Seafood Unlimited

4.2
745 reviews
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We are Philadelphia' oldest seafood restaurant serving our neighbors as well as out of town guests for over 40 years in a casual setting. We specialize in the freshest fish, seafood and live lobsters purchased and shipped in on a daily basis. Daily offerings include wild salmon, day boat scallops, sea bass, jumbo shrimp, tuna, catfish, crabcakes and the aforementioned live lobsters to name just a few of the items on our menu. Be sure to save room for our homemade desserts like key lime pie, chocolate mousse, bread pudding and more. CASH ONLY
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! We were seated right away, and our server was terrific. We enjoyed all of our courses, and the drinks were terrific too. Great value, especially for this neighborhood.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

vegetables were cold, beer was not good, service was so so.

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HD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

After reading Tripadvisor's reviews we thought this would be a lot better than it actually turned out to be. The service was very good but the seafood was pretty tasteless. But at least no one got sick!

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Philadelphia
169 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is surprising because the best items to order are different from the normal seafood restaurant. Here you should order the daily fish specials because they include their freshest and best preparations of fish. Most restaurants are trying to get rid of old stuff with specials. Seafood Unlimited is offering their best. Other than Salmon, they will run out so don't expect to return in am few days and find the same items offered. The next surprise is that they make the best soups in the city. Again, try the soup offered on the daily specials list. They are made in limited quantity and they run out frequently. The daily special soups are SPECTACULAR! Think of potato/leek, sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower and other root vegetables you wouldn't normally favor. Made the right way, with a terrific mix of ingredients and seasoned well they should not be missed.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly atmosphere. Seafood was fresh and well prepared. Many alternatives to choose from.
A hidden gem that has been around for 30 years. How did we miss it?

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KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was not seasoned at all!!!! They only offered the restaurant week menu! The restaurant is super tiny and I practically felt like I was on a date with the couple at the next table. I wasn’t impressed.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party went for Restaurant Week. Our group grew from 3 to 5 and was accommodated by staff. The Restaurant Week options were delicious. My favorite was the carrot coconut ginger soup. We will be back despite some of us came from the suburbs, neighborhoods and one on foot from her Center City office. Parking in the area is what is for the Rittenhouse Square area. Bon appetit.

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

My son and I were both disappointed with the quality of the food and the serving size. Compared to a restaurant that I dined at the week before for restaurant week which was exceptional. The waiter at Seafood Unlimited however, was the reason we actually stayed. He was extremely nice, considerate and made sure we were okay throughout our dining experience. Food was not good and for the price the food tasted like it was not freshly made but store brought. Serving sizes were extremely small. I hope they do better in the future.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've frequented Seafood Unlimited quite a bit and this experience was just a little bit different. I've gotten larger portions in the past and I feel like we were rushed in eating.

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BS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from start to finish!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice evening will like to return their again

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KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was okay, was not the best, you do get what you pay for though! Also, great service!

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SL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an all girls dinner during restaurant week. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, the people there were very patient, and we will be back.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Had an 8:30 reservation. They wouldn’t seat me until my husband arrived, he was parking the car. Several people came in after me and were seated without their whole party. Food was terrible. Ordered tenderloin well done. It was medium rare. Had to send it back twice. I cut it each time and they kept grilling it and pouring more gravy on top. After the second time it was dried out and drenched in gravy. They didn’t even grill me a new. I would not recommend this place. Very disappointed!!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

My husband and I thought we were the butt of a practical joke dining here this evening. The restaurant was horrendous at every level. It is next to a nail salon and there is a pervasive odor of nail varnish. The tables were dirty: I had the displeasure of sticking a finger into gum as I tried to steady a tipsy table and my husband put his hand on a sticky mess on his side. It was restaurant week so we were presented with a fixed menu. It was dreadful: the rice ball was without flavor and the wonton was so salty it was inedible. The next course was a stale hummus that had discolored it was left out so long, accompanied by grease soaked cold pita chips, and a grossly over cooked faro in a tasteless supermarket mixed green salad. The main courses were inedible: foul tuna in a bath of soy sauce soaked rice noodles, and gelatinous orchietta with “shrimp.” We got the desserts to go: pumpkin bread pudding and chocolate mouse that we have just binned. And a bottle of Pinot Grigio that could have been put to better use at the nail salon next store to remove the gel finish. HORRIBLE. AVOID.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with my mom tonight and the space is super quaint and cute. The food was delicious, we didn’t wait long for any food. It was fresh and hot and super flavorful. Staff was friendly and right on time with everything. I highly recommend this spot.

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DR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. Great restaurant week menu.

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SF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable small restaurant favored by a neighborhood crowd.

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JP
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Seafood Unlimited on a Friday evening. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. The food was fabulous. I ordered a 3 course fixed price meal of chowder, tuna and tiramisu. All were excellent. My hubby had the chowder and seafood quintet. He raved about his meal also. When in town again, I will definitely return to Seafood Unlimited.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service in a cool space!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant and reliable
Reasonable
Good food

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k
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood Unlimited food was excellent. Accommodated my husband’s dairy allergy attentively.

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EM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My go to place on Mondays! Service is excellent and the drinks are to perfection!

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F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Seafood unlimited and I was thrilled. My friend is a frequent customer.

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BB
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good experience. Basic fish with inexpensive app menu. Food was good but not “gourmet”. Good value.

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TT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I love the garlic and herb mussels.

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PN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters...mussels and fish were amazing! I had the trout and my date the Bronzino and it was absolutely fantastic!

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s
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood favorite for us. The owner, server and bartender were all very attentive at our last dinner there. The food is very fresh, simple and not fussy. This serves a neighborhood crowd and it is a refreshing change from the more touristy dining experiences on Rittenhouse Square.

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C
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Really good food and service.

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MB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite Phila. Seafood spots. , people in the know are wise to this place,very reasonable,nice ,great sevice and they sure know how to prepare fish and seafood.

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RS
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Very mediocre meal.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated promptly. Food was exceptional. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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G
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the classic seafood restaurants in Philadelphia, still great decades later.

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B
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always! The price is great and the service was wonderful!

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L
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is perfect for good friends and good food.
It is festive yet quiet enough to hear.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Won’t be coming back, go to red lobster for a better meal and price. Seafood Unlimited what a joke. When we got there everything was sold out

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Entrée was excellent. Appetizers weren't of sufficient size for the cost, so that was a disappointment. Once a waitress approached us (which took a bit too long), the service was quite good.

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered this restaurant through Yelp. We were up in Philadelphia for a college football game. Our waiter Bill was wonderful and the food great.

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n
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of good restaurants get overlooked because many diners are after the trendy new place. Seafood Unlimited apparently has been around for a while and there's a reason why -- they know what they're doing. The small space is comfortable, the staff is professional and there are plenty of choices for seafood fans, including interesting specials.

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SQ
Philadelphia
496 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best swordfish! Excellent service. Very enjoyable, pleasant, cozy place to dine with friends.

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