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Phillips Crab House

2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
410 289 6821
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Ranked #152 of 383 restaurants in Ocean City
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Dessert
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.
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  • English first
  • Polish first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Buffet is worth it. Go for early bird get it for less! Phillips never let's me down. Best seafood ever

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wow.... what a disappointing experience. ... couldnt wait to get to phillips my first night in OC... and all i can say is... yucky...mushy crab legs.... old shirmp... cold fish.... thought id fill up on dessert so at least im not leaving hungry. ... and even it was awful... stale cupcakes and the weirdest apple crisp ive ever seen... and... More

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Virginia
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24 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant after the Airshow. It was early so it wasn't crowded. Buffet is $36 but wow they have the food. Crab legs had to be ordered one bunch at a time even off the Buffet. Service was good. I would go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The pasta was very good, sea food options were limited and the steak option was limited and thin slices were provided at the buffet stand. I was expecting more.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

for some reason its always a hit or miss here and its kind of disappointing some years i go and the food is out of this world and then the next year its mah just get you by im gonna try again when i go in the end of august i hope it got better again. i loved this place... More

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did not have the buffet because we all wanted something different on the menu. Our grandkids loved the pasta and our daughter loved the salmon. We also had the crab legs, clams & crab imperial and it was all so good. Great food for the price. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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Milford, Delaware
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I won't say I hated it but I will tell you my experience. I purchased a cocktail which was WAY too sweet and thus after 3 sips it sat. NEVER once was I asked "how was it" "would you like something else?" nothing. So moving on, I can say that the seafood is average but somethings were just not good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Every year the trip or as in this past year, trips, to Phillips is on our bucket list. We love the atmosphere, the service and especially the selection of food. This past summer in July we were lucky enough to eat there twice and we not disappointed, Excellent.

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Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Basic all-you-can-eat buffet. Seafood bar (Crab Imperial was impeccable). Pasta Bar (I wish I knew the name of the chef who was working it when I was there because he was amazing). Salad bar. Kid's bar. Dessert bar. Restaurant is a little cramped, but it was peak season.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is OK all you can eat dinning. The cost is $36 for all you can eat crab legs + a large array of other items. If you like all you can eat dinning then this is a good option.

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