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Higgins Crab House North

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12801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4625 (128th street)
Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
410 250 2403
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood...
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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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great restaurant

We always visit Higgins once or twice during our summer trip to Ocean City. The MD crabs are great and so are the sides. Its nice to sit outside for dinner. Our son loved it there too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
jumpmanmj
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We always visit Higgins once or twice during our summer trip to Ocean City. The MD crabs are great and so are the sides. Its nice to sit outside for dinner. Our son loved it there too.

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Conway, South Carolina
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

It's been a long time since I've had MD steamed crabs and was finally able to satisfy my craving. Higgins has a wide range of sizes/prices for the crabs, but the taste was definitely on point. Plenty of other selections to choose from in addition to the crabs. Staff was friendly and very helpful.

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Thank SueHuSC
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Steamed blue crabs were great and the hush puppies were too. Crab cake was good. Service was excellent and Would recommend.

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Wilmington, DE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My son and I shared the snow crab meal and couldn't finish it! Generous portion and our waiter was nice. They were a little overwhelmed so the service was a bit slow but still a good experience. Stay away from the steak though, it was just very bland.

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Thank Cliftonduo925
Cleveland, Ohio
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Everyone else in our group of six enjoyed their meals, but my stuffed shrimp was not cleaned/deveined so that ruined the dinner for me. The stuffing covered the veins so I didn't notice they weren't clean until I had eaten two and the thought of that made me sick. I brought it to the waiters attention and he said something... More 

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Sunderland, Maryland
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure what people expect from a crab house, and from all you can eat crabs. My wife and I came here around 5 pm on a Saturday and got sat at the bar. The bartender waited on us and was a treat. We got AYCE crabs and were not disappointed. The crabs will be smaller because they're all... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Right next to our hotel so we stopped in to eat. Started and ended with an appetizer. Had the crab dip, was cold and could not find the crab. While we were there they were conducting interviews at the bar next to us. Not a good experience

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Thank CarolBob3
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I've picked crabs all over ocean city, Bethany and rehoboth. Higgins is my favorite. The all-you-can eat option is perfect with fairly dense small and mediums. The picnic tables on the outside balcony make for a perfect crab-picking environment. The staff is always super friendly and attentive... We never got to the bottom of the drink cup or ran out... More 

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Thank schnicker00
Culleoka, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food and service were both good and the next day I started receiving fraudulent credit card charges against the card I used. Save yourself a headache, use cash.

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Thank james t
Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We arrived at 9 pm on a Tuesday night with our party of three. It was not crowded at all. We were seated outside by the hostess. 15-20 minutes later with numerous waitresses walking by us and no one acknowledging us we said something to the hostess. Somehow we apparently "didn't have a waitress" so a waitress picked our table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4625
    (128th street)
  • Public Transportation: Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410 250 2403

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

Description

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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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