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Crab Alley Restaurant

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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 104
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
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  • 12
    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
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This restaurant is one of my favorite crab houses but it is so inconsistent. Some of the wait staff has been there for years and forgot what good customer service is. I thought it was just us but I overheard another table ask for pictures of drinks because the waitress never checked back on them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Betty F
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York, Pennsylvania
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I keep going back to this place year after year because it's one of the best. The service is always friendly and prompt, the food taste and quality are always superior, it's where the locals eat, which speaks volumes to me. It's not a boardwalk restaurant so there is parking, and access via car or moped to the shops and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visit the area several times a year and, barring some insurmountable obstacle, never fail to come here for a crab cake, which, to my mind, is the best the area has to offer. West Ocean City has more than its share of fine seafood restaurants, each with its own distinctive qualities. But Crab Alley is a no-frills, unpretentious gathering... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorite crab houses but it is so inconsistent. Some of the wait staff has been there for years and forgot what good customer service is. I thought it was just us but I overheard another table ask for pictures of drinks because the waitress never checked back on them. Crab also vary from fresh... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Tender sweet crab, great peel and eats, decent beer selection for the area, friendly staff... Seems fairly priced. Just a bit off the beaten path, but didn't disappoint.

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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wife and I went Sunday afternoon at 5 pm. Ordered the Crab Feast for Two. Came w/dozen medium crabs. hush puppies, 2 ears of white sweet corn, & 6 large steamed shrimp. Had a crab dip appetizer Our server Megan was wonderful (ask for her when you go). Everything was delicious. So good that my wife even gave the chef... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love this place so much! My family has been going here since I was a kid and I've never been disappointed. Located in West Ocean City, it still draws a crowd, but the wait time has never been horrible. I love that you can get all you can eat crab legs without ever getting up to retrieve them from... More 

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Olney, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

In West Ocean City, this place has a local flavor ànd outdoor seating. The view is good if you aren't as short as I am. We enjoyed the oysters, nice large salads and fish. I had scallops which were pretty good.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The server was very welcoming! The food was fresh and great tasting. Even the hush puppies were delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Although it is hidden back from the noise and chaos of the OC traffic, the restaurant is what OC is all about. It has an amazing atmosphere, staff, and menu. My family and I recently dined here for the first time and it did not disappoint. We were greeted by amazingly friendly hostesses and were taken to a table on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited for the second time with my mom a week or two ago and I was NOT disappointed. After my mom and I split some of the best crab dip on the shore, I ordered the grilled shrimp with the vegetable of the day (green beans). It was succulent and tasteful. I loved the fresh taste in both the meat... More 

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Additional Information about Crab Alley Restaurant

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

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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