Whether your palette fancies a fine fillet of grilled fish, a succulent lobster tail or a tin box of delicious oysters, Philly’s selection of seafood restaurants can satisfy your soul.  From the art deco to the casual raw bar, you can go out on the town and enjoy a wide variety of local, fresh seafare with your family and friends.  Here are some of the top places to check out.

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1708 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-9600

The big brother of the touted Little Fish, Fish is renowned Philadelphia Chef Mike Stollenwerk’s Rittenhouse wonder.  The exciting and dynamic menu changes daily and features only the freshest and tastiest seafood selections, served with perfectly complimentary sides.  The premium cocktail selections, expansive wine list and great selection of craft beers are the perfect companion for your unique meal choice.  Fish offers a complete raw bar with a multitude of oysters from both coasts and spanning a wide range of tastes.  In fact, Fish was named “Best New Restaurant” in Philadelphia in 2010.

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Chart House

555 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Penn’s Landing
(215) 625-8383

Chart House serves up top-of-the-catch seafood, succulent steaks, and decadent deserts using local flavors with a hint of the exotic.  The restaurant offers a new city view lounge and spectacular riverfont dining with bright, contemporary décor.  They offer a very affordable happy hour Monday through Friday and an award-winning wine list.

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Oyster House

1518 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 567-7683

The Oyster House was opened in 1976 at its Sansom location by David Monk, the son of original restauranteur, Sam Mink.  Focusing on its raw bar is a good choice since it serves the freshest oysters and shellfish in the city. Definitely check out the  “Buck a Shuck” happy hour, and enjoy some great oysters with a selection from the taps or a glass of refreshing white wine.  A classic “after-work” hangout, Oyster House has a large bar with high-tops for casual dining up front as well as a more formal dining room in the rear.  The service is very attentive and the staff is always willing to make a great meal suggestion.  P.S. – Give the frozen chocolate mousse a try!

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Devon Seafood Grill

225 s. 18th Street
Philaelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-5940

Devon Seafood offers the freshest, premium collection of seafood, an unmatched wine cellar, and signature cocktails served in a cool and comfortable upscale-casual atmosphere.  The happy hour features ultra-premium cocktails, appetizers, lobster specials and signature handcrafted martinis.  A huge Sunday brunch menu is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger with everything from Coconut Green Curry Mussels to a Crab & Spinach Omelletes.

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McCormick’s and Schmick’s

1 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 568-6888

Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, directly across from the historic City Hall and on the renowned Avenue of the Arts, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant brings fresh seafood and an elegant eating experience to Philadelphia.  Enjoy traditional white tablecloth dining in dark, wood-paneled rooms accented by handcrafted stained glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors. The menu features over 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from around the globe and the lunch and dinner menus are updated daily to reflect the freshest selections available.  With a lively bar scene and a great selection of microbrews, single-malt scotches and hand-shaken cocktails, the bar itself is worth a visit.

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Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

SoleFood features a unique, trendy atmosphere.  Savor local seafood dishes in an environment where presentation pertains as much to the décor as it does to the cuisine. Sit back and relax with a cocktail after a day of business or sightseeing.  SoleFood puts out dishes that are a fusion of seafood and cutting-edge culinary expertise. Guests can enjoy a cozy table for two or make new friends at one of the communal tables, featuring a center display of river rocks and candles.  Solefood features hard to find wines, served by the glass, bottle and half bottle, to accompany your delicious seafood meal.

(Restaurateur Chip Roman. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)


119 Fayette St
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Though it’s six years old now and located in suburban Conshohocken, Chef Chip Roman’s BYOB seafood restaurant is constantly touted as one of the best Philadelphia area eateries. In fact, Philadelphia magazine actually named it the #1 restaurant in the city in 2011! Go on a Tuesday night for the “Tuesday Tasting Menu,” which is consistently delicious, or try pretty much anything off the a la carte menu. Just be warned: Prices are steep…but they’re totally worth it.