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Crab Alley Restaurant

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Sandwiches, Seafood, Soups
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9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-213-7800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Off Season Disappointment

First of all let me just tell you that this is one of my favorite restaurants. I love watching the boats come in and smashing crabs with my mallet humming the chef's song from The Little Mermaid; however, on my last visit the All You Can Eat Crab deal was out of season. In my head I screamed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
SPMurphy
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Washington Borough, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Moscow, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Crabs, Old Bay and beer. It just does not get any better than that. The crabs are BIG and so good! Can't wait for vacation this summer. Crabs are somewhat messy, but wonderful.

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Washington Borough, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First of all let me just tell you that this is one of my favorite restaurants. I love watching the boats come in and smashing crabs with my mallet humming the chef's song from The Little Mermaid; however, on my last visit the All You Can Eat Crab deal was out of season. In my head I screamed noooo, still... More 

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Hagerstown, MD
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had visited Crab Alley about 3-4 years ago and knew we wanted to return. The location on the marina away from the hustle and bustle of the beach is terrific. Quiet, comfy, not fancy. Try the crab cakes and the Maryland crab soup---oh my. Excellent service on top of all of that.

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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124 reviews 124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had lunch at Crab Alley on a recent weekend afternoon. It is located on Golf Course Drive in West OC. It is located close to where the fishing boats come in so it has a great view of the water. Because of the nautical theme, we felt like we were on a boat. We both ordered the oyster stew.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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118 reviews 118 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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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