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Phillips Seafood

4.3
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
We're open for inside & outside dining every day with a limited seating capacity . We're serving up a menu of Phillips favorites, including our family-recipe crab cakes, steamed seafood platters, burgers & sandwiches, plus steamed hard shell crabs by the dozen. You can also still order online 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. The open kitchen is a model of clean efficiency and provides a birds-eye view of the chefs in action.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1644 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was okay at best. It’s rated as a four star restaurant but more like two or three stars. I drove two hours to eat at Phillips and could have saved the time, gas, and money. I will not visit again.
I ordered cream of crab soup and returned it, changed it for lobster bisque, which was not good either. Entree was ultimate crab cake, lacked flavor. The mashed potatoes tasted like boxed spuds, and asparagus was overcooked. Also, ordered the steam bucket of snow crabs and shrimp, both were overcooked and dry.

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TroyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and staff were all 10’s! Our server Anthony was top notch. Friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable. Went out of the way to locate a small fork for my girlfriend to help her enjoy the crab she had.

Will definitely be back!!

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DanteM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great customer service. First time here was amazing

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StevenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Phillips was one of the best seafood restaurants, key word was.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very safe Covid-19 distancing.

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Laurie
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A reaonably priced good restaurant - tables inside are spread far apart. Outside is nice too. Lots of different local seafood fare. Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I ordered Chesapeake fries for an appetizer and had to request plates. I ordered the supposed to be "jumbo" shrimp and fries for $26 and not worth it. My anniversary celebration note wasn't even acknowledged.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When to Phillips for a seafood dinner. The restaurant has downsized their menu (probably due to Covid) and has eliminated many of the seafood options. It was disappointing that the only fish option was highly priced salmon. Hopeful the full menu returns soon, or more seafood option, and less burger options.

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AdrienneS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

My food was not satisfying at all and our waitress was not helpful and keep forgetting things....definitely will NOT return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, food a nice price. Waiter was a little slow but a nice guy!

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DontWorryBoutTheName
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The clam bake for two was not worth nearly as much as it cost. Our server Vic was awesome, but the food (reason for going) was substandard. The muscles and clams had absolutely no flavor, the lobsters were small, and the potatoes all the way on the bottom??? Why? Maybe some other food is better, but when we told out Lyft driver where we ate she was disappointed. Listen to the locals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was great!! Overall worth every penny.

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LasonyaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice date night or special occasion restaurant

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MIkhailO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it also the guy playing live piano made our night

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Price is great.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an excellent experience with very good soups, seafood and service.

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vipAshley
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entree was amazing! I had the chicken speacial. The sauce with the crab meat was so delicious. I will always come back here if I am in Baltimore.

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vipCheesecake
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

I have been a long time customer of Phillip's. I drove 40 miles just to come here to celebrate a birthday with my family. Michelle the waitress was great. Really! However, when I got the order of petite crab cake appetizer we only got 3 the size of a 50 cents piece et with some diced tomatoes for $14, what a disappointment. I was not amused with how the seafood platter has Shrunk in size either for $33. I am not eager to return after all these years as a customer and driving from another state to eat

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vipPhiliezfan
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Truly unique crab cake. Drink specials were limited . Server was so-so; could have been more attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The hostess Star was not attentive and she was extremely rude. After bring out our food to the table she never returned until it was time for the check. She placed the food containers on the table and said how was everything. If she would have returned after she placed the food on the table she would have known that my girlfriend and I were not satisfied with our dishes. I had stuffed crab meat on top of shrimp, mash potatoes and asparagus. The stuffed crab meat was mushy and you could taste the mayo. The potatoes tasted like it was sitting all day and the asparagus was not cooked. It was so hard it tasted raw. My girlfriend had blackened salmon, string beans and carrots; the salmon was freezer burnt bc it had a weird taste to it. Both of our plates were still full of food. I told Star that I wasn’t happy with the food; she throw her hands up, rolled her eyes, made a sound under her breath and was visibly upset. She went to talk to the manager and came back to the table and said my manger took the your dish off the check. I was going to order something else but her attitude was so horrible I opted out. So I asked her was she upset with me bc I didn’t like my food. She said no and asked my girlfriend do she want to put her food in the container, she told her no. I felt like if her food was barely touched and she didn’t want a container something was wrong. But she would have known that if she would have came back to the table. On top of all of that the manager never came over to the table. I will not be returning. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Ms. Texas and she was amazing!!! Loved her!!!

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PittsburghBobFoodie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood... the best crabcake..excellent bloody mary...great server

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ERnieB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food way too expensive for small portions. Expect superior servers and food quantity for the price. I don’t mind paying more if quality, quantity, and service are on par.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner at Phillips! It was our first time dining here and we came around 4pm on Sunday (which was great because it was not crowded!) Our server, Megan, was very good and the service was fast for our food. We loved that our kids got a free kids meal with our Port Discovery wristbands and the food was delicious! We enjoyed our experience and would come again if we were in the area.

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Towhook
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bar staff and great food

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vipMrsJacobik
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We arrived at 10am for brunch. They were not ready to serve food. It took more than 10 minutes to get the food stations staffed and nearly 20 minutes to get a drink, which I had to obtain by hunting down the waitress myself. She rarely checked on us in the 45 minutes we were there. My husband waited an additional 15 minutes for a drink refill after he emptied his first drink. Worst service we’ve had anywhere in a long time. Highly disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a good dinner with awesome service! Wine was awesome as well! Will definitely be back!

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TimR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome have a great night that I will never forget

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really awesome I wish I could remember our waitress she was amazing. She was also very knowledgeable. I use to work at the Phillips in Ocean City years ago. I was so happy that the crab claw appetizer was on the menu that was my favorite. It left a very good impression on my date. Thank you we will be back 😁

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ChristopherM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was just ok. I couldn’t understand why the reservation couldn’t be changed when the place was clearly not packed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was SUPER nice! I forget her name, it started with a K I believe, but she was super friendly, fast, attentive. Food came out very quickly for how much we’d ordered, everything was delicious, and since it was Valentine’s Day, they were giving a chocolate covered strawberry to all the women, which was super cute, I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ms. Texas was an amazing waitress! She made our first experience at Phillips enjoyable!

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BryanW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Philips was outstanding. The food was delicious and the service was remarkable. Our waiter's name is Vic and he is absolutely an asset to the Restaurant, courteous, knowledgeable, and diligent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day meal and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Michelle the server was great.

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KennethS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was what it always is when we go to Phillips, outstanding. The staff is always friendly and the food great. Can get better seafood and the steak is wonderful. Great place to impress someone.

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TyoH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I each ordered the Chilled seafood tower, a crab cake on the side, 2 beers and it was awesome! For the dessert, we ordered the cheese cake. The seafood was very fresh delicious. This is a must go to spot in Baltimore!

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Phillicoco021314
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We got in a early and I was glad that they were able to move up our dinner time! The staff was excellent! Food was wonderful.

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MrsVNoble
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Joe anticipated what we wanted and delivered it right on time. He was wonderful, the perfect amount of attention. I throughly enjoyed myself evening though my husband came down with the flu and wasn’t feeling too well. We will be coming back!

FAQs

Phillips Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 685-6600.

Phillips Seafood is rated 4.3 stars by 1644 OpenTable diners.

Phillips Seafood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.phillipsseafood.com/collections/all/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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