Phillips Seafood

4.2
1819 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
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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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vipNeverTravelEnough
Baltimore
18 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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NeilD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very fresh ingredients and tasty!

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NickP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was in Baltimore this past weekend for the Ravens/Chiefs game as a KC fan (boo) and had many people suggest visiting Phillips for a good taste of Baltimore seafood. While the service was quite good, the food was honestly a bit disappointing. I had the broiled seafood platter and was disappointed that my crab cake had several fragments of shell in it (not sure if that’s normal, but hasn’t been present in other crab cakes I’ve had). The shrimp was cold and asparagus was nearly raw. I wouldn’t be complaining if the food wasn’t $50. Next time, I’ll do some more research and find a different seafood joint.

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svmom
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I was told this is the place to go In Baltimore but it fell short of the hype.
The service by Cameron was excellent.

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Jasmine
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed it! They had great food and excellent customer service

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Myena
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Appetizers were great. But the main dishes were not well seasoned And tasted a little stale or undercooked. However the waitress was kind and deserved a tip.

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philipm
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to desserts, our table of 4 enjoyed enjoyed a variety of selections that were well prepared and presented. Freshness must be Phillips motto.

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Vanna
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is was good. The food was great. Our group ordered the starters Chesapeake crab dip and shrimp spring rolls. The shrimp Alfredo and crab cake sandwich was excellent. The alcohol drinks are worth it the blue crab margarita, strawberry lemondade, and long island

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vipMarc
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m a regular patron at this Lemongrass, but something has changed. Towards the end of the meal, we were being rushed to leave. Felt very uncomfortable and

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were the best option. My main course was not good I had the crab cake sandwich. I will go back for the appetizers and crab legs. Our dessert was basic but good. Drinks were good also.

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Luv2shop
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My son and I always enjoy Phillips , the food is always good and the workers are very pleasant. My only disappointment is the price has increased

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

How in the world can a famous Seafood Restaurant not offer any type of Lobster meal . Lobster Tails are available from a steakhouse such as Longhorn, but Lobster is not available at Phillips. The reasoning from the server was blamed on Covid. Very disappointed. McCormick and Schmicks would have been a better choice.

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vipMomOfBoys
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were in Baltimore for a college campus visit. The Foid at Phillips was good but after the waitre

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GlennM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was very enjoyable. The cream of Crab Soup was delicious. The service as very attentive.

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ShavonB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

food didn't taste fresh and lacked seasoning. Nothing like it used to be

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CarolH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I am not into seafood but husband loved the ultimate crab cakes. I ordered the fried shrimp which were good. I felt that their menu was lacking a small dinner salad to accompany dinner. Only thing you could order was large salad. No non-seafood soup. No bread accompaniment to the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The broiled seafood platter was delicious. Best crab cake I ever had.

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vipRaymondP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Large scale dining experience.

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DmitriC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My food was not good had no flavor but the service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Ultimate Crab Cake meal. Best crab cakes I've ever had! Everything was excellent service was fantastic. I'll be back for sure.

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TimothyC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. ................................................

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MAdams
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very excellent. The only little thing was the portions for the broiled seafood trio were a little small for my appetite and I was hoping for more sides other than boiled potatoes as option to choose from if I didn't want mashed potatoes but overall the restaurant was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The fried calamari was so so - and soggy. Disappointing. Our entrees we're hot, fresh and delicious. The crab cakes were excellent. Smaller portions would have been preferable. Our waiter seemed a bit distracted, brought the app out with the entrees, and the check before dessert (which, along with the leftover entrees, we took to go).

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WandrinYew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, if a little pricey. Service was second to none.

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Lexi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Clean restaurant. Terrible service. The server never checked on our table or refilled drinks or asked if we wanted dessert. Mediocre food. The snow crab legs were small and seasoned with butter and salt. Lack luster. Red Lobster is better and not someplace that would be a choice of ours for dining out. Definitely a chain restaurant that doesn’t serve local seafood with pizazz and flair for seafood lovers. If you like bland food then this is the spot for you.

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CarolynH
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey but good crab

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vipSeanP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good experience overall. Seems to be still coming out of pandemic staffing but the server was nice and pleasant and helpful. Crab legs were fantastic! Recommend a reservation especially on weekends.

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Crispin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place to eat. Little over priced, good service. 👍

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in Phillips...what an experience...did not realize how big it was. The decor was inviting, the spacing was great, and our server, was the best ever. His customer service skills sold us drinks and an appetizer.

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VincentB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful, extremely pleasant and accommodating. The food was the best seafood we have ever had. We live this Phillips

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ElaineA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was slow.
Food wasn't hot. 2 orders had to be sent back.
The table number was not put on the order. The server walked past our table twice. She didn't know where the order was to go. The best thing was the fact that the the manager was accommodating.

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PatrickY
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Crab dip appetizer came with bread that was very oily; the grilled chicken sandwich was messy due to an over abundance of BBQ sauce. Not sure if we’ll come again.

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AngelaR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This places seems like maybe back in the day it was nice but now they’re just holding on to what they use to be. The decor is outdated and the food is ok. The prices were expensive for what you’re getting.

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CelesteM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and waited Dale was excellent. Staff and service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent servers. Both were friendly and attentive.

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JeroldD
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

20 plus years ago Phillips Seafood had amazing crab and people would wait outside to get in . I am sorry to say that they have gone the way of many other storied restaurants relying on their reputation only. We ordered drinks, crab soup, and the pound of snow crab. Soup and drinks arrived at the same time, even though we asked the waitress to hold the soup while we enjoyed out drinks. A few minutes later every thing came out at once. The soup was tepid and the rest of the food was cold. The real disappointment was the crab clusters. The legs and claws were so small that you could not get the meat out. What little meat you got out was shredded so bad that you lost it when you tried to put it in the butter. The waitress knew that we were upset, so she sent the manager out. He preceded to tell us it was all our fault and that the quality at Phillips has not changed in 50years. We paid our bill and went to the Cheesecake Factory to get something to eat.

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vipEvfromAZ
Phoenix
75 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dining after visiting National Aquarium! Good menu choices (even for kids), delicious food, and wonderful customer service.

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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 4.2 stars by 1819 OpenTable diners.

Phillips Seafood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.phillipsseafood.com/shop/products/phillips-seafood-restaurants-gift-card.

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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