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The Original Crabcake Factory

12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crab nachos” (38 reviews)
“beignets” (14 reviews)
“fries” (106 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
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Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

These are the best crab cakes you will ever find. We love them. Try going off season to avoid the crowds, the wait can be long and the parking is horrible at the rt 54 location but the crab cakes are so worth it. Excellent...More

1  Thank robin b
Reviewed June 10, 2015

A few people told me about this place so I stopped in with the wife for a quick beer and a bite on our way back from the beach. We were lucky enough to get there during happy hour and tried a few of the...More

2  Thank Larry L
Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Yum...yum...and more yum. We ate at both locations and both were great. Lots of jumbo lump crab in everything! Beignets were great! Just wish the chocolate sauce was not Hershey's syrup and a warm actual sauce instead. But they were great! Our server was an...More

1  Thank Anita R
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to go here for the best crab cake around by our hotel front desk. The crab cakes were okay, but nowhere close to the best ever. Prices were high as well. One thing I will say is that if I were rating...More

1  Thank jewelz24
Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant in Fenwick West has one of the best views around. Sitting directly on the back bay you can't beat it at sunset. The food is good for a shore resort and the staff is friendly and goes out of its way so you...More

4  Thank Lizw66
OCJ, General Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this review

First of all let me thank you for taking the time to write a trip advisor review. We have been in business for 19 years and this may be the first time I can recall a bad review about the carryout. As you know the...More

Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visited the Crabcake Factory again this weekend. The crab cakes are unbelievably good and reasonably priced....add an order of their fries, and a orange crush after a day on the beach and you're in heaven. The wait and bar staff are always friendly and love...More

1  Thank Travelsalot1957
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I can say that I went to this restaurant with very high expectations. The Crabcake sandwich I had was very good. Parking is difficult and the restaurant was far from the inlet. If you stay in North Ocean City would recommend it as a place...More

1  Thank fcfl101
Reviewed May 22, 2015

My friend and I were having a girls weekend and treated ourselves to breakfast at the Crabcake Factory! We both had lump crab eggs benedict and Orange Crushes! In my opinion, they are much better than bloodymarys. We had a great waitress and other than...More

2  Thank Fran W
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Crab cakes are good, for this are their prices are way to high. Alcohol beverages are weak, not sure I'd go back. Live 2 minutes away.

2  Thank EC B
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch. My husband & I each had a crab cake sandwich, just different styles. Definitely a good stop if that's what your in the mood for. Fries are homemade.

4  Thank Sierra M
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Any good hotels in the area?
April 23, 2017|
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Response from redskinboy | Reviewed this property |
The Pyramid, I can put you in touch with an owner of five units if you'd like. I rent from her every year.
Betty D
Is there a dress code? Do you have a seafood platter on the menu
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
No dress code Because it more like a l bar where locals know each other. There is really no seafood platters more like crab and other sandwiches. If your looking for a seafood platter I would go to Phillips , Hoopers or... More
Jamie S
What is on the breakfast menu?
August 12, 2016|
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Response from OCJ | Property representative |
All the usual breakfast items like Pancakes, Eggs, Chipped Beef Etc. Also some signature seafood dishes like Crab Benedict and Huevos Ranchero with Lump Crab. World Famous Bloody Marys.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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 Highway, 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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