So they say that you should only eat oysters during the months that end in “er”. Well, clearly that urban legend was created before refrigeration and rapid speed deliveries from the every corner of the earth, but September through December are still the most popular months to indulge in your raw oyster cravings. Philadelphia is home to some stellar restaurants that have an excellent selection of oysters from both coasts and Canada. Check out the selection that we carefully chose for you.

Oyster House
1516 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 567-7683

The ultimate in oyster cuisine can be found at the Oyster House in Philadelphia. You can find the most sizeable selection of oysters in the city at this popular seafood restaurant. The wide variety offers local varieties from the mid-Atlantic up to New England and Canada. You can rest assured knowing that you will find the freshest selection of fish and shellfish at Philadelphia’s popular Oyster House.

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1536 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 551-2500

Stateside is located in the popular East Passyunk Business district, in South Philadelphia. Stateside offers small plates with locally-sourced ingredients. Be sure to order some delicious oysters from Stateside’s raw bar, because they are not to be missed. Wash it down with anything off of their drink menu which offers a mix of gins, vodkas and rums produced by small-batch American distilleries. You could also try out any of their numerous bourbons and rye, or craft beers on tap or from rotating artisan cans.

Pennsylvania 6
114 S. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 639-5606

Check out the raw bar at Pennsylvania 6 which offers top neck clams, half-chilled lobster and shrimp cocktail oysters. This great selection of seafood and shellfish come both from the east coast and the west coast, giving you a trans-continental experience. The restaurant also offers an oyster happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the week when the oysters are $1.00 and drinks cost $5.00. Try out the Philly Pale Ale; it is only a mere $3.00.

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