I first visited Phillips Seafood at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore back in 1991. I recall the meal being very good and when Phillips replaced Shula’s Steak House in the Philadelphia Sheraton I was anxious to make the trip in town to try it out. I am pleased to report the Philadelphia location is on par with it’s Baltimore counterpart in quality and service.
We really had a great meal beginning with the hot pull apart bread they put on the table shortly after we sat down.
Maryland Crab soup was spicy but not too spicy and had a nice blend of crab and vegetables.
The seafood sampler was a plentiful mix of cold oysters, clams, shrimp, lobster and crabmeat. Three sauces accompanied the mixture and we barely finished it before our meals were being placed in front of us.
Crab cakes, fresh fish, fried shrimp were all very good and side dishes were tasty as well. The childrens menu fried shrimp was bigger then some of the adult entrees. Everything was very good, but we passed on dessert opting instead to stop at one of South Philly’s ubiquitous water ice stands since it was a warm evening.
I recommend a visit to this off the path spot in the city. It’s a fine alternative to the flashier (and more expensive) McCormick and Schmick’s and other seafood haunts.
17th & Race Street
City Center Hotel
Philadelphia, PA 19103