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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

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  • 106
    Very good
  • 77
    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
Okay

Crab legs were ok maple glazed salmon was kinda plain. For the cost of the meal I wasn't really impressed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Adia P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Crab legs were ok maple glazed salmon was kinda plain. For the cost of the meal I wasn't really impressed.

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Lafayette, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner, the food was good and the service was very good. We had seafood, steaks and burgers in our group and everyone seemed satified with their meal.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Elegant yet relaxing atmosphere with great seafood. Prices as you would expect for a good seafood restaurant. Staff was eager and kind yet not overly bearing.

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Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Enjoyed my time here and there is a variety of seafood and non seafood selections. They do have something for everyone. Service was good. My issue was that quality of food was inconsistent and dessert selection was dismal. Some seafood was good while other selections were mediocre or not handled well due to buffet turn around. Bottom line don't really... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I always remember going to Phillips for the all you can eat buffet. I brought in the family in last night and did not even think twice about the cost. The crabs were good, as can be expected from a buffet an the other selections were ok. For 5 adults the cost with tip was $180. Crazy. Not worth that... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've never had a bad meal here. The crab cakes are fantastic, as are the accompaniments. The buffet is a seafood lovers bounty! We particularly enjoy the crab legs. We also carry out several times. A secret is to ask for the "coupon special" which is an family meal with a pound of cole slaw, potato salad, rolls and such.... More 

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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?