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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” (137 reviews)
“seafood” (199 reviews)
“crab imperial” (65 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Nur A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have read all of the negative reviews, but my buddy and I visited, off season, and had a great meal. The place was mostly empty on a Tuesday evening in mid May, and the atmosphere was therefore chilly. But the food! Both soups were excellent,...More

Thank appetitetogo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in with my niece. Had heard it wasn't the same Phillips as in days passed. Menu is small. Many items came with fries and Cole slaw, ho-hum. We both had the Cape May scallops and crab in a garlic sauce w corncake. Awesome. Highly...More

Thank donnaibbott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed in quality of food overall. Certainly not worth $38.95 per person. Service was ok but we were half way through our meal before our drinks arrived.More

Thank Shall21
Joanna P, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so sorry to hear you had such a disappointing visit to our Ocean City location. We'd welcome the chance to learn more about your experience, so that we can address this with our team and resolve with you. We look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early bird special will save you $4. Great quality crab legs that were well cooked. Lots of good seafood options. A nice kids section as well. Made to order pasta section, small salad bar, and good dessert selection. We had great service and I thought...More

Thank CarolineWV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed at all, tastes like hospital kitchen food. Some was ok but not for the price. Sorry, but not going back

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went into Phillips for a family meal on Easter afternoon. We normally went to the buffet but I recently had surgury and can no longer go to them. The food was very good. My wife had chicken Chesapeake which she loved. I had the...More

Thank Carl H
Joanna P, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Carl, we're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food during your visit. We apologize about the problem with your check regarding the Caesar salad - you should have been charged (and told about in advance) a small upcharge fee, to change from a...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Worst seafood place around, over priced and food is terrible. McDonald's fish is 100% better, then there seafood dinners.More

Thank Bobbi M
Joanna P, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Crab House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Bobbi, we're so sorry to learn you had such a disappointing visit to the Crab House last summer! If you can reach out to us at comments@phillipsseafood.com, we'd love to learn more about your experience and find out how we can resolve this. We look...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the waitress was very helpful on deciding what to eat. Tried the lobster bisque for the first time and oh my it was heaven. A little pricey overall but well worth it.

Thank bmidget2012
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Location: Close walk from boardwalk and beach. Restaurant/Facility: This place operates like a well oiled machine. Beware: everyone tries to get in for the happy hour (1st hour of business) which creates massive lines out of the door before they open, crowding in the line...More

Thank Travis R
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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
16 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 45
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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