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The Crab Bag

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13005 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-250-3337
11:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First the good: my Crab Imperial was TO.DIE.FOR. All lump, no filler. The not so good: Cream of Crab soup, while tasty, was not served with sherry as advertised (and included in the price, I assume.) They were out. Fairly pricey, small scallops and shrimp in the broiled platters. Disappointing for the beach. The platters weren't well seasoned and tasty,... More 

Thank SusieQuattro1
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good value for the money. Friendly service and food was delicious. Parking was a little confusing but the good news is they ship all over US!!

Thank Sskychick777
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a 3 day trip to OCMD from Philly and the locals around our hotel recommended this place strongly. As soon as we walked in we knew we made the right decision for dinner on our last night. The place was packed, smelled like crabs and old bay and everyone seemed happy. We ordered 2 well priced beers and... More 

Thank JoeyFrat
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab soup was delicious except they ran out of sherry on the side. Had the Maryland Broiler. Crab cake was delicious. Shrimp were so small and could have been out of a can. Scallops the same way. For the price I expected better quality. Wish I would have opted for the steamed shrimp and crab legs. Definitely disappointed overall.

Thank Shaffer24
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have the best crab imperial ever! Crabs are bug and cooked to order. During peak season plan to wait about an your for dinner, but it's worth it!

Thank TYPConnections
Wilmington, De
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this place based off a recommendation. Had the flounder, scallops and shrimp and all were good. Place was packed and staff very friendly. Only downside for me but not others is I like to sit at a table and not picnic benches for a nice meal. Again, just me. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Thank JerryMWilmington_De
Morgantown, West Virginia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here before approximately 3 years ago, and loved it but this time, was really disappointed by the portions. Our sampler platter had a small crab cake and only 5 shrimp. They tasted good but should have been more.

Thank jtrm_stephens
Rutherford, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because one of the guys at the local bar recommended it. It was cheap because it offered unlimited crabs. However, we were disappointed because the crabs were not that fresh and had not much meat in them :( we ate only half of a dozen and we gave up. The server was nice and friendly but that's... More 

Thank Pat T
Denton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

So this is a split review. My food was really good I had mussels in garlic sauce and a spicy shrimp while my friend and the steamed shrimp, which was good, and the crab cakes, which she didn't care for which is a shame because we went here for the crab cakes.

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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not the cheapest place, and a bit loud. However, includes locals and not just the tourists. There's a bar to just hang at on one side of a large dining room area. You can see several TV's from any seat there. This can get a bit loud, but it's definitely very relaxed and family friendly. Go ahead and make a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13005 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-3337

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