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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews crab grilled oysters cornbread fries chicken burger all you can eat off season worth the wait outdoor seating dozen meaty medium sides platter draft bay
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

absolute worst in every way avoid at all cost avoid albertinos pizza aswell same owner same crappy every thing the absolute epitome of tourist trap garbage

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

This was a huge portion of fresh Cod served on a platter with french fries, cole slaw and corn on the cob, and it was delivered quickly. My son and I could barely finish our portions.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

Went to the crab bag for dinner. Been over 25 years and the place has changed. It is huge now! I found the facility to be nice, well kept and clean. The wait staff was also very good. The food was middle of the road....I had clams which were very good and I enjoyed them but the divers scallops left something to be desired. Overcooked and on the small side. My wife just had one snow crab cluster which she enjoyed but it was very pricey at $19 for just the one cluster. She also ordered a piece of corn which was a bit to sweet to her liking.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

We ordered take out to avoid the large wait time for seating. Order ready 45 minutes. The order was ready. It took us 10 minutes to find where carryout pick up is. Food expensive. We wanted to order 1 rockfish with crab imperial, and another...1 Salmon with crab imperial. We were told they didn't have enough Salmon on hand to make that one. Ok fine.. give us 2 rockfish with crab imperial. So we take our dinners home. Oh, the Ladys got crab cakes which was very good. BUT, for us guys with the rockfish dinners.. There was NO, ZIP, ZILCH, crab imperial on our $40 dinners. NO crab imperial. Hush puppies we orderez were way over fried. Also the fried oysters were over fried. On the plus side, their sides of roasted potatoes, asparagus spears, and half corn on the cob were excellent. So, we give them a 3 out of 5. We never dealt with any employees (bar trying to find the gosh darn carryout way out back). The rockfish was very good too, just no imperial we paid a premium to have.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

This is the only place we come for crabs. We miss having Emily T. as our server but when she is filling in, she lets us know so we can some see her. On this visit, Kayla dazzled us with her attentive service. The XL...crabs were meaty and hot and Kayla never let us go thirsty.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Place was average at best. They were not serving a large number of items from the menu. Food was blah and everything was over seasoned with Old Bay including the vegetables. Wont be going back. Dont waste your time and find alternatives.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022

I took my wife and a couple of friends here for lunch. This place is MASSIVELY over-priced and the food is really bad. The drinks took forever to get to our table and they were watered down. Don't even bother. I warned you!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

Service was awesome. We had all you can eat crab special .aiways had fresh Hot crabs and delicious fries, Corn and monkey bread was really good too. great atmosphere .They have a couple of full bars and also offer outside seating. we all loved it...and will be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

We visited while on vacation. The flavor was surely lacking in their " seafood broil pots". The quantity and quality of food surely doesn't equal the cost. The wretched smelling garbage located in the little walk way to get to the hostess stand should have...been a huge red flag. Thankfully our server Byron was great, he is the only positive we experienced during our visit. We understand times are tough every where but the quality of your food needs some improvement.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Bring back the old menu and the happy hour menu The late night happy hour was great really miss it and what happen to the chilly

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Typical seafood place at the beach. Quality was decent, but many things overpriced. Even with inflation. Ex. Smallest Mac & Cheese (“so called “specialty”) $16.95. It was good but nothing special and had the same amount as a side dish but in a wide shallow...bowl. Not a bad place, but not a great place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Arrived around 7:50pm, sat at the upstairs outside bar. Bartender was nice, drinks were good. Ordered food approximately 8:05pm. Waited until 9:30pm and still was not ready. Manager took the food off our bill since it never arrived. He never apologized and didn’t take not...one drink off for waiting so long. We had to go somewhere else to eat dinner. Can’t comment on the food since it never was served. The bar was not overly crowded at the time but was told afterwards that they were short staffed in the kitchen.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 7, 2021

The atmosphere was really nice and they were able to accommodate our party of 10 at a nice long table, but the all you can eat crab prices were outrageous - didn't even get them. Over 100 for decent size all you can eat. However,...market at that time was very bad and limited, so prices were very high. Drinks were good. Portions at times were disappointing - over 20 for a crab cake that was so small it really should have been served as part of a mini-crab cake appetizer. Would try them again though, when the crab market is better.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

Heard some good things about this place so decided to give it a try, let me say this, if you can tolerate very loud country music then yes this is the place for you. If however you dispise country music at any level like I...do then you might want to find another place. The prices were decent and the food tasty. If you can get past the blaring music you'll enjoy the food.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021 via mobile

We were there during the off-season and sat outside by the fireplace and the atmosphere was great. The servers were very accommodating, proactively adjusting the propane heaters and adding wood to the fire. We had the crab dip appetizer, which was an ample portion and...delicious. However our main entree of fried oysters was extremely disappointing as they were way over cooked which made them hard and chewy. Many people have worked in restaurants and know better than to send food back, which puts the restaurant at a great disadvantage when something is wrong because they have no opportunity to make it right. It may have been because they were so slow or it was just an off night, so we’d give this establishment another chance because everything else was great.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from FalconsNest12 | Reviewed this property |
May not be worth it. Crab cakes might be the better option lots of places in baltimore will ship those
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Yes. Call them
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Response from Randy P | Reviewed this property |
I'm probably too late with my response . But they only do first come first serve and put your name on a list
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THE CRAB BAG, Ocean City - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Crab Bag offers takeout services.

The Crab Bag is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4