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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Scrappleking
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 

Inwood, West Virginia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I was interested in going here due to some friends posting pictures in the past the their bloody Mary's they have. We went on New Years Eve at their new location. We got a seat right away. The bloody mary was really good but I think overpriced, especially for just the regular one. I got the one... More 

Thank Pamela G
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Gary R
Baltimore Suburbs
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 

York, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new location was walking distance from where we were staying, our waitress was wonderful and the food was great! Of course, we had crab related dishes and even a drink; they have fantastic specials for anyone.

Thank jscatlovers
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place. Their food was awesome, and you have to try their crab mac&cheese. It was so good we went back the next day (which is usually a nono). They have good drinks and specials. The service was very good and pleasant. The price is reasonable. This is a place that the locals go to,sooo... More 

Thank Steven B
Federalsburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love the new location! More roomy then the previous location which will help when the summer season comes. Went here twice while on our visit. First time we had breakfast and the famous bloody mary's which did not disappoint us. Then went back on Monday for 1/2 price cheesesteaks which these are to die for - get them with the... More 

Thank April C
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went hear today as a group of 11. Since I've been here many times I recommended it. Everyone was happy with the food. Except for one thing. My burger was "dropped" on the way to the table so I had to wait 15-20 minutes for another while everyone else was eating. Had I not been with the group I would... More 

Thank redskinboy
Smithtown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

So the restaurant has two locations, we went to the one on art 54.. Parking was and always is a nightmare so go off hour. The place is best known for their gigantic meal sized Bloody Mary, with shrimp shrewd and bacon and crab and too much too possibly finish. Not for the budget minded though as I believe it's... More 

Thank Guysmilie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I went here twice in 2 days because he loved their crab cakes so much. They were big and awesome!

Thank Betsy S

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, International
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?