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Higgins Crab House

31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-289-2581
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (48 reviews)
“shrimp” (69 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (30 reviews)
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent March business trip “downey oshun,” we found so many places closed for the off-season that we despaired of finding fresh, local seafood. Thank goodness for Higgins Crab House (South)! Our Saturday night foray yielded not only a perfectly steamed crab (sold individually!)...More

Thank EricHenning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crabs, fish, shrimp whatever seafood you might like you'll probably find it here at a decent price with friendly service.

Thank afojc
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with my wife wanting crabs. I know it’s the off-season but we have had crabs before in the off-season. These were the absolute worst crabs we have ever had in our entire lives. The waitress kept bringing out crabs which were opened. What...More

Thank rich529
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Came here Saturday night for all you can eat crabs they were the worse crabs I’ve ever had they came out with the shells open an when I asked the waitress why they were open because Ive never seen that before she said because they...More

Thank Christie M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Ordered takeout while at a convention and this made my night! Huge chunks of crabmeat with an incredible sauce. I must say... the fries.... amazing also! Would def order again and plan too! We come every year in January!

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Higgins was one of few places still open in late October. I ordered AYCE blue crab, shrimp and corn. They admittedly served you hush puppies, french fries and a piece of fried chicken to reduce your appetite. Save yourself for the crabs. The initial serving...More

Thank lightsluvr
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Have to give it to them. Food is good but was disappointed in the all you can eat crab legs and shrimp. You only received several clusters of legs then they charged you more per pound!! That ISNT all you can eat!!! Will continue to...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Because we visited Ocean City off season, the options were limited. However, when it comes to food, this place is the tale of two extremes. When it comes to blue crabs, they do a really good job. The crabs came out hot and cooked right....More

Thank Neal J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Love the staff and the managers are just wonderful! We have gone there over the years when we lived in Berlin MD and since moving from the area. Have never been disappointed!

Thank tazewell24
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were driving down the boardwalk and came across Higgins Crab House. They had a wide variety of seafood on their menu. All of us for something different and our server was great. There were 9 of us, and we ate outside....More

Thank Morgan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31st Street, 3102 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
    (31st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-2581
  • E-mail
Ocean City Md's premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family
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