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Hilltop Crab House Restaurant, Toughkenamon, PA

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant

4.1
4.1
80 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We've been Toughkenamon's local seafood parlor since 1965, with fun entertainment, good vibes, and plenty of delicious seafood for all.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 268-2766

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Avondale

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 80 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. c

    carries

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was most friendly and attentive. They made our group meal a pleasurable experience! Will definitely come again!
  2. TM

    TimM

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great experience on Father's Day. Our server was so nice and hard working. The food was fantastic. It was one of the best, if not the best, crab cake I ever had. Clams and shrimp were excellent too.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My family and I wanted to start Father’s Day early and we came across Hilltop crab. Our server Ms. Jen was very patient and funny. Our food was delicious !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The crab cakes were fantastic , the drinks were very good and the service was attentive but not overbearing. The coleslaw left a lot on the table though, it was wilted and lacked flavor. My dining partner said it tasted like “field”. Be aware that the menu and pricing on Open Table are incorrect so be prepared for different offerings and higher prices. This was our first visit and will definitely be returning.
  5. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was wonderful. We were a party of six and had requested a standard table but were seated at a hightop right next to the gentleman providing live music. Unfortunately, it was impossible to talk, kind of disappointing.
  6. KD

    KevinD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Let me start with the good. The food was great, nice portions. Loved the crab cakes, raw oysters shrimp and snow crab legs The bad. We had made a reservation a month ago for 730p. We arrived at 720 and was told it would be 15-30 mins. 15 mins later they said nothing till 8p. The manager did comp us a round of drinks. But we were exhausted from UD graduation, had been up since 4a. And I believed that if we didn’t ask, we may have been waiting even longer. A reservation is for a set time. If we had shown up 30 mins late they most likely would have cancelled our reservation.
  7. F

    Foodcoma

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Always a great place to go.
  8. LB

    LarryB

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first in-dining since new management began in 2020 and we found it to be much improved since our last experience. The menu is more diverse and many new and creative options are now available. We had the seafood tortellini with shrimp in a lobster sauce topped with a delicious crab cake. It was amazing in both taste and serving size. We also had grilled halibut on a bed of mashed potatoes, spinach and carrots that were sautéed in honey. The huge serving of fish was coated with bacon crumbles. That quickly became our favorite grilled fish. Highly recommend both of these dishes. The service was prompt and attentive. We will return often.
  9. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I needed to celebrate Mother's Day instead of being alone. I made reservation on line, arrived, was seated quickly and enjoyed every plate full. I realize your staff was very busy and appreciate everything they did but I feel we had to wait too long to have the food trays replenished. Other than that, IT WAS A WONDERFUL WAY TO HAVE DINNER FOR MOTHER'S DAY......Our waiter was fantastic!
  10. y

    yentacat

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Went for Mothers Day, didnt know about the buffet. It was fantastic, with loads of choices and even all you can eat crabs! We were very happy, everything was yummy!
  11. M

    Mommyx3

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This was our first time here and the customer service was terrible. We made reservations for 12:15 stood outside past that time. It was Mother’s Day so I’m assuming that why things went the way they did for seating that needed to get configured while everyone waited to practically get in the door. Our first time and we sat down unsure what to do asked a few questions to the hostess who was seating us and she was very nice. Our waitress was not attentive we had to ask other people to get her so we could get crab legs being as though I didn’t eat anything besides salad from the Buffett. Honestly wouldn’t go again. I Loved the crab legs but the whole crabs were terrible.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time, Wonderful even with the limited staff working. Food was GREAT & the portions were except able for the prices.
  13. MR

    MarkR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great convenient fun spot with nice people and good food. Live music some nights a plus.
  14. RK

    RoseK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    There were no all you can eat crabs.They said shipment didn’t come in.Ended up paying 25.00 for 1lb of crab legs.Weren’t even hot. Experience was awful.Waitress kept talking to this one table,didn’t even come over to see if there was anything we needed.It was my sons birthday. I used to go to Hilltop because it was nice.It is not like that now.Don’t think I will go back.Very disappointing e
  15. B

    Brandi

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a great meal here! The menu unfortunately isn't accurate on OpenTable, so they didn't have all you can eat snow crab, which my hubby was looking for, but everything we had was delicious. Our server was fantastic. Live music made our anniversary even more fun.
  16. ES

    EmilyS

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Terrible food, nice but really slow service. Music was nice-but not nice enough to return.
  17. PM

    PegM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious crab cake and the Blues Mojo band was really rockin' out! Some people were really throwing down the fresh crabs - wow!
  18. ML

    MemeyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated upon arrival and our waitress was on point, no delay.
  19. JP

    JenP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, as always. Our favorite place for crabs in the area.
  20. AD

    AppreciativeDiner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Hilltop. Great fresh seafood and friendly service. The tables were well-spaced out which was nice as well. The steamed shrimp and broiled crab cakes are phenomenal. No filler in the crab cakes. Great drink selections from the bar as well.
  21. SE

    SE415

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The website did not reflect the Mother's day menu. I went there with the expectation of getting all you can eat crab legs and they changed it to "by the pound" the legs were super small. They also did not have a regular menu. They did a buffet which definitely was not $48 worth. I always loved going to Hilltop, never again.
  22. S

    Stephen

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Arrived at 6:17 for a 6:30 reservation and was told they couldn’t seat us until our reservation, um ok? At 6:30 took us to a table that was open at 6:17 when we arrived, well ok. The very friendly waitress took our drink and appetizers order very promptly. We got our drinks in a reasonable time then the rails really came off. The waitress took our dinner order then disappeared. She brought us our appetizers around 7:15 about 40 minutes after we ordered. Then disappeared again. About 7:45 she came by and we asked for another round of drinks. She said our dinner would be out in a minute. About 8pm she came buy with a bucket of clams that we didn’t order and said the kitchen was really backed up and these we on the house because of the delay. About 8:35 dinner arrived. A full 2 hours after we ordered. To make matters worse at 7 a band started playing and we we luckily enough to be seated right next to them. So we spent the entire time unable to talk because of the way too load band. Not the best experience ☹️
  23. KV

    KristiV

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had a 6pm reservation for Mother's Day Weekend (Saturday Night), was sat at 625pm. After waiting 10+ minutes for a waitress to acknowledge our table, i finally flagged one down and was told that "if" we wanted to order food, it would be a minimum 1 hour wait. So at nearly 640PM, which was 40 minutes after my reservation I was told there would be a one hour wait for food. As a parent with two young kids we could not sit there another hour waiting. This is the second time within the past 2 months where an experience along these lines has occurred for our family. It's a real shame as this is a local spot, but is unable to meet their demand. I would imagine things will become worse when the state allows more customers within the building.
  24. K

    Katabout

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    waitress was awesome, fish tacos were delicious. good clams and shrimp. portions were generous.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the All you can eat Snow Crabs. Appetizers we ordered Oysters, Ahi Tuna and Crab Pretzel Bites. We wanted to take home a dozen Blue claw crabs but they were all sold out. Great meal. We will definitely go back
  26. K

    Karen

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent crab legs. Got a pound for $18, loved it.
  27. Q

    Quack

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The crabs were dry and old. You can tell they were reused. They came out cold and did not have that snap sound like fresh ones. I have been here a few times and had no issues but this time was horrible. Safe to say I will not be patronizing again.
  28. SK

    SKleb

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Baked crab cake sandwich was awesome. Right sized, and loaded with lump crab meat. Price was just right for what was served.
  29. BP

    BrigitteP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great "All You Can Eat" Snow crab legs! Felt very safe with Covid protocols in place.
  30. E

    Elle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First experience was great and we plan to return.
  31. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Live music. Good food. Great place to meet friends. Crabs & seafood too!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress was wonderful. Food was great, crab bisque was excellent.
  33. 1

    1wouldthinktwice1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party of 7 was sat right away. Server was professional and proficient. Food was tasty and hot.
  34. JG

    JoeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Shrimp was cooked perfect but the crab dip was not as good as a couple years ago.
  35. JJ

    JenniferJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love coming to Hilltop. Dinner wa great. Server was a bit slow. Leaving our drinks at the bar for a long period of time. She was very polite. Overall we had a great time and can’t wait until we come back!
  36. KE

    KeithE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Waite staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good.
  37. JG

    JosephG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Morgan gave us excellent service! She is very friendly! Food was excellent!
  38. PH

    PaulH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good. The website stated a reservation was needed in order to eat in but when we arrived the place was practically empty. The hostess told us to sit anywhere and didn’t even ask if we had a reservation.
  39. C

    Carrie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The king crab legs are clams were delicious! We miss the happy hour food and prices but the service and food were excellent.
  40. FP

    FlowerPowerLove1906Dine

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, very casual and laid back. Friendly people, nice live musician, very friendly service, good food, good prices, good menu choices, no complaints. would go again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hilltop Crab House Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 268-2766.

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Hilltop Crab House Restaurant

8980 Gap Newport Pike Toughkenamon, PA 19374-9796

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Avondale

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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