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Phillips Crab House

2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
410 289 6821
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Ranked #128 of 382 restaurants in Ocean City
Price range: $0 - $30
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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316 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I go here every time I'm in town. Last week was my most recent visit. It's amazing! The service, it's clean, fresh, and I've never had to wait! I recommend going the first hour they are open for a no wait table. Seems to work for us :) My kids enjoy it as well, which is a feat...they are very... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you go one day, it's fine. If you go again, you will see the EXACT same food. The food quality is marginal. There was no peal-and-eat crabs at the buffet, they gave them to the dining room patrons. If you like to watch fat people over-eat, this is the place for you!

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

this was are second trip to phillips crab house. first time was great the second time was not. the crap cakes were great.my wife order the soft shell crab it was the worst she every had. we had no silverwear untit our dinners came.the server was very good . our drinks were good and so were the deserts.

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Near Washington, DC
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I've known the Phillips name for a while, having been in Baltimore and generally like their frozen stuff from the grocery store. So when we were in OC, seemed like a good place to go for seafood. We did not do the buffet as a family but my son has celiac and wanted to make his own salad - the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great snow crab legs. Good blue crabs. Excellent ice cream (can you believe that's one of the highlights? lol) All the other food is just okay. Tons of fried foods but they are almost always cold. The pasta bar always looks good but we never get there for some reason. My husband said the meat from the carving station was... More

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West Babylon, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend Phillips buffet. The staff was fun courteous and helpful. Me my wife and my son thought the food was delicious and the price was right in line with everyone else.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We have tried many seafood buffets at the beach over the years but always come back to Phillips. Phillips has the best seafood buffet at the beach. The crab legs are awesome, there is a pasta bar, carved meats and many other seafood dishes to choose from. Definitely worth the money. They offer an early bird special the first hour... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Phillips Buffet has been an ocean city tradition in my family since I was a child. So of course, I returned this year. I still love it, however, the food quality has gone downhill since I was younger. This is the second year in a row that I've brought my children and the second year in a row that my... More

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Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed an outstanding meal. The waitress was very friendly and engaging. The rustic décor reminds one that you are by the ocean. I tried swordfish for the first time and enjoyed it immensely. My wife enjoyed the scallops. I also enjoyed a dessert of bread pudding that was just delicious. It was worth the visit.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Phillips seafood buffet is a tradition for our family. This year we went twice. The buffet was good as usual. There is a nice variety of steamed & fried seafood. My wife doesn't eat much seafood but there are plenty of other options such as carved turkey, beef & ham as well as meatloaf, chicken, etc. After our second visit... More

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