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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
$$ - $$$
#100 of 486 Places to Eat in Ocean City
Recent Reviews
Average Seafood
I will start out by saying the service was good. Very friendly staff. The food was average (except the guy running the pasta bar and that white sauce - SO GOOD!!!) The grilled crab cakes were also...
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Great meal
Always a stop we make when we go To OCMD. Seafood is always great. Plenary of choices that will satisfy just about anyone. Waitstaff is always friendly and prompt to clear dirty plates. I would...
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I had the grilled salmon with fresh grilled vegetables and roasted potatoes , salad , delicious rolls , cheesecake for dessert . Everything delicious . Was there with bus group...
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Phillips Crab House

Open Today 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.


Early Bird Specials at Phillips Crab House
Valid 6/11/19 to 6/30/19 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Can be used Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Early Bird Specials when seated in the first hour of business at Phillips Crab House!
Menu Dining - First Floor
$19.99 Entrees
Eastern Shore Combo - Jumbo Hoopers Island Crab Cake - Golden Fried Shrimp - Crispy Seafood Trio - Chicken Chesapeake
Opens Mon-Fri 4pm
Sat 3:30pm
Sun 4pm
**Offer Valid until 4:30pm on Saturdays**
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$10.19 Off for 2019 Grads
Valid 5/13/19 to 6/30/19 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Can be used Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Did you graduate from high school or college this year? Congratulations! Celebrate your achievement with special savings on our all-you-can-eat premium seafood & prime rib buffet in Ocean City! Now through June 30th, 2019, High School & College Graduates will receive $10.19 off on our adult seafood buffet daily at our Ocean City, Maryland Phillips Crab House location.

- Not valid with early bird, any other discount or offer

- Graduate must present 2019 valid school ID with class year, photo in cap & gown or degree.

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