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2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410-289-6821
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11:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, 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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  • 114
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 55
    Poor
  • 28
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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
It was okay.

There was nothing spectacular about this buffet. I'm not a huge fan of buffets in general but this got good reviews so we figured we would try it. We did the early bird where you had to be seated before 4:30 to get $4 off per person. We had to wait in a line for a few minutes, but got... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
nikkielynn07
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Harrisville, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of my trip. This place is well worth the money....go hungry! They had a wide variety of food to choose from. They serve alcohol. The parking was a little difficult to find because it is across the street.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There was nothing spectacular about this buffet. I'm not a huge fan of buffets in general but this got good reviews so we figured we would try it. We did the early bird where you had to be seated before 4:30 to get $4 off per person. We had to wait in a line for a few minutes, but got... More 

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selbyville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The fried chicken is the best in Ocean City, MD! The potato salad not as good as has been in previous years. Counter service could be a little more friendly.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The buffet is absolutely amazing! There are so many different unique foods, and they are all really great. The service is great, and you are treated like family here. The food is not too salty, and is nicely seasoned when necessary. I would highly recommend this place if you are in the mood for some really tasty crab legs, mussels,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to having some clam chowder and I was severely disapointed. The base was so watery and hard to find any clams. They warned me it had bacon in it, but I think that was their way of letting me know "you may not see it, but it's really in there.

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Walkersville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband & I enjoyed our food at Phillips crab house last yr We will be going back again this yr in oct.The price for what you get is GREAT

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Mt Holly Springs, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went here on a Thursday night (6/25/15) around 7:00 and had to wait for 30 minutes. It was so worth it - all you can eat anything seafood - prepared perfectly. They have King Crab Legs - we ate so much we couldn't move. I would highly recommend - they were extremely accommodating to a young child in our... More 

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McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I like the fact that u can take ur kids there n the price goes by their age,, staff is awesome constantly checking to see if u need anything, filling up ur soda or drinks whatever u get,,, they are the best!!!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Everything at the buffet was good. They have everything seasoned so different and so well. So many different fish to choose from. Definitely worth the price.

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East Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a mainstay of a week in Ocean City. Expect to show up early and stand in line to get the discounted price, but after the first rush, the lines at the buffet settle down. Food is pretty typical of a buffet with sushi and more seafood, which you would expect at this place. The wait staff is good... 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 - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm

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