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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

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food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.1

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

59% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good for a Date (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Authentic (1)
Romantic (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

This restaurant was over by far the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. The service was slow and couldn’t remember drink orders. The food was small portions for a “family style size”. Fed closer to one person. Example the stuffed mushrooms came out as 4 tiny mushroom maybe the size of a quarter. The crabs legs were priced at $60 a lb for that price I was appalled. Even so I would expect at that price they would be delicious but they were dry and bland. The beer was flat when it finally came out after our meals. Overall this was the worst dinning experience I ever had. I would recommend Red Lobster over dinning here. Terrible. For 5 people the bill was well over $300 for a normal meal. A few appetizers and an entree each. Not a $30 under entree place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good. We had the Crab Balls appetizer, sautéed Crab dinner and Broiled Shrimp Stuffed with Crab. However, they don’t offer you bread with the meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Go cats. I love jay Wright

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Without a doubt DiNardos is one the best for seafood in Center City.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The server barely checked on us. Within an hour and half of being here we saw our server, 4 times and that was all prior to getting food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The overall service was great. Very friendly and customer service devoted staff. I ordered the clam, clams, shrimp and scallops over linguine, ever thing taste good, only thing was some of the she'll mussels were not hot, but appeared fresh. Appetizers were abit pricey given the serving size portions. Given the location i dressed accordingly, but when i got there I felt over dressed giving the atmosphere, but yet comfortable. I would certainly visit again in the near future.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Me and my use to go to Dinardo’s Long time ago, and it was a nice dining place, but on this past Saturday it was not a good experience , will not be going back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was ok. I was not impressed. I have been to other seafood establishments and I can honestly say this place was nothing to write home about! I advised my server that I had anything allergy and I asked her to make sure plz nothing was prepared with nuts. The cheesecake came & I asked her is this nut crust & she didn't know! I asked for the manager & the manager didn't know the cheesecake was not prepared in-house so needless to say... I will NOT be visiting DiNardo's again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Linda made out experience awesome! She is the best.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was very slow. It took well over 20 mins for my party to be recognized after being seated. My entree was horrible. The baked potato was hard as if it was over cooked in the microwave and the salmon was very dry looking. I attempted to eat some of the potato but I did not touch the salmon at all. My date said it was dry. Furthermore, the desert was didn’t taste fresh. The only thing that I enjoyed was my cocktails from the bar. My experience was horrible and I would never choose DiNardos again. The server didn’t try to accommodate me at all when I complained about my food. She said “take it home to your dog” as if it was dog food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wanted to try a different place for Restayrant week and was disappointed the Mussels were empty shells the entree was small In size (kids meals are bigger elsewhere)and not attractive and not appetizing. I should have went to Chima’s. The bartender though was very pleasant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was good, the service wasn’t so good. It seemed like the kitchen couldn’t keep up with the orders coming in so it was a bit of a wait and it seemed like there was only 1 server and a bartender filling in as a server on a Friday night. It was restaurant week so I expected it to be a little busy but it seemed like they just weren’t prepared for it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It took a hour for my food to come out. My chicken was over cooked, I sent it back and they returned the same piece of chicken to me. The pasta was very nasty also.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I thought that the food would take a dip in quality because of Restaurant Week. I was wrong in my thought. The food wasn't rushed and was as delicious as expected. The service and environment we're top notch. Well done.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I ordered the stuffed flonder it was good but the Fry's were sooooo salty other than that I will be returning. I have to tell them no salt please.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Ed everything was good, my crab filled salmon was delicious. The only issue I had was I ordered large garlic grabs and they sent me out the smallest crabs I ever seen. The owner saw them and said they were way too small and took then back and off my check.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was horrible! I would not go back again unless it is the Summer time when crabs are in season.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The environment was not what you'd expect from a CC Restaurant Week location -- it reminded me of your great aunt's shore house.. not in a good way. Our server was fine aside from the fact that he didn't acknowledge me waiting for my other party. I didn't even receive water or a greeting until my partner arrived.

I understand that many restaurants do not allow modifications to menu items/entrees during restaurant week but my server was apprehensive to even allow me to add on a side of veggies in place of the default baked potato. After he allowed me to and we received our food, I wasn't given the potato which was meant to be included in the meal.

Dessert was very good though. We shared cheesecake and pineapple pie. Defitnely weren't homemade but we didn't care. Still very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Was disappointed I haven't been there in years. I went for restaurant week. I ordered the shrimp scampi and my noodles were overcooked. I didn't return it.. But I will not go again.the place needs a fresh look. Its 2018.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

It was my husband and my 32 wedding anniversary❕

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The staff is great but the food needs a lot of work. It seems like they only use butter as their seasoning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had to wait for an hour to be seated, even though we had a reservation. No place to sit while waiting, so we stood for an hour. Waitress checked in with us quite rarely, had to ask for water to be refilled and took a long time for the check to come.

Food was okay, scallops were fresh and the crab cakes were very good. Good value for money if you order the big seafood platter.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had reservations and were sat 30 minutes late. There were 3 in our party and we were there for 3 hours and didn’t even have dessert. I was very disappointed in the service. The food was ok. Based on this experience, I would not recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

value was poor very noisy and group near us was using vulgar language that management should have addressed. parts of meal were good rest just okay.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The decor is so outdated, looks like you’re walking into a diner from 40 years ago. The food was ok but definitely not worth the price. My pasta was undercooked the first time so i sent it back. I shouldve just got something else because it came back so bland, worst than the first time - not sure if they know what seasoning is.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Bad drinks!
Awful food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was terrible. Things took waaaayyy to long. Staff is very rude. Although we went during CCDRW, this is not excusable and it was not that busy once we checked in our reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good food. Good staff.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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