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Phillips Seafood House

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14101 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
800-799-2722
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
Description: The Phillips family opened their first seafood restaurant in Ocean City...
The Phillips family opened their first seafood restaurant in Ocean City, MD in 1956. Phillips Seafood House is located "up the beach" on 141st Street, and features an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with over 75 items, a traditional a la carte menu, and a carry-out counter for dining on the go.
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  • 53
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  • 33
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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
overpriced!

Believe me there is plenty of food and if you walk away hungry, there is a problem. My thing was, unless you sit and crack crabs the whole time, your not gonna get $34.00 worth of food. And I'm not sure the quality is there either. If your one of the lucky people that can eat dozens of raw... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
vanblair
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Imperial, Pennsylvania
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Imperial, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Believe me there is plenty of food and if you walk away hungry, there is a problem. My thing was, unless you sit and crack crabs the whole time, your not gonna get $34.00 worth of food. And I'm not sure the quality is there either. If your one of the lucky people that can eat dozens of raw oysters... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Anytime we visit the Del Mar shores we make it a point to visit Phillips...probably one of the best buffet all around...the CRABS make it that more special. Reasonably priced, great atmosphere and terrific service. We will be back next summer

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Oceanville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

OVERPRICED. HAD BETTER salad at McDonalds. Tuna was overseasoned and over Priced. Big mistake to come here!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had not been to Phillips in over 10 years due to a few bad past experiences. Decided to take the plunge and retry the restaurant after hearing good reviews from a few friends. Since I had my sister (the crab expert) and my husband (equal crab enthusiast) with me this was a good test. We went to the buffet... More 

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have eaten here many times over the years. But Sunday nights in a resort town off season can be iffy no matter how good the restaurant. When we walked in there was no one at the reception station. We waited about ten minutes then tried to flag down a server but they were all busily trying to handle the... More 

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The buffet was really good except the overcooked crab legs. Really expensive at $35 a person. Broken ice cream machine. Staff was great and brought me band aids when I cut myself on a shell. Would go again if I had the $

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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283 reviews 283 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have been visiting this location for many years. The prices are increasing and I believe that better values at other places in town for the dinners. The buffet is always popular and a lot of choices. we used to do the buffet a long time ago when it was around $30. We arrived at 7:30PM Sat in late Sept... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My son is a seafood lover and for him it is a wonderful choice, It helps that he is a big eater. For the rest of the family it was decent, but pricey. For our family of 5, (4 adults and 1 child) the cost, with tip was 175$.

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Top Contributor
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Phillips is a chain. I'm not going to write home and say this is inspired, life changing seafood, and I think it's a little over priced. However, you know what to expect when you go - the food is good, though I think the menu could use a few healthier options; there's a buffet, which is also good and reliable;... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was there for dinner buffet on Tues September 9, around 7:30 pm. I realize it was after labor day but the buffet was not great. Have been hearing about this place for years. Assortment of food was ok, desserts were terrible like they were sitting out all day as it seemed most of the food was. Crab legs were good!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14101 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 800-799-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

The Phillips family opened their first seafood restaurant in Ocean City, MD in 1956. Phillips Seafood House is located "up the beach" on 141st Street, and features an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with over 75 items, a traditional a la carte menu, and a carry-out counter for dining on the go.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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