Seafood Unlimited
Seafood Unlimited

Seafood Unlimited

  • 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.
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Seafood Unlimited reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)fit for foodies (36)great for lunch (13)romantic (12)special occasion (12)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Food was very good. My husband
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2012
    Food was very good. My husband and I went for restaurant week and enjoyed all 4 courses that we had. The service was a little slow...took almost 15 minutes for our drinks to come and for our waitress to takthe e our order. The atmosphere was a little blah, not much decor.
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  • Service was wonderful , seafood
    Sdiner
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    Service was wonderful , seafood was very fresh and food was excellent .
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Fresh Fish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    Good Food, nice and fresh, a little low on the seasoning. Dining area way too small, chairs uncomfortable. Definitely will go again. Prices good. Neighborhood spot.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was delicious and well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/7/2011
    Food was delicious and well prepared. Waitress was very friendly and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Outstanding Little Place
    Beamie
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    My wife and I enjoyed everything we had and we want to go back to try other dishes. You could miss it walking down the street, but try not to. You won't be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fish cooked to perfection.
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Fish cooked to perfection. Oyster sandwich and fries extra crisy and not greasy. This restaurant is one of my favorites for lunch or dinner.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • SeaFood Unlimited is a small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    SeaFood Unlimited is a small restaurant that , as it's name implies specializes in Seafood. The space was small but has potential as a neighborhood gem. Unfortunately the food was far from special. The Tuna was tough and required a knife to cut. It was not seasoned and reminded me of airline fare. Our server was pleasent but not professional. She did not know the menu nor could she remember orders despite writing them down. I would not suggest this restaurant, especially for those who enjoy well prepared food.
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  • I went for the Monday Mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2011
    I went for the Monday Mussels special; decided to treat my daughter and 2 granddaughters 8,4. Waited @ 10 minutes for bread (couple across from me complained to his waitress that he'd been waiting a long time without seeing waitress). Kids' menu was not really kid friendly (no vegetables, just fish/shrimp/chicken and fries). Had to keep hailing the waitress for drink replacements(my daughter finally went to the bar to get her own). Mussels were pretty good. I'd gone there for lunch before and was well pleased.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    Fried Calamari was very good, my sea bass melted in my mouth, not a lot of sauce as the fish could stand up for itself. Desert was the pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Best seafood in town.
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2011
    Best seafood in town. Fish is always fresh. The way it is cooked, it has excellent taste without unnecessary sauces. This time I had panko-crusted seabass which was delicious. Excellent service. Music is not too loud so you can have a conversation without shouting. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was excellent but the
    ACPieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Food was excellent but the service from our waitress was terrible. She didn't introduce herself so i cant even provider her name to warn folks! We were very jealous of the other patrons who had the other server . . she was attentive, knowledgeable and even helped take care of us when our server was no where to be found. We will dine there again but must have a different server. Thanks
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Small but enjoyable. Food
    Pacad
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Small but enjoyable. Food was very good as was the service. Would definitely recommend it and will return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is brilliant, affordable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Food is brilliant, affordable compared to other restaurants that offer similar fare, served by pleasant "wait-people" and prepared excellently!! A must restaurant for anyone looking for that comfortable, relaxing ambience in busy center-city Philly and who love seafood ..I recommend it highly, but am afraid that it is so good, that too many people will discover it and make it more difficult for me to get as easy a reservation as I was able to!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The best seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2011
    The best seafood restaurant in its area. Over and over and over and over again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastically mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    This place was just fantastically mediocre. They are trying for the upscale fish market feel but it just feels incongruent. I really wanted to like the food but it was either too bland, too salty or flat. The server went out of his way to be on top of everything, though. The prices suggested the restaurant could do better. I can't figure out why I would go back here with the other service, food and ambiance choices accessible from the same parking spot.
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  • Good spot for people who live
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    Good spot for people who live in the Neighborhood who want fresh seafood. Food was just average nothing special. Flavorless. Would not revisit. Restaurant itself was clean with nice decor. Couple who own it were very nice.
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  • The food hear was awesome!
    FeliliVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    The food hear was awesome! It was my first time and since it was restaurant week, I figured I would try it. I had the fish stew ( I can't spell it so I won't embarrass myself LOL) and it was delicious. My only complaint is that the seating is very tight. I'm happy we were the only people sitting on that side. If you are large in size or want a bit more privacy, ask to be seated at an individual table closer to the front. Other than that, awesome!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Food was good. Seabass a little
    louie
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Food was good. Seabass a little in the salty side. Need to bring water to tables without having to ask four times.
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  • 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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  • Went for restaurant week,
    gretsky
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Went for restaurant week, not pleased with the restaurant week menu. The food did not fit the price
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    fit for foodies
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 !!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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    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.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • 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.
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    romantic
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  • 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
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    neighborhood gem
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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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • 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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