Best seafood in Philly and their Bloody Mary's are to die for! Even better the Crabby Mary!!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for fresh seafood
Great place for fresh seafood and SUPER crab soup. Casual dining in a "non huried" atmosphere. Great place for friends and family gatherings. Excellent seafood selection. Been going there for 27 years.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious! We had the crab
Delicious! We had the crab imperial and the Crab Nachos Supreme, and the price definitely matches the portion size and the quality of the food they serve! I would totally go back!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The size of the largest crabs
The size of the largest crabs Dinardos had varied. I only ordered two of their largest and one was large and the other one was considerably smaller. Despite that, they were tasty and full of meat.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
DINING AT DINARDO'S
Wonderful dining experience. The seafood was absolutely scrumptous as was the service. Would definitely go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crabs Crabs and Cravs
Dinardos is a Philly gem. Crabs at the best.
Don't order anything else. Any type you like.
Alaskans are pricey but are worth it.
Friendly service and great staff.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the Best DiNardo's in Olde City
This is by far 1 of the Best places in the city. Not only does
DiNardo's offer fresh seafood, they are a historical establishment
with their history depicted in cool murals on the wall.
Also take notice to the tackle box inspired pictures which
adorn the dining area.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinardo's scores a HOME RUN!!
Traveling back to our hometown of Philadelphia, we definitely wanted to enjoy some hard shell crabs and we recalled Dinardo's being just the place to enjoy them. We were not disappointed!! Make sure you call ahead to be sure they have plenty of crabs as they can be slightly seasonal. Our simple family of 6 was treated like rock stars as soon as we arrived at the restaurant, including our son with multiple disabilities. The service was phenomenal from the moment we arrived. The food could not have been any better. We arrived with high expectations and left fully satisfied and eager for our next visit.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great place if
This was a great place if you just want good seafood, especially crabs. I had the special which was a cajun seasoned tilapia. I found that it was acceptable, but not special. The service was great and I loved that it was not too noisy.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a friend for her birthday, we both had a great meal. Chowder, oysters, crabs, crabcakes. Everything was great! We already plan to go back
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place to eat
Excellent service, great ambiance and date night location! Although their specialty "jumbo" crabs were a bit small, (I'm from Maryland and would consider that a large) the crabs were okay. They were not the great compared to what you get in Maryland but they are acceptable. The crabs were a bit undercooked.
My fiance got the dungeness crabs and he raved about them. They were particularly more delicious than the Maryland Blue Crabs. The fries were also amazing as well!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the food was very well-prepared. The "large" crabs were quite small by my standards as were the clams. The portions were not generous but adequate.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
DiNardos fine seafood
The service was outstanding. (Tim) Was very helpful and made us feel like VIPS. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. Will be seeing you soon.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The crabs were a bit small, only larges when we got there. Most were excellent, but none were complete duds.
We tried the tempura shrimp and the seafood bisque for the first times and LOVED both.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great date night
The food at Dinardo's was great, but the service was outstanding ...so it was a great date night
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
always love it
I drive past 50 other restaurants to get there. I go often.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special treat for Father's Day!!
More pricey than expected but good spot for crab lover! Limited menu otherwise
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am a hard shell crab lover
I am a hard shell crab lover and I had 2 super jumbos. They were superb. My husband had clams casino and blackened shrimp. He was really pleased. Service as excellent. We will return soon.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed variety of clubs just after steamed. Especially snowclub is very tasty with juicy meat. My kids and wife love this traditional style. AAA rating!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had steamed hardsheels and garlic hardshells. Clam linguini as a side. My wife had the broiled platter. Perfectly prepared, fresh, and substantial. The serving staff is truly excellent. Tim gets 5 stars.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Really Good
In Philly for Friday night, had reservations at DiNardo's. Went early no problem gettying us in. Had the crab leg sampler & twin lobster tails, both Excellent. Great waitress "Mary", staff very freindly. No too crowded (rainy) so it wasn't loud at all. But again,
the food.....amazing (fresh, tasty, mmmmm), Still telling friends about it, would definitely go here again.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was awesome and prompt. The wait staff and hostess know that people use open table to book and they try to ensure that you receive your points. The food was so fresh and so good, even the veggies have a kick to them. The parking is challenging just because of the area. The lots range from $13-$22 so I would suggest arriving early so u can look for street parking.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seashore in Philly!
Great crabs, fresh and tasty. Reminded me of being at the shore, they really know how to do it right. Will definitely go back! If you love seafood, especially crabs and the raw bar then you need to go to Dinardos.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want fresh Crab - GO HERE!!
First time to Philly. Glad we made this place part of short but wonderful trip. The fresh steamed Crabs were messy but well worth the work. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place for Jumbo Blue Claw Crabs
Nice Jumbo Crabs flown in from Louisiana! Pricey at $13 each though ,but only could eat 2. They were "extra Jumbo" which seems a silly way of charging more. Hkwwver they were meaty and tasty. The fried oysters were also good;Big and juicy, not dry.
Calamari average, famous fries were very good, not sure about "famous". The middle room booths are old and lumpy. Call before you go to check status of crab availability. They have cooktimes, we were there right after 5 pm and got fresh just cooked hot jumbos,or should say, "extra jumbos".
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as usual. Neighborhood gem. DiNardos has terrific quality food at reasonable price. Try it.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were glad to be back at DiNardo's. The server was very nice (tho' ketchup for fries didn't come 'til requested; cole slaw as a fries substitute came, plentiful, and the fries got eaten too!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great crabs, would not go
great crabs, would not go anywhere else on the area
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
DiNardo's is an institution
DiNardo's is an institution in Olde City Philadelphia and a don't miss especially if you love Hard Shell Crabs. Their other seafood is great as well. The staff is terrific, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We eat there often when we are in Philadelphia.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great authentic seafood
I have been to DiNardo's quite a few times and the food is always delicious. They never let me down when it comes to their entrees.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was very expensive, the first I've been to where a kids meal is $8.50, are you kidding me?... For a fistful of pasta for a 4 year old. $8.95 for one crab, $9.95 if you want garlic. Drinks were watered down, very disappointed. The server was very nice. Won't come back ever. I purchased 2 dozen crabs the next day from another establishment, $42, now that's what I'm talking about!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Crabs in Philly
Great food, service and atmosphere. If you can't get to Maryland for crabs, then DiNardo's is by far the best option.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy & quick to get to from
Easy & quick to get to from NJ; convenient but expensive parking next door; casual ambience; seated quickly; good service. Have only eaten there once; food was delicious - had the sauteed crab entree, crab soup and bacon wrapped shrimp. Definitely the place for crab lovers!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not much on ambiance - a seafood shack in the city? - but the food was excellent. Tony, our server, agreed to split or sou, a delicious vlam chowder, and two servings were still quite large. The fried seafood platter was a bit pricey at $32 and looked not too big on the plate. But it turned to be plenty of food for two. The plump scallos were the highlight, though all seafood was yummy (white fish a little greasy). Overall, another very good dining experience at Dinardo's!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab was fantastic
I had the crab soup which was slightly spicy, and my son the clam chowder; he had the king crab legs and I the steamed jumbo blue crab. The ambience (informal and tons of fun) and food (amazingly delicious crab) were exactly as anticipated. I would go back to Dinardo's again any time I visit Philadelphia.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We traveled from New York for a convention and went for dinner at this restaurant. Out of 6 of us , all were satisfied with their entire meal. I really enjoyed my birthday dinner.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slightly overpriced but the food was good, save it for a low-key special occasion and it's worth it.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alawys Good Food
I've never had a bad dinner here. We had the Pescatore and the Blackened Talapia with Shrimp and both were very good. Nothing to complain about except the prices are a little high.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
When in Olde City Philadelphia
When in Olde City Philadelphia and if you love seafood, especially Crabs, go to DiNardo's. They are an institution in Philly. The staff is great as is the food. We go there as often as we can when in Philadelphia
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the first time I had ever eaten at DiNardo's and was pleasantly surprised! The ultimate crabcake was delicious though it was a little pricey at $28. The sangria was also amazing! I would come back to eat here but only if they were running a special or it was restaurant week because of the pricing!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's all about the crabs
If you like seafood and especially blue claw crabs, the DiNardo's is the place to be. The portions were family style and the food was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The price's were a little on the high side but you are in the city and paying city prices. The restaurant decor is nothing to write about, simple and cozy. Again, if it's seafood your looking for then DiNardo's is the place.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Had the catch of the day tilapia which was very tasty. Also the chowder was excellent. It's definitely not real quiet and kind of close quarters but overall we enjoyed our dining experience and would definitely return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was pretty good but the look of the restaurant was pretty dated and could use a face lift. There were about 3 different people who checked on us /cleared away dishes which made it difficult to figure out who was being tipped.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a large party in town for a convention. I needed seating for 11. I used Open Table and DiNardo's was one of my options. I recalled going there 20 years ago and enjoyed it then. I was not disappointed. We were seated right away and the servers bent over backwards to get us food/drink. The seafood was excellent. I highly recommend DiNardo's for and tips of event.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
When in Olde City Philadelphia,
When in Olde City Philadelphia, do not miss DiNardo's especially if you love Hard Shell Crabs or any type of crabs. DiNardo's is an institution in Philly and rightly so. Aside from their crabs, they have a wonderful lunch and dinner menu. It is a comfortable restaurant and nicely appointed. When eat there as often as we can when we are in Philly.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was unbelievable,we had a group of nine and sampled a fair amount of the menu and it was well prepared and delicious. If you like seafood this is the place to go! The staff was friendly, attentive, gracious and treated us like family. We would definitely recommend this restarant for any special occasion.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Famous fries are VERY salty and setting was more casual than expected. We'll be going back for crabs!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM