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“Yummy seafood!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Phillips Crab Deck - CLOSED

Phillips Crab Deck
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Hagerstown, MD
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Yummy seafood!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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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  • English first
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Typical expensive tourist trap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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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Thank R W
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Annapolis, Maryland
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294 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Great location on water, but commercial chain beyond that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

If your group is large and the appetites varied, Phillips is a good choice -- they offer up seafood and land fare alike. Crab is not local Chesapeake Bay Crab, which has been a long standing issue for local watermen, Still, a large menu and the staff are pleasant. We do prefer this Phillips to the ones in Washington, DC and Baltimore. Still, if you are looking for authentic Chesapeake Bay cooking and crabs, however, this is not the place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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PhillipsSeafood, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Crab Deck, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Good Afternoon:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I wanted to let you know that our Annapolis restaurant uses 100% local Chesapeake Bay crab meat - and that many of our recipes are authentic Maryland recipes, as they have been carried down for generations from Shirley Phillips' original recipe cards.

Thank you, and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Burke, Virginia
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great location and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

The location and view from the third floor are great, and the service was excellent. Food was pretty good, but I expected the crab cakes to be better.

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Thank Suze412
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Maryland
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OK place but overpriced. Good location and good service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

- This is a nice waterfront location with beautiful views from the upper floor.
- We were happy with the service, which was quick and attentive. We appreciated the extra attention paid to our toddler.
- Our food, while generally tasty, lacked seafood. I had the Maryland vegetable crab soup and my wife had the cream of crab soup; both soups used very small amounts of crab meat. My wife had a crab-stuffed chicken entree which, again, had barely any crab meat in it. On the plus side, the children's menu was solid.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NicolasD
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