Phillips Seafood

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1309 reviews
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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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Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Too much for such noisy surroundings. We could not hear each other across the tsble

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NY
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service were very good and the musician that performed was a nice added treat

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great & I would recommend them from brunch.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Did the brunch on Sunday, crab cakes were great. Our server Erin was very good and attentive.

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LK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Disappointed in choices available. Looking more for crab legs.

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent seafood house on the water. Makers of the famous crab cakes!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible!! Don’t go or waste your time. Poor service and poor management! Save your money and go to Rusty scupper instead.

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RR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a relaxed environment. Great service too.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and the food was amazing. Our waitress was pleasant and the atmosphere was amazing. Would recommend to everyone who visits

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YM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was blunt and not helpful. Never trying to clear the table and had completely forgotten multiple requests for various things. The shrimp scampi was flavorless. For the price of the food, it was definitely just a waste of money.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the service very friendly. We went fir Sunday brunch and the buffet had a nice selection of food

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious! Best crab cake I have had in a long time. The atmosohere was nice. They had a live singer. It was a great experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My family and I had the Lobster Tain dinner and they were great! A little pricey but worth it.

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l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and wonderful staff. Food was delicious and will return.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the experience at Phillips. The server Shadawn made it even more memorable for my Fiancé and I. Thank you so much!

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LY
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My evening was lovely I got to see my son and his fiancee' I haven't seen in a couple of months, cause he's in college. The service was great but the food was not what I expected for the amount I paid for. I think you should not serve lobster tail half smaller than a thumb, very disappointed.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used valet parking and while attempting to pull into the lane i recieved a $90 citatation
How did that happen???

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Gluten Free menu, it’s nice to have options. Everything was so tasty, and our server was great.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Oysters weren’t up to standards

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RV
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is good. Flavorful. Courteous staff.
Salt level high. It can obscure taste of otherwise excellent food.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your waiter was awesome!!!!! Her name was Lashay and she made my fiancé bday a sucess!!!!!

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SF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came to Baltimore to visit Loyola the next morning. Went here for dinner and it was very very good. Started with oysters and crab cakes. Oysters were fresh and quite delicious. A dozen was done in a matter of minutes. Appitizer sized crab cakes were just ok.

I had the premium seafood platter while my son had the steak and crab cakes. The seafood platter was delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The lobster was good but ridiculously small. Same with the crab cake but at $40 I guess the sizes must be compromised. My son loved his crab cake. A normal sized version with tons of crab. The steak was cooked exactly as he liked as well. Obviously he didn't get anything aged or prime but he enjoyed it nonetheless. Service started a tad slow but she made up for it with amazing politeness and friendliness.

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was okay, but i expected better. Waitress was very friendly, but didn't bring us bread and brought my 6 year old soda instead of water. Piano was a little too loud to have a discussion in a 4 person booth

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking around the inner harbor and eating at Phillips Seafood was the highlight of our Baltimore Trip. The "Tower for Two" seafood meal was awesome!

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TH
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dale our server was awesome!!!

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T
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good but the service was not as good. The waiter provided good service but the ones standing at the crab cake station were very unprofessional. As people were at the station they took it upon themselves to make inappropriate comments regarding the patrons. If you’re going to have people at the stations they should be professionals.

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MP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The waitress never refilled our drinks. She took an additional drink order for me and never brought the drinks. The food was only semi-warm when we received it, despite the fact that we were seated right next to the hotel. This was supposed to be a nice weekend out with the family and this experience was not great.

Good service could fix almost anything. We did not receive good service.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Valentine’s Day weekend and our anniversary. The crab cakes were amazing. The best I have ever tasted. My partner had the crab Mac and. Cheese. It was amazing. The service was great despite a large party coming as well. I can’t wait to plan my next trip.

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TV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I really like the food. Great protein choices. I wish there were more healthy options. The renovation has done the place good, and it is now more excellent and beautiful. The prices, however, were a little to high for me. I wish they were a bit lower so that more people can come and enjoy eating there. Overall, I like this place and the food they serve here.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Didn’t think they would cook a great steak. Nice vibe walking in. Will go again real soon.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My visit at Phillips was great. I was properly greeted by the valet parking driver. When inside i was greeted and seated in a matter of seconds. My waiter was excellent and very friendly. And to top it off, my food was great. I would definitely revisit Phillips, and refer Phillips to a friend. Thanks Phillips

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ST
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My siblings and I enjoyed our first time at Phillips Seafood Brunch! We are looking forward to our next visit. Thanks so much to Dale and the other cooks/wait staff that were hospitable.

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is very good. We had everything including dessert. (Get the Smith Island cake I would get that every time if I go again!)
Crab cakes great.. service was terrible. Waiter was very nice but it took 20 min to get a drink and even then I never got water I asked for. We were there at least 40 before we saw apps asked after 25-30 he said few min took forever..
and within 6 min of getting them main meal food starting coming out!
Rarely came back to ask if we needed anything. My guest got crab cake and salad..as main course
dressing on side
it took 20 min to get him over to say no dressing was given to her! Then 6 min for him to bring this so she could eat! Service has to get better for these prices.

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very accommodating for dietary needs.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Lobster bisque was just average. Crab-stuffed shrimp (4 shrimp) was dry - needed some sort of sauce, perhaps bleurre blanc. No dinner rolls were served. So not much over average and pricey.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey, but good food overall and attentive employees.

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SZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Went out to eat at Phillip’s after a day at the aquarium. Food is over priced for what it is, sure you’re in the inner harbor but the ambiance is that of a TGI Friday’s or Chili’s. Though the price is 3x and the food just as mediocre. Wish we would have just taken a taxi/car service to another area...

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizer and the food came at the same time that is never a good thing.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This was not my first visit to Phillips but it just may be my last. When we were seated our table was not clean nor was it set. It took a good 10-15 minutes for a waiter to greet us. When we finally did get a waiter we still did not get napkins, plates or utensils and after we ordered my daughter and I did not get our drinks. Then when we did get served it took our waiter FOREVER to check on us. I don't completely blame the waiter as it seemed they had him waiting on tables in the back and in the front of the restaurant. The soup was fantastic but the rest of our dinner was bland. I don't think I will be returning for a third visit, there are far too many other amazing restaurants in the area.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for crab cakes, this is the place.

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