Kunkel's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.3
852 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
The Kunkel family was introduced to the restaurant business in 1979, when Carol & John purchased a well established luncheonette located on Kings Highway in Audubon, called Del"s Luncheonette. The family lived above the business and our children were exposed to the restaurant business at a very early age. Family has always been one of the key ingredients to our success in every restaurant that we have owned or have operated since then.
The feel of family is evident throughout Kunkel's, from the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by Carol, all the way to the kitchen where son Justin is preparing some of our great meals. You feel at home in our cozy dining room featuring two fireplaces and mahogany and painted woodwork throughout, which was designed and built by John. We are also BYOB :)

Please visit our website for additional Catering and Special events menu options https://www.kunkels.com/Home
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Lovetodineout
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kunkels was great as always. The service and food are always on point. The owner is always present and making you feel at home. Cheesecake freeze is a must for dessert!!

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RichardB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was tasty, plentiful, and hot when served. Service was very attentive and the room was cozy and quiet. Prices were very reasonable considering the quality of the food and the portion size. Dinner is cooked to order, so don’t expect to have your entree dumped on your table while your salads and appetizers are still being consumed. If you’re in a hurry, don’t eat here; otherwise, if you want a nice dining experience where you can breathe between courses and actually converse with your company, this is a can’t miss place!

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ReneeN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible. We waited over an hour for our food. The steak appetizer was fatty. When the food arrived it did not taste good. The pasta was soft and not cooked through. The chicken parm had a little bit of mozzarella on it not really melted o the chicken.

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CaroleB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, the best ....food, staff, atmosphere, location...everything!!!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fresh and tasted great except the vegetables which tasted frozen. Service was exceptional

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Littlejenn
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining at Kunkels. Very disappointed when we arrived to hear there were no crab dishes on the menu since the price of crab was so high. This should have been mentioned on open table since 5 of their dishes contain crab, which left us with little options on the menu. In addition, the price of their steaks tripled in price, which we were told was due to the increase in the price for meats. We wound up ordering the lobster tail, which was good but not worth $65 for a 7 ounce tail. Nothing special about their sides. Mashed potatoes and vegetables were dried out. Our shrimp and steak appetizer was excellent, but again very overpriced and the portions were small. The best part was dessert. Their frozen cheesecake is to die for. Overall, the food was good, but extremely overpriced for a little neighborhood restaurant. I would have spent less at the capital grille and got white glove service.

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CherylB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Try the sun-dried tomato soup - it’s delicious. Oh, and the table bread and butter - YUM!

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MarybethW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch
Great place so close and great value

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vipCherryhillgirl
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service; a delightful dining experience👍

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Delicioso
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is all homemade and portion sizes are huge. Nice ambiance the owners are always present making sure things run as smoothly as feasible and that the diners are satisfied.

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LisaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is our second time at Kunkles. Food and service were outstanding both times. The atmosphere is just lovely inside; upscale but cozy. Owner was on premises both times and participated in service at table and checked in to make sure we were satisfied. Great place for a dinner with memorable food and warm, friendly, knowledgeable service.

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vipCLDP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

People and food were very good. Received personalized and attentive service. Food was good as well. Frozen cheesecake desert was the highlight of the night. Felt prices for steaks were high but they were flavorful. Listing says meals under $30 but steaks were $50 or more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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vipSooz
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Kunkel’s and it won’t be the last. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the restaurant was when we arrived. We were seated by the owner who obviously loves her job and is proud of her beautiful restaurant. Our server, Denise, was beyond excellent. She was informative, professional, low key and gave her recommendations. She recited all of the “market prices” smoothly from memory which was a feat!

Onto the meal….the menu is slightly confusing. Both salad, mixed veggies and your choice of mashed or potato wedges is included in the entree price. The online and in person menu doesn’t make that clear. We glanced at it online so we all kind of knew what we were ordering. That being said there were some additions. Denise was able to describe the intricate specials with ease. Two of us had steak and two had surf and turf. Denise raved about the mashed and she wasn’t wrong! The steaks were excellent and the lobster was good. The salad dressings are something to write home about. All are homemade and beyond delicious. The desserts were epic! Omg. The concoctions that they created should be patented and sold around the world. They created a life changing dessert called “Cheese Cake Freeze”. Heaven in a waffle bowl! If nothing else, save room for this bowl of deliciousness!

The atmosphere was quiet, clean and perfect for a date or elegant evening out. I’d turn the music up a bit because we are quiet conversationalist but our friends, who we fully intend to bring with us in the future, are loud and sometimes having music cancels out our noisy group!

We are so happy to have found this gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kunkels offered a fine menu: burgers 2nd to none! Oh, the frozen cheesecake desserts!!!!

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FreddieR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife had the bistro tender and she's still talking about it, it was mouthwatering. I had the ny strip that was equally as good. The only issue we had was it was too warm for us. The a/c kicked on every once in awhile but it was uncomfortable at times. I would definitely go back (in fall). lol

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RobertT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good, very comfortable place and people. Will be back often.

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southjerseyfoodie
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

kunkels seafood and steakhouse was absolutely amazing!! great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! Food is amazing! Alyssa was our server, she was so personable, a pleasure to talk to and she handled our dinner perfectly! She spaced out the appetizers and our main course so perfectly, we weren’t overwhelmed with all the food at once and we didn’t feel pressured to eat and leave. The owner is amazing!! She makes everything homemade and it’s delicious!! She talked to us like she knew us for years! Definitely will be going back for dinner and brunch! Thank you Carol and staff!!

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DShaw
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, it’s a bit pricey, nice atmosphere, wish they had more seafood options.

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vipKellyP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous snd the cheesecake freeze for dessert was incredible. Our server Denese was so friendly and attentive. Great experience overall.

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JeremyW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my wife and I ate at Kunkel’s. You can tell the employees are very proud of their food and service. The meal was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable. We will definitely go back.

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vipSGG5
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Knowledgeable staff, great choices, lovely relaxing evening!!

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vipShore4Us
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic, family owned neighborhood gem. Diverse menu, something for everyone on there. They recently added a custom made cheesecake/ice cream combo type dessert that boasts multiple flavors, it is out of this world!! I would go back just for that! Hope that Kunkle's can have continued success through these tough times of increased inflation and the pandemic itself. We will continue to support.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for somewhere great to get a bite to eat? Look no further than Kunkel’s Seafood/Steakhouse. I had another excellent dinner there tonight with a friend of mine. We both enjoyed the the friendly atmosphere and the amazing food. I had the Chicken and Shrimp, which came with Mashed Potato’s and String Beans. Absolutely amazing, the chicken was cooked perfectly, the shrimp was outstanding and the mashed potatoes and string beans were amazing. On top of the great food, we had a very friendly and attentive waitress. For desert we had the Creme Brûlée which was to die for. Great way to spend a Friday night.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good Services with great prices!! I definitely would recommend it!

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Lovetodineout
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Kunkel’s!!! We brought friends here last night for their first time and we all had great meals. To the other person that commented about running out of crabmeat before dinner, there has been no crab in most restaurants for over a month. We just came home from Florida and they didn’t have crabmeat down there either. Anyway steaks are amazing here and so is the snapper! You must get a cheesecake freeze for dessert!! Denese is an awesome server and we can’t wait for our next night out!

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Jeni
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My only wish was that they hadn’t run out of so much (crab, bread) by dinner service.

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vipwags
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The service was very slow. The meat special was tough to chew. Not up to their usual greatness

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, but the service and attention to detail was exceptional. Would highly recommend for a special occasion or a date night.

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HotelBarNotRestaurant
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thai chili calamari is great. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Lobster could have been a little hotter.
Verbalize sauce was like thick butter. It was sent back for it to be warm and saucy but was returned in the same manner

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vipRJEII
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, but definitely not our last! Excellent brunch and world class service. Such sweet people and we will surely be back!!

PS. The cheesecake was out of this world!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. We were early and owner told us she could seat us, to enjoy every minute and not rush. We loved our food, everything was cooked perfectly. Service was amazing! Great anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. We have driven by this restaurant for years, and finally made a reservation. It is absolutely worth it. We will be back!

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ToledoA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was my 3rd visit within about 2 months, and the WORST! Generally I don’t get the whatever the daily specials are, this time I did. It was so bland! Totally salt less, and the vegetables were not al dente, they were not cooked fully. Corn, peas, and an assortment of peppers… uncooked. When my sister tried to communicate to the owner that the food was not seasoned, she seemed to not want to hear it.. she immediately said “… everything was good right? “.
Let me be clear everyone is very nice at Kunkels. The staff is friendly and attentive but the food was disappointing this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Alyssa was amazing! The food was fantastic too!

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vipNancyZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, I just read a rather unsettling review about this restaurant which I found to be completely without merit. My husband and I are both foodies, especially since we have a chef/son in NYC. We visit this restaurant quite often and have found the food to be exceptional to say the least. Calling it a steakhouse does not really describe their cuisine adequately. The specials offered here are incredible to the point where I have often told the owners, "PLEASE put that on the menu." Of course, the next special I like even more. Their desserts are fabulous including the cheese cake freeze, although the choices are getting very difficult. I develop an addiction for one and John just keeps finding another that I like better. Of course, Carol's pound cake is my husband's favorite. We LOVE this restaurant!

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Lovetodineout
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here last night for the first time. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by a wonderful lady (maybe the owner) and sat right away. The server was great and told us about the specials and price of steaks, (the only thing on the menu that says market price.) Nothing is al a carte like another person said, everything comes with salad and bread and have potatoes and vegetables included with each dish. Food was fantastic and the cheesecake freeze dessert is a most! We will be back for burger night and brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The eggs in the Benedict’s were not cooked and the 3 small steak pieces in the steak Benedict were grisly and not edible while the salmon pieces were very small.

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Kunkel's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 852 OpenTable diners.

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