About Little Fish

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.

746 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm-Close
Sunday: 5:30pm and 8:00pm Seatings

Cross Street:
Fitzwater

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 455-0172

Website:
http://littlefishbyob.com/

Executive Chef:
Chadd Jenkins

Additional:
BYO Liquor

Little Fish Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (27)
Cozy (23)
Tasting Menu (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Authentic (15)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great as always, little fish will never disappoint.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I was taking to the restaurant for my birthday. I ordered the black cod, which was served over rice with the delicious Boullibaise sauce, clams, mussels and a Crustini. We listen to the description of the food preparation twice, and neither of us heard/understood that the shellfish meat would be taken out of the shells and served cold on top of the bread. So the fish part of the main entrée was delicious but the shellfish were a total waste. The place is very cute but only has eight or nine tables and we were stuck next to a group of four who were ready for dessert when we sat down. They were extremely loud and dropping F bombs constantly. We had two courses while they spent an hour finishing their wine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My husband’s red snapper was oustanding. I loved my hamachi appetizer but was a bit underwhelmed my the scallops. They were perfectly cooked but the sauce seemed a bit dull. The dessert of baked apples with ice cream was excellent. Friendly service and expertly prepared food made for a perfect dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I live thousands of miles away and hadn't been to Little Fish in five years. It's a little less basic and a little less edgy. I don't know if that affected out entrees but both my husband and I love our oysters and our first plates and thought our main courses were either bland and uninviting or too much food without being exciting. We still plan to go to Little Fish again, but next time order more oysters and more first courses without getting mains.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We loved every bite of our meal at Little Fish. We arrived early in the evening, so there were vacant seats when we first walked in, but the room never felt crowded even after every seat was filled later in our meal. Move this place to the top of your list!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding service & excellent food. A gem. I look forward to returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As always....simply everything is an experience to taste...savor....and sort through the parade of flavors. That's in every BITE!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I drive 100 miles each year & have great dinner. The food is great I can not say more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was fantastic. The food was creative but unfussy. One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced for what it was, and portion size. Food was average at best.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great time at Little Fish -- this time was no exception!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Was given a gift certificate two years ago as a Christmas present. Since I am not in the city on a regular basis I had an extremely hard time getting a reservation. Finally was able to and the owner would not honor it. The restaurant changed hands last year. I was extremely disappointed on how it was handled. Will not be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was my second time at little fish, and yet again they did not disappoint! Food is amazing! It’s been a great experience each time! Highly recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We differ from the general evaluation. Our dishes were good, but too salty for our taste. The bread was excellent, one slice each though we could have asked for more. The wait staff were good, but too thin on the ground. The coffee was notably weak.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Best restaurant in Philadelphia

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went for the Sunday prix fixe menu. We got there 15-min late, but they were very accommodating. All the seafood dishes were delicious. The major letdown was with the dessert - a lemon sponge cake that was dry, and coffee (for $3.50 extra!!) that was weak and watery. It's like they put all their effort into the entrees and just gave up on the dessert.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very well portioned and prepared seafood tasing menu. Outstanding quality and value on a Sunday evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the best meals my husband and I have had in a very long time. This restaurant was magical; the food, the service and the ambiance far exceeded out expectations. Thank you to everyone at Little Fish for a wonderful experience. We will highly recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Ecellent fish restaurant. Cosy atmosphere, frienly staff. Best restaurant we have visited in Philly so far.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Decent food but thought it was overpriced for the size of the portions and quality of food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

-amazing food
A bit expensive
Good for special occasions

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Little Fish was delicious. We did the Sunday pre fixe menu. There are about 10 tables and you are served 5-6 courses. Every course was delicious! The chefs did such a great job with textures and flavors! They even made foods I usually don’t like, like kale and mashed potato taste delicious! All of the staff was awesome! It is a very small, intimate place. Don’t expect the restaurant to look extravagant, but the food is the main attraction.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

wifes bday awesome expirience thank you will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perfectly made fish.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been meaning to try Little Fish for some time, and after dining there, am kick I myself for not going sooner. Everything was amazing! The ambiance, the service and most importantly, the food. We started with the lobster bites, which provided a wonderfully delicious start to our meal. We then followed up with the tuna (raw preparation) and octopus (prepared like nashville hot chicken), which were different, but equally delightful. We then had the salmon and black cod, which were prepared in a way to showcase their freshness and taste. Although we weren’t jazzed about the dessert offering, we just know to concentrate our future Little Fish meals on what they do best - seafood. We look forward to returning, again and again and again ...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Small dishes best - inventive flavor combinations and fresh seafood that really wake up the taste buds.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Third time to Little Fish. Excellent experience every time. For you fish lovers, you’ll be drooling over the menu, wanted it ALL!!!!
5 employees deliver hospitality and exceptionally prepared fish!
These folks know what they are doing.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Unbelievable seafood. One of the best restaurants that is focused on delivering high quality food with exceptional service and preparation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great dining experience! Customer service e was superb. Hidden gem for anyone who like seafood and creative food. Loved it, atmosphere was great good for date or date nights. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love, love, love Little Fish. Their constantly-rotating menu of fresh ingredients is ALWAYS delicious, and makes it impossible to get into an "I always get *this*" rut. Yum, yum, yum every time :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

When we arrived, we realized that we had been there before. We remembered the prior visit as very ordinary. This time, we were very impressed. While the menu is very small, and tends toward spicy foods, the choices we made were outstanding. We shared the scallops appetizer, which was a dish of melt in your mouth scallops with roasted beets and a beet sauce. It was delicious. For out entrees, we each chose the pan roasted halibut, which was also delicious. It was served over fingerling potatoes and greens. The dessert, only one option, was a rosemary and olive cake with almonds and a lemon sorbet. The perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Our servers were very attentive without being intrusive. We are planning to return in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I have never had a bad dish at this resturant. They had me liking spicy dishes that I would NEVER taste. I would recommend sampling everything everyone orders - ITS JUST THAT GOOD!

The complexity of tastes was simply a parade of flavor going across your tongue with everything you ate. Amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was wonderful, the service was impeccable, and they even gave us a candle in my girlfriend's desert for her birthday.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great Food, great service. I took my wife here almost 8 years ago for her Birthday and had an amazing experience. This time the food and ambiance were even better than I remembered. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great service in a cute little neighborhood spot. The fish was very tasty and prepared very well.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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