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
82 reviews since May 21, 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
  • Another great dinner!
    JimwithJenVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everyone in our party was thrilled with their meal during Restaurant week. One commented on how great the steak was at a seafood place. I recommend the jumbo fried shrimp (after restaurant week) as they are the best. No one I have been with has ever had a bad meal here but if anything is not right just ask because I know they will fix it. The owners care about your experience and I have watched them go out of their way to make customers happy. If you can't get a reservation on open table you can still walk in and sit at the bar and see if they can squeeze you in. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok for food
    Brunch
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The appetizers were made with fresh food. However entree is another matter. The fish was frozen not fresh. Would not come back again.
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  • Good Spur of the moment choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was looking for a place for a bite to eat with the Misses, came across this on the Open table app, The calamri i had was great!, The seafood trio was more than what my eyes could eat just the presentation alone was delightful & colorful, & all for an reasonable price. The restuarnt was qauint but vibrant. We loved everything about it & will be eating there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would pass on this restaurant
    Miizlovefood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went during restaurant week 2014. The decor of the restaurant was nice. The soup was the best item of the meal. The steak & shrimp entree was ok, the mash potatoes were cold, & the drinks were nasty. The female waitress stuck the receipt holder down the back of her pants...nasty & the male waiter appeared excessively amped up. I would not visit again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    After being seated and waiting for 10+ minutes, our waiter finally came to acknowledge us and take our order. We later noticed that the bar tender was also our waiter. This is probably not the best use of resources when you have 6-8 people eating and drinking at the bar. We asked if the restaurant week menu was the only one being offered and were told yes, so we ordered accordingly. We later noticed that a large party eating nearby did not order from the restaurant week menu because they had several dishes that we were not offered. The food was average, so I will not return nor recommend it due to the poor service and average food. There are much better places to enjoy amazing food and wonderful service in the city compared to this place.
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  • Good for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went during lunch. There was no wait to be seated as we and another couple were in the restaurant. The food was good and there were good choices for restaurant week. I do not know if I would go for dinner as the restaurant was small and seating could be more of a problem during peak dinner times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was good!
    Fairmountdiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Four of us had dinner here on a Thursday evening. It was restaurant week, so the menu was more limited than usual, but there was still plenty to choose from, and everything we ordered was delicious. Our server, Christian, was attentive, informative and very pleasant. We will definitely come back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful lunch
    fillyfoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The restaurant was small with some outdoor seating available. The food was good, nothing that stands out, but no big complaints. The service was outstanding and all courses came out quickly. The ambiance and decor were lovely, including the three dimensional mosaic wall. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant Week Delight
    ducky
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Seafood Unlimited has long been reliable for solid & reasonably priced seafood dining. But their Restaurant Week dinner was exceptional: four courses - not three - for $35, & the entrees were wonderful. The generous Panko crusted Sea Bass with couscous was a delight, as were the Jumbo Shrimp & Tenderloin. Very limited wine list, but a bottle of the featured wine (a Pinot Grigio fron Friuli) can't be beat for $19.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • felt uncomfortable
    unsatisfied
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    When I first arrived, I told them that I had a reservation and they said that my reservation wasn't listed. They seated us anyway because there was no one there. We asked if we can get a booth and they said no because of big parties was supposed to arrive. No one else arrived. The waitress was sort of cool. She was the only one who tried to really interact with our table. I asked the host about the complimentary or reduced parking and he act like he didn't know what I was taking about but I just overheard him talking to the bartender about it. I felt like they were really rude. My food was kind of cold. The soup wasn't warm enough. The appetizer was the only good thing really. When we were leaving out they didn't even acknowledge us.
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  • Delightful
    Meather
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have never been to this restaurant and saw the menu for Restaurant Week 2014. I would highly recommend it, we went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded and all of the staff were great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Unlimited Seafood
    ronk5
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great experience at U.S, and the food was very good. I had the shrimp pasta, and wished the sauce was had some salt in it since it was a little bland to me. Other than that, it was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lobster terrific..service fun and efficient..warm and welcoming..accomading when we added to our reservation.. lobsters were great.. Monday mussells are terrific Can walk there and do...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many seafood choices
    BKmomVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant with very fair prices, nice portions, and fresh and delicious seafood. They have specials and promos if you join on line. Seafood unlimited is a place we will go back to many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Value
    BBESQVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent fish at a reasonable price; small, but not too tight
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Special
    Debbi
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for the $18.50 lobster special and it did not dissapoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    my husband and i loved it and the deal for the mussels was great. the creme brulee was amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and simple
    BKmomVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our seafood was fresh tasting, nice size portion, and simply prepared. No fancy or very imaginative preparations here. This is a nice, reasonable priced neighborhood seafood restaurant- a welcome change from some of the very 'upscale" overpriced restaurants in Center City Philly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is the 1st time I have had a bad meal with a rest. I have found via Open Table.When we arrived it smelled like old mop water was used to clean the floors. I was tempted to leave but decided to give it a shot. It took forever for someone to wait on us.When we did get service it was not with any enthusiasm. I had white wine which was room temperature my friend,a diet coke and even that was flat. We had the calamari app., that was average but edible.The talapia was dry and certainly not fresh. My friend had crab cakes and said they were "fine". Not a raving review. She had a dessert despite my suggestion that we go. The chocolate tart was dry & lacking in flavor.It was bad diner food at high end restaurant prices. Would NEVER go back.
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  • Repeat winner...
    jeroo
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've been here with friends three times now for the Monday ""all-you-can-eat" mussels platter. The food's good, the service--particularly most recently--was exceptionally attentive. And the prices were reasonable. Win-win all round.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • great value
    Phillygirl
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was my first time at Seafood Unlimited, and I will come back as a regular customer. I had the lobster special. The food was fresh, done simply yet tastefully. The food was fresh, and the service was great. I will definitely come back to try other dishes...and do the lobster special again. Only thing that was surprising, was that the Jersey tomatoes (for July) were tasteless. Don't know if they were refrigerated, or simply not vine ripened.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Gracious and welcoming
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had been a previous fan many years ago. This time I managed to bring a family member to a new experience; it was fabulous meal with wonder ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This visit was disappointing. We've been to Seafood Unlimited and had a pleasant enough experience that we decided to go back. I don't know if it was an off night or a new chef, but the meal was mediocre at best. We started with soups-the Manhattan clam chowder my husband ordered had little flavor, and my gazpacho was as thick as a tomato sauce. We ordered the chilled 1/2 lobster, shrimp and salmon dish which was the special. The lobster half was barely a tail and a claw, all over cooked, as was the salmon. The cole slaw was good. Because our previous experience was more positive, and because the menu is promising, we'll probably give Seafood Unlimited another chance.
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  • Enjoyable Meal
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good food, good service, nice atmosphere. an all around great find in Rittenhouse Square area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    akdj
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Have been coming here for about 30 years with a 27 year hiatus. Didn't disappoint then or now.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Lovely oysters buck a shuck and very tender small lobsters
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great place for brunch
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Celebrating 22 years together
    Keeper22
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodEater
    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.
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    runningwater
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • family neighborhood familiars
    riggs4food
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lobster dinner
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    5 of us enjoyed the lobster special. I love many things on the menu and go there frequently. I recommend it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best "Quietly" Vibrant Bar
    Bernadine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Best for quiet bar scene with great food! Always enjoy the scallops
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem.
    runningwater
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Recently refurbished. Attractive decor. Good seafood, reasonably priced. Nice early bird specials. Friendly environment. Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something a little different
    RandyOVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding dinner
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We enjoyed delicious lobster and swordfish dinners. I dine here regularly and love it. I highly recommend it.
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  • Fabulous softshells
    RuthinAZVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what was expected.
    jtyfunutica
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
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  • Enjoyable brunch
    SilverQueenVIP
    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.
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    great for brunch
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  • Great location but...
    Baja
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
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