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Phillips Flagship - CLOSED

900 Water St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2497
+1 202-488-8515
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Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Overlooking the Washington Channel on the Southwest Waterfront, Phillips Seafood is the only all-you-can-eat seafood buffet in Washington, DC. Our spectacular buffet features over 75 seafood selections daily, as well as regional specialties, made-to-order stations and non-seafood options. A traditional a la carte menu, featuring our famous crab cakes, is also available.

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English first
Maryland Heights, Missouri
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hey what happened? There's construction going on all around. No one here. I lived getting drinks and buffet here. Great patio in a marina in downtown. Almost forget your in dc. Not the greatest food but ok for a buffet. Call to check open or closed and hours of op. Parking garage under and across the street made it so... More

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Cohoes
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Service terrible, wait too long and price HORRENDOUS! will not return. We were in DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend. Decided to try this place because there was a long,line and it was a buffet - we assumed the long line meant it was good. It wasn't.

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PhillipsSeafood, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Flagship, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear about your disappointing recent visit to our Washington, DC location. We'd welcome the chance to make this up to you, if you can please contact us at smc@phillipsfoods.com. We look forward to hearing from you. More

Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was a nice surprise. Had good food and plenty on the bars. Good servers. They told us some history if the area. It's right on the river. It was a good day.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were part of a large (276 people) group. We were seated promptly, and the service was great. I normally do not like buffets, but this one was really good. The desserts were also very good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Absolutely do not eat here the worst food on the planet. A vulture would not eat this gruel .the service is so horrible its laughable I thought I was on a hidden camera show.

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PhillipsSeafood, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Flagship, responded to this review

Wesley, we're sorry to hear your account of your recent visit to our Washington, DC location. Can you please reach out to us with the details of your visit at smc@phillipsfoods.com? We'd love the chance to make this up to you. Thank you. More

Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We dropped in for a drink and snack. We had a drink and left. We saw a server rubbing his fingers over the tines of a fork being served down the bar. We left. Also staff talking amongst themselves and talking loudly was rude.

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PhillipsSeafood, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Flagship, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your recent experience to our attention. We have addressed these issues with our management and staff members, and wish to apologize to you for your experience with the staff in our Washington, DC location. If you can reach out to us at smc@phillipsfoods.com, we would like to make this up to you. Thank you. More

Springfield, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband a friend and I ate at Phillips today for lunch I have to say we were terribly disappointed we have been going to Phillips over the past 15 years and this by far has to be one of the worst time. Food was not fresh selections were limited even the dessert was not good. I have noticed over... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Well, where to begin? I visited this restaurant recently as part of tour with my daughter's high school orchestra. The restaurant had tables all set up for us in a separate room, which was nice. The overall look of the restaurant was of a tired, old place. That would not have really mattered had the food been good, but, alas,... More

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My daughter is going on a class trip to this restaurant and when I called to ask about how they handle food allergies as instructed to do so by the tour company I was told that the tour company needs to call that they don't usually answer questions from parents. When I said I was looking for some assurance that... More

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PhillipsSeafood, Owner at Phillips Flagship, responded to this review

Good afternoon, and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would appreciate if you could reach out to us directly at smc@phillipsfoods.com, so that we can have our management team contact you about your event. We can certainly accommodate your daughter with something delicious during her visit. As we offer many different types of menus for different tour... More

Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A friend asked me here one evening for an early dinner. The one good thing that I can say is it wasn't busy, but the seafood quality was poor and I'm easy to please whenit comes to seafood. The waitress was sorry. She didn't comeby to check onus until we called her din across the room near the end of... More

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PhillipsSeafood, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Flagship, responded to this review

Good Morning: I am so sorry to hear about your under-whelming experience with us at our Washington, D.C. location. Please send me an e-mail at smc@phillipsseafood.com so we can learn more about your experience and which items fell short for you. Thank You More

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