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Seafood Unlimited
Seafood Unlimited

Seafood Unlimited Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Seafoodunlimited.com
  • Phone: (215) 732-3663
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food and service - many egg and fish and seafood options on the menu. I particularly like the crab benedict. Quiet - a great place to sit and chat with friends. No loud music. It's never crowded."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is our 2nd visit, and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh our waiter was attentive to our needs and the desert was to die for. Definitely worth a visit !"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Terrific little neighborhood gem. Lots of repeat customers. Owners greet guests by name. Nice bar but can BYOB. Will definitely go back. Good specials."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Another visit to our neighborhood gem. This visit I enjoyed the 1 1/4 lb lobster special for $17.50 with two sides.Delicious! Started off with the "buck a shuck" bluepoint oysters. Fresh and delicious, and a "happy hour" priced drink. This time, I was facing the mosaic wall and had a chance to notice what a real work of art it is. It alone is worth a visit."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I do not live near Seafood Unlimited, so I make a special effort to get there, as when someone special is in town, as last night--an old friend who is moving to Philly to live. Dave and Judy have owned the place for 20 years or so, and they know the kind of table I like, and Alison the waitress (and Christian the server and Jennifer the bartender) all know what I like to drink. I like the choice between the front room, which looks out onto Philly's night scene crowd passing by, and the inner room, which is like being under water (good for a seafood place)!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "5 of us enjoyed the lobster special. I love many things on the menu and go there frequently. I recommend it."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Best for quiet bar scene with great food! Always enjoy the scallops"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Recently refurbished. Attractive decor. Good seafood, reasonably priced. Nice early bird specials. Friendly environment. Will go back again soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My girlfriend ordered the soft shell crab which came already shelled and pan fried. It was definetly a little different but tasty. I had the seafood cobb salad which was very good"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed delicious lobster and swordfish dinners. I dine here regularly and love it. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had unbelievably good soft shells which the waiter recommended when I was between two items. They were cooked perfectly and came with mashed potatoes and asparagus which were also cooked perfectly. The Seafood Quintet had fantastic shrimp and scallops. I thought the sea bass, salmon and tilapia were good, but nothing extraordinary. Our server was attentive and friendly. The dinner was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Resturant itself was nice food was not what I expected at all... fish tasted frozen and instead of being crusted it was soggy like they cooked it in broth... I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This is a good place for brunch, not crowded, and you can make a reservation. I enjoyed the crab eggs benedict and my friend loved her fish and chips. There are many good options on the menu. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Philly needs seafood restaurants. 30 years ago we used to go to Seafood Unlimited for fresh, unfancy meals. I've been there twice in their new version and I won't go again. My husband had bluefish that wasn't fresh. He didn't finish it but was still up all night feeling lousy. My "panko-crusted" seabass was an odd-tasting oily fish, didn't taste like seabass to me, made with breadcrumbs and then splashed with so much liquid, not crusted in panko which promises a crunch. My son's salmon and potato was fine, so i guess you'd be safe with that. The creamed spinach was good, the waiter was very nice. The prices, even if the food had been good, were pretty high. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We went for the lobster tail special on Wednesday nights. The lobster tail was succulent. Served with melted butter, Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious. We were early enough for happy hour and had the half priced mussels. A generous portion and also very good. The service was friendly and the ambiance interesting and pleasant. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great service, romantic, cozy and great tasting food!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We brought friends from out of town. All of us enjoyed the service (not particularly friendly, distant, but ok with that as it was "professional"). The food was quite good. Interesting wall decorated in "found pieces" of glass and tile collage."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "was somewhat disappointed. Restaurant is not what it looks like in pictures. We were given a brunch menu on a Saturday afternoon (2:30) lunch. No what I expected. Was looking for broader menu. Plates did not come out looking like they do on the website. Website makes this place look much more upscale."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a large party and we received good service from our waitress. Everyone's order was correct and all the food came out at the same time. The food was tasty. I had the shrimp and grits. I would have preferred a stronger flavor of cheese in my grits, but the consistency of the grits was on point. The shrimp were large and grilled to perfection. I didn't care for the tomato based sauce on top, but overall the dish was very tasty. My fiancee's omelette was overcooked and the turkey bacon was undercooked, but I told him that he should have ordered seafood from a seafood restaurant not diner food :) We split a crab cake appetizer and that was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Seafood Unlimited. Great place, however, they were short staffed the Saturday before Mother's Day. Therefore, the service had taken longer than expected. Other than this, my mother and I enjoyed our brunch."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Now i understand why the place was so empty on a saturday night. The place is cute but the food was awful."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed the fresh steamed lobster on special that evening. What a treat! Server was friendly and helpful. I eat dinner here frequently and would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent and we treated very well by the staff. Very attentive service!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Tables were close, so if the people next to your table were loud it was hard to have conversation with the people at your own table. I had the crab cakes and was disappointed. The crab meat was shredded and watery inside. The vegetables had no flavor nor did the crab cakes."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "outstanding fresh fish.....service was great....since it is a small place reservations are advised.....wish they had a bigger location as tables are close......well worth a visit for the best fish meal around"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The interior was beautiful, modern, yet warm and cozy. The wait staff were attentive but not overbearing. I would rate it higher except both my dinner guest and I found our dishes extremely salty..to the point that neither of us finished the fish."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The restaurant didn't open until 11am. We arrived at 10:55 and the door was locked. Our fault that we didn't pay attention to opening time. It was a little weird standing outside waiting. The menu was great. It was what attracted us there. All the food was over cooked but good. The server was just okay. Not overly friendly, but not rude. I inquired about Easter Sunday and the server never got back to me with an answer. Where most places are overflowing on Sundays, there were only 3 tables. That wasn't a bad thing though. I think the value for the dollar was good. I might go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "we live close by, thought this would be a great place for an informal anniversary dinner, food was great, drinks were not (a drop of alcohol and much juice) husbands beer was good and cold) not a very friendly place, we felt very uncomfortable like we did not belong there, waitress was ok, bartender was not, as we left the restaurant, no one (employees) bothered to say good night or anything else, maybe they just didn't like the way we looked (inter racial couple celebrating their 30th anniversary)"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I made a reservation just in case I needed it, but when I arrived around 9 pm, I was the only one there with the exception of a woman at the bar. Nobody else arrived at all during the entire time I was there. The tables resembled those found in a cafeteria and didn't have an upscale feel. I had raw oysters as a starter. Two were very small and two were very large. All good quality. I had the sirloin and 1/2 lobster tail as the main plate (they had a promotion for $25) and the beef was cooked as requested (very rare) and the lobster tail was fresh. I was just sort of disappointed in the wait staff. Even though the place was empty, I felt they didn't care."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Ate here for the 1st time. The food was excellent, and the service was superb. I will definately return. I sent a text to a friend after leaving the restaurant and recommended they eat there. I also loved the adult ambience"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The ambiance is always delightful and the service is 5 star. I was not wowed by the lobster and I don’t think this is the chefs specialty. It was the first time I order this and it was not a tasty as all the other foods that are chefs specials on the menu. Next time I will stick with what I know."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My sister & I really enjoyed ourselves at the restaurant. Recommended to all my friends"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Great spot for Sunday brunch. The salmon was grilled - medium - just as requested. They have a brunch special on mimosas. The service was prompt, but there was no hovering. Not my first time here, nor my last."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place is small, but the food and service were both good. The price was good, had a good time on Valentine's Day after all my preferred restaurants were booked. I will return"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Best lobster I ever had, a generous portion and the steak sauce was amazing! Ahi tuna with coconut rice great too. I would I back just for the crab and corn chowder though!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love this place. I always get the best fried shrimp here. I hear everything else is good but I don't know because I love the shrimp."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We visited Seafood Unlimited in the middle of a snow storm, and we were fortunate to have a seat by the window where we could watch the snow fall. This first visit was a very nice experience. We thoroughly enjoyed a comfortable dining room, excellent service and a delicious dinner, all at a reasonable price. We look forward to exploring more of the menu entrees in the future, and hope that others give Seafood Unlimited a try....."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our request for a seating in the rear dinning room was accommodated. The food was very good. I have been SFU before and look forward to going again. Since I recommended that my friends dine here, I was pleased that everyone had positive things to say about the food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Service was great. The place is small but its cute inside. The food was good but nothing to rave about. The clam chowder was delicious but I thought the crab stuffed tilapia was bland and my carrot cake was dry. I think the chef and menu have potential but flavor is missing here."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Seafood Unlimited after being late to the game scheduling a Friday night reservation during restaurant week. All our regular spots were booked which was fine cause we were up for trying somewhere new. We grabbed an 8:30 reservation but went at 8:00 to grab a drink at the bar before dinner. Our table was ready when we got there and the bar didn't have any seats so we sat down. Within 5 minutes our order was taken, our wine poured and our first course served. The pace didn't stop there. We were served 4 courses in less than 45 minutes. As soon as took our last bite our food was whisked away and the next one brought. The food was average (at best) with the tenderloin being the highlight. We wouldn't return."
    Dined on 1/31/2014