A new location and a new outlook on their menu makes this old Maryland seafood joint worth another look since its update in 2013. The curved banquettes, open kitchen, and neutral color palette are the first signals that Phillips has thrown off its tired ways. The menu—and oh! the seafood—confirm it. Seafood is as local as they can get it: crabs and other shellfish from nearby rivers and the Bay and fish from the Bay and Atlantic waters off the Delaware coast. In fact, the menu includes a map showing where the fish formerly swam. Even the beers are local. The problem is what to order. Crab cakes are golden morsels with just a touch of mayonnaise. Sandwiches are traditional but their crab cake salad is a taste of summer when paired with tomato, corn, and asparagus. Sandwiches (mostly seafood), soups, salads, and a few entrees are on the lunch menu; at dinner, there is plenty of fresh fish, including broiled and fried Chesapeake seafood platters, those crab cakes of course, and a few meat and pasta dishes. In summer, seating is available outside on the pier.
601 East Pratt St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Inner Harbor, Pier 4 Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–9pm Transportation On orange route of Charm City Circulator; valet parking $10, discounted parking in nearby Pier V garage Phone 410/685-6600 Prices Entrees $11–$29 lunch, $18–$45 dinner Cuisine Type Maryland Seafood Web site Phillips
Map601 East Pratt St. Baltimore
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