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The Original Crabcake Factory

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12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701 (Formerly Crabcake Factory Express USA)
+1 410-250-4900
09:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visit this location about once a year and the food is pretty good. During the summer it's pretty crowded, but it's worth it. I've gone for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Andrea G
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from out of town and wanted crab! I read a bunch of reviews on this place and the crab shack. At first I was going to go to the crab shack but several of the reviews on price kind of turned me off as well as many of their food reviews. The origin crab cake factory is where I... More 

Thank msudoc1495
Avon, Connecticut, United States
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is pretty good for a bar. People are happy and welcoming. Had the crab cakes and they were pretty tasty and about 2.5" in diameter. Must try a skinny orange crush. Also have it in lemon and grapefruit. This place is great for 2-20 people

Thank Pam W
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in Ocean City last week, off season, not much open, but this place was packed. Locals were watching the Terps game. We has some steamed shrimp and shared the bomb crab cake. The crab cake was all lump, no filler. Very, very good. Also shared a chocolate cake which was not so great. Waitress was... More 

2 Thank Eric M
Forest Hill, Maryland, Usa
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crab cakes were good. jumbo lump crab meat. could have used a tiny bit more seasoning for my taste. also wish they were a little bigger. ribs were fall off the bone tender with good sauce. one thing they should do is remove the silver back membrane on the back side of the rib prior to cooking them.

Thank Ken G
columbia, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had gone there to watch a football game and get lunch. The crab cakes were great as were the fries!

1 Thank Christine H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The factory extended to the Bayside in 120th street. Happy hour until 6 pm. Maybe only off season. Great place. I get the dip to go and walk home. Best location in northern ocean city md. Never shuts down. Hope this helps Andrea

1 Thank AndreaLexus
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1,434 reviews
878 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We had them crabby cakes and they was bad. They was dry and they tasted old and the flavor was not there.

2 Thank Alzor S
OCJ, Public Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this review

I'm going to go ahead and let this review speak for itself. Thanks for stopping by and kudos to your well thought out and literate summary of your experience. Regards! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The place is actually a little hard to spot from the road but definitely worth the hunt. The crab cakes are everything they are cracked up to be. One word of advise: do pay attention to the daily specials they are incredible deals. In general the place is very sports oriented and can be noisy especially during a big game... More 

1 Thank Gary R
Baltimore Suburbs
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

So I've reviewed this place 3 times now, first with a 3-star review, and later a 4-star review. It's always been a good place, certainly enough to make this a must-visit restaurant the few times a year we visit OCMD, but there was always something that wasn't quite right. The new location (Food Lion shopping center, across the street from... More 

2 Thank Steve920
OCJ, Public Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this review

Thanks so Much Steve. We finally got it right. We appreciate your patronage. We are still Opening St. Patricks Day Weekend across the Street. We'd love to hear more about your experience with the chatty server. Drop us an email at CrabcakeFactory@Gmail.com. After 20 Years of Business we hope to deliver more than overpromise but we've been quite busy with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
Steps from the Beach at 120th Street

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?