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Phillips Seafood

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1028 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 685-6600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Degges
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Catering
Off-premises catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pratt & Market Streets
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Parking details
$2 off with parking validation at Pier V Garage on Pratt Street
$10 Valet daily, starting at 5pm
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Public transit
Charm City Circulator Orange Route
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Entertainment
Join us for live music nightly in Baltimore - view rotating calendar of local musical acts at
http://www.phillipsseafood.com/promotions/live-music-in-the-lounge


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Special events & promotions
Phillips Seafood is the perfect spot to host your special event - contact our group sales team today and let us take care of the details!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Phillips Seafood sits directly on the water in the iconic renovated Power Plant industrial building that is now a key fixture of the Inner Harbor. Our location offers several private and semi-private spaces for your gathering including an extensive over-water deck for unique outdoor events.

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What 1028 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Online menu much larger than Sunday lunch menu.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Every was good except for the fries that came with the meal. They were cold and hard.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Celebrating 32 years of marriage and wanted to enjoy the Inner Harbor. As always the food was great, my meal could have been a little hotter temperature wise, even the appetizer fried lobster balls on a bed of cold slaw could have been at least warm. We used Open Table to reserve a table and was able to walk right in. The evening was awesome! The wife really enjoyed it!
Thanks!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Nice night to eat outside in Baltimore. Met with a friend that I haven’t seen in a couple years and have a good start to he evening here.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was outstanding. The service was extremely good. We went for an early dinner so no waiting for a table. A fantastic experience overall.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our waiter was HORRIBLE. The food was good but I just could not get over the horrible service we received. We waited over 20 mins to get our drinks refilled AND that’s after we had to wave her down. When we sat down we were given bread, but had no utensils to eat it with.... My guest seen our waiter while she was walking to the restroom and asked for more warm water and that took her 15 mins to get. I’ve NEVER waited 20 mins for a refill/ or to pay our bill. She was VERY un attentive! She NOT once ask how our food was after it arrived and our entrees came before the soup we ordered which I had to cancel (had to wave her down to ask about our soups when she never came to ask us about our food) because I HATE that a appetizer would come BEFORE a maincourse. My overall experience was just frustrating. Ive never had to wave down a waiter so much for service!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service terrible. Food average at best. Price too high. Been here several times. Was probably the last time.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We visited Baltimore and knew we needed some great crabs! We were originally seated in what appeared to be a bit of an overflow dining room. We chose to move to the high-top table / bar / piano bar area and it was a GREAT decision. In addition to no crying kids (I’ve been there and done that), the service was excellent, the clam bake was delicious and the crab artichoke dip was ridiculously good! We will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Overpriced and food was
Marginal!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Anytime I'm in Baltimore on business, I make it a point to have dinner at Phillips. The seafood is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our server Faisal was fantastic & it was his 1st day serving there!!

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We were looking forward to a good seafood meal after visiting the Aquarium but terrible service ruined it.

Ordered appetizers which took a long time to come out. Food was good.

Then after an extended wait, the dinner arrived. Well, most of it. My daughter's meal wasn't served. When we asked the server where the meal was, she blamed the kitchen and that they brought out the other meals before the order was complete. She had ordered the crab cake slider with fries, os that shouldn't take but a few minutes. Wrong.

We took our time and her meal finally showed up, after everyone had practically finished their meals.

The server said she would offer a cheesecake to make up for the late meal, which was nice. We asked for desert menus and asked if we could substitute something else instead of the cheesecake. The server said sure and left without clearing the table of the dinner plates.

We waited a while and the server showed up with a cheesecake and the check. We reminded her that we wanted dessert menus. She says okay and leaves, without taking the dinner plates.

We wait. She comes back with the dessert menus and we ask if she can please clear the plates off the table. We order dessert, keeping the cheesecake.

We wait.

By now you get the point. The only low point for the food was my fried fish was undercooked and mushy. Everyone else's food, at least the food that arrived, was good.

For the price, the experience was a disappointment. Will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went to Phillips for my birthday. We had a wonderful meal, premium seafood platter and the ultimate crabcake. They were both wonderful. My fiancee had signed up for the Phillips club to get a free appetizer, but the email never came. We told our server, who asked the manager, they gave us a free crab,artichoke,spinach dip. That was also delicious. Overall, I highly recommend Phillips, we'll be going back, but probably for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Soda comes with a kids meal but a Shirley temple( which every other restaurant on the planet makes for a kid) is $3.50 extra which the waitress did not mention. Other drinks were forgotten along with soup and double charged for a burger because we sent the first one back because the bun was swimming in grease. (Extra burger was taken off the bill at our request)No I would not recommend this place very disappointed

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was ok but not worth the price. Way to expensive for the amount and quality of the food. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Overall very good. Server pleasant. Little too much time between appetizer and meal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful. Best pasta ever!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food and service were terrific

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding Lobster and white sangria! Didn’t like a catered dinner was going on. It was bit noisy. But overall nice experience for the first time

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was poor and it took a long time for the food to come to the table. When I asked the waiter why the appetizers where taking so long (20 minutes at the time I asked), his response was, “We are busy”. The restaurant was about half full. 5 minutes later, our appetizers and the meal came out together. 3 of the 5 meals were not cooked to order.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lucas was an exceptional server. Crab cakes were phenomenal as usual. The $5 special of 4 oysters and 6+crab claw lollipops were so good we had to have 2 servings! The bloody marys rocked!!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing. Baltimore is so nice and the people were very kind and the live music was really good.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was my first time going here and I was completely satisfied with the food. The crabs cakes were so good. Seafood was fresh and very tasteful.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was presented beautifully, cooked perfectly, and tasted delicious! Our waiter, Edgar, was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about the selections. The restaurant does not offer “sweet tea” but Edgar made sweet tea for me! The host was friendly and we were seated in a timely manner. The atmosphere was enjoyable. We took advantage of the $10 valet parking...awesome deal. We can’t wait to travel back...we’ll definitely eat there again!! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I would have given them a 5 star - but I think there may have been MSG in the Crab and Mac & Chez. The wait staff was outstanding and the atmosphere was just what I needed after being at Coffeefest all day. Thanks for making Baltimore a place I want to come back to.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Phillips Seafood hosted the Baltimore Business Journal "Bix Mix". It was a nice business gathering event. The Phillips staff were friendly and professional. The food samples (Mini-Crab Cakes & Sliders) were excellent. The bartenders were on point 5-star service. Phillips is one of the marquee restaurants on The Charm'tastic Mile and they did a wonderful job representing their brand and the City of Baltimore. A job well-done by the entire staff. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Phillips was really good. Authentic crab cakes and local beer were what we were looking for, and what we found! Service was good, vibe was good. We went for a late lunch during a work trip to Baltimore. I recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences ever. Reservations are taken. Immediately seated at my reservation time. Took a minute for our server to free up, but he communicated with us immediately. All of our meal was awesome. Server was superb. Nice ambiance as well. A little loud, but that’s to be expected from a full, bustling restaurant. Server was obviously smitten by my lady...but she’s fine 😍

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Phillips was good, but not great. There were several things I considered in my review: food, service, seating, and quality.
Food- While the food flavor was great, it was a bit overpriced. I enjoy fine dining as much as the next and am not one to balk at cost, but the portion sizes were pretty small for the prize. This was something my waitress openly spoke to when helping us decide what to eat.

Service- Our waitress was very friendly and very helpful when we asked her questions not only about the food, but also about the surrounding area of the inner harbor.

Seats- Our seat was the very back booth by the kitchen, and one waitress chose to fully kick the doors open every time she entered the kitchen (which was frequently throughout our meal). This was frustrating and disruptive to our conversation which came off as a bit disrespectful. That aside, our seat kept us cut off from the atmosphere of the restaurant, and made it a bit hard for our (great) waitress to check back on us which left a bit of a wait between refills, etc. Should you come to Phillips, avoid this table if at all possible.

Quality- Overall, Phillips was "good". It didn't go about and beyond, the menu isn't extensive, but the food and service was good. Again, the prices were a bit high for what you get in return, but happy hour and specials might make the price more worth it. I definitely recommend a reservation, and sharing a bunch of appetizers may be a good way to get more bang for your buck while trying a bigger selection of food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I'm from NYC and every time I come to Baltimore I must go to Phillips for the clam bake. Best around.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I don't really like Phillips Seafood but its a popular chain. This location seems extremely popular. A couple of times I went here it was booked out. The servers are all really friendly and nice. However, the food is a bit salty for me. I don't like the prices. I think the prices are not justified by the food. As a true foodie, I found the crab cakes that are supposed to be famous a bit underwhelming. I find this to be a bit pricey for what you get and not that fancy.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Nice location and plenty of parking around. Food was excellent and staff was very attentive. Priced as expected with good portions.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My husband and I visited this restaurant for date night while in Baltimore. It was wonderful. I have a smaller appetite these days and they gave him the steak he ordered and added a 7-ounce lobster for $20 . It was perfect for me. Our waiter, Jeremy was top-notch. The general manager comes by and visits with you to make sure everything is okay. I will definitely visit this place when in Baltimore again.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was slow. Food was bad. Greatly overpriced for quality. I look for good food, regardless of the price. Your restaurant was very lacking. The clams were greasy, the fries were soft. The crabcake was soft. The soup was cold. Huge disappointment.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was great! The food was great. The service staff was very attentive and answered all of our questions.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Reservations recommended, even hours before: walk-ins had a long wait. Good was excellent, but the menu is limited. Delivery of drinks was slow, but service was very good otherwise.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Ordered drinks and appetizers, after 30 minutes mentioned to waitress about the appetizers, she said it would be in a minute, no appetizers. Meal arrived, still no appetizers, mentioned to the server and he had no idea.
Finally the waitress came over, apologized and had them brought to us after we were half way done our meal.
Waitress then blamed it on the kitchen staff and said her manager would be over. no manager appeared. Surprise!!
No Phillips for us again. McCormick $ Schmidt will get our business

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Decent experience. Food was relatively good. A bit noisy, bit to be expected given its location and reputation.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Long wait times for food, drinks and drink refills even though the restaurant wasn't busy with lots of open tables. I asked for lime wedges with each drink and the waitress forgot both times. Had to go get them myself. Food was good, however, salad preparation is unusual. Instead of mixing ingredients together everything is chopped up and severed in separate piles on the plate. You then have to assemble your own salad. This was my entree so it was a large salad with grilled chicken. Never seen it done this way before and I've eaten lots of salads. Honesty it's annoying to try and mix your salad together on a dinner plate. In my opinion the salad should be mixed together before serving.

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