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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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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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 

2 Thank Steven B
Federalsburg, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 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 

1 Thank April C
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

1 Thank redskinboy
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Betsy S
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It is difficult to get good scrapple since most cooks either overcook or undercook the scrapple but at the Crab cake Factory they deep fry it to perfection. There are many other items on the menu. The place is super clean and the staff always friendly.

2 Thank JohnVeldhuis
Ocean City, Maryland
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91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I’m not impressed with the atmosphere. It’s a big red box. Many, many TVs, with the volume from one sports channel blasted throughout the entire bar/restaurant. There is no difference between the bar & restaurant. (Hard to find because it was dark outside and there is no sign yet!!). I ordered crab dip. Much better in Delaware last summer. I... More 

2 Thank cindy r
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was so good that we had dinner, two nights of our mini vacation. The new location is awesome, with more space and perfect seating! The service was excellent and the food is to die for!! When you think of a crab cake you think of a breaded something, not here...IT"S ALL CRAB MEAT!!! AHHH!! We even had the... More 

1 Thank tweetybyrd1957
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We went during Happy Hour and it was very loud as bar and restaurant are combined. Seems like alot of regulars, very friendly.

Thank Sandy G
Moosic, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

All I can say is, you have to try them! My husband had a blackened tuna sandwich and he loved it. He never 'loves' anything he eats!

2 Thank Lynn C
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The food was great. I thought we were going to have an issue with service as we sat down and waited. The food may have taken a little longer than I had liked but we had just arrived from the long road trip and were all very hungry. The staff seemed to be recovering from a collision and food spill... More 

1 Thank Michael A

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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, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?