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Phillips Crab House

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2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
410 289 6821
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Dessert
Description: The original Phillips Seafood Restaurant, established in 1956! Known as...
The original Phillips Seafood Restaurant, established in 1956! Known as the most popular dining destination in Ocean City, complete with a traditional a la carte menu, famous all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, and carry out counter for Phillips favorites on the go.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Buffet
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Kid friendly.

Phillips has good food and it's kid friendly, I will definitely be going again the next time I'm in Ocean City.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Kaylaleetucker
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Phillips has good food and it's kid friendly, I will definitely be going again the next time I'm in Ocean City.

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New York City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have been going to Phillips Crab House for years. Usually we stick strictly to the sit down but this year we did sit down and buffet. The food was delicious in both spots. The food was cooked perfectly at the sit down. The buffet had a great variety and the food was constantly repenished. We were sitting near the... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After hitting such seafood buffets as Capt. Georges, Original Benjamins, Giant Crab and others south of here I was maybe expecting too much. Seating was cramped, buffet was limited and our waitress seemed to be very forgetful. Everyone I had ever talked to that had been to OC said about how great Phillips Crab House was and that I must... More 

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not bad for an eat all you can. There were a couple of dishes that stood out like the baked Mako fish, Clam chowder, Crab legs & Crab cakes both baked and fried. Paid almost 40USD per person overall an Okay buffet. Make sure you come hungry. Ohhh the corn is good too!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We were in OCMD for a marriage beach retreat weekend. Stayed at The Grand Hotel & Spa & asked them where there was good seafood buffet. My husband & I chose Phillip cause it was short walk just a block away. This beautiful old english slyle cottage looking building with stained glass windows would be perfect for our "Date night".... More 

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Ontario
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140 reviews 140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Downstairs is a la carte and upstairs through a separate entrance is the buffet. The cost was over $30 pp which a lot a money for a buffet. The ones who came to eat only crabs got their moneys worth. The atmosphere is cheap for such an expensive restaurant. The food area is poorly laid out and gets easily congested.... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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240 reviews 240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Start with one of their terrific bloody mary's, then on to crab bisque which is almost too thick to eat. Crab cakes are still excellent, even if not 100% Maryland crab anymore. Steamed shrimp are very good - my only complaint is that they use "Phillips seafood seasoning" instead of authentic Old Bay. Old Bay is much tastier. I don't... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went with someone who really loves seafood. I'm happy to try it and enjoyed the buffet. I don't know if I can get my money's worth on a buffet of seafood but enjoyed turkey, chicken, mac & cheese, and lots of HUSHPUPPIES :) So rest assured if you cannot partake in the seafood, you can still get a filling... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's been 10 to 15 years since I had last been in an area near a Phillips Seafood restaurant. I had fond memories of it from visiting both the Baltimore Harbor and Norfolk Virginia areas. So when I recently visited Ocean City, I knew that would be a must do for dinner. I remember the decor of these restaurants was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's a ritual every time we go to O.C. that the second night is dinner at Phillips. If we're there for a week, we go back a second time. The building at 21st Street is a Tiffany chandelier landmark; the food (a bit pricey) is top notch -- especially the crab cakes. We were thrilled when Phillips opened a location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410 289 6821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

The original Phillips Seafood Restaurant, established in 1956! Known as the most popular dining destination in Ocean City, complete with a traditional a la carte menu, famous all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, and carry out counter for Phillips favorites on the go.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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