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Phillips Crab House

2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410-289-6821
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab legs” (139 reviews)
“seafood” (202 reviews)
“crab imperial” (66 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I went to the buffet for dinner. When we got there, we waited in line outside for an hour, and then put in a holding room for another hour. When we asked if there was an elevator for my handicapped grandmother, we...More

Thank cinderkat1014
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the actual restaurant where you order from the menu. Lines for the buffet were crazy long and we don't eat much so didn't want to spend the money for the buffet. The scallops I had were very gritty like they were not...More

Thank J2216UQamym
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went as a family, the price for kids was great! Typically when you went to go to a buffet with kids you hesitate because of the kids price, adult price makes up for it! Great selection of Hot seafood. Kids even have there own section...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just well worn and old. Food quality not that good.dark atmosphere. There are better options in ocean city

Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would have gone with 5 stars except it has no order to it. The buffet is large but cramped and it is difficult to get around and see what all they have to offer. The crabs were great, the brisket was wonderful, nice selection...More

Thank anniern76
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not a big deal! But for the price I was expecting a better variety of food. Almost $40 per person to eat exactly the same things you can eat in an Asian/Chinese Buffet for not even 15. Slow service. Won’t do it again!

Thank lsvz71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a boardwalk bar, but a legit restaurant establishment very close to the boardwalk. We actually got takeout (and went back another time only to find out they are not open for lunch). There is a separate takeout entrance with friendly, professional, and efficient service....More

Thank TravelDeer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow...amazing crabs...I was full for at least 8 hours! This place is mostly seafood, not much other variety. Expect to wait a while if going during peak season.

1  Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood buffet with fresh hot food. Love to have pasta dishes made right in front of you. Crab legs and shrimp, raw bar, and all the fixings. Great and friendly staff.

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took mom here with my younger brother, had a wonderful time as a family eating all-u-can-eat seafood, with items such as crabs, crab cakes, crab imperial, pasta, prime rib, baked ham, bbq brisket, turkey, and crab legs, plus so much more. I must say that...More

1  Thank Nur A
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Jim O
August 26, 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
$27.99 for adults, children are less expensive. Children under 4 are free, 5 to 8 years $8.99, and 9 to 12are $26.99.
Karl B
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Ken F | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. I would call ahead of time and ask if they do. Please post if they do.
Jamie H
June 16, 2017|
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Response from kdraz99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they open early enough for the breakfast buffet. At least they are not open that early when we go down (early June). I thought they opened at 12.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $45
Dinner, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
3:30 PM - 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
  • E-mail
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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