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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Tonight we visited for dinner. We had an absolutely amazing server, Cassandra. She was surely sweet and very attentive. Sadly our meals failed in comparison to the wonderful service. Our bake potatoes were so over cooked they crumbled. My husband's "steak" was something most restaurants...serve with a side of eggs at breakfast. It was also charred and was supposed to be medium rare. My shrimp had great flavor but could've boiled a few more minutes. The portions and quality most certainly didn't equate to the prices we were charged. Disappointing as Higgins North has always been a highlight of our yearly vacations in OC. We can only hope the food quality returns to what it once was.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

My family has been to Higgins Crab House North the past two years. I can’t speak for ordering specific dishes off the menu because we’ve always ordered all you can eat here. Both times we’ve been there the service was nice, quick, friendly. Of course...they try to fill you before you get to the crab and shrimp. But I will say that the hush puppies, fried chicken and corn on the cob were worth it both times we were there. My girls cleaned house on everything but the French fries and cole slaw. Crabs were good with a lot of Old Bay. If you don’t like Old Bay or salt it can get to be too much, but no issues here. The shrimp need to be peeled, but that was expected. Nice medium size shrimp and those just kept coming. At the end of the day, our drinks were filled, our plates were full, and Higgins met and exceeded our expectations. A last note, the manager walked around the place asking how we were doing and if we needed anything. Thought that was a nice touch.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

The food here is fresh and delicious. Our party included a toddler and a teen and they were satisfied with their dinner so that's a win win. We ordered the seafood platter sampler which includes a variety of seafood options and it was large enough...for 3 adults to sample. The first night, July 4th we had excellent service, were seated right away and our server was fantastic! We returned the second night and the service was okay which is why am providing a 4 star review. Additionally, there were bugs at the table and we had to move--not good. The crab cake has too much filler so I will not recommend it. The space is large and you can socially distance. There is a place for kids to play, the only thing I would caution parents with toddlers is to be on the lookout for middle school age kids that go on the playground and rough play without anyone watching. I wished they would only allow 7 and under to play as older kids don't make it safe for toddlers. Overall, its a bit pricey.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

Visited with Family and little children. Masks were not required at the time of visit. Overall, I would recommend this place anyone looking for a place to eat seafood. The restaurant was clean. They have an outdoor play set for little children. The server was...very knowledgeable and the staff was friendly. Price was expensive.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2021

For a large group we received excellent service, delicious food. Every course was delivered fresh and hot. Thank you!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

Food is always fresh and good but is at a premium price point . You can find the same quality at a lower price at many other restaurants.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

Thanks, Martin (sp?) for making our dinner so pleasant last night. The crabs were AMAZING and the blend of medium and large was the perfect combination. This will be our go-to for crabs!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

Crab cakes, fried scallops, fresh corn on the cob, and baked potatoes were delicious! Children had french fries which we all enjoyed!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

We had a dozen steamed crabs at $78/dozen for either medium or large. The crabs tasted good but were on the small side and very pricey. Service was great though and we also got a salad which was good and a pound of steamed shrimp...which was also high at $35/pound but they were good. Overall the food is good but it is pricey.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

After our first choice restaurant was closed, we happened upon Higgins in our quest for good seafood. Was busy but not overly crowded so sat at bar. Service there was friendly and prompt. Mixed drinks were well made, not watered down. Steamed shrimp was excellent,...fresh and my wife’s Alaskan crab legs starter she said was the best she ever had. Excellent, sweet, fresh and served hot. She had crab imperial and I had a crab cake sandwich, both excellent and once again, served hot as food should be. We were pleasantly surprised how good the food was and glad we stopped. Ford and service was excellent. As I suppose it is elsewhere in a beach town post COVID, we thought prices were steep. But we agreed it was worth it when you’re served such excellent seafood. We’re adding Higgins North to our try again restaurant list as there’s more to offer here than just crabs.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021

The food was good but we got takeout and it was SLOW. I think we waited for our food for about 45 minutes. The staff members were super-friendly and other than the price and the long wait, it would have been a good experience.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 27, 2021

We had a party of six. Everyone in our group loved their food. Great service. Wish I could remember the waiters name. Think he was from Croatia. Prices are in the range of what you would expect in a seafood restaurant. Did not leave hungry....Had to box up some of the food to take home.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

If you are looking for a crabhouse this is the place to be. Very friendly staff, food was good. Had crab soup and crab cakes, delish! Fun place for a group!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

GF had crabs and they were big and excellent...I had ayce crab and shrimp...its expensive but a good value....quality was very good...we ate at The Crab Bag the night before and this place was so much better...I would go to long john silver before crab...bag...Higgins is great and the service was awesome too...they will see us again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Not terrible, but nothing sets it apart from any other crab restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their meals, however things seemed a little overpriced. Friendly waitstaff and good service and a nice area for children to play. Should be noted that we went during Covid restrictions so...the experience may be different during “normal” times.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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I didn't get the shrimp appetizer. But I'm pretty positive that it would mean that the shrimp are the "Large" ones as opposed to the med or small ones. LOL I'm pretty sure it would mean 12 shrimp. But that's not sounding... More
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Higgins Crab House North is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3