Phillips Seafood

4.4
1839 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We're open for seated dining, carryout & delivery every day, serving up a menu of Phillips favorites including our family-recipe crab cakes, steamed seafood platters, burgers & sandwiches. We hope to see you soon! Please order online at PhillipsSeafood.com through Grubhub for pickup or delivery.

Maryland is famous for its crabs, and Phillips Seafood is Baltimore's premiere restaurant for award-winning crab cakes! We serve an extensive menu of classic seafood dishes along with plenty of dining choices for non-seafood lovers.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Loved our meal and drinks. The MD Crab soup was the best I’ve ever had… so was the ultimate crab cake for that matter. Sad that their OCMD location closed so I felt like we had to go when we were in town. It didn’t disappoint!!

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KelciM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My dates food came out cold but did not make a fuss out of it. Cups were dirty and the soda was flat. I hadn’t been to a Phillips since I was a kid and was highly disappointed because I had talked so highly of it. The service was amazing just everything else was not up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time here. The atmosphere was great, the food was delicious and most of all, our server Dale was great. He was fun, friendly and professional. We had a great time and will be back in the future.

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Mrbg
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The shrimp was just ok….steak was more like a 5-6 ounce precooked rather than 8. Crab cake and bisque were good. Honestly wish we’d tried a different place rather than spending $140 for two adults and a kid for just OK food. Our server was AWESOME. Also, why is there a bread plate but no bread? No side salad either… was it good. Yes for about half the price, would I go back. Probably not.

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Smick
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Wish they had the seafood tower and charbroiled oysters

Understand that Covid has taken a toll on restaurants in general

All in all very satisfied

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and took very well care of us.

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vipSuAnn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was great; our waiter was attentive and personable. The crab cake was delicious but portioning was small for the price. My Cajun pasta was room temperature, which was disappointing - I’m assuming so it would be at the same time as the other dish. The food was alright but the value was not so great. You pay for the location.

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SarahC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal, on this visit we had Ananda as a server and she was absolutely delightful, very helpful and outgoing. We really liked that Ananda gave estimates of how long each course would take to prepare - we didn't keep track of how long they actually took but it was nice having a general idea that our apps would be ready in 5-10 minutes. We had the Crab Rangoon as well as the Chesapeake Crab Dip, both were outstanding. The dip is very rich and cheesy and served with buttery crusty bread; the Rangoon are light and crispy with a nice savory bite. We both had Ultimate Crab Cakes and they were amazing with huge lumps of crab meat and the perfect amount of wet mix to hold them together, no tartar sauce or mustard needed - just a few squirts of lemon juice. The mashed potatoes on the side were also delicious. For dessert we had the gluten free chocolate torte and tried the Smith Island Coconut Cake. The torte was incredible, super rich and fudgy, while the cake was light, airy and delicious. Also really enjoyed the Raspberry Lemon Crush. Thank you for another memorable meal, with special thanks to Ananda for taking such good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service! The crab cakes, crab dip, and crab and shrimp spring rolls were very good

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JEnniferB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server Eric was fantastic and made our visit really nice. The food was only okay. I think we had really high expectations for our inner harbor visit.

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SportsGirl
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Corey was lovely. Great food. Easy location to get to!

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Lailaa
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, excellent service! Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I had been out to a restaurant in 2 years. Phillips was clean and felt very safe. The service was wonderful and fast, and the food was delicious. Our server was very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bartender Phil was amazing with service and jokes! Came here knowing I would have a great crab cake but the service made the experience even better!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Me and my gf were impressed. I haven’t been to Phillip’s in awhile. Enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Wondering will they bring back the buffet like back in the day.

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SarahC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal! I had the Ultimate Crab Cakes and they were melt in your mouth delicious! Best crab cake I've ever tasted. My mom had the Steak & Crab Cake platter which was also incredible and cooked to perfection. We started with Crab Rangoon which went perfectly with the sweet dipping sauce, and the Shrimp Sriracha Dip which was unique and very tasty. Loved the bread that came with it for dipping as well. For dessert we had the ice cream sandwich and cheesecake, both were exquisite (although the flourless chocolate cake is my absolute fave - I had on a previous visit). Also loved my Frose drink. Our server checked in often but wasn't a bother and was quick with refills and clearing plates. The overall ambiance was very chill and a nice respite from Black Friday madness. We will definitely be back!

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CraigP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation was very easy to make, no waiting, and the food and service was great!! Visiting Inner Harbor!

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Disappointed
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server Dominick was the best! The food was good, but the service was amazing!!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

First time at this establishment. In my opinion food was mediocre and pricey. In fairness, I have yet to find good fish and chips in an American restaurant. Server presented bill before we had finished eating and did not offer the dessert menu or after dinner drinks. Disappointed with experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great seafood especially the crab cakes

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SeanL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Came from
Out of town would definitely return.

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Cosmogirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Took forever to get drinks and then the waiter messed up our order. And food was not worth the money. It was disappointing. Was looking forward to some good crab cakes!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really fantastic and delicious. The service was good, but apparently they were backed up in the kitchen so it took awhile for our food to arrive and our server took awhile to greet us, but after that she was great so I docked a star for service because of these two delays. Overall I enjoyed my visit and would definitely recommend a stop here to anyone.

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LynneMcKenzie30303030303
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, 10/10 recommend every time. The only thing is the mussels were very fishy smelling.

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ZacharyL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had great food a service. Crab cakes and muscles were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
122 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service with food to match! Very enjoyable evening!

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vipNan231
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Bloody Mary was plain. No celery or anything else. Gluten free options are minimal. Barramundi was on plain rice with raw bean sprouts. No flavor. Meal was nothing special

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EmilyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The manu was surpringly limited. No crab imperial or expected crab dishes. Probably the place to go during crab season. We were there in November 2021. The fish and chips were not a crisp as we expected. However, I have to admit that the bill was much less than I was expecting to pay.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server was very nice and good at her job.

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CarolynP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillips Seafood has been a local favorite for years! This recent experience was no different - the quality service, freshness and great taste of the food, and the atmosphere were all wonderful.

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vipFriends
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Disappointing crab cakes. Beer hall atmosphere. Not a pleasant dining experience. Would not recommend Or return.

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4mydiningplshr
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress, Maura, gets 5 stars! Attentive, not intrusive and good listener. Everything came to the table as I wanted. Checked back frequently to ensure all was well and if I needed anything. She had tried numerous dishes and made several suggestions. Also recommended several items from wine list. Very informed about the history of the Phillips restaurant and how it came to be where it is today. I ordered the crab rangoon, mushroom pot stickers, shrimp & crab spring rolls, crab dip and fried seafood platter. I love bread so the crusty bread with the dip was delicious. All the other items were good. I had said I’d probably take some items home, so Maura brought containers early during my meal, which was great for me. I dined inside the restaurant and it was not noisy at all. The food was good later as a late night snack. Talking with Maura, she said she was impressed with how the company trained the employees and how they felt like they were all family. I asked where Phillips sourced their crab and she was very informative about that too. Explained that it comes from the Philippines (their crab similar to the one here) and the plant there keeps to very high standards in quality control. Keep up the great work, Maura, and Phillips Seafood Restaurant!

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stevenB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very average food, with average prices.

Highlights were the staff. Both the front and our waitress went beyond to give us a good experience

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AshleyT
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was good. I have had better but good. The service impacted the experience as our server was not attentive and she did not own the fact that she was not attentive. She did not refill our drinks. We asked for extra sauce and she brought it after we completed the meal. As a result, I would not return to the restaurant in the future. Many other seafood restaurants in Baltimore…pass this one by.

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BarryO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Crab cakes were average. Asparagus was fresh, oysters were excellent as well as optional horseradish.

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AmandaN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and service was great! We will return next time we visit Baltimore!

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AngeliqueW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday towards closing. The menu had so many options the staff was very polite in person but over the phone not so much. They value for what we paid versus the quality of food received was a perfect match. And I also received a free birthday dessert. We had the crab dip and ultimate crab cakes which is a must have when dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio was beautiful. The atmosphere and staff were both wonderful. The food was delicious!

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and attentive service. Snow crab and shrimp delicious. Lovely comfortable booth for 4. Also NZ wine available which I love, so all in all a great place to eat and drink!

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NeverTravelEnough
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

reasonable prices, smallish portion sizes, food was well prepared and prompt, service was good but she was busy, drinks were generous, crab dip was excellent, crab cakes were small but tasted very good - only a little shell (that's normal and acceptable)

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You can order delivery directly from Phillips Seafood using the Order Online button. Phillips Seafood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 685-6600.

Phillips Seafood is rated 4.4 stars by 1839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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