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2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410-289-6821
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11:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 91
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable

We decided to eat at Phillips based on convenience to out hotel. Surprisingly we enjoyed the food and the service. The seafood buffet had plenty of options to choose from. The seafood was fresh and not overcooked.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Lisa M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to eat at Phillips based on convenience to out hotel. Surprisingly we enjoyed the food and the service. The seafood buffet had plenty of options to choose from. The seafood was fresh and not overcooked.

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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up going to Phillips Crab House in Ocean City in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At that time it was a local must do. Over the years they really went down hill and I stopped eating there. I decided to take a chance on Phillips again on a recent trip to Ocean City. I figured it couldn't... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Michelle is the coolest waitress ever. I was there close to closing, but you couldn't tell from the invigorated crew who went above and beyond ensuring my crab experience was one in a million.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want seafood, raw bar, or just home cooked food this is the place, get there by 4 pm for the early bird special, this place fills up FAST. I enjoyed the steamed Maryland blue crabs with Old Bay and the snow crabs, a MUST STOP EVERY TRIP TO OCEAN CITY!!!!

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Conyngham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I think it's better than the other buffets in town. Mussels, steamed clams, & crab legs were great. Well worth the price. The crab bisque was yummy. All the food was fresh. Our server was attentive and friendly.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have a Phillips night every year while vacationing at OCMD. My wife and I have 4 children, so it's always a blow to the wallet. That said, you'd have to go to Vegas to find a comparable buffet...and I'm pretty sure you won't find a better one. They have something for everyone. Tons of seafood, a pasta station, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an unbelievable meal! I've never seen so much seafood in one place in my life. It was amazing! Even if you are not a seafood lover there's something amazing for you too eat!!!!! Can't wait to come back and eat there next summer.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this Phillips even though I think that the BonFire is the best location to eat all-you-can-eat.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's pricey but a nice treat if you like to sample a variety of seafood. Enjoyed maryland blue crab, crab cakes, steamed shrimp & chesapeake wings the most. Also had crab imperial, steamed clams, prime rib, fried chicken & other stuff. cheesecake, mousee & ice cream werent bad either. figure i'd have cost me $4 for the same ice cream... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went early around 5pm on a Friday night. Thought everything would be fresh for the supper buffet but it was obviously left over from lunch. Food was bad all around. Crab legs rationed out by a sever who was annoyed that I asked for another cluster. Everything tasted the same...bland and beige. Even the melted butter wasn't good, tasted... More 

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Additional Information about Phillips Crab House

Address: 2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
Phone Number: +1 410-289-6821
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: +1 410-289-6821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, 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
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm

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