Went to Phillips this past Saturday (Sept 29, 2012) 21st Street location. The food was terrible. I ordered stuffed flounder, my sister ordered the same The crab meat, that is suppose to be in the stuffing was not found, the flounder was dry. I had better TV dinners. I was there earlier in August, same way. Thought I'd give it another try. Bad decision! Don't waste your money at 21st Street, It's pricey, the service is slow and the food is horrible. Wish I could rate without any stars.
I really do hate to say this because the Phillips family is so well respected in Ocean City.... however, I was very, very disappointed in Phillips Seafood House at 141st Street. This is certainly not a copy, or even close to replicated the fine experience you will have at the original Phillips Crab House on 21st Street and Coastal Highway. Phillips Seafood House is crowded, and very noisy... almost makes me feel claustrophobic. The food is very poorly prepared, and the staff is lack-luster to be kind. There is no way to compare this to other, much finer Phllips' restaurants.... I will never, ever return to this place again.
Do not waste your money on this swill. I wish I had read the other reviews before I wasted my money. The food was overcooked, dried out, oversalted and common. I was hoping for a seafood buffet like that of Myrtle Beach and figured Phillips was THE name in seafood but this is NOT the place to go. The buffet has a lowsy set-up and ci-ci's pizza has better quallity. I warned you!
This place is the most over rated east coast seafood house in existence. I grew up in Baltimore, around some of the best seafood restaurants in Maryland, and this place doesn't hold a candle to any of them. The prices are high, the food is mediocre, the wait is long. Don't waste your money.
I eat at Phillips Seafood House everytime I go to OC MD, it has really good food, the seafood bar on 2nd floor is absolutely great. has everything from seafood gumbo to crab, to king crab legs, to a great Salad bar too! U get a roll of paper towels, so the juice from these delicious dishes dont make U druel all over the floor! U also get a bucket to put ur shells & such in, I usually have mine filled with their Mussels, they are the best I have every had anywhere! And add a pitcher of beer to top it off, and you have had the perfect seafood dinner in town.
I wish we had an awsome restaraunt like this where I live! Take a chance, U will not be sorry! The prices are good for the food & service U get, which is very good & friendly... Enjoy!