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Phillips Seafood

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1657 Reviews
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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.

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 1657 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
4 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
6 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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TroyC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
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 on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
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!

FAQs

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

Phillips Seafood is rated 4.2 stars by 1657 OpenTable diners.

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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