Phillips Seafood

4.2
1694 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.

Support Phillips Seafood during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1694 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 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 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait time. Excellent hostess & waitress

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 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 26 March 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 25 March 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 20 March 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 14 March 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 13 March 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 12 March 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 7 March 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 27 February 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 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 16 February 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 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very friendly and the food was delicious!

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindsayF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and peaceful

AJ
AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rich
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 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 6 February 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 6 February 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 6 February 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 23 January 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 29 November 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 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fast and friendly even during covid.

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Deetn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 November 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 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KW
KimberlyW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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vipStephanieC
Minneapolis
79 reviews
Dined on 6 November 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 1 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

LK
LoriK
1 review
Dined on 1 November 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
31 reviews
Dined on 26 October 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
31 reviews
Dined on 24 October 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 19 October 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 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 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 17 October 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!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Phillips Seafood using the Order Online button. Phillips Seafood also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 685-6600.

Phillips Seafood is rated 4.2 stars by 1694 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 bookings at the moment.

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