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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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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the Buffet and did i hit the seafood everything was fresh and not one thin tasted bad. The local crab dishes were awesome.

Thank Andywa13
coastal Maryland
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was once a venerable Maryland institution is now a tourist eatery that sacrifices quality for volume. My last two visits have been this way. Six of us visited on 5/5/17. The host was personable and friendly, as was the waitress...no problems with service here. The food, though, was fast food quality. My wife's crab-stuffed flounder was awful. Her meal... More 

Thank Steve L
Joanna P, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Seafood House, responded to this review

Good morning, Steve. While we're glad to hear that the host and waitress were friendly and personable, we're very disappointed to read of all the problems you had with your meals when you visited us for our opening night of the season. Our crab-stuffed flounder and crab cakes have been guest favorites for years, and it sounds like our kitchen... More 

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 

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Salisbury, Pennsylvania
1 review
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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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 16 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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16 reviews
16 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?