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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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;
3rd & 4th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DiNardo's Famous Seafood Ratings and Reviews
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.
The food was good, the prices are ridiculous $11/$12 per crab, means I Wont be returning. You can get better ambiance and a higher quality of food elsewhere for those type of prices. Dinardos has lost touch with what made it great, great food and reasonable prices are no longer their forte.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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