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Crab Alley Restaurant

9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
+1 410-213-7800
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
$$ - $$$
9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We met my sister and brother-in-law in OC for vacation and they were familiar with this excellent Tuesday happy hour. Drink specials and a big variety of small plate food items. Oysters, mussels, clams, $6 double cheeseburger, awesome crab dip with French bread. This is...More

Thank TomRuthWilliams
Reviewed 2 days ago

I will first say that I did enjoy the food... the major problem here was the service.. Arrived around 4pm and there was only a few people there.. We were seated right away.. The hostess came back after 10 minutes and said that the waiter...More

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 Stars for steamed crabs and Maryland Crab Soup. 3 Stars for crab cakes Steamed Crabs were great. Five out of six were the best ever while the sixth one was bad. The bad one was replaced after the waiter had to make a snide...More

Thank Elaineonvacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by in early May, so still off-season, around 8pm. Anything steamed was not available, they close their steamers first (off season thing?), we were told. Dan was hoping for crabs but he had the fish tacos instead. It was nice to be able to...More

Thank phoebendan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of the way of all the boardwalk life. A refreshing change. Last night in OC. Great waitress. Food was good. Had the Caesar salad with a crab cake on top. Meaty and good size crab cake. Not over seasoned. My only suggestion would be...More

Thank parmalat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going there for years but the last year it's gone really downhill. We had the all you can eat crabs, chicken ,shrimp, corn and my husband had snow crabs The steamed crabs were extra small and dried out. The shrimp are tiny...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a craving for snow crabs. Most places on ocean city island had hour wait. Found this place on mainland and we were glad. No wait, attentive staff, the best....yes the best steamed snow crab legs. And to end we had...More

Thank peggy613
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place is not for me and my family. The food was overwhelmingly distasteful. Everything was over seasoned and unattractive. Whatever you do when you try here please don't do the ribs. It was fatty and blonde as well. The soups not bad. The Mussels...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

it may be a local's place but we had some of the worst, dried out seafood we have ever had. service was terrible too

Thank chris w
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon. The place was mostly empty. Service was slow and food way overpriced. The food was okay, but nothing great. This was overpriced by double.

Thank Robin V
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Karl B
is this a buffet or ala cart
12 January 2016|
Response from NYPAUL | Reviewed this property |
Ala cart.
Karl B
is this buffet or ala cart
12 January 2016|
Response from SheriBobLove2Travel |
ala cart
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-7800
  • E-mail