OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Brice Phillips, founder of Phillips Seafood, a restaurant chain that expanded from a single crab house to 19 restaurants and retail products, has died.


A spokeswoman for the company says Phillips died Friday at his home in Ocean City. He was 90.

Phillips and his wife, Shirley, started Phillips Crab House in 1956 in Ocean City. In 1980, the company opened a restaurant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (8)
  1. Nice Reporting Skills says:

    Where did you perform the research for your story…a phonebook?

    It would have been better if you had written nothing at all. At least, readers would not be disappointed with your abilities.

    1. fraught says:

      What exactly IS your problem? The story makes sense enough, your comment on the other hand……..

    2. Daisy says:

      It was concise and to the point. Enough said, I don’t think they had to list the cause of death; its kind of a given. What else could you have wanted to know that you couldn’t look up on the internet yourself.

      Sad day for the Phillips Family. First they close the Harborplace location and now Mr. Phillips dies.

      1. Not Good Enough says:

        If you died today, and your family members attended your funeral. I wonder if they would be satisfied if the pastor spoke for 20 seconds before saying: “Enough said. Anything else that you would like to know, you can look up on the internet.”
        I realize that this is not a funeral, but would it really have killed someone to say a little more?

    3. Cam Campbell's Big Sister says:

      My brother got his first “real”job working at Phillips’ Crabhouse in the late ’50s, early ’60s. It was the perfect place for an out-going guy to learn to work in a rocket-fast-paced, customer-oriented business. He always felt fortunate to have had the experience and the guidance of the Phillips family.
      (That’s the kind of detail that would have made the obit warmer and more revealing of Mr Phillips)

  2. Sharon Rieve says:

    The Phillips family are icons in Ocean City. I think a little more could have been said to honor such an outstanding businessman, husband and father. Rest in Peace.

    1. Dwayne Talkington says:

      In Ocean City he is an icon, this isn’t Ocean City. Also maybe this is out of resoect for the family, which none of us are part of the family and don’t need to know the man’s history. I know people feel they have the right to know everything but sometimes you really have no right. He was an owner of a business not movie start, not a politician just a man who owned a business to pay the bills and feed and provide for his family and he passed away, you have no right to be in his or his families personal business, it is called personal for a reason.

  3. stephen long says:

    I had the pleasure of working for the phillips family for many years at the Beach Plaza hotel. Mr phillips was a very generous and concerned person for all who worked fro him and even those who did not. This section was put here to say a kind word about Mr. Phillips and it does not have anything to do with how you feel about the obituaires. Have more respect then that or be quiet! ITS NOT ABOUT YOU!I Have a great journey Mr Phillips.

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