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The 5 Best Crabcakes in Ocean City revealed

People are passionate about crabcakes, like, really passionate. Although there were lots of other restaurants in the running (pretty much every restaurant in town serves crab cakes) according to you, our readers, these are the best crabcakes in Ocean City. The Shark on the Harbor was running a very distant sixth and it isn’t unreasonable that they can catch up. Hell, nothing is unreasonable with so much time left to vote. The point is, though, that these are the best of the best and it is a pretty tight race. We do tally the write-in votes pretty closely so if you want to start a campaign for your favorite. That is, if you think the “real” best crabcakes didn’t make the list, there is still time to designate the best of the best. Click here to vote!

Current Fifth Place

Phillips Crab House | Ocean City, MD, United States – OceanCity.com

Veteran regional chain serving signature crab cakes & other Maryland-style seafood in low-key digs.

Current Fourth Place

Crab Alley Crab House, Lounge and Seafood Market | Ocean City, MD, United States – OceanCity.com

Long-standing crab house offering regional specialties plus a seafood market & outdoor seating.

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Current Third Place

Ocean City Fish Co | Ocean City, MD, United States – OceanCity.com

Ocean City Fish Company is the new home for Ocean City’s best crab cake. Now sourcing the freshest in available Boat to Table & Farm to Table ingredients, we believe in supporting our local fisherman, farmers and community while delivering an enjoya

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Current Second Place

Coins Pub & Restaurant | Ocean City, MD, United States – OceanCity.com

American fare with lots of seafood is served at this casual tavern, with daily early-bird specials.

Current First Place

Crabcake Factory USA | Ocean City, MD, United States – OceanCity.com

The Crabcake Factory is known for its World Famous Crabcakes, its Over the Top Breakfast and its Outrageous Bloody Marys. There are two locations, on 120th street in Ocean City, and on Rt 54 in Fenwick Island. Both are open year round,

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Tony Russo
Tony Russohttp://Ossurynot.com
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

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  1. Ocean City’s best crab cake is at Rippon’s seafood market. They can’t be beat.
    I’ve tried other places and they don’t come close. The only other place I’d order a crab cake is Coin’s. Coin’s has the best sea food potato skins appitizer. It’s my favorite meal there.

  2. I lived in Maryland all my life and love crab cake. My first visit to crab cake factory was in November and I know it’s the off season, but the crab cakes were not that great. I have been to other places in off season that we’re better. I will try again in summer.


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