Phillips Seafood
Phillips Seafood

Phillips Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.phillipsseafood.com/
  • Phone: (410) 685-6600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Weisz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Irene Rosen 4106856600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pratt & Market Streets
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: $5 parking validation at Pier V Garage on Pratt Street. Valet Coming Soon!
A word from Phillips Seafood
Classic Casual Dining: Phillips new Baltimore location, is an exciting and easy blend of vintage and modern, with a nod to the longstanding tradition of Phillips restaurants. Phillips at the Power Plant sits directly on the water, just a few steps away from the old Light Street Pavilion location, in the iconic renovated Power Plant industrial building. The innovative redesign of the interior by Carl Myers and Marcie DeLaRosa shows off gleaming, rich woods and jewel toned stained glass fixtures, distressed finishes and antiqued mirrors juxtaposed with a modern, open kitchen.
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Phillips Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (31)special occasion (29)great for outdoor dining (27)fit for foodies (20)scenic view (18)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (16)romantic (13)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Was a Great Choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I was in Baltimore for a business trip and wanted to experience a tourist seafood house. Everyone said "go to Phillips" so I did. It was a nice experience with good food. I had blackened swordfish with a chipotle sauce that was awesome. A little pricey but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phillips..Baltimore Harbor
    Susan
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Always enjoy Phillips and this was no exception. Had the snow crabs. Prepared very well and served promptly. Could have gone through another 1/2 pound!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good recommendation
    coquette07
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We visited Baltimore for a convention with the intention of dining out together one night. Phillips came highly recommended, and we weren't disappointed. The crab cakes were delicious, as were all entrees ordered. The server was attentive and charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced Tourist trap
    Icook2
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This restaurant wa recommended by someone who lived in Baltimore. The food was good but certainly nothing that warranted what they charged.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • what's happened to Phillips?
    andyr
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We used to make a special trip to Phillips whenever we could and over the past 6 months we've been increasingly disappointed. The space is the same and the wait-staff are generally friendly. However the menu which used to have favorites like "shrimp scampi", "crab cocktail" and "soft-shelled crab" is now bland, limited and very disappointing. Even the items that have remained on the menu (crab-stuffed mushroom) was insipid with almost raw mushrooms.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was terrible.
    Lou1124
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Forgot/messed up several orders. Long wait even though empty.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graciously Accommodated our needs
    KEight
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Phillips Baltimore Inner Harbor graciously accommodated our "special needs" at a Saturday lunch, which included a 4-month old infant and non-English speaking grandparents. Servers were courteous, polite, professional, and patient. We enjoyed crab cakes, fish tacos, steamed mussels and clams on half shell. Food was prepared well and nicely presented. Appreciated that crab cakes were offered in 4oz and 6oz servings. Chose Phillips for convenience to parking, access to inner harbor, and to show grandparents a Baltimore traditional restaurant. It met all our expectations and then some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    AMarie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was good/just average for the price. The exception were the crab legs and mashed potatoes which were great. The broiled seafood platter was below average especially for the price. We had a better crab dip at a bar for half the price the day before. It was very loud and was a very poor choice for our 1st wedding anniversary dinner. I would probably only recommend going there for like a happy hour or to eat outside on the water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our order was mixed up with another one and we had to return food that was under-done. We were given a free dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sistertime
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My group arrived on time and we were promptly greeted and seated. The booth for the 4 of us was spacious and the server was on point with wine selections and entree recommendations. We weren't rushed to leave (sorority sisters who haven't seen one another in a long time)as we didn't depart until 6! We did come back to get a discount voucher for parking, bud that's another story discussed below. Lol Overall it was a fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fanat333
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    we was with my wife and granddaughter,visiting national aquarium.location was perfect,scenic view on harbor,wether was good and we enjoy view on the boardwalk,playing music inside restaurant,watch NFL game on the TV.We ordered seafood,service was very good,cooked to fast and very delicious,all seafood was local.we spend very good time and recommend to everybody
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bugle
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The experience was great; however, the waiter was a bit annoying, frequenting my table a little bit more than he needed to. This is a weakness of many waiters who don't know how to let the patrons enjoy their food without continuously butting in. However, it was my 50th birthday party and perhaps the waiter wanted me to know that it was all about me. Well if that was his goal, he succeeded. At least I wasn't ignored, which is the opposite extreme. Phillips still does seafood well! Don't get it twisted; even if they are pricey, the name still means something. I don't eat white bread, but the rolls, slighltly toasted, melted in my mouth. They must have a bakery on the premises. I shall return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Pfurn
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great seafood in a great location. A bit under cooked, but the service was great. I would recommend to anyone. Although it's a bit noisy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Safe Bet
    Wangster
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Philips Baltimore for mid week dinner. Took advantage of the valet parking $10, which is great, as service is door to door, and it rained that night. Their new place is much nicer than the one that used to be at the Shops at Inner Harbor. More grand and upgraded ambiance. It ditched the old antique Eastern Short feel for upscale restaurant. There was live entertainment and the atmosphere was vibrant, on the loud side. We ordered the Clambake for Two. The food was great. Crab, clam and lobster were cooked just right. Baked potato was also great, but the mussel was over cooked, and the French/Italian bread they serve (nice and hot) was a bit too salty. Service was decent, but waiters could definitely be more attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hmm
    Ambiance2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    While the service was excellent and the omvieonce was great, the food I felt the food was not as great as I thought it would have been. For the amount that we paid that night, I felt the food could have been a lot better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Notsogood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I chose to treat my family to a nice meal for my sons 7th bday. We had all heard that the food was good and we were excited to enjoy the experience. The service was slow but the waiter was nice. The birthday boy received the wrong food and had to accept it asi it would have taken too long to get his food. He ended up not eating at all. My sister had to reorder her food because they sat it under a heating lamp until it got that overlooked look and the lobster was chewy looking. I spent 250.00 for a not so good meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor initial servicee
    unknown
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service by the maître d and the hostess was abysmal. This also happened the previous time I went to Phillips. For a restaurant which is so closely linked to Maryland and Baltimore in particular, it is a real shame that the first employees you meet as you come in are so inept. At the same time, the waitress was very professional and a pleasure to be around.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab cakes
    cccj
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    These crab cakes hit the spot after a marathon. Absolutely loved them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    Joseph
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service was great. Nice place to dine at the Inner Harbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not The Phillips It Once Was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I came down specifically for the fried oysters, only to be told that it's no longer on the menu. Seasonal thing, that being said i had to alternate my options. Phillips once had a dinning atmosphere of a 5 star restaurant, now Phillips feels like I'm dinning at Red Lobster!!
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  • Great, not perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We are long-time Friends of Phillips, and have patronized five of their restaurants over many years. We love the seafood. Their crab cakes may be the best ever. We will return often on special occasions. Service was friendly, and reasonably attentive. On the other hand, .... On the Saturday we dined, between 5 and 6 PM, there was a live music group in the bar area, whose music was far too loud for us in the dining area to be comfortable with. The noise inhibited conversation, and diminished our enjoyment of the meal quite a bit. We also missed having the crab cake sandwich on the dinner menu, which had been available in the past. The prices are in the high range, but we think the food is worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service!!
    EandM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I choose Phillips because we were craving great seafood and wanted something close to our hotel. My husband is a little picky about food and their menu had several great options for him. Our server, Damian, was great. The perfect amount of attentiveness. He actually almost spilled our drinks on my husband, but had a good save. We laughed it off- no harm done. Damian still brought over a comp cup of soup for each of us to make up for the "almost spill". We were not only impressed by the service, but the soup was amazing. And my husband doesn't eat soup...at all..ever and he loved it. Our meals and drinks were excellent also. We will come back and definitely recommend it to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Caren
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Phillips was amazing. From the hostess to the server to the Manager who came to our table to see how everything was! We visited from Philly, and the food was absolutely amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great meal at Inner Harbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Phillips came highly recommended on ,ine so we gave it a try. Glad we did. Menu selections were outstanding and the facility was top-notch. Drinks were "potent" and wine list was decent. THey have outdoor seating but we chose indoors and the decor was delightful. Service was very good and it all added up to a great experience. parking at the Inner Harbor is a nightmere so you can either valet (an added expense) of cab it. It was walking distance from our hotel so that worked out well. After dinner there are many other places nearby like the Hard Rock Cafe and Dick's Last Resort. Prices were what you would expect in a downtown restaurant of this caliber. I haghly recommend Phillips.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • boothbayVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent selection of seafood. The crab dip with pretzel bread was delicious as were the crab cakes which can be ordered in two different sizes. They were flexible on the sides with the crab cakes which was very nice. The suggested spinach was quite good. As always when in Baltimore enjoyed our dinner at Phillips.
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  • Very enjoyable dinner
    Lobster1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my husband here for his birthday. Had a glass of wine in the bar area. Very nice and the music was nice and not too loud. Then we had a delicious dinner. I had a beet salad and the crab cake entree and my husband had the fried shrimp. Service was excellent and food was excellent. No complaints. A little expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good experience
    Diverdad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were in Baltimore for the Star Spangled Celebration. There were many people everywhere, but the service was excellent and food was great. There did not seem to be a problem handling the crowds. The location is great, within walking to distance to everywhere in Inner Harbor. When we arrived at the time of our reservation we were immediately seated.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Seafood Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Truly excellent seafood in every aspect! Ultimate crab cake has absolutely no filler or bread. Wide varity of menu choices. If you are looking for seafood, this is the spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great, good service but everything way over priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a reservation for lunch for an outdoor table to enjoy the Blue Angels and the celebration at the Harbor. We were shown tot eh worst table possible, and got lots of attitude from the hostess about what tables had a server for one of the busiest events in Baltimore. Our waiter, Sean B., saved the day and once again he provided great service, has a friendly attitude and was eager to please or party.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Seafood was good, not great. Served lukewarm as if it had been set out a while before waiter picked it up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hawk23rd
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've already complained to the owners about how abusive the saxophone player was on Sunday night and how incredibly annoying and loud the music was
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  • Good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was good, the atmosphere was nice and the service was great. It was a nice place to spend our last evening in the city.
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  • Not what I expected
    NotAFan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant was recommended by a friend, obviously we have different tastes. Three of us in our group had the deep fried seafood platter and it was mediocre at best. The scallops had more breading than scallop, the clams had grease running all over the plate which ruined the fries. The rockfish was very good and the shrimp was just fine. Our waitress was not very attentive, but the host staff was excellent. We ate outside on a beautiful evening so that was nice, and the inside was incredibly beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Save your money
    Wjbrowne
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I recently dined at Phillps in the Inner Harbor. This was our first visit to the new location. I a nutshell, the restaurant serves overpriced medicore food. The entree prices range from 25/50 dollars. Overall just not the experience we were looking for.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was good, portions too small, service almost too fast like we were being pushed out. Amazing cocktail
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    Vinnie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We reserved at Phillips to be sure to have some famed local seafood and it lived up to expectations. Had the Premier and Classic Seafood Combo Platters - excellent! If you get the Premier, might want to stay away from appetizers as it's a lot of food. Every bite delicious: scallops, shrimp, salmon, crab cake, mini lobster tail. Crab cakes a must in Maryland! Overall, terrific meal, very friendly and attentive server. We enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad service
    Max1126
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our server was terrible. I don't recommend this place unless you want to be treated like you are not welcome.
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  • Men's Restroom was a Total Disaster
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food and dining area was first rate. However, I have never seen a restroom in such bad condition. I understand it must be customers that produced it but it appeared to me that it was left in that condition for a long period of time. The smell was overwhelming! Trash containers were overflowing! The floor was wet with urine around urinals. It was hard to believe such a nice restrurant would have a restroom maintained in that condition.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I was use to...
    Nick9802
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I haven't been to Phillip's in a few years and was really excited to take my girlfriend who doesn't live in MD there for their famous seafood buffet. Much to my dismay I get there and find out they no longer have the buffet. I was skeptical on the new menu but I took the risk and we stayed. It was the worst meal I've had all year. She had the crab legs which arrived cold and I had the ribeye and crab cake. While the crab cake was pretty good the steak and potatoes were the absolute worst and it took over 45 mins to get our food. I have to give it to the waiter because he really tried to make up for the fact that we were having a horrible experience. Will not be returning... Ever
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate