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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PD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Phillips is a great old restaurant in Baltimore that we have enjoyed over the years, but I have to say the food was not up to our expected standards

MM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

On a night without being overly crowded the service was slow and sketchy. The food was fair but not impressive

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was terrible. We waited 30 with no service before getting the manager just to get service. Our food was wrong when it got to our table and we had to ask twice to get it fixed. Over all it was a horrible experience and I won't be back

JP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service and great crab cakes! If your travel takes you to Baltimore, this is a must place to eat.

DH
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My family and I greatly enjoyed the setting and the restaurant in general. The food itself was not equal to the price charged. My husband ordered a New York steak and crab cake. The crab cake was good, but the steak was extremely under seasoned. It tasted like it had no seasoning at all added. My sister and I each had the broiled seafood platter. It was good, though it was also under seasoned.

JE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy shrimp was fantastic, the wine the server gave a recommendation on was delicious also. Service was prompt, they had some live music. Overall great experience, would come here again if in the area.

y
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was sub par for an expensive place
Stale fries (for all party members) and very forgetful and non attending waiter

Kept saying that the replacement fries are coming until we left

Nothing offered and no apologies at all

Drink refills have to be requested at least 3 times before they bring them

LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. Two very minor issues - the valet parking wasn't clear and I ended up having to pay a lot to park nearby and though I mentioned that there were birthday celebrations during my reservation and when I arrived, no one alerted my server and I had to tell them in front of the birthday folks. But, overall...it was a wonderful time!

AI
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch and the food was good.

FD
Oklahoma City
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruslen our server was exceptional

NM
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I came to Phillips from Southern California to meet old friends from Baltimore. The greeters at the front were outgoing and listened as I asked for a table away from the music so we could all catch up. They helped us get a great table. EJ (Ernest J) was our friendly, efficient waiter. He made the evening fun with his wit and polite attention. He was so great! The crab cakes were very good and I will come back again for them. The value was exceptional and I guess I am used to being in a state where the drinks and food are over-priced and not as flavorful. Thanks to all who work there for making the night great.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night.

M
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms Texas was a great server. Fun and happy and thorough

S
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a wonderful dinner after a fun day at the Harbor. This was the perfect place to end a fun and interesting day.

MS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

3 of our 4 diners loved their food. The. 4th diner had no dietary options to choose from off the menu so they ate plain bread.
But the uniqueness of each of our dishes was wonderful and all three types of seafood were cooked perfectly.
We also had desert to share they were also good. Everyone left full and happy. Prices were high but we expected because of the area.

TS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and loved everything about this place. Very spacious with low lighting. Big booths and adequate space between other visitors. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert were perfect. I'll return again and again.

DR
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great location. This was our first time at Phillips and it won’t be the last. Took the kids and they loved it too.

B
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our waiter disappeared for over 30 minutes and only returned when we had to ask the hostess to please get us our bill!

TS
New England
91 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Neal. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Miss Texas was our server and she was delightful. A wonderful night.

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This wasn’t our first time at Phillips, but it was our worst experience. We ordered the artichoke crab dip as an appetizer and a few bites in found a hard plastic food wrapper that had been baked into the dip. The server was apologetic and took it off the check (we didn’t eat any more after finding the wrapper). Our main course food was good and the service was good. But at the end of the meal we asked for a “To Go” box and were brought a food container that was dirty and had dried food on it. There are many seafood restaurants in the area and I think it might be better to choose a different restaurant going forward.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Had stomach issues after eating here. For Baltimore, the crab cake was not good. Shredded crab “meat” is not good, and the inside seating was so hot & fishy smelling, had to sit outside in October.

CK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! The meal was great, all types of food for a party of 6, all very happy.

RD
Western KY
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good, authentic and faithful to the Chesapeake cuisine. The prices were a little high for the amount received and the overall presentation of the experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, but it isn't the most awesome experience you will ever have in your life.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We specifically asked for King Crab Legs. Our server told us, yes we have KING crab legs. After an hour of waiting for my salad to come out, the food arrives 5 minutes later. What was put in front of us, was SNOW crab legs. NOT KING crab legs. Then our server proceeded to lie to us, and tell us that “yes these are King crab legs, it’s what they call them here”. We asked to a see a manager, who was understanding, and offered a free beer to my husband. Mind you, this was our anniversary we were celebrating. We will never go back to this place again.

E
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food. The special birthday dessert for my mom was a beautiful touch. We will be back soon.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The quality and quantity of food has decreased over the years. My fishermans's platter (premium) was served with half a lobster tail, 1 mini crab cake, a very small filet of salmon, small shrimp, and the dish was no better than a Red Lobster entree. I also ordered the charbroiled oysters as an appetizer and was given 5 oysters. What happened to a dozen or half dozen?

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience at Phillips Seafood Baltimore Harbor was great! The host greeted us with a friendly smile as did our server, LaShaye B., who was great throughout the entire dining experience.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Knowledgeable server who had good suggestions was readily available for refills, etc., made for a very enjoyable experience. Food was excellent as well!

CE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes are amazing!!

JD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food, but pricey and the service wasn't outstanding. It would have been nice to have A/C indoors as it was humid and hotter inside than outside!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was bland, was given rolls but no bread plates, service was ok, but slow.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch!

UT
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food, but given their location right on the Inner Harbor tourist area, they can get away with charging very high prices. Food was good, but not truly exceptional as we had hoped given the prices. But, still a nice experience.

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our server was awesome yet the crabs were served barely warm, small and we sent back 4 of our dozen that were essentially hollow. The crab cake was dry and had shell in it. So disappointed with this experience and brand. Apparently gotten too big and lost focus on the basics of good food. Crabs were a specialty but not any more. So many choices. Went to Ocean Pride in Towson. That was awesome food. Good bye phillips.

JR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice service and excellent food selection. The lobster in particular was excellent, the mussels, clamps and shrimp was nice, but a little dried up and not quite as tasty as I have had elsewhere.

Overall a good place and would go again as the selection is really good.

e
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We went on a Saturday evening at 5pm and it was fairly empty. We were seated and the server took our order quickly, however our food didn’t come out for 40 minutes. The server didn’t provide any updates until 30 minutes passed and I asked what was going on (some excuse that the kitchen was backed up with no apology). I was with my kids who were restless and hungry so the wait was not pleasant. When the food did come out, everything was overly salty, fries, crab cakes, clam strips, crab Mac n cheese, all except the kids pizza. I took my kids to the bathroom when they were half way done eating and when we got back the bus boy was starting to take away our food. This isn’t a cheap restaurant either. The only thing going for this place is the location. We won’t be going back.

U
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Daughter birthday

MM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outside service needs more attention. Seems like we were not taking care of often enough. Recommendations were good when we had a waiter.

I
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu could offer more choices. Service was GREAT!

FD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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

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