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Phillips Flagship - CLOSED

900 Water St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2497
+1 202-488-8515
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CLOSED
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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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Whenever we visit Washington, DC, we make sure to enjoy a buffet meal at Phillip's Flagship location. Their variety of fresh seafood entrees is abounding from crab, shrimp, filets, chowders, you name it. They also offer entrees for non fish lovers with a variety of salads although if you try the seafood you could be converted. We prefer lunch rather... More 

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Laplata, md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

High price -- acceptable food. Lots of seafood options appropriate to a buffet-type restaurant. I'd say, if you are hungry...it's worth a try - one time.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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21 reviews 21 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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Additional Information about Phillips Flagship

Address: 900 Water St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2497
Phone Number: +1 202-488-8515
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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