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Phillips Crab House

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2004 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3560
+1 410 289 6821
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good and they keep the buffet stocked. At certain times the wait can be very long so we try to go before 6 and we only wait about 10 minutes. The crab legs are large and they have a pretty extensive array of seafood. Overall I would reccomend this as a good place to go for... More 

Thank Winchester82
Columbia, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and service, Good size portions since most restaurants bring meals that are too big. Good atmosphere. Low count crowd since it was mid October. Can imagine Summer crowds would be higher. Would come here again.

Thank tim737murphy
Millsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually go to Phillips at lease once a summer. The food is always delicious and hot. I don't feel pressured to leave and the service is great. It has a nice family environment. There's such a wide variety of foods. Everyone can find something that they like on the food bar even kids.

Thank valasteenhooper
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Menu seemed more limited than in the past but were very accomodating to prepare items not listed. food excellent as always and service very good

Thank ED L
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This review is for the buffet side. There are two seafood buffets we like in Ocean City and Phillips is one of them. There are plenty of items to choose from - not just seafood. My husband loves the pasta bar. You pick the pasta and what you want added and it is made for you. I like the crab... More 

Thank princesslac
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Many summers ago I ate a creamy crab cake at Phillips. The juicy red slice of August tomato and the slightly tangy and delicious potato salad elevated it to near perfection. Yesterday, without the benefit of tomato, or summer, I almost equally enjoyed a hefty crab cake on a baby kale salad. You can go home again, almost. There are... More 

Thank Larry G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We took the traditional dining as opposed to the buffet, since the latter was very crowded. Snapper was super; crabs and calamari done very well. Almost closed for the season; hurry!

Thank GypsyTraveller94
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Phillips during an off-season visit to Ocean City, and we loved it! Our family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) shared calamari (delicious), and the "Crab Fest" special, which included 2 pieces of fried chicken, 5 crabs, 1/4 lb steamed shrimp, corn, coleslaw and watermelon. It was a great deal, and the food was delicious! The service... More 

Thank spb_in_dc
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Had a very good meal for four adults. Large variety of foods satisfied everyone's palette. We enjoyed the crabs and shrimp. There was always plenty and they were hot and fresh. Staff was very friendly.

Thank chip56
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had stayed away from the Phillips Buffet for the past could of years but have gone the past 2 years for dinner during our vacation. My husband was somewhat disappointed this year, but I feel that the food was good with many choices. The kids buffet was stocked with many kid friendly foods - pizza, burgers, corn dogs, fries,... More 

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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
American, Seafood
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 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
Phillips Crab House is currently closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen in Spring 2017!

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?