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Crab Alley Restaurant

Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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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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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  • 114
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 18
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  • 14
    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
Great crab shack!

This was the second time i have visited this place. Our visit started out really well. I got the all you can eat Blue Crabs while the rest of our group (10) got other things. Everybody enjoyed their food and there is something wonderful about a pile of steaming crabs being dumped on brown paper... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ken P
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We are visiting from New Jersey and decided to try this place over Captain Galleys. What a disappointment! The crab bruschetta was bland and just horrible! I didn't even finish it. My food took FOREVER to come out. We only ordered crab legs and flounder! And no the restaurant was not crowded. The crab legs taste like nothing, yuck no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Crab Alley is one of the restaurants we always visit when in Ocean City, MD. My wife and I shared one of the king crab combination platters for two. There was plenty of food and the crabs were delicious. Their Maryland crab soup is also very good. We like to sit upstairs since there is a great view of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was the second time i have visited this place. Our visit started out really well. I got the all you can eat Blue Crabs while the rest of our group (10) got other things. Everybody enjoyed their food and there is something wonderful about a pile of steaming crabs being dumped on brown paper. Unfortunately after a certain amount... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Shared the crab feast for two with a friend. It was delicious. A ton of food. The shrimp were awesome and a great size. Crabs were good. Had a half dozen oysters too. Tasted great. Try the watermelon sangria. Service was good, too. Definitely sit outside if the weather allows it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Let's just say the chicken was better than the seafood! Soggy King Crab Legs that seem like they were sitting in water for hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Seems like a neighborhood or blue collar type of place that has the best food going. There were eight of us that were served swiftly, accurately and with a smile. The cream of crab soup is to die for. Best in town. If you want great seafood without the need for expensive ambiance then this is a must go for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great food and even better service from Lauren b. She was on point with our order and was very friendly and personable. Everything was really fresh & tastey. I highly recommend crab alley!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Crab Alley is a great place to eat outdoors. If available, request to be seated on the upper deck overlooking the marina across the street. We had both the shrimp and the fish tacos for lunch and they were delicious. Three tacos chock full of crispy fried fish (very mild) and slaw. Couldn't even finish all three. The shrimp tacos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here the second night of our week stay in Ocean City. We tend to eat an early dinner to beat the rush. The hostess who met us was polite and friendly, the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. She even recommended the larger crabs stating that if we were still hungry, she'd have no problem bringing out more.We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wonderful staff and great food. Always get the ayce #3! Went for dinner tonight, and our waitress was so polite and helpful. One member of our group has a severe egg allergy and they were very careful in handling the food.

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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, Delicatessen, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?