Devon Seafood Grill - Philadelphia

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Seafood
With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Devon Seafood Grill crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection, an oyster bar & creative cuisine, Devon delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open for weekday lunch, dinner & Sunday Brunch.

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l
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great!!

DC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rita and always ask for her! She always make us feel like family!

SQ
Philadelphia
566 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch was very good. The menu has many varied choices. I enjoyed the lobster roll and creme de brulee. Our server was courteous and pleasant. It would have been better without the construction noise just outside the window on 18th St. I asked for a quiet table and it was anything but quiet there.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devon was perfect on a beautiful early-Spring evening to be sitting with the windows open, enjoying some appetizers, shrimp cocktail, oysters as well as amazing cocktails! Perfect to both enjoy the ambience of the restaurant, the company of my friends, and our phenomenal server, Marissa.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Justin, couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. The food was served in a timely fashion and came to the table freshly cooked and hot. The complimentary biscuits are a very nice touch, though a little too peppery for my liking.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Devon’s and it was amazing. The food was great. The crab cakes and steak were prepared perfectly. I will definitely be coming back.

A
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant family get together, Isaac wait staff was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. The food is really good. Attentive service.

JB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very warm and no one on staff seemed to know what to do about it.

DR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't really care for where we were seated, but the food and service made up for that.

SS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as was the service! We’ll be back!

KS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience and our server Michelle was professional and proficient.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

D
Philadelphia
191 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three of us had lunch there and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the consistently best food in Philadelphia. I had the avocado eggs Benedict and highly recommend it

BW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Davon’s From the time I stepped in the doorThe comfort was there the reservationists ladies were very attentive as my guest and I were seated your employees were veryFriendly as we were seated at our table our waiter came over who’s name is Isaac very professional organized and friendly my guest and I couldn’t ask for a better waiter Isaac explained the menu very wellWe had Very good conversation and very enjoyable Isaac was a charmer he should have employee of the month food was excellent represented very well biscuits was off the chain my guest and I enjoyed our girls night out Devon will be out once a month restaurant thank you for your wonderful service and workers BettyWalthour Gumbo was Excelente

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Devon’s always guarantees good food in a lively atmosphere. I’m addition to the cheddar biscuits, we had the New England clam chowder, cioppino, and the scallops special. Everything was delicious. The cioppino could have used un-toasted bread to sop up the rich stew. The scallops and lobster risotto could have used a few greens to balance the dish. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.

MT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiter didn’t inform me that refills aren’t free, knowing that this was my first time there. And the fact that he kept offering me refills is what’s really crazy ....... that’s just something I think guests should be informed on. But aside from that, everything else was good.

AM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! The complimentary biscuits are amazing! I ordered the mixed grilled seafood and my husband had the grilled chicken. Both were delicious and our waiter Isaac made our dining experience very special! We strongly recommend that you make a reservation and don't forget to request Isaac!

s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was so incredibly hot in this restaurant I could not even enjoy my meal. Had to pack it up and go. Waiter was sweating and rolled his eyes when we inquired as to why it was so hot. He seemed to indicate it was always like that. Won’t be back.

G
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had Isaac serve us previously and he was extremely helpful with recommendations and personalizing the dishes according to our spice preferences. Always a good dining choice, even without coupons!

SB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Consistent food and service. They totally accommodated my preference of sides with my meal....left me any my friend alone when we were talking, but were there if we needed anything. One of my go-to restaurants that never disappoints!

PF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We had reservations, arrived and were sat at the "picnic" table at the bar. The service was very good and the food was excellent. The noise level was very loud as one would expect at the bar. It continued to get very very noisy, not from the bar but from the restaurant below! Several times they threw dishes and trays so hard that we jumped out of our seats. This continued for about 10 minutes making it impossible to hold a conversation! When I pay over $600 for dinner, this is not what I expect.

G
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was very very good - nice choices, wonderful service and a great experience.

c
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I took a friend for lunch. The Power Lunch is the best bargain in town. When I made the reservation, I had requested that I get the check since I was treating. Our waiter, however, just plopped it on the table. Nevertheless, I was still able to treat my friend without an argument. The lunch was outstanding.

KS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience as usual. We love this restaurant

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devons is our go to restaurant any time we are in Philadelphia. It never disappoints. The food is amazing. Cocktails are amazing and the staff always gets everything right. We will be back for sure next time we are in town!

S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my birthday celebration. The food is always great. Service was very good too. My husband and I enjoy going to Devon Seafood.

CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

If you enjoy fresh prepared fish this is the place to be. The entrees are pricey but for a special evening out the food is delicious, service is great. The best value would be to stop in for the early happy hour so it is more affordable to try out the food. I come here every time I travel to Philadelphia and visit Rittenhouse Square.

G
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time going; 2x-dinner / 1x-brunch. The food is awesome, staff amazing, and ambiance nice.

JC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were fully pleased at Sunday's brunch time experience. We arrived at 10:30A and we'd certainly recommend that as an optimum time on a Sunday.

John was our server and he was efficient, well informed and familiar with all of the selections - a true service pro. He was also attentive but not intrusive.

Devon's was recommended to us and we have already suggested to a friend that we know would enjoy your experience. In addition (and as you well know), location adjacent to Rittenhouse Square is superb for garnering the "Philadelphia experience." We came from a church service and really enjoyed our Sunday away from the Jersey suburbs.

N
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! went here for brunch this am - we wanted something a little earlier then our hotel had available. Our server was Devin - he was amazing. He coached us through the menu, told us his favorites, and explained what we had ordered and what else might compliment it.
Food was fantastic. The lemon curd and blueberry compote with the blueberry muffin were sensational. The special - eggs Benedict with salmon - was one of the best I have ever had. We will be back the next time we are in the city and I hope Devin is there to take care of us.

R
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had table near the front and the sound volume was incredibly loud. Loved the appetizers. Crab cakes main course was good but not great.
Waiter was very attentive

F
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We're not regulars here, but we've always enjoyed our meals at Devon. The kitchen turns out consistently tasty and perfectly-cooked seafood dishes with well-prepared accompaniments. The food has generally been very good and is often excellent. And on our most recent visit, the table service was friendly and very attentive without being intrusive.

Our night didn't start off that well. Upon our arrival, the reception staff informed us that they were running a little late, but that they expected to have us seated within 20 minutes. As it turned out, we weren't actually seated until 8:30 for our 7:45 reservation. I think a 45 minute wait with a reservation is unacceptable and I'd normally have complained and/or gone elsewhere, but it was a chilly night and we'd paid for garage parking, so I kept quiet. When we were finally seated, cheddar biscuits with honey butter (a Devon staple) were quickly delivered to the table, and as soon as those were gone, our waiter arrived with our drinks and strategically delivered another round of biscuits. Waiter 101, but still, well done!

If you don't know, Devon has multiple locations and is owned by Houlihan's. But don't let that put you off. We've been to two of the locations (Philadelphia and Hershey) and Devon delivers on food, service, and atmosphere. Just build in some extra time if you have a reservation on a Saturday night.

k
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiancé here for his birthday dinner and we loved it!! Would highly recommend! Food was delicious!

LB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Food was good. Service was good. Only downside is the noise level is way too high. It is not a relaxing dining experience when you have to shout to be heard at your table. Also, despite having a reservation, our party had to wait a half hour to be seated. It seemed that everyone who was there with a reservation had to wait to be seated. Entryway was very crowded.

JJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been going to Devon for over 20 years. Each time we visit Philadelphia, it's a favorite. So we made a reservation for 7pm on a Saturday and looked forward to our experience.

When we arrived we were told we would be "seated in 20 minutes, hopefully." I said we had a 7pm reservation, and the host replied that they were having difficulty turning over tables. ONE HOUR LATER we were finally seated. While we waited we were crammed into the small bar area while my daughter literally sat on the floor under the bar counter. I repeatedly went to the hostess stand and she repeatedly blew me off, becoming increasingly more rude with every interaction.

When we were seated our server was lovely and the food was alright. Seems to have gone down a bit in recent years but still okay.

But after the experience with having a reservation and still waiting an hour I will never return to Devon and would strongly encourage others to think twice before frequenting this establishment. I should say, too, if the host or management had been a bit more gracious and apologized for the wait, or sent a free appetizer, or something, that would have alleviated the situation. But to be told "It's Saturday, what do you expect?" is unacceptable.

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had reservations for Friday at 6:15 pm for special occasion. When I got there my table wasn't ready and was told that I had a 20+ minute wait. Not good. We left. As a regular at Devon's I thought that was lousy service.

RC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1 of my favorite places to eat. Never disappointed and been going for at least 10yrs.

IC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was awesome especially due to I was able to pick from a vegetarian style menu. My food was delicious along with the vegetable selection.. Our waitress Autumn was awesome also.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in a beautiful place!