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“Overpriced tourist trap” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Phillips Crab Deck

Phillips Crab Deck
14 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD
+1 410-280-2722
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Ranked #169 of 308 Restaurants in Annapolis
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Harkening back to Traditional Eastern Shore Crab Houses, we are proud to serve Chesapeake Bay & Atlantic area seafood, from the crabs to the oysters and more!Enjoy our traditional Shore favorites straight from the local waters, prepared by locals straight to your plate.
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
“Overpriced tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had lunch today - the worst ever. Started with a very weak but very garnished $10 Bloody Mary, small, lousy, mushy crab cake with ordinary fries - just very much over rated. Much better choices in Annapolis. We would never return. From a local who knows much better eateries in every way avoid this tourist trap!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Cautionary Tale”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Well, I should have known better.

We went to our first choice in Downtown Annapolis but it wasn't open so my lady said, "Let's try Phillip's Crab Deck." I agreed even though, in 30 years and five or more tries, I'd never had a good meal at Phillip's."

Being eager to try yet again, we had a calamari appetizer...very ggod. Our Bloody Mary's were light on taste and heavy on garnishes...not a drink to try, believe me.

We both decided to try the crab cake sandwich, hers with fries and mine with hush puppies (what on earth are hush puppies for???).

Mine had some crab...hers had almost none. She challenged the waitress on this...we got the usual Phillip's mythology...all back fin crab with some Ritz crackers.

OK, I stand convicted...of allowing my hope to overcome my common sense...after 30 years of disappointment, why on earth would I try again?? It's simple, hope springs eternal...but no more.

The meal was marginal at best. A fair grade was a D+ for a very high price meal.

Thank God, we didn't take any friends or family with us.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Stevensville, Maryland
1 review
“good service bad food!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The staff and location was good but the food had very little attention paid to it. Stuffed mushrooms were very bland,shrimp was overcooked and hard to peel.I am from Maryland and this food was a joke! There were eight of us and nobody liked thier food and one person became ill after eating it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hagerstown, MD
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Yummy seafood!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We didn't have a reservation, and since it was a Saturday night, and a 45 min. wait, we decided to eat in the bar area. Service was a bit slow as the bartender had to take care of the bar, too. Food was very good, although the mashed potatoes, were too large of a serving.

Visited May 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Typical expensive tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The food is okay but expensive with smallish portions. Nice atmosphere with a great bar. The wait staff seemed helpful.

Visited March 2013
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