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
83 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (21)romantic (12)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (11)special occasion (10)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • This is a local spot, with
    MickiVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    This is a local spot, with very few dining tables. The food was good, and fresh. Very casual, and reliable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth it.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Atmosphere was marginal. Food was marginal. Service was marginal. And, having now done two other food week restaurants, the price was no real bargain.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for restaurant week,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Went for restaurant week, not pleased with the restaurant week menu. The food did not fit the price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great. The ambiance..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2011
    The food was great. The ambiance...not so much. It was very small...so small we requested to sit outside where the seating was also very tight.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best selection of fresh seafood.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2011
    Best selection of fresh seafood. Very reasonable prices.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The place was packed so I
    JimwithJenVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    The place was packed so I doubt they need any more good reviews but everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plentiful selection of seafood
    CarolPmsVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2011
    Plentiful selection of seafood with good size portions. Was refreshing for a very HOT day. Service was attentive but not overwelming. A great place to enjoy a mean & a lengthy conversation with your dinner partner. Not at all rushed. Desserts excellent !!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maybe worth a second visit.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2011
    We were the only customers hence no atmosphere..... Main course was delivered before we had finished our starter. Food was ok.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • During this latest visit,
    OctoberdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    During this latest visit, I was disappointed with a long-time neighborhood "go-to" restaurant. Service was slow and inattentive, if pleasant - for example, we had to ask for glasses of water three times before we got them. Food was passable but nothing special: oysters were below par, soft-shell crabs were overcooked, gazpacho was mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem in the Wall
    Keeper22
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    the food was outstanding, online reservation made things very convenient, parking the usual pain for downtown eating, service professional, and friendly We would highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a variety of good seadood
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Affordable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    Food is delicious, restaurant is small but coxy and warm. If someone can not afford their prices then please do not think out dining out. Not expensive,delicious,(stuff shrimp) and service is great. A return visit for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food!
    JimwithJenVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    Really good food, it reminds me of some of my south Florida seafood restaurants I love. Size of a row home but still had no problem getting in and seated but I would suggest reservations. They do have two toppers out front on the side walk that looked very nice but it was raining. They also have a nice bar in the front that is small but works. We were hot during dinner but as soon and we said something they turned the AC on and it cooled off nicely. We are looking forward to going back some time soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for a celebratory lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    Went for a celebratory lunch with a fish-loving graduating college student. Our fish entrees were fresh and well-cooked and we treated ourselves to delicious Key Lime pies for dessert. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Quite pleasant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We chose Seafood Unlimited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    We chose Seafood Unlimited as a graduation dinner. and we love seafood. We were a little surprised at the size of the restaurant, and the ambiance but the food more than made up for it. The staff was excellent and very accommodating. The food was excellent. All the members of our party really liked the seafood and the selection and would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Fish, Casual Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    Simple diner atmosphere, but really excellent food. Prices were reasonable. Would recommend for a casual dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the first time my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    This was the first time my colleagues and I had been to Seafood Unlimited. The lunch menu contained a number of food items that appealed to the taste of everyone in our lunch party. Because we each selected different entrees, we had the opportunity to share taste the flavors of each of the dishes. The quality of the food was superb and cooked to perfection. Our only reservation is that it took awhile for the food to arrive to the table. Apart from that, this is definedly a must return restaurant for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Wait for food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Food was good. Wait for food was a bit long. We had a good time. Waitress was kind of overwhelmed which I found funny considering that there were only 4 other small groups in the place. Its a small place though and seems really cool with good food. I went before with my girlfriend and we really liked it the first time - was romantic. This time we were with my family for mothers day and it was good again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great meal and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    We had a great meal and the service was great!! We were a large party and they were able to accomodate us without a problem! Will definitely go back!
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  • Very good seafood resturant
    vodvoxVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Very good seafood resturant in a charming location
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The quality of the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    The quality of the food was really good, as well as the presentation. The portions were a little on the small side though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found the fish oversalted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    I found the fish oversalted and the side dishes bland, but we had a pleasant time anyway. Some of us were more satisfied than others. I think I m,ade a mistake by ordering a special.
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  • What a find. Seafood Unlimited
    CriticalWhinersVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    What a find. Seafood Unlimited is a true neighborhood gem. The seafood is fresh, really great and excellent prices. Finally, a center city restaurant where you can relax, hve a great meal and not pay top dollar for cocktails or wine. We even got to meet with the owner, David, who shared some cooking tips with us. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoy honest, straightforward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    We enjoy honest, straightforward seafood and were pleased with this find. It was small; we almost walked past it. The food was reasonably priced, unpretentious and good. It's not the best seafood we've ever had, but we've paid a lot more for a lot worse. We had a difficult time ordering because there were so many things that we liked on the meny. It was a perfect destination for a casual dinner. We plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had one of the absolute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    We had one of the absolute worst meals in a long time at this restaurant. It was a total embarrassment! I was asked to pick a center city restaurant for my wife’s family. Always looking for something new, we decided to give SU a try. We were also looking for something healthy so the fresh seafood concept sounded like a good fit. My mother in law and I had the tuna which was pathetic. It was so tough it tasted like the proverbial shoe leather. My father in law had a fish dish that was likewise horrible. The sister in law had the only acceptable meal which was a simple fish preparation, I believe tilapia, prepared in a nice butter and lemon sauce. The service was attentive and pleasant and the restaurant nicely decorated but the
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was not what i
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    This place was not what i thought. I thought it would be more upscale. It's fine for what it is but it's not a place to dress up and have a romantic night out
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  • Large menu, but unimaginative
    1stdiscriminatingdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2011
    Large menu, but unimaginative presentation. Overall, very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate