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About DiNardo's Famous Seafood

DiNardo’s is the place to have your shell-cracking, claw-sucking, crab-eating feast. Steamed Louisiana crabs are served “hot and dirty” (known as Baltimore style), and other seafood specialties such as jumbo shrimp, fresh stuffed flounder, steamed mussels, and clams. Chicken, steaks, and pasta also are served.
Enjoy soft shelled crabs, sautéed scallops, and more, featuring the DiNardo family’s secret, succulent sauce recipes at prices that won’t leave you hysterical.

312 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:30pm;

Cross Street:
3rd & 4th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 925-5115

Website:
http://www.dinardos.com/

Executive Chef:
Fares Amal

Additional:
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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DiNardo's Famous Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

3.3

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant was completely unprepared for restaurant week. The portions were too small and the wait for each course took approximately 30 mins each. The noise level there was pretty loud and from what I could hear it did not seem like the other customers were pleased with this location either.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

My experience was unpleasant, we came 10 minutes before our 9:00 reservation and did not get seated until 9:20. Our waiter was literally all over the place and was not personable at all. I was told very nonchalantly that there weren't any more baked potatoes and we had to get french fries instead. However, we overheard him tell the next table that he found baked potatoes "just for them" and we say other waiters/waitresses with baked potatoes as well.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We got there at 8pm and didn’t receive our meal until 10. It was restaurant week however they didn’t seem to prepared. When our main course came out it was suppose to be with a baked potato instead we had French fries on our plate. When asked why they stated we ran out of potatoes. The server didn’t let us know before hand and ask what we would like instead so we spoke to the manager who was more than happy to accommodate us.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Need new waiters and they over charged my girlfriend bank card worth $100 plus our meal. She ask for a ginger ale and they brought her a beer. Food took a hour to come out

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

It could be that I had higher expectations based on other food establishments in the city that I had dined at. This was an OK restaurant but fell short on my expectations. We were there during restaurant week and I ordered the crab cake and steak for my main, with the coconut shrimp appetizer and some cake that had pineapple on it as my dessert. I did look at the regular menu and the prices seemed a little pricey for me but I was going to make a call about returning here after seeing what the Restaurant Week food was like. Having now dined there, I feel the regular menu is a bit over priced given my opinion of the taste and quality of the food I had. The coconut shrimp was ok, and I had definitely had better crab cakes. The staff however is very friendly and courteous.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was quick & fast, my waitress was excellent she made me this delicious cocktail which was perfect, I had the stuff flounder with crabmeat very good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

My BFF and I went for restaurant week ~ lunch was delicious, food was very fresh! Will be returning soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was average . We went for restaurant week so the menu was limited . The linguine was ok, i overall Expected more. Drink list could have been better, and their prices for crab are expensive . But the customer service was awesome. I would Go again and try something else on the menu

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Need to update the decor but the staff were amazing and very friendly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Atmosphere was a bit dated. Food was good, but on the bland side. Disappointed with the portion size of the stuffed mushroom appetizer...three small mushrooms... Our waitress was very friendly and quick to fulfill our requests. Was looking for something different for dinner for new year's eve with the family...not quite what I expected.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service, great food. Portions are a bit small for the money but taste really well, overall great place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I'm sure this place was great in the 70's because little has changed. Friendly service but extremely overpriced for very average food . Will not return anytime soon

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service wasn't the best. The garlic crabs were oily and had no garlic flavor. For how much we paid, it wasn't worth it.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The woman who greeted us (I assume the owner) was very friendly and pleasant. The food was once again excellent. Definitely a spot we'll hit again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

If you are shellfish fan, this is a great destination off the beaten path.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food but the decor is in desperate need of updating. I was hoping for much better than this given the history and radio ad I heard.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We ordered the largest crabs, $14 each!!! What we got was out of 6 crabs we got only 2 good ones. The others were "slimy" our assumption was that on Thursdays DiNardos gets their crabs. They cook them all for the weekend. They them refrigerate them and flash steam them as ordered. They just don't last 5 days that way. The seasoning was mediocre. Clams and oysters nicely opened, very tasty. Fried oysters...not so good. All and all, for $110, won't visit again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The dining experience was very nice. The soup was delicious and entre also excellent. The entre portion size I think was very large and delicious. We had the fried oysters platter and blackened scallops.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Birthday! Food was fantastic and so was the service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Hadn't been to DiNardo's for a number of years. However eight of us needed a mid-level priced seafood restaurant Saturday night and we certainly found it. Excellent salmon and crab and crab soup and fries. Perfect seating for a large group. And the experienced waitress was outstanding and the food was served quickly and well-prepared. Really a comfortable place and reasonably priced restaurant for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent seafood with good service in a quiet environment led to a very pleasant meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Really good seafood I’ve been eating at this Restaurant for the last 10 yrs every time I’m in Philadelphia for the weekend, I make DiNardo’s one of my Dinning experiences..

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was looking forward to fresh seafood but that was not the case. The seafood pasta was mediocre and oysters in it uneatable. The crispy crab cake was billed as a specialty, delicious and full of crab. It was awful - soggy, a lot of filler, mushy and cold. We were with friends so couldn't send it back.
When the server was asked for a wine list she stated that they had all kinds and suggested I just pick one. She didn't understand the concept of someone who understands wine wanting to make an informed choice.
Really disappointed in this place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food, restaurant and help overall were so so. Would not go back again but glad I tried it....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great, but service was a little lackluster. The restaurant was no that busy and it still took extra time to get drinks, refills. Overall the food was great just story staffed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dropped by for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the amazing food! Crab soup was delicious and the seafood salad was amazing.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Thank you for the great meal. Love that famous dipping sauce. Waitress was awesome!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The crab cakes was delicious

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very disappointed. Ambiance was awful way too bright and tacky decor. Food was ok but I’ve had much better. Not worth a return trip.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We chose DiNardo's because it was on the subscriber list of discounted restaurants for the Walnut Street Theater. It was about a 20 minute walk, but well worth the trip. We had plenty of room for our group of 7. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Knowing that we were on our way to the theater, she kept things moving for us. The food was delicious! Our group's choices ranged from the special of the day (salmon with crab meat), to shrimp of various varieties (the blackened was the best), to a salad with so much chicken, it couldn't be fully consumed in one sitting. We look forward to visiting this establishment again in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was not prepared very well, we had the large crab cakes. The taste was not very good. The food was overpriced for what we got. Our server seemed to be pushing a certain menu item so that is what we got and it was very disappointing.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fairly regular customers, however service was less than normal. Our waiter was overly attentive to other patrons, food and checkout took longer than normal to receive. We had to ask another waiter to inquire of our waiters' whereabouts. The highlight of the evening was the impromptu anniversary serenade by one of the assistant waiters.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The seafood is overpriced. The quality is not good. I did not like my experience at all.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was great and it was brought out nice and hot in a timely manner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The crab legs I got were overcooked, which isn't great for a place that specializes in seafood...specifically crab. They did remake it, but I had to hunt down our waitress who we could never seem to find. If the prices were lower, I'd say "ok, you get what you pay for"...but the prices are not low. And, the place is in desperate need of an upgrade - booths are all ripped, the plates are all scratched and the overall ambiance is nonexistant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful fresh seafood. The restaurant is friendly and pleasant. My husband had pasta with seafood which was fantastic. I had a seafood salad that had great seafood, but the lettuce was unispired, and the salad was drowned in dressing. This is a nice restaurant. I would probably not order the salad again -- but if I did, I would definitely get the dressing on the side. The booths could use a renovation of the springs as they are not the most comfortable. This is a great location for fresh seafood, but the salad was retro. This dish would be great if more care were exercised with the lettuce and greens -- and there should be choice and warning about the dressing which overwhelmed my dinner.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I were out celebrating our anniversary. Our dinners were very good, my wife had the broiled seafood platter and I had the stuffed shrimp with crab. At time we felt like we were being rushed to order, did mention a couple of time we wanted to take our time, but for the most part our server was good and very attentive. I would definitely recommend this place for good seafood. Casual place so if you're looking for ambiance this might not make the cut. I know we enjoyed ourselves and will be going back again.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great seafood, very fresh and delicious especially the crabs.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food wasn’t that great for the price. The room was so warm when we got there. Didn’t want to tip, but felt bad so tip her anyway. But will never return to this place again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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