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The Original Crabcake Factory

12000 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crab nachos” (46 reviews)
“fries” (115 reviews)
“bloody marys” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12000 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a healthy choice breakfast with scrambled eggs and crab. Pretty tasty. Very busy in the morning. A very upbeat atmosphere.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just tried to eat at the original location and there was a wait. I’ve been wanting to try the crab eggs Benedict for awhile and we were finally going to get it. Due to the wait, we decided to go to the bayside one....More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based upon the reviews and pics, we were really excited to visit this restaurant to try their crab nachos. I am sorry to say they turned out to be very disappointing. Probably could have made better nachos in my own kitchen.More

Thank Beth N
OCJ, Director of Sales at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our Crab Nachos are Awesome and Huge. What location were you at? What was the problem? Did you ask for a manager? You give us very little info to go on here. Hard to understand just what anyone wouldn;t like about our Jumbo Lump Piled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to this restaurant every year when we visit Ocean City. The crab dip as an appetizer is what we wait for all week. My husband says the crab cakes are delish. I tried the chicken this time because I'm not a big Seafood...More

Thank DamitaV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been wanting to try this place for forever. During our recent vacation we finally went. There were 4 of us in our party. Hostess was pleasant and seated us right away. Our waitress took our drink order and quickly returned with our drinks. We...More

1  Thank Paula and Bill H
OCJ, Director of Sales at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for trying us out. We have had the same recipe for 22 years. Most would disagree but we value your opinion. Glad you loved everything else and it was wonderful despite the average rating we received. Regards!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to try their signature crab Bloody Mary. Service was quick, friendly staff. Great selection of seafood and for those who want something else.

Thank Miriam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coparing Crab Cakes all over town, and The Crab Cake Factory's is simply the best. Great food all around but the best asset is the people that work there...

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great. I had the crabcake sandwich and fries, my son had a burger and my husband had the ribs.

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have drove by this place lots of time so this trip me and my mom tried it I got crab dip it was great I also got cream of crab soup it was ok didn't have a lot of lump crab meat in it...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was so good and the bloody Mary's were the best! Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks. Definitely a must visit place in OCMD!

Thank kay0225c
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August 5, 2018|
Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
No they are not
August 5, 2018|
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Response from JohnronNyc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't ask either.
June 13, 2018|
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Response from OCJ | Property representative |
We have Fish, Chicken, Beef and Carry Out. Crabcake Factory Online is the website just add the normal com ending.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12000 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701 (Formerly Crabcake Factory Express USA)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-4900
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