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Phillips Crab House

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2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410-289-6821
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
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Flanders, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were the first to enjoy the delicious seafood buffet as my wife and son were still at the beach. The blueclaw crabs were to die for if you know how to open them and which parts to eat. The New England clam chowder was probably the best I've ever had. The steamed clams and mussels melted... More 

Thank Harry007-11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Phillips Crab house is a must for seafood lovers. The atmosphere was good for a buffet. My favorite was the crab cake and crab imperial. I enjoyed ALL the crab items here. For those looking for something other than seafood, they offer quite a few other options. Pasta station, Salad station, Prime Rib, Pork, etc... I also tried samples of... More 

Thank bobh20now
leechburg pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't get your OC on with out Phillips. The 3 of us had wonderful dinners but one dish shined. It was the scallops with corn cake, with a sweet potato cream sauce and topped with crab. Oh, my, my. I wish I had jotted down the name of our waitress. the best service I had in OC.

Thank carol jo a
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to many buffets in OC before but, this one was the best! We arrived about 3:30 and thought we were too early because the hours listed said they opened at 4:00 but, found out that this was the perfect time to arrive. The line going in was around the side of the building but, it started moving when we... More 

Thank Kim L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my husband there, his first time to the OC, and for all you can eat, you really can not beat this place. Food is always hot, and it just keeps coming!

Thank Danielle B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We like to visit Phillips everytime we come to Ocean City. For the price, there is a pretty nice variety of food. We typically get there about 4-5pm and there is usually no wait at all at that time...the restaurant has a really large seating area.

Thank tbirt1
Yardville, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at Phillips on our way to Assateague Island on a bus trip from NJ. There were 56 of us and everyone was seated and served in a timely manner. Lunch was very good! We started off with crab bisque soup...very tasty and not too thick. My lunch entree was a crab cake sandwich and fries...the crab cake was... More 

Thank makeuplady
Glenville, New York
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, fresh, easy access. Great for a family. The only down fall is its a bit pricy for the children. Our waitress was fantastic. Very friendly and attentive to our kids. I would recommend to anyone looking for a laid back nice buffet.

Thank curs922
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got a small tutorial how to crack crabs and had a very good dinner and lot's of fun. Of course you're getting a lot more dishes...meat...oysters....cheesecake :-)

Thank Karina F
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a relaxed meal. We found it at Phillips! We both had seafood, scallops and I had swordfish. Prepared perfectly. Dessert was the topper and delicious.

Thank JEDER52760

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-6821
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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