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Phillips Seafood House

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14101 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-250-1200
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Quick Bites, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. Enjoy live music every Thursday from 6-9pm after June 11th in the lounge!
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  • 62
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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
A bit crabby - disappointed, this time.

We drove 2 hours with the primary goal to eat here since they no longer have the buffet in D.C. We toured the area to see what was new or different. It was oppressively hot, so we limited outdoor activities. We arrived for the early bird discount (within the 1st hour of opening). The steamed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We drove 2 hours with the primary goal to eat here since they no longer have the buffet in D.C. We toured the area to see what was new or different. It was oppressively hot, so we limited outdoor activities. We arrived for the early bird discount (within the 1st hour of opening). The steamed foods (shrimps, crab legs, mussels,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Seafood. Crabs. Blue and snow. Even pasta options. A kids buffet and dessert buffet. The service was great. The restaurant a tourist attraction, It has been there a while, it is consistent in service and food selections. They serve alcohol. Great for crabs!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of choices and plenty of pretty tasty things, but many things seemed to lack full flavor. I notice a drop in quality since my last visit. Many in our group like to spend one night at the buffet, so we will probably return. I just didn't love it.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

whatever you desire whether seafood, meat, etc. you will enjoy the quality and service you receive. Whether you like Maryland crabs or Alaskan crabs you will find both. Prime rib, turkey, ham, and other beef items, horseradish you don't need to ask for as it is on buffet near meats, as are cocktail sauce and tartar sauce near the seafood.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I expected more from this restaurant. I have had their frozen supermarket seafood on several occasions and enjoyed it. I expected cook food from their signature restaurant. What they offer is a buffet full of food service food. Some tasty, most not. Their ala cart meals were an embarrassment. The fried shrimp were obviously of the pre-frozen variety and definitely... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Them seating area is very tight. The food was very bland and in need of seasoning. The floor was dirty with many wet areas and tissues on the floor. Only went to the buffet 1 time for a price of 35.00

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is dirty. The floors are sticky and the entire decor (I think they're going for medieval?) made me feel like I was eating in a dungeon. I typically avoid buffets but we were traveling in a group who wanted to try it. The seating was cramped and uncomfortable. The food itself was below average and poorly laid out.... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Truthfully, and maybe because we went later at night, we thought the selection was poor. For the cost, it was very disappointing. I'm sorry, but an 18% gratuity charge for someone doing nothing more than (maybe) removing a plate or two and (maybe) refilling a drink is ridiculous. And I'm a server. This place definitely does not live up to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Do not go here...! They only give a small amount of crab legs at a time and you have to wait in a long line. Can't get refills on drinks. Very rude and food is bad...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great buffet! A lot of seafood I.e. King crab legs, oysters, clams, mussels, shrimps, blue crabs, crab cake...... They have prime beef and a lot of other stuffs! We truly stuffed ourselves! It's a bit pricey though ......you really have to be hungry to make your money worth it !

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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: +1 410-250-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub, 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. Enjoy live music every Thursday from 6-9pm after June 11th in the lounge!
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 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
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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