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2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410-289-6821
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 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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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 61
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  • 29
    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
summer

was sorta disappointed in this visit,last year food was much better,some food was cold,crab legs were amazing,should offer lobster,good variety for kids thought kids. uffet was a little pricy

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Cathy M
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Utica, New York, United States
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Utica, New York, United States
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

was sorta disappointed in this visit,last year food was much better,some food was cold,crab legs were amazing,should offer lobster,good variety for kids thought kids. uffet was a little pricy

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New york
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

THE FOOD was EXCELLENT! The service was amazing and it was such a great price. The only thing that upset me was that they didn't have was crawfish as advertised on the website.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Like my title suggests, this place isn't anything special. Food is expensive, and the biker in the middle of the room is just plain strange. And what's with the "lobster claw" game.

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Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We will not be returning to Phillips Buffet. For $35 per person we expected much more variety and better tasting food. The best thing I had there was the seafood pasta and I had to wait a good ten minutes in line for it. The buffet is very busy and crowded, people coming and going in every direction, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Phillips is hands down the BEST place in Ocean City for crab legs. The buffet has lots of other options to choose from and even has a kid's buffet, but I personally go there for the crab. All you can eat!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Boyfriend and I went expecting a menagerie of seafood. They basically had crab, shrimp and clams with some turf things. Overall, the food they offered was very good but selection was lacking, in my opinion. For $40 a person I expected lobster and scallops and there were none on the buffet.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

WOW,what a meal! Seated right away (had reservation), served by Sarah who was outstanding. Ordered a nice bottle of wine and the clambake for two--which was just phenomenal. A great dining experience and we'll do it again!!

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went here on a recommendation from an OC expert and was a bit disappointed. We did the buffet part, which is on a separate floor from the main restaurant. Everyone in your party either has the buffet upstairs OR eats from the main menu downstairs. Overall, the buffet was fair, and our service was lacking a little.The variety of food... More 

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Broadalbin, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff. The service is fast. Excellent crab cakes. We ate there the first night we arrived and were very happy with food, prices and service.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Buffet wasn't great, but wasn't terrible either. Very crowded on a Friday night. Crabs were overcooked. A lot of young kids serving the food at the buffet that seemed very put off by having to help. I've been to Phillips in Baltimore for the regular sit-down dining and not buffet and thought that was much better.

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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: Large groups, Families with children, 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
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm

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