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Phillip's Seafood: Best Crab Cakes and Dessert Hands Down
Phillip's Seafood is a Baltimore institution with locations across the East Coast. My wife and I were visting Baltimore and decided we'd like a nice seafood lunch. Phillip's is located in the busy inner harbour area which was a short walk from the Hyatt Regency.
It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day and the place was packed both inside and outside. We opted to have a seat at a bar table and forgo the wait for a table in the dining room. The bar area was perfect for us; a nice cozy spot with high topped tables. Our waitress Stef provided us with menus and took our drink order. I chose a refreshing unsweetened iced tea while my wife chose a Mango Sangria. The menu had a large selection of seafood dishes, appetizers and option from the raw bar. It didn't take long for me to find what I wanted; the Fish & Chips. My wife immediately saw their Ultimate Crab cake on the menu and was decided.
As we waited for our food we had a relaxing time listening to the live music in the bar and discussing our upcoming move. Our food arrived rather quickly and I was ready to dig in. My Fish & Chips were very good. Nice and crispy battered fish with good flavor. The fries were quite nice and I enjoyed their coleslaw. My wife was in heaven with her crab cake. it was served in a large skillet and was all lump crab meat with little filler. She loved every bite of it and I must say after trying some; it was amazingly good. Her entree came with a side of asparagus and some crab mac & cheese which was amazing. This was an awesome lunch indeed.
We loved our lunch so much that we decided to come here for a late dinner. We once again chose to sit in the bar and had Stef as our waitress. Once, again there was live music. This time we chose to split some appetizers between us: the steamed mussels and their pull and eat shrimp. The mussels were amazingly good and the broth was perfect for dipping the garlic bread that came with the dish. The peel and eat shrimp were also very good; nice and fresh. The Old Bay seasoning and spicy cocktail sauce were perfect together.
After our appetizers were were still a bit hungry; so we opted to have some dessert. Our waitress brought over the dessert tray so we could select our dessert. After perusing the offerings I chose a local favorite; the Berger Cookie Pie. My wife chose one of her favorites; the warm apple crisp. Our desserts arrived shortly after we ordered and looked amazing. My Berger Cookie pie was a flaky crust, Berger cookie pieces(which is like a shortbread), cream filling, with ice cream & whipped cream. Absolutely amazing flavor and the side of ice cream was so good. My wife loved her Apple Crisp which was presented as more of an apple pie with a crumble streussel topping along with a large helping of caramel. She also had a side of ice cream. She loved her dessert and upon tasting it myself, I can understand why.
I have to say I really loved this place. Loved the food, great service and a nice casual vibe. Even though it's in a major tourist area; it never felt touristy. I can't wait to return very soon.
Phillips' Seafood: Answering your crab cravings
The restaurant's name says it all - it specializes in seafood in a very convenient location - the Harboplace at the Inner Harbor. Try their weekend seafood buffet - take a prophylactic anti-histamine before doing so - that basically serves everything and anything fished out of nearby Chesapeake Bay. Of course, the centerpiece of the buffet spread is Maryland's pride, the blue crab (if in season).
The restaurant does not disappoint in terms of freshness and variety of food (a must for buffets). It could get a bit crowded but the good thing is, most diners are locals despite the very touristy location.
Phillip's Seafood: Catch of the Day!
Another great place for seafood in the Inner Harbor!!! I had the all-you-can-eat buffet with an assortment of seafood that features peel-and-eat spiced shrimp, snow crab legs, fish dishes, a raw bar, carving station, homemade soups and chowders, salads, desserts and more, all for only $23!
Favorite Dish: Snow crab legs!
Phillip's Seafood: HARBORPLACE
For my mom's 91st birthday my sister and I took her down to the inner harbor for lunch. It was too hot for my mom to eat outside, and the restaurant was crowded and a bit noisy, but we had a nice lunch.
RESTAURANT SEATING : 870
OUTSIDE SEATING : YES ( Seasonal )
OPEN : Year Round
RESTAURANT HOURS OF OPERATION :
11 am-10 pm April through September
11 am-9 pm October through March
11 am-9 pm (year-round)
MENU OPTIONS : Traditional Phillips Menu * Hard Shell Crabs and Crab Feasts * Phillips' Award-Winning Traditional and Premium Crab Cakes * Carry-Out * All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet * Bomster Scallops-- voted the #1 scallop in the world by Gourmet magazine
PARKING : Garage & Metered Nearby, Discounted Parking at Harbor Court Hotel with Validation
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE : YES
PAYMENT OPTIONS : VISA, MC, DISC, DINERS, AMEX, TRAVELERS CHECKS
CATERING & GROUP AVAILABILITY : YES, Large & small spaces
Favorite Dish: I'm not sure exactly what we ate - I seem to remember a crab cake sandwich, but can't swear to it.
Currently, the most expensive dinner is a clambake for two at $68.99 which includes 2 whole Maine lobsters, a pound of blue crab clusters, half pound of steamed shrimp, half pound of clams and a pound of mussels plus corn on the cob and baby red potatoes.
Signature dishes are crab cake and fried shrimp $19.99 and Phillips Premium Crab Cakes $23.99. The cheapest dinner entrees are salmon or scallops for $16.99
Phillips Seafood Buffet: All You Can Eat Seafood
When visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor, you will find a vast selection of restaurants to fit every taste. When we visit Baltimore, we nearly always head for a restaurant serving seafood and after a long visit to the National Aquarium we were long overdue for lunch. We immediately headed to the Phillips Seafood Restaurant, a name very familiar to a lot of people on the East Coast. The upscale restaurant occupies a nice location in one of the Harbor Place buildings, but we found that although the menu looked good, the prices didn't.
Phillips has 2 more seafood venues in the Harbor Place building and we opted for the "Phillips Seafood Buffet." This all-you-can-eat buffet is a seafood lovers' dream --- you have lots of choices and it is all inclusive except for drinks.
This place is so popular that there was a line to get in, and small groups are let in as space becomes available. We had to wait in line about 45 minutes, and it is worth the wait. On the buffet you will find hot & cold seafood items such as steamed shrimp, fish, fried shrimp, fried clams, crab cakes, snow crab legs, mussels, seafood chowder, steamed clams and chilled seafood salad. There are non-seafood dishes as well. If you have room, there are also salads, coleslaw, hot vegetables, hushpuppies, cornbread, etc. Dessert is also included in the price. Look for several flavors of ice cream, assorted cookies, small slices of cake & pie. People literally stay for hours eating at Phillips Seafood Buffet!
Weekday Lunch $16.99
Weekend & Dinner $24.99
Mon - Sat 11am-9pm
Favorite Dish: Since I was born in a town by the Chesapeake Bay, I grew up eating a lot seafood. I must admit I love crab (especially Maryland blue crabmeat!!) or lobster dripping with butter; but also, I love fried clams and shrimp and a good piece of flounder. Being a G.R.I.T (Girl Raised in the South) l just love hushpuppies and cornbread!
There are some great...
There are some great restaurants along the Inner Harbour. My favorites include The Cheesecake Factory, Paolo's, Capital City Brewing Company, and J. Pauls.
I like to sit out on the patio with a cold beer and good company to watch to boats in the harbour or just the other goofy tourists walking by.
Favorite Dish: If you love a good blue crab, go to Phillips at the
Light Street Pavilion, 301 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202
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