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Little Fish

4.7
1354 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Little Fish was founded in the mid-'90s to the delight of Queen Village foodies and pretty much all Philadelphians who give a hoot about great seafood. Chef Chadd Jenkins purchased the long-established BYOB in September 2011 which he had been overseeing as the Chef de Cuisine since 2008. Convention says that when you purchase a successful business you maintain it. Little Fish continues to offer flavors and daring combinations to the recognition of Bon Appétit magazine — 3rd Best New Seafood Restaurant in the USA — and the delight of The New York Times. Little Fish recently swam up stream and reopened in a new location, a stone's throw from its original location where Little Fish continues to earn accolades from national and local press. Most importantly, Little Fish continues to feed old friends and serve new fans every day.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm-Close
Sunday: 5:30pm and 8:00pm Seatings
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Phone number
(267) 455-0172
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chadd Jenkins
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fitzwater
Additional
BYO Liquor
What 1354 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjabgott (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food! Great service and ambience. What a treat for my senses!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Unreal herb & olive oil dip for the bread. Entrees were good, too

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shyturtle (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was our second time to Little Fish and the staff was even friendlier than before and the lighting was much better. It's still a little cramped (maybe one less 2-person seating would help), but still the best seafood place ever.

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viplina (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

One of best restaurants in Philly. Food is superb... beautifully presented and prepared. On high end cost-wise but worth it. Service is excellent and atmosphere is warm and cozy. Small, intimate space.

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EvaC 
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

What an amazing restaurant. The food is incredible. Great ambiance and good service. Would have liked to have seen a bit more food on the plates though.

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aslinphilly (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Started with oysters then moved on to hamachi and tilefish. Main courses were halibut snd big rye tuna - both to die for.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This is our favorite small neighborhood restaurant. The quality of the seafood is tops, and is imaginatively and artfully prepared. The service is outstanding and friendly. And it is a BYO. If you take wine, be sure that it is equal to the quality of the meal.

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vip330restaurantsinphila (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. It has the best fish, the best sauces and the most interesting small bites and appetizers. The quality of the fish and ingredients are top notch and the preparations are meticulous and delicious. The sauces are delicate to let the fish be the star, but are delicious in their own rite. I always save some bread to mop up the dishes. I dine out a lot (basically every night) and I try to eat here at least once per week. The dishes are constantly refreshed and I have had meals entirely composed of small bites and appetizers with other dinners of only entrees only. All have been terrific and memorable.

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cairo22lady (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I come back here time and again because I love it. One of my favorite restaurants in Philly.

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BradandAngelina (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall excellent. Great food, great service, excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The fish was a lot bigger than I thought it would be based on your name

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vipBLAINE (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Menu too pricey for the portions of food for a neighborhood restaurant. I was still hungry when I was finished. Only one option for dessert.

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Dylan (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I though that my experience was well worth the price on the menu. It was quite expensive but the service, food and atmosphere certainly made the cost well worth it.

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LouiseD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing amazing seafood - creative and fresh. Cozy & cute atmosphere. Great for an intimate meal. Service was also wonderful - great suggestions! Loved the handwritten menu - shows a lot of thought & creativity go into each and every meal

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JamesK (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Always an amazing visit. Went for the wife’s birthday and food was exceptional. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Service was delightful and severs made great recommendations.

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vipMLLINPA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the best most consistent restaurants in the city!!

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wojo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent dinner with attentive and professional service. We loved it and highly recommend Little Fish.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great as always, little fish will never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was excellent! My husband and I ordered the rock shrimp and the mackerel for 1st entry. Rock shrimp was great however, we were surprised that the mackerel were not cooked and the servers never mentioned it when they described the menu. However for what it is, the mackerel was fresh just not our style. Main entry was excellent!!!

The place was very crowded and loud. The table next to us was extremely loud and was hurting my eardrums. Without that loudness, I think the place would have been perfect for our date.

Besides those negative aspects, the food overall was delicious. Definitely coming back.

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