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The Original Crabcake Factory

12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4701
+1 410-250-4900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab nachos” (42 reviews)
“beignets” (13 reviews)
“lump meat” (27 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good no frills place for a crabcake. No waiting because it was off season so we were able to eat on the outside deck area. our server was awesome. The food was good, hot and a large variety to choose from. The...More

Thank jilcc
OCJ, Guest Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your response. As you know the bar space is quite limited at this location. We are also seasonal and its the end of the summer. We will gladly stock any liquor requested in advance but we rarely have a call for Johnny Walker...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the crab cakes and our service was good. Restaurant atmosphere is like a sports bar. Really loud football game playing on a projector screen. Wasn’t what we were expecting but enjoyed our visit anyway.More

Thank Katkit04
OCJ, Guest Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for commenting. You were at the Bayside location not original location if you were seeing a projector and the Ravens were playing a 9:30 game from London. This page is for the Original location on the Beach Side. We appreciate the response however. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cakes were on the good side of decent, but also over-hyped. This was the facility on the ocean side, which has more of a dive bar atmosphere. We were ok with that, but there were far too many flies buzzing around us and landing...More

Thank Eric A
OCJ, Guest Relations Manager at The Original Crabcake Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately at an outdoor restaurant the flies can be a problem this time of year. We have been here 21 years and we certainly do everything in our power to combat this issue every year. Just like on the Beach there...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this location several times this summer and always had a good experience. The shrimp skewers are my favorite and you can even get them over a huge Caesar salad. Also love their mojitos (especially the pineapple one). My only complaint is that the...More

Thank BeachKS10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard about the fantastic bloody mary loaded with crab meat. It did not disappoint. The cream of crab soup was delicious also. We went for lunch and it was very busy. We will go back soon for a regular meal because I am...More

Thank jackbaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife,a seafood lover,said the crab cakes were the best she ever had...I thought they were good.A band was playing that was too loud,and I couldn't talk with her during dinner.When we go back to Ocean City,we will return,but not if a band is performing.

1  Thank knobbie50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome, whether Bloody Mary's for breakfast (lump crab, bacon, shrimp, etc.) crab cakes for lunch, or the Happy Hour Crushes (orange, key lime, watermelon, etc....) and appetizers you can't go wrong. The Softshell Club (2 softshells) is to die for. The wait...More

Thank BigManSTL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Crabcake Factory's food is yummy. Of course you can find crab cakes everywhere in OC but theirs were delicious! Their French fries were fresh cut and I loved them. I will definitely go back there to eat when I visit again.

Thank jaqstrt
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A little pricey. 2 locations across the street from each other. We ate at the smaller sports bar. They played awesome music! Food was good, waitress was very nice.

Thank Carly S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't realize the "real" restaurant had moved across the street, and we went to the "old" spot, which is still a Crabcake Factory, but it's smaller with a lot less choices, and it was incredibly hot and uncomfortable. I didn't really want to eat...More

Thank JoanneT0213
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5 September 2017|
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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 OCJ | Property representative |
Located inside the Coastal Palms. Block from Carousel. Holiday Inn Express up street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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