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Phillips Seafood House

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14101 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4445
+1 410-250-1200
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After years of visiting the Phillip's restaurants, the latest meal was the worst I've ever had. What was listed as crab imperial was crab in a creamy sauce with a cheese topping which had to pealed away to get to the crab. As a life-long Marylander, I know how a crab imperial should be served and this was worse than... More 

1 Thank Don M
Salisbury, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Every trip to Ocean City would not be complete without a trip to Phillip's Seafood House. It is always delicious!

Thank hutzelc
Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great seafood bar and salad bar. Crab legs were OK. Nothing more. They were tasty but very small....not a problem because you can eat 10,000 of them. Overall very good. Great variety of seafood included in the buffet. I would definitely go back.

Thank Mike D
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

the food was great raw bar very very good and fresh crabs always hot waitress sarah was alsume always there when you needed something i would go back just for the service but the food was to good to describe

Thank boopbritseanpean
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely fabulous, there were 10 of us and everyone loved it. Drinks were good too. They were a little understaffed but understandable by the time of year. Just a little slow but I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Thank sunday115
New Windsor
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ate in the buffet portion of the restaurant. You can eat ala carte or buffet there. They offer a very wide selection on the buffet, seafood, salads, desserts, dessert bar and a children meal bar.

Thank mr2turtle
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Recently had the take out Shrimp platter. It was OK, but Phillips used to be better. The shrimp had too much breading. They were overcooked. One of the sides was cole slaw. There were only two bites served in a condiment cup. I expected a larger portion. The fries were plentiful and well cooked. I do not care for the... More 

Thank wintergull
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband wanted to come to the shore specifically to eat at this restaurant. It was great. We both highly recommend. There is no way you can even sample all they have to offer on the buffet! If you love seafood as we do you will not go wrong eating here. We will be back again!

Thank Roxann Z
Ocean City, Maryland
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to Phillips in a few years but after seeing their ad for the Crab Feast Special from 4-6 pm, we decided to try it. The food was excellent; the service top notch. The $19 crab feast included 5 hard shelled crabs, 2 pieces of chicken, 1/4 lb shrimp, an ear of corn, coleslaw, and watermelon. Our server,... More 

Thank Sue A
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Food is always pretty good. But the servers are sometimes rude. I will probably check out a different buffet next year. It just seems like the price has gone up and the service has gone down. I can't complain about the food because it was all good. Just hate to spend $36 a person and be treated so rudely.

Thank Butch9101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35
American, Bar, Seafood
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14101 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-250-1200
Phillips Seafood House is now closed for the season, and will reopen in the Spring of 2017. The Phillips family opened their first seafood restaurant in Ocean City, MD in 1956. Phillips Seafood House is located "up the beach" on 141st Street, and features an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with over 75 items (open seasonally), a traditional a la carte menu, and a carry-out counter for dining on the go.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?