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 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)fit for foodies (35)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)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch
    CandyGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It surprises me that this place isn't busier, especially for brunch. The shrimp and grits isn't too spicy, forgot about the sunny side up egg that comes in the middle of it. I ate around it. And the bottomless mimosa for $12 is a great bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    14kc
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Delicious lobster special at a great price -- $18.50 for a 1 1/4 pounds lobster -- at a time you least expect it to be on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a fun place!
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We just discovered Seafood Unlimited while looking for someplace to have cherrystones tonight & I can't believe we've missed it all these years. It's a truly great neighborhood place, which is absolutely not just faint praise. The furniture, tableware, glassware & ambiance are 'way beyond corner shack. The staff & the service are great, the fish is fresh & well prepared, & the menu's deep enough to keep us coming back. Cherrystones & blue points were excellent - perfectly shucked & full of flavor. Seafood salad was beautiful & my salmon burger was absolutely the best one I ever had. Fish & chips brought a great cod fillet lightly fried & very tasty. Great selection on tap + nice, modest wines. It's hard to do simple well, but SU succeeds.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant was a great find. We all enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and hospitality (the owner and staff were amazing!). We will certainly go back (wanna try the brunch)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indelible
    Indelible
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I (we) loved the relaxed feeling of this restaurant. The lobster dinners were fantastic and quite affordable...the Gnocchi with shrimp delicious. If you are looking for great food and an excellent staff by all means check out Seafood Unlimited you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood, healthy choices
    janie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I eat for health as well as taste. Seafood Unlimited has great, fresh seafood, with many healthy and tasty options and terrific vegetable sides.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 1
    Jeaneen
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I was traveling for business and as a seafood lover I treat myself when I travel. I was sad to find out out that they were out of the specials by 7:30 p.m., but my comparable meal was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    foody57
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went for brunch because a seafood brunch sounded awesome. It was just OK. Food was not bad, a little on the salty side, but I had cheesy shrimp and grits, and I guess that's to be expected. My partner had a fried oyster po' boy that she said was tasty and Dad had a Crabmeat Benedict On Toasted Brioche, now that was pretty darn good. It was very quiet, the place was empty at 1130. The service was pleasant and attentive and the décor was well done. My only negative was that the Mimosas were flat- I'm sure we got the end of yesterday's bottle of champagne, and as I read the menu online afterward, I realized that there had been no mention of "endless" drinks- no refills were offered, no problem- flat Mimosas aren't so great anyway...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and value.
    GoodEater
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Love this restaurant! Always has specials and food is served piping hot. Last time we were there, lobster with 2 sides was only $18.50. Terrific value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jerome
    oldguy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Mussels and lobster specials are always a treat, especially "all you can eat" mussels on Mondays. Great mussels, great bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Sdiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I loved the food the $18 lobster was excellent, great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ehhh it was just ok!
    AliciaB
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I wouldn't go back...the food was very mediocre. ...didnt taste really homemade. It was just not a good experience. So unfortunately that's a one and done. If your a real foody then you will not be impressed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Restaurant Week
    FoodieSplurge
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The menu for Restaurant Week had good choices; however, the portions were small. I ordered the Shrimp and Asparagus over pasta. Lots of pasta, 4/5 shrimp, and it looked like they cut the stalks of asparagus into thirds. The carrot cake slice was small and dry. My sister ordered the pumpkin bread pudding, and it was delicious and a generous serving. We ordered coffee with dessert, and it was lukewarm. I kept wondering if this was their usual lunch portions, and if it had not been Restaurant Week, what would they have charged? The food was tasty but not worth paying more than $20 for. Don't know if I will go back there again.....will stay with my usual Devon Seafood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Try it for restaurant week. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast!
    Fatgirlinside
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Where else can you get a four course prix fix for $35??? NE Clam chowder was to die for with big pieces of clam. Drinks were FABULOUS! Would definitely do it again. Kudos, Dave!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nonnaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    a comfortable dining destination with the kind of food that you might receive at a friend's house...if he or she is a good cook/
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The sangria was good, but a very small glass for the price. Food was very mediocre and not particularly tasty. the sea bass was very disappointing, like eating a big fish stick. The sides were flavorless and the veggies overcooked. There were 6 of us, all with different plates, and we all agreed that the food was very unimpressive
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  • 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!
    FairmountdinerVIP
    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
  • Excellent Food
    NEphillies
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Tried for the first time during restaurant week. Enjoyed everything about it. The food was excellent and we will definitely go back.
    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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 285 reviews are from the Seafood Unlimited reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.