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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

3.7

ambience

3.3

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

63% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
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Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 19, 2017

MY BFF AND I WANTED TO TRY RESTAURANT WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME, DINARDO'S HAD ONE OF THE BEST SELECTIONS FOR THERE MENU FOR $35. WE ENDED UP SPENDING $200 TRYING ITEMS OFF THE REGULAR MENU. I MUST SAY THAT THE DRINKS COULD HAVE BEEN A HAPPY HOUR PRICE, NOT $12 A DRINK. OTHER THAN THAT THE FOOD AND CRABS WERE DELICIOUS.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

This has been one of the best food restaurants I've been to. The Customer experience was amazing. Every "single"staff member was friendly, catering and simply amazing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone without a second thought. In fact, I already told my friends about it. I enjoyed my exceptional customer service and plan on visiting again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was good not great. The service was very slow and our waitress lacked good hygiene habits. When we entered the restaurant she was blowing her nose publicly. I did not realize at the time she would be my server. It made it very uncomfortable for me to enjoy my food. I took a take out and she proceeded to put my items in my container using her hand. When she observed me watching her she used the small container that my coleslaw had been in to dump my food in the container. And even though we gave her a good tip and also mentioned that it was my birthday she did not do anything special for me. We probably won't be returning.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was great! I lOVED the coconut shrimp!! and the blackened shrimp over mixed greens-! DELICIOUS!!! I had to come back a second time!

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I enjoyed dining here. Very good food and a nice place to take family. The gentleman named Gregory was awesome. He made our dining experience an exceptional one.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I used to be a very frequent customer in the past. I felt they were getting a bit pricey for the servings so I stopped. So I thought I'd give it a try again for restaurant week. I'm not sure what changed but I'm glad it did and I'm glad I went. I will be returning food was great & reasonably priced!!👌🏾👌🏾

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My experience at this establishment was very disappointing. The service was bad. The salmon was over cooked, the mussels were under cook. The filet had no seasoning and the crab cake I could have done a better job.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food and service was great. I would definitely go back. My only complaint was the drinks were too expensive. One glass of Sangria was $12.00. A small glass at that. Would still return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The service was terrible, one of our party ordered the crab imperial and the food tasted spoiled. They brought another dish and then charged for the higher price dish. Had to repeatedly ask for drink refills and for condiments such as butter. Service also very slow so plan to stay an extra hour just to wait fo the food and the bill

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was horrible And the portions for restaurant week were kid sized.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I got 3 hard shell crabs and they were good. The food was all very good, but nothing extraordinary.

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We hadn't been here in 30 years so we decided to try the hot & dirty hardshells...we were told they were "Jumbo" & charged WAY TOO MUCH! They were medium sized at best. We ordered 4, basket of fries and 3 iced coffees...the bill with the tip came to $80.00!!! We will Definitely never go back 😡

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Fabulous seafood in a casual setting. Loved my crab-meat stuffed shrimp! Old restaurant in old part of town. Interior hasn't been updated, but who cares if the food is great. Service very friendly, we met locals inside, which is always a good sign. It couldn't have stayed in business for 35 years with bad food! We would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was good but not much to select from on lunch menu. One of the soups not available. Went for restuarnt week lunch for in laws bday not much to select from so we order from regular lunch menu. My cheesesteak rolls came out a little on the cold side and the sprite soda was not working. The seafood was good and parking price next door wasnt bad.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was my first time dinning at DiNardo's and everything was great from the service to the food. I was very much pleased 👍🏾👍🏾

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

If you are in the mood for fish and seafood this is the place to go! DiNardo's is not a fancy place nor is it a dive--rather it is a fish/seafood that serves good food with excellent service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went on Sunday for the first time in a long time. They had jumbos and they were delicious. A little pricey but they are the only game in town for hard shells so I had no choice. Their crab soup is outstanding as is the linguini with crabmeat. The fries are about as good as it gets. Desserts were just ok but we went for the hard-shells. If you're not going to drive to Maryland for crabs, DiNardos's will more than adequately satisfy your craving. They definitely exceeded my expectations!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The mussels in jalapeño butter broth was outstanding. The crabs were fresh and the linguini and clams in red sauce was hearty and fresh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The waiter was great... besides that I ordered a glass of wine and the glass had someone else's lipstick still on it! Need I say more..

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for steamed crabs--very disappointed. very dry & rubbery

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The place to enjoy hard shell crabs in Philadelphia. The friendliest staff, good food and they let you go to work on your crabs with never a nudge to hurry and leave. The original Old Bay fries!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We went for blue steamed crabs and they had none, just tiny overpriced ones. Our waitress Debbie was wonderful. Food over priced as 2 Alaskan king Crab cost 60.00. we were very sad , we have taken our children there for crabs since they were 5 years old and now they are in their 30's.

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