Phillips Seafood

4.1
1497 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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SD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

ML
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and nice service

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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
3 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
43 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.

h
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Joseph was delightful. He was very attentive and patient with us.

LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! The raw bar was plentiful and paired with the fresh bloody Mary station I could have stayed there all day. A true seafood house. The location was so convenient with the parking lot almost next door. We went for the brunch and were seated at about 10:45 and the timing was perfect. Our server was friendly and helpful. I cannot wait to go back!

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

Food was ok. Not the best for the price it was. Service was not too good. We only saw our waiter twice the whole night first was to order then to get our check. Overall it wasn't the best.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get away weekend and this was our first night. Our waiter was outstanding. Made excellent recommendations and was delightful to speak to. He definitely added to the enjoyment of the evening.

JG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately, I did not know how spicy the fried shrimp would be when I got it, so I asked for a replacement dish of crab cakes and they kindly exchanged it for me and couldn't have been nicer about it (the server's name was Joe!).

KW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had reservations, arrived early and was seated. Staff was friendly and food very good.

LR
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Good gluten free menu. Best crab cakes!

SC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I've eaten at Phillips. I came back for the Cajun Pasta and the Crab Cakes. And I brought along a friend and her father who too enjoyed the food. It's the fresh taste of the seafood and the flavors that make it so good. As a person who grew up eating fresh seafood in the Low Country of South Carolina, it's always nostalgic and refreshing to taste authentically fresh food. Now, the prices are pricey, but it's to be expected I guess. This is a long standing establishment (judging by the photos on the walls) that is situated in a very nice and beautiful location. #LovePhillipsSF

H
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ms Texas was a great server!!! Loved her enthusiasm and fun service!

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The waiter was excellent. His recommendations were perfect.

ST
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

For their prices, the food should be better. My husband and I ordered identical meals. Somehow mine was fine, yet his steak was overdone and his lobster tail was mushy. The staff seemed out of sorts and the kitchen was not having a good night.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the time with family. All the food tasted wonderful! Only two issues: The Snow crab was a bit over cooked. Tasted wonderful but was hard to get out of shell because when over cooked, it gets crumbly and you have to work more to get meat out. Niece ordered a 1/2 lb of snow crab. Got a pound and was charged for it... I believe they should have either taken 1/2 back or "comped" her.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is mediocre for the price. Definitely a tourist trap.

JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good except we ordered soup as an appetizer and we never received it. The food came out very quickly and the server offered to still bring the soup, however we didn’t want to eat it with our dinner. The food was good and the service was also good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. The steak wasn’t prepared right however they took care of it and really made sure we had an enjoyable time

GY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. We went back the next day and ate crab on the outside deck.

MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and beverages were great, service was extremely fast. The only downside was when the "Piano Man" was playing. He was extremely too loud and he made it hard to have a normal level conversation. Amplify that by everyone else trying to have a conversation. We were sitting in the dining room not the bar area so i can't imagine hiw loud it was in there. The good thing was he tooka break when our dinner arrived so we were able to enjoy our delicious meals.

AW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

From the Deep South, like my air conditioning, could have used a little cooler temperature.

W
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very nice to my three kids and food was great we had a great time at the inner harbor and that meal topped it off

LS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous meal and experience at Phillips. Our waitress was SUPER NICE &
after talking to her, we found out she was from Central Pennsylvania too. (Sorry, I forgot her name)
Thanks for the experience, we had a fantastic time!!

OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

From Pittsburgh: great chicken and crab legs.
Food took awhile. Love live music

ST
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

What I expected was the buffet like at Ocean City, MD. Got there and there was a buffet but had mostly breakfast items some cold shrimp and warm crab cakes. At the price of over 35 dollars for this buffet I feel this was highly over priced and the taste was not great for that amount. Roast beef had fat that was impossible to chew. French toast was hard. Shrimp was big but lacked taste. Was it run under water??? Just not worth the value. Came from Harrisburg, PA to celebrate a birthday with my family. I just won’t be back. There are other options there at the harbor I wish I would have returned to rather than try this brand I have enjoyed before at the beach.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter did an amazing job with our large party of teens. He was very patient and professional. We look forward to coming back again!

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was fair and the service was very slow don’t go there hungry!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservations power was out they did not inform me that power was off before we arrived.

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