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Crab Alley Restaurant

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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is not right at the beach, but it is well worth the relatively short drive to get to there! Very beach and tropics like atmosphere – just what you’d expect from a vacation and resort town. The one thing that definitely stands out and not expected, is how good it is! When we asked our concierge where we... More 

Thank GastroEclectico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Crab Alley may be known for their delicious crabs, but their Happy Hour menu is awesome! They have the best Fish Tacos!! 2 for $5! They are made with a delicious fresh salsa with shredded cabbage on ale battered rockfish! The best in Ocean City!! And when you pair that with Bunky, the awesome bartender, you can't go wrong! And... More 

Thank Kathi N
South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent all you can eat crab! Great staff. Very clean locations. We went there on vacation and it's not too far from OCMD.

Thank Alyssa K
Cebu Island, Philippines
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch last week at Crab Alley Restaurant, the food was so good that we wind up ordering a bunch of them to take home. The servings were just right and the price was very good. The Crab Soup was excellent it is a must to have and the crab cake was so good .Every thing they have in... More 

Thank mactanbeach
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This restaurant is a favorite place among the locals. The Maryland crab soup is the best on the beach and on Saturdays you can eat all the oysters you can eat for $ 25 What a bargain.

Thank JohnVeldhuis
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

combo platter with a (small) crab cake and fried flounder. It was not worth the $26 it cost. The crab cake was very tasty, though small, but the flounder was thin and dry. They did give you a ton of hush puppies.

Thank kcgoetz
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been coming to Crab Alley for years, and it is still one of the best places for crabs in OC. This time our server, Kim Leann, recommended the large crabs. We usually only opt for ext large or jumbo. We were not disappointed. As promised, they were large, heavy, sweet, moist, and well spiced. In fact, they were... More 

Thank Diana T
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered and sometime later after getting hold of a waitress we got our food which was probably waiting for us. It was cold. No extra napkins, no butter for the potato. This is late September, well after the summer rush. I have been here numerous times over the years during their peak season n gotten better service that tonite.... More 

Thank 769marianh
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Ordered a combo of crabs, crab legs and shrimp with corn on the cob and hush puppies for 2. It was the best we ever had. Other couple had fried oysters and they were great. Highly recommend this restaurant. We went there in late Sept..

Thank John W
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Two story venue: great bar and seating on the upper level and typical bar seating on the lower level. I was expecting a typical bar food experience but was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, well beyond most bar food. The service was good and the prices were reasonable for a shore resort environment. You can't go wrong with... More 

Thank Frank W

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