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“Excellent seafood !”

Phillips Crab House
Ranked #104 of 476 Restaurants in Ocean City
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Top shelf quality seafood restaurant.
Fresh quality and sufficient portions.
Fast and friendlyservice.
A must visit place to eat in ocean city.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Came here early due to the rainy weather and the place was packed. The crab legs were in constant supply, however when your in a long line waiting for crab legs the same line has a pasta station and you don't realize your standing there for no reason. They had a carving station for the folks that don't like seafood. I was feeling quite satisfied and then I figured I'd just look at the desserts with no real intentions of having any but they had a bread pudding an I can't resist that.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jeanyus
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had no expectations, and we're blown away. There were a ton of crab legs, the spaghetti bar was awesone. i was able to get high quality penne meal, with shrimp and chicken. Also enjoyed the desert bar. Our waitress was super nice and what an idea for scraps in the middle of the table. If we ever come back to OC we will definitely come back here.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank staka10
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's been 10 years since we dined at this location and the dated interior reflects the same. The menu was fairly average in selection and lacked the variety of other Ocean City Seafood establishments. At 7 PM, on a Wednesday evening, we waited 40 minutes to get six orders of their fried seafood platters! Nothing fancy here! To top things off, our chairs were greasy and my freshly dry cleaned shorts were stained across the entire backside.

The ONLY redeeming element was the very accommodating and hard working server named Raven. She was excellent and my 25% tip reflected it!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank DuaneRVA
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Went to Phillips because it was in walking distance to our stay. We should have stopped and turned away at the door when a customer walking out stated " well that was a waste of money".

The menu was sparse, looked like it was designed for 'quick preparation and delivery". No soft shell crabs like they were noted for in the past My fish and chips looked like cardboard and no flavor. Serving sizes were very small compared to the price. Although the waitress did check in with us on several occasions, she was sloppy. Each time she fill water glasses, it spilled onto the table. Never offered to clean it - only said 'sorry about that'. Another ordered salad with crab cake. $15 for the added crab cake which was very small and full of filler. Although the manager agreed and took the price from the bill, the other person in our party ordered crab cakes and they were the same size. Shame on Phillips for charging that kind of money.

And do not try to use the bathrooms----disgusting.

It's sad that Phillips used to be an icon of O.C. Definitely this place has been marked off of our list for future stays.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank 989vickib
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