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All You Can Eat, Gluten Free Menu Items, Seafood, Steaks/Steakhouse, Steamed Crabs

Dining Options

Accommodates Groups, Buffet, Kid Friendly

Meal Types

Lunch, Dinner
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
$$ - $$$
#81 of 406 Places to Eat in Ocean City
Recent Reviews
This seafood was amazing! Hubby and I shared the clam bake for 2. We have never spent that much money for 2 of us to eat but it was a one time vacation dinner lol. It was amazing! The crab legs were...
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Excellent Food and Service
We were a little nervous going on to dine with the virus issues, but Phillips is very organized! Upon arrival, you check in and then wait outside. The hostess will text you when the table is ready...
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Great food and Service!
We had a wonderful waitress and a fantastic meal. If you are diehard seafood and can share, get the clam bake for two! It is cooked to perfection and their dessert is the perfect topper!
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Phillips Crab House

Thursday & Friday 4-9pm
Saturday 3:30-9pm
2004 North Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 289-6821


My family started in the seafood business along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay around the turn of the century with my grandfather’s crab processing plant, A.E. Phillips & Son. In 1956 my parents, Brice and Shirley Phillips, along with my brother Jeffrey and me, moved to Ocean City, Maryland. It was there that we opened a small carryout restaurant called Phillips Crab House as a way of selling excess crabs from my grandfather’s plant. Business grew quickly and the once small carryout grew into a two-story restaurant seating 1400. No matter how much time goes by, I can still remember our early days when my brother and I would help Dad steam crabs, taste Mom’s new recipes or sit on the front steps proudly calling in that another guest was coming for dinner.

Over the past 50 years we have grown our company by leaps and bounds, both within our Mid-Atlantic home base and along the East Coast by holding fast to these simple principles: serve the freshest, finest seafood available, provide outstanding service, and create a memorable dining experience for our guests.

Mom, Dad, Jeff, and I see nothing but continued success in our future with the help of our devoted management and staff.

Thank you for dining with us.
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