About Devon Seafood Grill - Philadelphia

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.

225 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Chancellor & Walnut

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 546-5940

Website:
http://www.devonseafood.com/home.aspx?location_id=96

Private Party Facilities:
Devon Philadelphia offers private space for up to 40 guests. Please call for details.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

Special Events & Promotions:
SPECIAL DRINK FEATURES | Monday - Friday | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Available at the bar & patio. HAPPY HOUR APPETIZERS | Sunday - Friday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm & 9:00pm - 11:00pm.

Devon Seafood Grill - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (93)
Good for Birthdays (87)
Special Occasion (85)
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Good for Anniversaries (79)
Romantic (60)
Casual (53)
Business Meals (49)
Great for Lunch (47)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Worth the Drive (39)
Bar Seating (35)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Cozy (33)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Happy Hour (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fun (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Healthy (27)
People Watching (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Authentic (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Scenic View (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Local Ingredients (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Devons is usually a no brainer choice. I'm assuming the restaurant week crowd was too much for the kitchen because our food was awful. Overcooked, cold, unrecognizable.... and it was my birthday dinner. So sad

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great and or waitress was amazing. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It just so happened the night we went was both the first night of Restaurant Week AND an NFL Playoff game. Describing the vibe as "happening" might be putting it lightly; what it's like on a 'normal' night, I can't say. Even with all of the excitement, we could hear each other at the table. I partook in Restaurant week while my mother had the little neck clams and some oysters. She loved what she had, and after taking a bite of my dinner declared we'd be coming back. In fact, she hasn't stopped reminding me. Sunday nights are also half-priced bottles of wine (under $100) -- I'll definitely be back, and probably on a Sunday.

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 2 days ago

We truly enjoyed our evening. The wait staff was excellent as was the food and atmosphere.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time during our visit for restaurant week. A seafood lover, I have never been disappointed at Devon's. I plan to visit again, relatively soon, and want to sample the things I haven't had. The biscuits are amazing. There was no wait time though the restaurant was crowded.

Tags: Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed our experience at Devons for Restaurant Week ...out waitress was on point and our food was excellent ....We had a really good table location and enjoyed everything about our meal ...She recommended a bottle of wine which in fact I know I will purchase for my own home as well ....good times at a great restaurant ....

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome service and very delicious food. I would definitely recommend Devon's. Every time I go I am NEVER disappointed

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing! Everything I ate surpass my expectations. It was also nice to get a bottle of wine for half the price

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

No complaints. Service was exceptional. Course offerings plentiful and delectable. Would go again and recommend to others.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was outstanding! Service was great. I did find it odd that they didn't clear your previous course plates when they dropped off your meals. This was every table not just specific to us. Defiantly worth every penny!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very Poor service, our waitress rushed us from the moment we sat down at 5:45.... didn't even offered us drinks. We had to tell her we'd like to order drinks. Our entrees arriving while we're still eating our overcooked fried calamari, Fired Cauliflower, Fresh Oysters. She even mentioned, Oops, the main entrees came too fast. So now, we have 5 dishes on the table.
During the course of the dinner, she didn't stop by to check if anything okay, do we need more water. NOTHING!,
She handed us desserts menu and kept asking us what do we want right after we just finished dinner. It's my baby girl 22nd birthday dinner and all I wanted for her to enjoy the quality time but it was our worse dining experience ever!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good service. However, the management allowed a large disruption in the main dining room. A large, loud group of people who were constantly walking in and out of the restaurant. Ruining our as experience as well as other diners. Won’t be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to eat. Food was awesome. Very caring and professional waiter.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, Great service. I had the surf and turf. Steak was perfect and the crab cake was exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great seafood restaurant. Prices are a bit steep, but you leave full and it tastes good, so it's worth it. The biscuits they give you are awesome too.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fantastic food and attentive service. The only downside was we were seated next to windows where you could feel the cold air coming through, which was a bit distracting

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our third visit to Devon, and we were, again, quite pleased with our dining experience. Our server was delightful and friendly, the food was served fairly quickly, and it was delectable. Can't wait to dine at Devon again in the near future.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was amazing waiter was very friendly 3rd time there and it keeps on getting better

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The waitress India was fantastic. She was extremely friendly and provided excellent service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

On a snowy afternoon, we were able to linger for two hours. It might have been frustrating to our server, but it was lovely for us,

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was excellent, from the hostess to the server. Amazing recommendations. Food was absolutely delicious. Crab cake serving with the filet seemed a bit small, but everything was actually just right. This was my first experience here and I will definitely be returning. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was disappointing--haven't been there in years but this was surely below expectations. Scallops indifferent. Creme Brulee cold and bland. Husband did like boulibaisse. Service Dante A+.
Sorry--I came prepared to like it.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fresh seafood was tasty, good portions, sides were fresh and delicious, but not outstanding. Even tho the menu says they are happy to adjust for different food sensitivities, they could not take the meat out of two of the vegetable side dishes (said it was already mixed in) so one of us ordered two portions of the same side dish, but when the dish arrived the portion was not any larger than another dinner's single serving, and the other paid $4 more for a small salad as the second side. Waiter was a bit aloof but adequate. Service was efficient, food was good, would go again for a casual meal if the non-meat options were not a concern and was not expecting a stellar meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good lunch on a cold day sitting by the window enjoying view of Rittenhouse Square. Especially liked the pretzel crusted trout. Large portion - I took half of it home. Server was pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food is great and the service is fine. It just isn't worth the price and there are so many great places nearby, pick something else. The service was good. The staff was friendly. The restroom was about as updated and clean as a bus station...

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food quality was good . Menu was small with limited choices .

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very nice place and food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Superb food & drink selections. Once we were seated the service was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were very excited to try Devon seafood. It was New Years Eve so we were celebrating. The server seemed to be in such a rush. He never stood still at our table. Every question was asked as he continued on to his next task without pausing to wait for our response. We ordered the salmon and shrimp ceviche which was the best part of our meal. The oysters were just alright. All of the them were tiny. We ordered two of each type they had on the menu. For dinner, we ordered the seafood stew and the mixed grill. The stew had no flavor. The mixed grill was over cooked. I wanted to add an order of brussel sprouts, but the server never came back until we were finished with our meals. The night we were celebrating the New Year we picked our reservation based on others' reviews. Maybe, they were just having an off night, but we certainly will not be back. They seemed to just get people in to push them out. The server didn't even make a dessert suggestion, just dropped the check. And, we never saw a manager.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Asia & Caesar were amazing & helped me celebrate my friends recent wedding engagement.
Unfortunately our food was quite disappointing. The Charcuterie provided small portions & ends of the cheeses and our entrees were rather bland and cool (aka not served hot).
Sadly, although we truly loved customer service provided by Asia and Caesar, it’s doubtful we’ll be returning since our quanity & quality of our meals did not justify cost of supper.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visited for New Year's Eve dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend. It was all of our first time at Devon. We truly enjoyed the excellent food and wine, but didn't have room for dessert! Will definitely visit again. Beautiful location, too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went there for fresh seafood and we were not disappointed. My wife had the lobster and I had mahi-mahi. We also ordered oysters. Excellent food, superior service and wonderful ambience. Everything was very fresh. Will certainly be going back.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food and great service. Caesar was our waiter and he was great! I would definitely recommend Devon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

everything about this place is amazing and I mean that. Just maybe see if its possible to accept other forms of identification.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Met friends for lunch, our first visit to Devon Seafood Grill. All agreed this is a first-class restaurant. Casually upscale ambiance, impeccably attentive service, and well-prepared food from a menu with a good range of options with an emphasis on very fresh seafood . Started with freshly-baked biscuits with an unexpected but interesting mild tangyness, served with a butter and oil mixture. Appetizers included an excellent New England Clam Chowder, a strawberry pistachio salad, and some outstanding Maine mussels cooked in garlic and white wine. Our lunch entrees included a pretzel crusted trout, grilled mahi-mahi, and lemongrass shrimp tacos. All of the grilled seafood choices included 2 seasonal sides. Everything was excellent. The total for 4 people, including a draft beer, 2 mixed drinks, a soda and hot tea, was $100 before tax and tip. All in all, highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was terrific, portions were nice size, drinks were very good
Dante our server was fantastic, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful
I recommend this place business dinner, date night, pre/post theatre
As good as any high end place

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Got a free calamari dish for checking in on Yelp but was charged for it anyway. Otherwise pretty ambiance and good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

WE WILL GO BACK. The food was good, the service excellent. May be noisy at rush hours. We wee there at 8.30 pm. It was fine

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, awesome service! It was very very warm inside though, almost stifling.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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