress that waited on us was fantastic !!!! I wish I could find our receipt ... Food Awesome We Started with Raw Oysters and Of... More 

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Falmouth, Virginia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's Jan. 18. 2015. Ocean City Crab Alley is one of a few decent food places open that don't have health inspection citations listed by the state of MD. The dozen raw oysters were great and <$14.00. The cream of crab soup was also good. Fried oyster dinner was very good as was the cole slaw. Scallops and broccoli side... More 

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Hebron, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Crab Alley is one of the best restaurants around! Crabs are always full and delicious. Love the way they separate by size. When they say jumbo they really mean jumbo. Steamed shrimp is always excellent. I'm told the cream of crab is awesome (I don't like cream of crab soup). Maryland crab is great! Wait staff and bartenders are terrific,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Have Ben wanting to check out crab alley for some time now. My wife and I decided to head down to West O on a Friday night for some seafood. The place is pretty easy to find if you are a local, parking was easy and it was t overly crowded. I tried the oyster Rockefeller and my wife wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Shrimp, Wings and Beer all very good! Welcomed by the locals. Definitely will be back again. Nice place to kick back and relax.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Four golfers went to the upstairs bar area twice and had excellent oysters and crab soup (both the creamy and tomato base). Wait staff were always good especially considering they had to go up and down the stairs to the kitchen. Pass on the shrimp basket.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped in the CAR last night for our dinner. We called ahead but they advised we didn't need a reservation. We hadn't been there for a while and remembered how good our 1st experience was last year. The House and Caesar salads were very fresh and very good. My wife ordered the Grilled Shrimp and I had the Snow... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went here in mid October. It was one of the few places open. Their cream of crab soup is one of the best I've had. Lots of crabmeat and creamy. Their hius puppies were good too. Great service.

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Milton, Delaware, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A week ago my husband and I went to Crab Alley for hard shell crabs. We arrived about 3:30PM on a Saturday and the place had plenty of seats available. We started with their Maryland crab soup. One of the best I ever had. We ordered a pitcher of beer and a dozen crabs. The crabs were extra large. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410-213-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?