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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” (140 reviews)
“seafood” (184 reviews)
“crab imperial” (64 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

Quick service and delicious food. I had the broiled stuffed flounder and my husband had surf and turf...both were excellent. Anyone visiting OCMD must try the food here, they won't be disappointed.

Thank bedakyke
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No trip to Ocean City is complete without having a meal at Phillips. Crab cakes are excellent and my wife's broiled seafood was also excellent. Topped off with chocolate lava for desert. Our server was very friendly and made our dining a pleasure.

Thank orangebear1479
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved our dinners at Phillips Crab House! We had the early bird dinner specials and adult beverages. Great service and ambiance.

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the regular restaurant on the first floor and being astounded by their prices, we opted to try the second floor buffet at $37.99. BTW = $3.50 for an unsweetened iced tea!!! If you MUST eat here to brag about it to your friends,...More

1  Thank Gary N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My elderly mother and I ate there on Friday, August 1 while enjoying a long weekend. She had the two lobster tails and I had the crab legs. She said the lobster tails were very tender. My crab legs were a little watery and the...More

Thank susanbG9473EU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phillips Crabhouse used to be good prices, food and affordable for families. Now they have removed some of their best items, like the original crab augratin and their homemade potato salad. The crab imperial was tiny and seriously overpriced. The deep fried shrimp salad, the...More

Thank Twicavey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Phillips! No wait... clean and friendly. Great wine list. Fresh seafood and steaks. We had the clam bake for 2. Prices are good ... lobster was cooked perfectly and king crab legs were perfect. This kitchen knows how to cook seafood.

Thank TBRacingLover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's average as Trip Advisor has rated it in the past. Cold asparagus and cold crab imperial. The crab cake and shrimp were good. Fish and chips average. Huge place. We were seated upstairs initially and it's only a buffet. We didn't want the buffet...More

Thank Snuffa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Phillips had been around a long time and I believe that a large part of its crowd is tourist. Had crab imperial for dinner and was rich and tasty. Cheese I bel u ever was Velveeta. Asparagus was good. Wife had crab cake which she...More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely has a large variety of food for everyone's needs but definitely wasn't worth $37.99 per person. The buffet line is chaotic with people tripping all over each other- there's no rhyme or reason to the setup. Food was very good but just too expensive.

Thank twdfan42
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Jim O
26 August 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
15 August 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
16 June 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
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Average prices
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:30
11:45 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:30
11:45 - 21:00
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
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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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