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Phillips Crab House

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 seafood, and carry out counter for Phillips favorites on the go.
US$ 10 - US$ 45
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood
Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

This seafood was amazing! Hubby and I shared the clam bake for 2. We have never spent that much money for 2 of us to eat but it was a one time vacation dinner lol. It was amazing! The crab legs were so good. The...lobster was great. Loved the little potatoes just didn't care for the clams or muscles neither hubby or I could bring ourselves to eat more than the 1 we tried of each. Just not our thing. Lol. Waitress was nice. I ordered a sweet it and it was very strange not sure if was brisk lemon or what but not sure i would get sweet tea again it didn't taste good! But the food was amazing!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020

We were a little nervous going on to dine with the virus issues, but Phillips is very organized! Upon arrival, you check in and then wait outside. The hostess will text you when the table is ready. The servers wear masks and the tables are...well spaced out. The food? Simply delicious as usual! Phillips prepares speciality crab cakes and other fish dishes to a superb level! The food is always mouth-watering, which is why we make it a point to always dine here. We also enjoyed the scrumptious frozen drinks. This is a first choice restaurant in Ocean City!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

We had a wonderful waitress and a fantastic meal. If you are diehard seafood and can share, get the clam bake for two! It is cooked to perfection and their dessert is the perfect topper!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

Crab imperial is the best, never disappoints. Highly recommend this dish, has lump crab meat. I always visit this Phillips restaurant when in town.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

To be honest, their crabcakes aren't my favorite. But their crab bisque is my favorite anywhere!!! Full of meat, fantastic flavor

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

The food was amazing. Got the ultimate feast! Staff was friendly. Food was good. Prices were fair. No complaints from this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020

My son got the only steak on the menu, I got the jumbo crab cakes, & my wife got the broiled seafood platter. We all sampled each other’s dishes, and the consensus was that everything was bland- nothing special. It was a bit of a...disappointment.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020 via mobile

We had the crabcake sandwiches, crab dip, and the shrimp. It was excellent! Try the tartar sauce! It’s definitely worth the price!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020

I have been going to Philips for over 30 years. It is very consistent and the seafood is always fresh and good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 29 June 2020

We ordered carryout on a Friday night and received great service. Our food was ready when they said it would be. I ordered the Ultimate crab cake platter and it was delicious. My daugher ordered crab dip and it was really good too. If we...come back to Ocean City we will visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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25 August 2019|
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Response from Eag45 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but this buffet is not like typical buffet food, it is quality seafood. I do not eat at buffet restaurants. This is the only exception.
3 June 2019|
Response from Joanne339 | Reviewed this property |
When we went a couple of weeks ago there were 52 of us and we all had chicken and crab cakes.This was all prearranged that we all had the same thing. Unsure about crab legs. I do know that the Bonfire has crab legs on their... More
26 August 2017|
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Response from jlamade | 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Phillips Crab House

  • Yes, Phillips Crab House offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Phillips Crab House offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Phillips Crab House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Phillips Crab House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3
    • Atmosphere: 3.5