Ocean City, MD - Located on Philadelphia Avenue and 21st Street, Phillips Crab House was the anchor of the Ocean City dining scene. It was famous for its crab soup, oysters, and fresh fish. Its interior was decorated with colorful lights and Tiffany-style lampshades, and the restaurant boasted ten dining rooms. It was also home to antique tables and treadle sewing machines. It could serve up to 1,200 guests. See Phillips Announcement made on Instagram below.

To our valued guests:

"The Phillips family has made the difficult decision to sell our Phillips Crab House property in Ocean City, Maryland, and the location has now permanently closed. Over our 66 seasons in business, we’ve served millions of families, vacationers, and OC locals. Our family feels so fortunate to have earned the loyalty of our guests, who came back year after year to build their vacation memories with us. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of our story."

"Not many restaurants live to see their 50th season, let alone celebrate over 65 years, and our family credits the amazing Crab House team for giving the business such longevity. Our employees returned season after season from the crab department to the prep room, through the upstairs and downstairs kitchen staff, to the servers, bussers, and bartenders. They became part of the extended Phillips family. Led by a strong management team, our staff worked to deliver delicious dishes, all served up with a warm smile and welcoming Eastern Shore hospitality. None of our success would have been possible over the years without their hard work and dedication, and we are so grateful for their loyalty."

"While it is extremely difficult for our family to say goodbye to the Crab House, we will take with us all the memories from the days and nights with our coworkers and guests, the lessons we have all learned from working together as a strong team, and the friendships we have grown over the years. As we move forward, we will continue to build on the solid foundation that our original Crab House location gave us. We remain firmly planted in Maryland and will dedicate our resources to support our Baltimore restaurant location, Baltimore culinary center, and the growth of our retail, club, food service, and international business."

Follow Us


Like what you see?

Hit the buttons below to follow us, you won't regret it...