We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Phillips Crab House

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2004 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410-289-6821
Website
Today
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

565 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 563: English reviews
Ocean City, Maryland
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined here with our family and everyone really enjoyed the food. Several of us ordered the broiled, seafood platter and it was fantastic. The platter included a nice variety of seafood and everything was perfectly prepared. A very enjoyable dining experience.

Helpful?
Thank Michelle R
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent buffet! Did not disappoint and the food quality was very good, and a great selection. Was crazy crowded and loud and service a bit slow, but otherwise great!

Helpful?
Thank Kimberly G
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently had a family reunion and picked Phillips Crab House for our Sunday buffet outing. There were 23 of us, and the staff were able to set up 2 tables to accommodate all of us in a reasonable amount of time. The food variety was good with something for everyone. Even if you're not a seafood lover, Phillips will... More 

Helpful?
Thank JaxAces
L'Assomption, Canada
Level Contributor
62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family friendly, we enjoyed the steak,seafood and appetizers. Service was very professional and fast.

Helpful?
Thank beth c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious dinner seafood buffet. Whenever I come to ocean city, Phillips is always a priority dinner destination.

Helpful?
Thank 70sz
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time here in Ocean city MD and we wanted seafood, my husband and I researched trip advisor about AYCE Buffett's and this one always stuck out. A friend back home even suggested it. We went for the early bird deal at 330 and got front row parking, went in (the Buffett is upstairs and restaurant down stairs) you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thechaks
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, this place was amazing. So much to choose from. One of the unique things about this buffet is that ALL the seafood is fresh not previously frozen. The crab is local. They have a kids buffet, carving station, great desserts and so much more. Adults $35.99, but worth every penny. Ask for Brit, she was amazing!!!

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia V
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. Sarah was the best server that we had on this trip. Ever thing was delish! A must try in Ocean City

Helpful?
Thank shamoto
PA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried almost all the AYCE seafood buffets, and this is by far the best for your buck. We have been coming to OC for 20yrs. This is always a must on our list. We go during early bird, arrive at least 45 minutes early because the line goes around the block, no joke.

Helpful?
Thank babs550
Stony Brook, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just ate here for a family vacation. The food is delicious.. Shrimp, Crab cakes, Lobster bisue were awesome.. Delicious warm bread served.. we ate in the restaurant, not upstairs at the buffet.. Nice atmosphere with the exception of the ladies room bathroom.. actually made a complaint to the manager.. broken locks on stalls, no soap & mold on the ceilings... More 

Helpful?
Thank JMVBAM

Travelers who viewed Phillips Crab House also viewed

 

Been to Phillips Crab House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Phillips Crab House and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Youngstown, Ohio
over a year ago
Youngstown, Ohio

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Phillips Crab House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?