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Higgins Crab House North

12801 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4716
+1 410-250-2403
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (22 reviews)
“steamed crabs” (16 reviews)
“corns” (28 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
12801 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4716
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We come to Ocean City almost every year, and Higgins is a must for us. We have tried other places to pick crabs but always go back to our favorite, Higgins North.

Thank Gregthediamondguy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Three blue crab pickers and two nomcrab pickers visited at about 7 pm. We ordered the small all you could eat crabs, snow crabs and snow crabs. Crab pickers were overall satisfied, somewhat light crabs but very tasty. Entrees were also tasty. We visit here...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got 1/2 buscel of steamed crabs...were small and light..but at least gave free paper,old bay and vingear... tasted great...just very light...

Thank ocmommom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are very highly. The service was not good. The only positive thing I would say is the food is decent.

Thank tarmbrust
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I went here with my mom and grandmother for Mother's Day. We got the all you can eat crabs. The crabs were okay. But our waitress? Where's our waitress? She was no where in sight and we had to keep asking other waiters and waitresses...More

Thank RebeccaPirate
Tim H, Front Office Manager at Higgins Crab House North, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

What was her name..please

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The food is filling and the hush puppies are unique and tasty! The crabby burger is made just the way u want it and the shrimp is so fresh and fried perfectly. The atmosphere is beachy and comfortable. There are lots of all u can...More

Thank JacksonFamily224
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We enjoyed drink specials for Happy Hour on a pub crawl of the north end of town. The prices were fair

Thank lgoulet2016
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We found out they had oysters for $1 each and we ended up eating 2 doz per person and they were fresh, clean cut, and on ice.....very delicious. The waitress was very friendly and we had a great time talking to her. I'm going to...More

Thank corkscrewd
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

When ever I go down to Ocean City with my family and do the all you can eat crabs. We love the staff and the food. It's always a pleasure to come and eat here

Thank RebeccaPirate
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place is awesome!!! The best seafood I have had since I caught my own!!! My G/F and I had the scallops. I had the fried and her the broiled. Incredible!!!! Service was great and quick. If you pass this place you are missing out!!!

Thank Ken B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
The shrimp appetizer (12 lb large) Is that pounds or does it just come with 12 shrimp? Because 12 pounds sounds like A LOT for only $12.49
15 March 2015|
Response from oceanfreeme | Reviewed this property |
I didn't get the shrimp appetizer. But I'm pretty positive that it would mean that the shrimp are the "Large" ones as opposed to the med or small ones. LOL I'm pretty sure it would mean 12 shrimp. But that's not sounding... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:30 - 08:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12801 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4716
    (128th street)
  • Public Transportation: Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-2403
  • 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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