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Crab Alley Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
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9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
+1 410-213-7800
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a craving for snow crabs. Most places on ocean city island had hour wait. Found this place on mainland and we were glad. No wait, attentive staff, the best....yes the best steamed snow crab legs. And to end we had sea salt scrub in bathroom that took all the seafood smell from our hands and... More 

Thank peggy613
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is not for me and my family. The food was overwhelmingly distasteful. Everything was over seasoned and unattractive. Whatever you do when you try here please don't do the ribs. It was fatty and blonde as well. The soups not bad. The Mussels were blonde. I have had better seafood every where else. The people try. Thanks to... More 

Thank Debbie M
Brunswick, Maryland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it may be a local's place but we had some of the worst, dried out seafood we have ever had. service was terrible too

Thank chris w
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon. The place was mostly empty. Service was slow and food way overpriced. The food was okay, but nothing great. This was overpriced by double.

Thank Robin V
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival for a getaway to OC my wife decided we would try this place that is right outside of the city near the outlets. There was only one other couple seated in the dining room and we stood and waited for several minutes till the waitress showed up to say we could seat ourselves. We ordered the crab dip... More 

Thank Bob L
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It was 8pm on St Patrick's Day weekend and we were ready for a yummy dinner. Crab Alley advertised on Facebook that had all you can eat crabs. Unfortunately they did not advertise that they do not steam any crabs within an hour of closing :( We ended up getting a steamer pot - which was good and had a... More 

Thank valerie c
West Berlin, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This restaurant is the best!! While on vacation staying at FSK my family went here for dinner 3 times in one week. The first time brought us back 2 more times that week! I am looking forward to going and having dinner here again this coming August! The cream of crab soup is my favorite!

Thank jemz1092
Washington Borough, New Jersey
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Still love the place and most of all the views. The prices are higher than Watermans yet the views are better. If you are here for the crab cakes they seem to have added more filler. The kids enjoyed the free popcorn. This used to be the only place I would go in OC, yet now I am finding other... More 

Thank SPMurphy
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Everything I have had here was good. The steamed shrimp and steamed clam specials are good. I liked the rockfish tacos, They are good fish tacos! Their Old Bay wings are really good!!! This is a place I stop at every time I am in Ocean City!

Thank 0907CC
New Ringgold, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We always have to stop in to eat lunch here when vacationing at OCMD. My husband always has the tuna steak sandwich and I have the shrimp tacos. Nice view from upstairs bar of the inlet and boats.

Thank Campingmyway

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-7800

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