Anastasi Seafood Restaurant

4.5
314 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located within Philadelphia’s famous and always bustling Italian Market, Anastasi Seafood’s dining room hosts a wide array of crabs, shrimp and various other seafood from around the world, providing our guests with only the finest “just caught’ quality. Our small dining room space offers a simply elegant setting for those who share our “Focus on Freshness.” Featuring a full service bar with specialty cocktails and a modest local beer selection, our knowledgeable staff is here to provide you with the perfect libation to accompany your dining experience.
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vipDebbc
New York Area
381 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always fresh and cooked to order
You’ll always have a good time
Varied menu and drinks
Great staff

Cannot wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was decent. This is actually a fishmarket with a few tables and chairs and a full-service bar. There is absolutely nothing fancy about this place. I definitely think the restaurant area can be improved and the food was just basic.

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Swannie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food , great service. We will be back

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Keelin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian market gem. A genuine part of South Philly history. Seafood prepared in different ways to meet everyone’s needs: broiled, grilled, fried, with / without pasta, risotto, seafood bisque, to mention some. Indoor or outdoor seating. There’s a plan afoot to tear the little building down and Anastasi’s future is unclear. Go now! Outdoor seating view is of 9th street. Urban cool.

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JudyD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent fresh seafood. Great selection of drinks. Festive atmosphere.

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Carolyn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood. Fresh and well prepared. We ordered a variety of starters as our meal and it was perfect.

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vippfrich1
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish restaurant. Pick off the menu or from fish market showcased. What could be better

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing here! Been several times and doesn’t disappoint!

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vipcrackcrab
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server Cindy is nice. The crab meat guacamole is very tasty. The whole red snapper grilled perfectly with a hint of smoke and the skin crunchy. The mussels were delicious. The seafood risotto was very good and a large serving. Overall, we recommend and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, if you want to eat fresh fish this is the place
1000% recommended

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VictoriaB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was really friendly. The food was fresh and delicious!

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MichaelB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ceiling could use replacing. The tiles are covered in water stains. The ceiling fans were rusted. Thought it was odd they didn’t serve tap water. If you wanted water you had to purchase it. Overall dinner was great. The dining room could use an upgrade.

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adinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Service good. Only issues were tables were right on top of each other, so no covid distancing, and you end up part of all neighboring diners conversations. Beverages were overpriced by about 200% for simply a small bottled water. And they added 2.5% to bill for using credit card. I call that undisclosed robbery when everybody is using credit cards primarily these days and especially during covid pandemic.

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BigE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem! Can’t wait to go back. Low key and delicious. Good cocktails and great service.

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vipBetty
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant fish is amazing always fresh my server was so nice I appreciate everything in this restaurant I would recommend it wholeheartedly

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vipPhillyJohn
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I asked for a quiet table but was seated next to a loud profanity-using table.

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vipBarryV
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

At first glance it seems inexpensive but when the food arrives........a raw combo for 15.00 included One oyster, One clam, One shrimp and a crab cocktail.

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RichardL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood I have ever had! The crab & shrimp chowder was amazing!

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vipPascalM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Anastasi but what a discovery! Was also allowed to bring my own wine for a $15 corkage fee which added to the overall enjoyment.

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donnaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seafood very fresh and delicious worth every dollar

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vipchrisj
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here now

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazingly fresh seafood with a homestyle environment. Brought some friends along and they were impressed!

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CarolineT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service by Eric was exceptional!!

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Cljj
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Funky place with consistently fresh delicious seafood.

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vipSheed
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and awesome! Be prepared for big portions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

You would probably drive right by this place without giving it a second glance. You may, after seeing the outside, have second thoughts about your reservation and go elsewhere. That would be a terrible mistake. Granted, it doesn't look like much from the outside. Even upon entering, you are not overwhelmed with ambiance. But please, take your seat at one of the 8 tables. Order a drink from the full service bar. Order an app ( calamari for us), then sit back and try to decide what to have for dinner off the extensive menu. The entire menu looked delicious. We settled on a grilled whole Branzino for her and Pescatore for me. Both were perfectly prepared. Do yourself a favor and get a table here some night. We will certainly be back.

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MellBee
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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Cupkeyk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh shrimp and mussels. Generous portions. Relaxed atmosphere. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was soooo good!!! Best sea food I ever had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A little smaller than I expected but it was nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipDianeW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very positive

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vipmsd01
Chicago
233 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is excellent and reasonably priced. Service is friendly. Restaurant is a little dumpy looking. Seating is very close; if you sit at bar you will be constantly bumped.

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vipJanTrish
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fresh seafood and a neighborhood gem with fair prices and gracious host. Outstanding wine and beer list.

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vipTelstarJewelers
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood, seafood, seafood. Get there for the happy hour specials!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was fresh and delicious!

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vipDPHIT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly upon arrival. The waiter was very attentive. The food was amazing from the appetizer to the salad to the entrees. Dessert was the "Best" cannoli we have ever eaten. Before we left the owner came over to introduce herself and make sure that everything was fine.

This dining experience was A++

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GabeH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely! What a staple in the community! Don't turn the building into condos for yuppies!

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DjRoleplay
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when going to Anastasi. The only issues is it seems that they overbooked and even with reservations you can wait 30 plus mins for a table. But the food is worth the wait.

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JeffH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My brother had the oyster stew and said it was good. Besides that, everything was disappointing. The tower of shellfish appetizer was just off. Nothing good about it. My pan fried scallops main course were dry and chewy. We had high hopes for this restaurant and that continued after walking through the door, but it just didn’t live up.

FAQs

Anastasi Seafood Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 462-0550.

Anastasi Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.