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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” (138 reviews)
“seafood” (181 reviews)
“crab imperial” (63 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
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1 - 10 of 716 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank suscon535
Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Jeanyus
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

Thank duaneroundtree
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meals were sub-par! Worst meals we have had all week in Ocean City, MD. Restaurant was dirty, the ladies bathroom was filthy. Food was way OVER priced. Fish and chips was bland, crabs cakes were $14.95 and very, very small with a lot of...More

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 1 week ago

kids loved mac and cheese with crab meat i loved the crab imperial crabcakes had too many shells the raw bar was awesome can go wrong with that. shrimp were smaller than what i remember. crab legs and crabs same as anywhere mashed potatoes and...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for advertised Crab fest special in dining room only to be told by waitress that it was an early bird special only! Was later told it was not part of early bird but we were 5 minutes too late for that anyway! the...More

1  Thank Janet O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having been to Phillip's in Baltimore Harbor (very good), I was surprised at the Seafood Cobb, Crab Cake and Chicken Club presentation in Ocean City, the Seafood Cobb barely had any seafood, mostly greens, the Chicken Club was a hunk of chicken served on...More

Thank Qpons
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when in OC. The buffet is always good but this year in particular, it was better than usual. The muscles were very good, the snow crab a good size, the pasta station, although a little slow, was prepared well. Fried Chicken...More

Thank Rich D
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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
17 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.
28 August 2016|
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Response from OhioTraveller100 | Reviewed this property |
There is a separate entrance for menu (regular seating) and another for buffet. The buffet is on the second floor and regular seating must be on the first floor. My guess is that you cannot order off the menu on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 35
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
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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