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The Original Crabcake Factory

12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab nachos” (43 reviews)
“beignets” (14 reviews)
“fries” (112 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 yesterday

5 oz crab cake that is a ball of total crab meat, no filler, absolutely incredible. It's a cute little restaurant, some nice boutique drinks, great fries, everything is fantastic. Worth visiting if you're in OC.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loooved the lump crab eggs benny! Triple threat Bloody Mary was so good too. Bartender was cool but had so many customers she forgot to give us our check and took forever to get outta there.

Thank mgmc0103
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a very nice casual lunch here. The only negative is that it was very hard to find a place to park, and it was pouring down rain, so we got wet on the way in. The place was pretty busy, but we didn't...More

Thank TravelingFromOhio
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the crabcake! Best at OC. Great staff and service. The waitress was so attentive she overheard me say I wish that I had cocktail sauce and just brought it to me!!! But I will say that the Decor needs a little TLC.

Thank rwwils0n
Reviewed 2 days ago

We tried this establishment for the first time for lunch. The Bloody Mary's with Crab are insane, especially the Triple Threat that also includes Bacon and Shrimp. My wife had Soft Shell Crab and it was served fried but dark which meant it was overdone....More

Thank lheben
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had single crab cake and chips. I would eat here again. Good selection on the menu. New location the bay side location easy to get to and easy to find parking.

Thank labellaxo
Reviewed 3 days ago

We go here for the bloody marys.. they are like a meal and YUMMY. The restaurant is kind of dingy and the food is average which is why I gave it a 3star. Always do have good service though.

Thank hilcole
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome the food was great the crackheads are super delicious the price was good place was friendly environment clean would definitely come back

1  Thank sickamore4life
Reviewed 5 days ago

Touted as the "Best Crabcakes in Town" they purchase a lot of their supplies from Sysco. Crabcakes are now "sourced" from all of the world - not just Eastern Shore blue crabs. Very popular - and thus crowded place - expect to wait at busy...More

Thank James S
OCJ, Public Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks James! Just to clarify, Sysco is the biggest food supplier/broker in the world and definitely Ocean City. They Broker all of our Fresh Seafood including Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana and Carolina Blue Crabs. In season we sell almost 100% Maryland and Chesapeake Bay Lump Blue...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous Bloody Mary's but last time I had them there was a pepper maple bacon and this time not. The price is steep but occasionally go all out!!! I loved the crab meat and shrimp.

Thank Gmedsmart
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Questions & Answers
15 August 2017|
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Response from OCJ | Property representative |
We have Salads, Fresh Local Veggies as well. We will try to accomodate any requests if possible. Take Out Always. Breakfast 8 AM to 11:30 AM
24 April 2017|
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Response from redskinboy | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Pyramid. If you are interested google Debbie Lizardi rentals. Tell her Pat Lippy referred you.
Betty D
7 April 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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