Phillips Seafood

4.2
1707 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 1707 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanL
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Was so looking forward to this as we drive thru Baltimore and was so disappointed. We started with calimari that somehow managed to be greasy and tasteless . I had really wanted blue crabs, but they were unavailable so I settled for the crab cakes. They were the highlight of the meal, not much filler and big chunks of crabs. Sides were goods as well. My husband had the fish and chips which again were super greasy and he didn’t finish them.
Service was average. Don’t think we’ll ever be back.

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TawanaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was very good! My waiter was very attentive and helpful

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TONETTET
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect on my first to many visit. Love it

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Perfectly seasoned. And the drinks were superb. I’m not sure who seasons our shrimp and cod but it was delicious. Of course the bartender who made the piña colada and the daiquiri made them so fresh and deliciously smooth. All the ingredients were put together nicely. We will be back!

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Bep3
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were able to dine outside so our view was quite pleasant and the noise just normal outside sounds. We had a reservation but when we arrived there was a very long line waiting to see hostess. I go in a side door and went directly to hostess. Even though I politely asked the first couple if I could just ask a question the woman rolled her eyes and looked at her companion. The hostess said even though I had a reservation I would have to go to the end of the line “to be fair”. We first get seated against a wall with one of us facing the wall and the table unbalanced. We waited to ask if the three of us could move to a four person table but no one around, so we just moved. There really was no fresh seafood. The fish was of course salmon. I asked the wait person if the crab cake had much filler or was it all crab. She replied it had a reasonable amount of filler but if I ordered and didn’t like I could send back or not pay. Once food delivered we never saw her again at our table. The crab cake was fair at best but nothing like what I make. We ordered one of the special drinks for our granddaughter only to find it included coconut which I don’t recall it mentioning, which meant she didn’t drink. The wait person was nice, we just really never saw her. We had to ask for the check. I’m sorry to seem so hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part of this restaurant was our server Cory. He was very friendly, had a great attitude and was very informative. This was our first time eating out since covid hit and boy was it great to have a waiter like him. Would definitely recommend this place because of HIM!!!

The female Hostes wasn’t as friendly but Cory and what appeared to be the manager were great!!

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vipKymme
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfort!! They were good to go with Social distancing! Food was good...burger with crab cake on top delicious & my Long island iced tea was on point.

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vipJaz1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ate at the crab deck. The seafood pots were not as good as previous visits. Service was just ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice experience.

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TamikaG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good overall. Crab soup was the best item of the meal. Dip was ok. Crab cake was a favorite as well.

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MattC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating near the harbor is amazing (in the right season). The seafood was phenomenal.

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Foodies
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good. Loved loved loved our server

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Tine
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For the price my husband and spent we've had much better food. Steamed bucket of mussels n shrimp,they forgot the shrimp. When I received it we received more shrimp on the cold shrimp appetizer then the bucket. 2drinks 2steamed buckets 1 appetizer $140....gluten free wise not much. The only reason this place was picked.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service, food and overall experience was mediocre. Not sure if it was due COVID or spring break, but the service was slow from start to finish. After making 630 reservations for a Tuesday evening, there was still a delay in getting a table. The service was slow due to our wait staff covering a large area. The food was also mediocre. Not sure I would return or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait time. Excellent hostess & waitress

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was mediocre but the food was great. Hostess seemed put out when asked if we could sit outside.

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SunnyBeachBuyer
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillips Seafood at the Baltimore Inner Harbor was the perfect setting for celebrating my wife's 65th Birthday. The setting and service were exceptional, the food was amazing, and the total value was beyond expectation. The only thing that out shone the Smith Island Trio was the Mango Sangria! Job well done Phillips Team. We will be back for my own 65th Birthday celebration.

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CharlesW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was open to limited occupancy this first warm weekend. The menu is still simple but was tasty of typical Phillips. Would return after a few weeks.

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PWAH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A traditional seafood house that has maintained quality in its food preparation and service

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JamesH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was terrible, the food was ok but very tourist atmosphere

There are way better places just outside the inner harbor

Disappointed

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KalishaS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The food was terrible. We ordered the steamed crab bucket. No flavor with whole non peeled potatoes and a pink sausage. Yuk!

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vipDaleS
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and patio area were great and prices were expected. Server could have been more attentive. Had to ask for plates, napkins, silverware, and crab tools.

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ArJahE
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the experience and food was really good, I will definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
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

AJ
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!

FAQs

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 1707 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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