The Boiling Pot - Old City

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22 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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Welcome to The Boiling Pot - Old City! Here we are passionate in providing the freshest seafood alongside our friendly service. With a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere there is no other place that can compare. From our Infamous Sea Fest to building your own seafood dream bucket everything is possible here. We use the classic Louisiana style boil with our own secret blend of seasoning and spices, then top it off with one of our mouth watering sauces;
The Boiling Pot Sauce, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, Cajun, or Old Bay. Come in today and explore the goodies under the sea!
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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Out of blue crab, dregs of King crab, out of only dessert on the menu. Had to get up & ask for everything we wanted.... Meh.

U
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was good, but the service was horrible!

P
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful seafood assortment prepares beautifully. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and evening! Already have recommended this place to friends!

g
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The boiling pot was a great spot located in the heart of old city. Very convenient to transportion via uber, train or bus.
I love the fact it was BYOB and I found a great wine spot a block away. Food was excellent if you are a seafood lover. I received excellent service from a very special server named Darius. From the moment I walk in greeting us and every guest with a genuine smile to helping out my server who was extremely busy. Even when he wasn’t our server he went above and beyond his duty: open our wine bottle to the whole dining experience. I was saddened he wasn’t our permanent server. I want to let the owner and others know if you come to the Boiling Pot there is great food and service from Darius who needs to be commended with 10 plus rating.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I was very disappointed with my experience here. The sauce was too oily, had a bad smell and after taste as though it was on the verge of going bad. wanted to have a good time with friends but we were not impressed. We had to walk couple blocks to get drinks afterward.

TH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great location great staff thanks for an awesome time

TD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun meal! Changes the usual restaurant standard! The most fun I’ve ever had eating a meal

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was superb and the service was beyond outstanding. We ordered the SeaLover which included Garlic Noodles as well as an appetizer of choice. The noodles were seasoned and sautéed to absolute perfection, and choosing the bang bang shrimp tacos as our second starter was probably the best decision I’ve made in a while lol. And After tasting the main course which came with 2 types of crab clusters, crawfish and shrimp , I vowed to be back at-least once a month. Friendly and relaxing ambiance. Loved the music too !

SU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good. They need a liquor license though

SA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing new joint with amazing food. So many selections and so well prepared.

t
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible. We ordered appetizers which didn’t come out until after 2 of the 3 entree’s had arrived. The 3rd entree never arrived until we were almost finished eating so our other companion had to watch us eat! We asked many times for the entree along with the corn and fries that also were delivered to our table strangely. And the corn was ice cold as well! The waitress just didn’t care about her job or make our first experience at The Boiling Pot a pleasant one!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. We had the build your own boil and it was amazing. Truly a great anniversary night with my wife.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay. This business is new so they still have a few kinks to work out. I wish someone would have informed us BEFORE we arrived that this place doesn’t have their liquor license yet so for now they are operating like a BYOB. Also they don’t do free refills on soda, which I thought was weird. The place has potential for sure but as of now it’s just okay.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was OUTSTANDING!!! The food also OUTSTANDING with a great price!!

FP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Four of us enjoyed the ultimate boil! We left feeling satisfied from a delicious(LARGE!!) Bowl of seafood ,lobster, clusters of king and snow crab, shrimp ,andoullie sausage. The place has only just opened for business it wasn't crowded at all. Will be going back soon.

MS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a make your own pot with lobster, shrimp and crab. It was delicious, very fresh and perfectly cooked. The ambiance was really chic and fun. our server was John and he was awesome. Would go back again just for him!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding venue for seafood lovers!!! However, bring your own bottle as long alcohol license isn’t granted.

EG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Still waiting for their liquor license

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing flavor! Really enjoyed our experience. Recommended.

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve already recommended this place to my Instagram friends! Food was good! My crawfish was over done/rubbery but the rest of my pot was amazing. The Boiling sauce (medium heat level) was also good! This place is also BYOB and has outside deck seating! Great vibes and music. Parking is an issue in the area so you may want to Uber down! All in all I’ve recommend over and over!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the BEST experience here! The owner was VERY nice and friendly. The food was incredible, which I knew it would be since I’ve been to their first location the boiling house in cherry hill. The atmosphere was so welcoming very beautiful inside, very unique.

TD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful seafood restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia!!! Just what old city needed! Amazing atmosphere inside and they are the only place in philly with an amazing wrap around balcony! Perfect for date night! The food was to die for. This will be the next hit spot in Philadelphia! Get in there before the line wraps around the door!!!!