Seafood Unlimited
Seafood Unlimited

Seafood Unlimited

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seafoodunlimited.com/
  • Phone: 2157323663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Judi Einhorn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our entire menu, as well as other selections are available for delivery, setup and service in the Center City area.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th and Spruce
  • Public Transit: #12 bus lets off 1 block away at 20th & Locust. #17 bus lets off at 20th & Spruce across the street and #7 bus lets off at 22nd & Spruce 2 blocks away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street parking is available as well as a lot and garage at 20th & Walnut 1 1/2 blocks away.
A word from Seafood Unlimited
We are Philadelphia' oldest seafood restaurant serving our neighbors as well as out of town guests for over 40 years in a casual setting. We specialize in the freshest fish, seafood and live lobsters purchased and shipped in on a daily basis. Daily offerings include wild salmon, day boat scallops, sea bass, jumbo shrimp, tuna, catfish, crabcakes and the aforementioned live lobsters to name just a few of the items on our menu. Be sure to save room for our homemade desserts like key lime pie, chocolate mousse, bread pudding and more.
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Seafood Unlimited reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (26)romantic (13)great for lunch (12)special occasion (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)good for groups (2)Show More
  • awesome
    dwyc1223
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Food was absolutely delicious! ! Next time I will remember it's a b.y.o. wine!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    goodfood
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I will certainly go back for fresh and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very unimpressive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Food was very unimpressive. Have no interest in returning to try the regular menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Choice for Restaraunt Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We visited during Restaurant Week Jan, 2014. Seafood Unlimited was our choice, because they offered 4 courses. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    My visit to Seafood Unlimited was a first and I was impressed. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I was impressed by the selections for restaurant week and the portions were just right. Except for the parking, my overall dining experience was good. I would visit this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I ordered the Salmon with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I ordered the Salmon with rice. The Salmon was extra dry and the rice was served with burnt, hard grains.
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  • Excellent Experience
    JoanD
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food and Staff were excellent. We had a party of eight for a birthday dinner. Everyone got plenty of food and all entriees and appetisers were excellent. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    DeeEats
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I'll keep it short, but the food was nothing more than average. The sides were bad. So much so that they actually took away from the overall experience. My swordfish was a bit overdone and dry, but would have been better without any sides. My date shared the same sentiment, and we both left under the assumption that the sides must be from a frozen package. I don't even think they seasoned the vegetables at all. How about a little butter and maybe some black pepper on your greens? I would not venture back here as there are far more tastier options all over this city.
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  • Always a Wonderful Experience
    Jevin
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The owners and staff are always welcoming warm & accommodating. I always enjoy my meal and the pricing is good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New year's eve group dinner
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Our group enjoyed our dinners - tasty fish and lobster platters. We appreciated the restaurant's byo policy and regular prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as always this restaurant's
    JustBob
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    as always this restaurant's food and service is very good. after the renovations it was a bit off but it has recovered to be better than ever... I would gladly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great local restaurant
    Karl
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This is a great local restaurant which has been recently redecorated. A neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Very affordable seafood restaurant - lots of great options at an attractive price compared to other restaurants in Rittenhouse Square. Fun atmosphere and ambiance! Cute bar with a great specialty drink selection!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Everything was fresh and well prepared. The oysters were extremely good. This is a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Just steps off Rittenhouse Square-you'll have great food at half the price the restaurants right on the Square are charging! Unlimited Mimosa special is great! We had the shrimp and grits, citrus cod, and salmon. All three were great, but the shrimp is the best dish. There are non-fish selections too! Great ambiance with wall mosaic and outdoor seating when the weather gets warmer. I take all my friends there when they visit the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Gem
    DowntownDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We have been here twice and the food is fresh, tasty, consistent, well-prepared and well-priced. It is nice to have a few places in Rittenhouse/Center City West that are not too crowded (Audrey Claire, 20 Manning, Continental) or overly sceney (Pac, Rouge). It is a great place to drop in, have dinner and a beer with some friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding fish dinners
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We enjoyed the veg tempura appetizer, then very delicious swordfish dinners with sweet potato cakes, then the best key lime pie. I go their often and will return and recommend it others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Treasure
    Goodfoodgoodx85
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I had never been here before but had looked over the reviews and they were great so I dined there with my boyfriend and 8 others. It was excellent. The steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned, they didn't skimp on the drinks either. The service was impeccable and last but most definitely not least, the seafood was fresh and absolutely delicious. I would come back here again and again and it is most certainly one of my new favorite hidden gems in the city. A must visit for any foodie because you can tell that the owner takes great pride in his food and restaurant and my hats off to them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We enjoyed crab eggs benedict, French toast on brioche, and other dishes. I like being able to make a reservation for brunch and not waiting in line. Server was courteous, friendly and attentive. The place was not crowded, not noisy. Overall very pleasant and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Delicious
    Spodra77
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Seafood Unlimited is one of our "go-to" restaurants for a reasonably priced, quality, delicious seafood dinner in Center City. The food is consistently very good to excellent, not exorbitantly priced and they are a byo with an extremely affordable corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific seafood!
    TigresSKSVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    As other reviewers have said, this place is tiny from the outside, and not much bigger on the inside, but the food is absolutely terrific. The raw clams were so very fresh. The Sauteed Scallops & Mushrooms Over Rice (we substituted pasta) was rich and flavorful. The fish of the Fish & Chips was light and flakey and the chips were great: hot and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The tuna, asked to be done rare, was actually done rare and was quite tasty. The calamari stuffed with crab meat was terrific, particularly the sauces (NB: It's not stuffed, fried calamari).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster night
    runningwater
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    we went for lobster night. The special was a 1 1/4 lb lobster with 2 sides for $15.00 or two for $25.00. The lobsters were attractively presented, split and cracked. They were very delicious. Sweet, moist and easy to get out of the shells. I had the sauteed vegetables and the home-made coleslaw for my sides. My wife had the baked potato and coleslaw. We started off with a happy hour ($5.00) drink. Wine for her and a margarita for me. All in all, a delightful experiece.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster dinner - Wow!
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had an outstanding lobster dinner - the lobster was sweet, fresh, and tender. Our server was attentive and courteous. Wine was excellent. Not too noisy - great for conversation. The restaurant is one of my favorites and I will return many times and recommend it to others. Another thing I like is the happy hour. There are many choices of wine, beer and cocktails and tasty apps at discounted prices, offered consistently.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although there is a full bar,
    FishtacoVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Although there is a full bar, the acceptance of BYO wine is a plus!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Seafood Meal
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Good service, good seafood, Isiah Zagar mural a plus. BYOB and fillbar also a plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply excellent
    Diane
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Not a fancy restaurant. Just consistently excellent preparation of very fresh food served very professionally in a comfortable setting.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, but
    NewsyrobVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    As usual, the quality and preparation of the fish was outstanding. On this visit, however, my roll tasted like it was defrosted in a microwave and the bits of broccoli that were served on the side were past their prime; if at home, I would have trimmed the brown spots from the stems. Otherwise, a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Freshest Fish" was frozen?!
    tcharles
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    All that needs to be said: my "fresh" bass was in fact a frozen filet. That's enough to indict any seafood restaurant. Too bad, I had high hopes. Should have been warned by the lack of other patrons. I decided not to bother sending it back; just ate quick, got out, and won't return.
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  • Check this Spot out
    Great
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    It was restaurant week when my wife and I visited this spot. The food was FRESH!I find a lot of other venues have pre order menus, food to serve the customers faster. The seem to care about the customer and their presentation of their food. We Loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet and tasteful
    Seafoodluver
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great food packed with tons of flavor. Food was well seasoned and prepared & they had a nice selection of wine and cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • To Close For Comfort
    PamDee
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    The seats was so close it made it very hard to get in my seats without bumping the table next to me. I felt like my elbow was in the next tables plate. If your going to participant in restaurant week you should try to make the customer want to come back. Dessert is the last thing I remember and I got a corner piece of cake and the cake was Hard as a brick!
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  • Good food
    Diva
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    My friends and I came for dinner during Restaurant Week and the food was delicious and filling...we had to take the rest of our food home with us. I am definitely coming back to try their other choices on the menu with my fiancee in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Bland and underseasoned
    SteveinPhillyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    We had not been to SU in over 20 years (when it was a fish market). We went for Rest Week Lunch this time. We don't like spicy but the food was way underseasoned. (and portions small for the price). The pasta with shrimp (and they were medium shrimp) in a pink sauce had virtually no flavor and sauce was thin. (needed salt too). This was dissapointing because menu LOOKED great.
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  • Seafood Unlimited
    PHILLYPUMPKIN
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Food was very good (cooked very well, and served while still hot). Our waitress was very good at her job. Had a quality meal for a decent price. Would definitely return during the week, as it's a small restaurant and probably extremely busy on the weekend.
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  • 20th st. dining
    Mike
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Small restaurant with excellent seafood that is reasonably priced. The oysters are a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fish lunch
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We enjoyed the Restaurant Week special. Started with mimosas. Then squash soup, panko-crusted fish entree, and carrot cake for dessert. Delicious food, courteous and attentive service. I have dined at the restaurant many times and will return again and recommend it to others.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelmed?
    jfl232
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Food was fairly tasty although the portions were a little small. The small portions could be because it was restaurant week. The service however was a little off. Staff showed up twice at our table with incorrect dishes mixing us up with other tables. The seafood empanada was tasty though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fresh seafood at reasonable
    Lizard
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Very fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Extended Restaurant Week menu to Saturday night. Prompt, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cfooo Unlimited
    finedine
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    I ate here during restaurant week. It is a small intimate space. I had ridden past the restaurant earlier that day and didn't even realize it. We had a four course meal. The New England clam chowder was great. It wasn't too rich. The seafood empanada was good, but the sauce was a little spicy. The steak and shrimp were very good I didn't care for the roasted veggies. The pineapple coconut bread pudding was delicious. It wasn't too sweet. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    foodie
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Went here for restaurant week. Great ambiance and cute restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was quick and attentive. Definitely try again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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