Phillips Seafood

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Maryland is famous for its crabs, and Phillips Seafood is Baltimore's premiere restaurant for award-winning crab cakes! After more than 30 years in its original Inner Harbor location, Phillips Seafood has moved across the Baltimore harbor. Beneath the lights of the massive 17-foot tall Phillips letters, now part of the iconic Baltimore skyline, you’ll find a casual, polished restaurant with a revitalized feel. We serve an extensive menu of classic seafood dishes along with plenty of dining choices for non-seafood lovers. Enjoy the music from the famous piano that has been rolled across the harbor, with live music nightly in our lounge. The open kitchen is a model of clean efficiency and provides a birds-eye view of the chefs in action.
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Gather your friends & family for a fabulous & festive Christmas Eve meal at Phillips Seafood. We'll be all decked out in our holiday finery & will have an extensive menu of seafood & non-seafood options for you & your guests. Celebrate the season in the Inner Harbor! Valet parking available nightly.

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What 1522 People Are Saying
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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu could offer more choices. Service was GREAT!

FD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Tourist place. Food ok; pleasant server but slow. No follow up after food delivered and dirty dishes not removed from table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood in a fun atmosphere. Must try Oyster Shooters

GJ
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service
Busy but got food quickly. Easy local spot for dinner

NJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food and restaurant!!! My girlfriends and I went there for brunch. We loved everything except for the service. Our server hardly came to our table and we spotted her on many occasions just standing there doing nothing while us and other tables were waiting on drinks and/or checks.

JL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Although the food was tasty, the cost was too high for the value. I understand location and that we paid tourist prices. Next time will find a more local restaurant for MD seafood. Also the smell in the bathroom was bad and overall the restroom was poorly maintained. Luckily our server was great and made for a good experience.

BP
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had a wonderful dinner at Phillips. I was delighted with my choice of the sirloin and crab cake combo. It was absolutely delicious. Save room so you can share a piece of cake - all twelve layers! We sat in the back booth which made conversation easy to hear. Our waitress was very sweet and checked on us just in the right frequency. I wish I could remember her name because she deserves a "shout-out".

HA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Very, very fresh and very flavorful. the service was above excellent, very helpful and friendly. the waiters were very attentive to our needs and explained where all the Breakfast Buffet items were. If you go to Phillips in Baltimore, Maryland, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. Seafood at its best.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner for my wife and I was amazing. Great atmosphere and a great waiter. Can't wait to go again.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I checked in and said I had a reservation I was told to wait in the waiting area, but I wasn't seated, after 15 - 20 minutes I had to go back up to remind them that I hadn't been called and other people were going to tables.

PL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The service was ok, but the rest of the experience was very sub-par. Food was below average, atmosphere was well not sure how to describe. Very loud, dirty and inelegant.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Loud blaring music - didn't make for a nice outdoor lunch by the water.

s
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good server thanks

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant and the server was great!

MN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 2

Sunday brunch nice surprise. Quality shellfish and excellent Bloody Mary’s.

T
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to the state of Maryland. I drove by Phillips every day when heading to work. My boyfriend and I love to go to brunch and he was visiting for the weekend. I wanted him to see the Inner Harbor and Phillips is basically right on the harbor. The setting in the dining room was very intimate. They also had an option for outdoor seating and tall tables with bar stools. We loved all the food and hubby stated that it was his best brunch spot yet. Service was friendly and very professional. We loved the White Mango sangria which was $4 each and the glass was that of standard wine glass. And it was full to the top. They also had several juices, coffee, and tea included. There was also live entertainment. A guy playing the piano singing lots of classic love songs. It was a great unexpected addition. Overall we had a great experience. We were so full and took a nap as soon as we got home. We will definitely be back.

U
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just, ok seafood. I had their signature crab cake and it was tender, sweet and nothing but crab meat. Came with an average mac&cheese and asparagus. Not a sophisticated dish but perhaps not totally worth the $50 dollar tag. The service was courteous. The ambience is dated, stuffy and too dark. We did not try other dishes but from the menu it seems that it is all southern style, fried, salty and rich. Overall overpriced.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor service and overpriced food in a depressing environment

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Tourist Trap. Service was good, food was meh at best and took way too long to arrive

n
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Phillips Seafood was recommended by the concierge at our hotel, and it was perfect for a late relaxing lunch between sightseeing activities. We shared a delectable crab dip with bread, a seafood chef salad and their famous crab cake sandwich with fries. The portion sizes were extremely generous and we left with our cravings for regional crab fully satisfied! Now we understand why this restaurant has so many well deserved glowing reviews.

LG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When I fly into my hometown of Baltimore ..my must go to spot... is Phillips for steamed crabs and other favorites.
Our server, Justin? Jason? Was really great!!
We sat outside on a Saturday night. There was a band playing at the neighboring restaurant.
Very dog friendly outside for our dog

WS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very excellent service! Server was very tentative, did not bother us too much like some do, but was around just enough when we needed refills or other services, was very funny as well. Food was DELICIOUS also, ate outside, live music played, made our Anniversary night very special.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience at Phillips proved to be very fulfilling being as though it was my husband’s birthday. The couples at the tables next to us was friendly; and our waiter was very attentive which made our dinner more delightful. I would recommend Phillips seafood to anyone that likes good food and great service! Thank you

SD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We were seated immediately, the server answered every question we has about the menu, and the food was delicious.

DR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent seafood and drink choices and a stone’s throw from the Inner Harbor!

ML
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was slow and not particularly smooth. We weren't in a hurry so it wasn't a really big deal but at the end the bills were incorrectly separated.
Food was delicious but pricey for what it was. The experience was only a C+ / B - kind of night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and nice service

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation for 1 as I was traveling alone. Despite my reservation the host was incredibly rude and seemed very put off by having to seat me. First he told me there was a 45 minute wait. Then he told me to "go sit at that empty table near the bar." Well there was no empty table near the bar. Then he tried to get me to sit at a very tiny stand (like table top big enough for cocktails only) less than arm's length from the musician...I told him I could not sit there. It gets worse...then he asked if I would like to share a table with a much older man who was also dining alone!!?? This was super offensive and awkward. FINALLY he seated me at an actual table in the main restaurant that was surrounded by multiple empty tables!! Also the food was mediocre at best. It was hard to taste the lobster because it was covered in a peppery spice. The only saving grace was that the waiter was incredibly personable and attentive. The waiter is seriously too good for this place!

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Birthday and reuniting with family

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab Deck is fun. Restaurant is more traditional in door dining but the deck allowed us to get down and dirty with some good ole crab and shrimp. Picnic table and mallets and buckets. On the harbor. Going again tomorrow

T
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The lady that took us to our seat put us at a dirty table that we were told to move from due to that fact I believe her name was Sara but besides that our waiter was great

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phillips is always excellent every time I’ve gone. I’ve never had a bad meal or a complaint. The service is always beyond expectations, it’s a wonderful place. I do feel like it’s a little overpriced for what you get sometimes but the food is always good.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The hostess forgot that we were waiting for a table. The server brought me out the wrong soup and entree.

The steak was tough ( that I didn’t order).

Our server disappeared for long periods of time.

Not my favorite.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was in town for the weekend with some friends though we give this place a try from the photos we saw on line, so we booked a table, when we get there we showed the waitress the photos and she said a lot of people book a table thinking that the food is available is the this restaurant. It turns out that during the summer months they have an outdoor Phillips restaurant and that is where u can get the buckets of sea food, not the indoor part, but there’s no way to book a table for the outdoor part of the the restaurant from this app, bummer my wife and friends are sea food junkies they was really looking forward to this meal we saw online, instead we had dinner inside, the food was good and the atmosphere was good, just didn’t get what we really came for. Best thing to do is call the restaurant and book a table for the outdoor part of the restaurant (summer time only). All and all we had a good time and good food

KT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I thought I was coming to a buffet of all u can eat seafood and such.. I was seated outside with a limited menu.. very expensive food that was not 5 star good.. the crab cakes were soaked in grease.. and my bill was so high I paid with a credit card!! Not like the one we visited at the beach on OCMD

EK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitor. Lived up to the hype!! It had a perfect family environment and the food was awesome!

MF
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and quick. We made a reservation but came in a little earlier than expected. We were allowed to be seated earlier. Thank you!

TT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is not worth the price! It was very expensive for a mediocre meal.

V
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Really wanted to like this place. Crab cakes and Smith Island Cake were very good, however the appetizers were so small as to be considered a rip-off, given the price. Waiter, while polite, was indifferent as was the service, which was much too quick. Most of the food was not hot when served. This, in my opinion, is the epitome of a Tourist Trap, which is real shame given the possibilities.

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