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Higgins Crab House

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31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 (31st Street)
+1 410-289-2581
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 2:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Very good crabs and shrimp, kids also enjoyed and found their food very good as well. Very rustic, but that is what you look for in a good crab house! Food was fresh and staff very friendly! Will go back again.

Thank z_man_and_the_girls
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It was ok, but not for the price. Probably more cost effective if you were going to eat all the crab u can eat special. I had scallops and they were fair.

Thank Michelle G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had the hankering for some steamed crabs. A trip to Higgins is always met with great service a delicious all you can eat crabs and corn. Cold beer on tap, never go away hungry. Keep up the great work

Thank danielsantoni
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105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

After visiting OC for many many years we felt it was time to finally to AUCE crabs. Higgins was fantastic! The service was excellent -- the waiter was terrific - he never rushed us, he was always there when we needed him. The crabs were seasoned so very very good. We upgraded to large crabs and they were truly to... More 

Thank MDBarbara
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Eating hard shell crabs in Ocean City, MD is an expensive proposition, no matter where you go. Knowing this we were still disappointed by the crabs we got at Higgins. We ordered a dozen mediums and when they arrived they looked like smalls to us. They were also too heavily seasoned, and several were missing claws. Before the crabs we... More 

Thank Vincent G
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Don't expect too much. We were very disappointed to learn that the "all you can eat crabs" is a play with words.Yes, you do get all you can eat if you order the full body crabs. Does not apply to crab legs! It also suggest that it is a buffet, however, it is not. If you order Alaskan crab legs... More 

Thank Ny E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

On our girls weekend every year, we make sure we get crabs for dinner at least one night. My father and his friends were staying close to Higgins so we decided to go there for dinner since they have all you can eat crabs. They did, but they were awful. Some of the crabs were empty. Other you can tell... More 

Thank Kathleen D
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening and were immediately seated. Not packed but it was bike week so probably a little more busy than the rest of off-season but the wait staff always seemed to be playing catch up. Food was not great, mahi tacos were over sauced and the vegi slaw didnt mesh as a taco. Shrimp a little overcooked,... More 

Thank Matt M
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We went early, before 4:00, but waited a few minutes to be seated. The waiter was attentive and prompt. We ordered the all u can eat ribs and shrimp. It came with corn on the cob, fries, fried chicken which arrived prior to the shrimp and ribs. The fries were yummy, the chicken a bit over fried but had good... More 

Thank wolfetraveler1977
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

If so, step right up! With the new addition of the fenced in playground, a really nice OC tradition has become a teeth clenching dinner experience. First, I'm not sure why the wait staff would choose to sit a childless couple DIRECTLY in front of this play area, while families with kids were seated far away (so we could enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
2:30 am - 8:00 pm
2:30 am - 8:00 pm
2:30 am - 8:00 pm
2:30 am - 8:00 pm
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
    (31st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-2581
Ocean City Md's premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family

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