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Reviewed October 27, 2022 via mobile

We are avid blue crab lovers. I was a satisfied regular here many years ago. That was not the case this time. Our server was great, even though he was new. The AYCE crabs were dry and tasted old & reheated. My mother sent her...crab balls (dry & bready) & scallops (rubbery) back bc it was inedible. The corn, fries & hush puppies were good. Unfortunately, that was not what we went there for. We sadly ended up spending close to $100 each for less than subpar food. Still mad . . .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

Great food! They were short-staffed, but we were still seated immediately and greeted by our waitress right away. The food was great, if a bit overpriced. Outdoor and indoor seating was available.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

We were excited about dining here. The fried catfish was not fresh and it tasted like it was fried in old oil. The manager never came over to us to understand more about our displeasure or to apologize for our experience. The side salad was...not as fresh also.😠More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

service was good but food was only mediocre and pricey,,,we wanted fish sandwiches and didnt know where to go so tried there and very so-so..won't go back

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022

First my server seemed nice! However, being a waiter in my younger years I really know how servers treat their customers. So first the crabs looked dirty they smelled like waste and to top it off the server said the crabs come from the river...WOW. The manager became irked because i said I did not like the taste of the dead crabs and wanted to charge me for dead crabs. The crabs had no weight, no taste, n not clean. DON’T GO TO HIGGINS!!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022

Food was delicious! So many choices and nice sized portions. Libby was our super friendly and attentive server.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

Scallops over cooked and “Pure Rubber”; Crab Imperial - tasteless! Ribs - feel off the bone, but still lots of fat- BBQ sauce leaves you not wanting more…service slow, slow, and slower…

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022

We weren't sure where we should go on our first night in OC and Higgins was mentioned in a facebook group. The food did not seem fresh and the crab meat was discolored (dark/blackish on edges). I am no expert on Maryland crabs, but I...do not think the food was fresh. Our group had a variety of items including the kids mac and cheese that our group did not like. My sister felt ill after having the seafood platter. I recommend Hoopers/Sneaky Pete's for fresh food and a great view!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

There was chicken tenders and fries all over the floor where we were seated outside. The two tables next to us had all the left over crab on the table. Food was great but cleanliness was a 0 out of 10.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

The outdoor roof deck was fun. The crab cakes, cole slaw and corn cooked in the husk was delicious!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

I was passing by this place and the sign stood out to me the service was awesome the dinks was good only problem they need to have a taller glasses for the mixed drinks 🍹 I have the steam pot wish it still have some...of the steamed seasoned juices in the pot I also has the lobster it Was great nicely season lobster wasn’t over cooked the crabs was so sweet and the snow crabs was good Outdoor seating was a little windy but the cool air felt great overall I give this place a 8 of 10More

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

Worst crabs I had in Maryland all year and I only ate crabs about 20 times this year. Very light and over steamed.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful outside building. The inside is a bit cramped. The floors were slippy and somewhat greasy. I noticed the man sitting at the table across from us kept getting the water drip from the air conditioner above. Our waiter was great and friendly. The manager...went around greeting each table.. she even brought a live crab out that had just been unloaded off a truck. She went to every child in the dinner area and showed them the crab and answered their questions. It was on the pricey side. The bill for 3 adults and 1 child was $150.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

We went for dinner. The restaurant was not crowded. The hostess went to seat us at a table but my husband asked for a booth. There were a lot of booths open. She dropped the menus at a booth in the pathway of the kitchen...where all of the staff were standing around and walking by. I said "How about the next booth?". The hostess (a woman with a heavy Easten European/Russian accent) said VERY nastily and loudly: "You will sit here!!!" and then stormed off. I moved the menus myself to the next booth where we sat. That was the beginning. The food is absolutely disgusting! My husband said the scallops were by-far the worst he ever ate. They were supposed to be broiled but there was absolutely no browning on them. They were actually raw! The mixed vegetables were so mushy from swimming in grease and garlic. The baked potato was hard. The hushpuppies were the only tasty food. The prices are outrageously and ridiculously high, even for this vacation area. The terrible scallops were $42 for eight VERY small scallops! The only good thing about the entire experience was the waitress and her waiter-in-training were friendly and polite.More

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

Service was great and our crabs were perfectly cooked. The hush puppies were really tasty. We ate upstairs on the deck and the ambiance was really nice. Highly recommend this place for the crabs.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Higgins Crab House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5