Phillips Seafood

4.2
1683 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We're open for seated dining, carryout, curbside & 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 through Grubhub for pickup or delivery, or call us at 410-685-6600.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1683 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was subpar relative to the cost, one cut above fast food.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Crab Cakes I've ever had. Service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back to Baltimore and bring my family there.

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XiKisMom
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I heard a lot of good things about Phillips and wanted to get a firsthand experience. From walking in the restaurant looked at warn and in need of an upkeep. I ordered a froze cocktail which was pretty good. And then ordered a crab cake and Cesar salad. The dressing was very tart which made the salad less enjoyable. The crab cake was also rather underwhelming. In summation the overall experience was okay but definitely did not live up to all of the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very friendly and the food was delicious!

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,friendly service,food came out fast and was great

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LindsayF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible and the staff were super friendly!! Can’t wait to go back!

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was ok just not a lot. Also my bf ordered a Caesar salad as an appetizer and asked for extra dressing and extra croutons, whch did not come out as he asked. Then it took the water forever to bring it out. I wont be going back only because its better food in the surrounding area.

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vipBrad
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food on a cold night. Much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and peaceful

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AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food and the service. I definitely recommend it.

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Rich
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, great service and decent atmosphere. The crab cakes were good but not all it was cracked up to be in my opinion, not worth the $32.

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LestheFresh
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I went for my birthday but the ran out of some appetizer I wanted and a drink my son wanted. Our reservation was at 5:30 pm on a Saturday so I was shocked that they ran out of some of the food items.

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KateS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. I think it was a limited menu due to COVID reopening so will look forward to trying again in the future

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ChrissyC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the crab dip, broiled seafood trio, and Ultimate burger. Overall, really delicious. The server was excellent really friendly. Would definitely going back again if in the area. I would consider myself to be fluffy, the chairs weren't super comfortable. They are oddly shaped and the arms on the chair kind of cut into my hips. But, it wasn't unmanageable. If I go back I will ask for a booth.

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RichH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish & chips is the best I have had in a long time.

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Desibee
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some of the dishes were just "ok" but our server Start was phenomenal, very attentive and nice!!

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KristyH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always excellent! A true taste of Maryland!

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TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fast and friendly even during covid.

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Deetn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went for Saturday brunch. Service was decent. Food was underwhelming. Cream of Crab Soup was absymal. I won’t be returning.

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RitaH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about it this restaurant. I visit every year.

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KimberlyW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good. But I expected Amazing. It wasn’t that

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vipStephanieC
Minneapolis
78 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Crab cakes are exceptional. Drinks are creative. Yes it’s a touristy type spot but I’m so glad we checked it out. Very quiet on a Friday afternoon so not much action, so we were able to easily get seated right away.

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Blah food, unattentive waitress, Never saw a manager, filthy bathrooms and expensive for what we recieved.

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LoriK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I was very disappointed in the price for steamed crabs that were small and without meat, lightweight.

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vipCandraH
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vic is always a wonderful server. I will visit again when I am back in town.

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vipCandraH
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My cream of crab soup was sent out with a dirty spoon and my wine glass took. However, my waiter VIC was extremely kind and professional and made my dining experience exceptional. I will definitely return to Phillips soon.

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johnb
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was excellent the food was excellent the service was excellent it was my 54th anniversary and everything turned out great

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Artilya
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiara was a great server. She made our experience very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don’t know if the horrible experience is due to the coronavirus or what, but the food was and service was just unbelievable. We were seated for about 10-15 minutes before our waitress got to us. The food was just...a mess. My crab cake fell apart upon sticking my fork into it. The potatoes tasted like boxed potatoes. My shrimp was rubbery. My husband ordered the seafood Alfredo and the side was runny and nasty.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I planned a trip for myself, my husband, my sister and her husband to visit Baltimore from CHICAGO for the first time to try the talked about crab cakes and seafood. We literally did a turn around. We decided to come to Phillips since it’s a pillar in Baltimore. The customer service did not live up to this hype. First, our waitress Lashay seemed all over the place. She took our drink orders and apps (1 Chesapeake fries, Clam Chowder and Chesapeake crab dip) without writing them down. We figured she knew her Job well enough to remember everything. Well, that was not the case...20 minutes later, no drinks. She came back and blamed the bar for the drink delay. Once the drinks came, we proceeded with our regular orders (but still have not received our apps nor an update). We ordered 2 Chesapeake Chickens, 1 crab steam bucket, and a rib-eye steak well done. We received everything instead of the rib eye...they sent out 2 crab steamed buckets! 30 minutes later (already a hour in the restaurant) our food comes out...STILL NO APPS! So we let the person who bought our food out know that we didn’t want the apps since our main course has arrived and asked to speak with a manager. Lashay comes out and says “I’m sorry I think I forgot to put the apps in”. It’s sad because we really wanted to taste what we’ve ordered. The manager on duty that evening (Saturday Oct. 17, 2020 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm) came and was very nonchalant and blew us off with unnecessary apologizes! My husband had to wait almost another 30 minutes for the steak to be made well done in which everyone else finished eating and the steak was still was not done! We had to ask assistance from Anthony (another table waiter) to assist us. Lashay never came back over to resolve the issue nor acted as if she cared about her table. Anthony was a big help with grabbing the manager and silverware! Thanks Anthony!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Ehh it was okay the crab was really good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seafood pasta dish had cold crab meat and hot pasta with shrimp. Manager Jason Epps went out of his way to replace the food and offer some starters while waiting for the food. Thank you Jason for your service.

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MichaelD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outside seating and crab cakes are awesome. Service was great too

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the. cream of crab soup and the broiled seafood platter. Everything was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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vipLisaO
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was really looking forward to a good seafood dinner. Thought this place and the food was mediocre. Not bad, but not very good and certainly not worth almost $40 per entree. I’d def pass.

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tonya
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food was just okay. We ordered crab cheese fries and we didn't see any crab meat. I wouldn't recommend it.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Does not live up to the hype. I was expecting excellent seafood but it was subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my 21st wedding anniversary.

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ShakeyiaH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very small food portion for the price charged, also food was nasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
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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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 1683 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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