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About Seafood Unlimited

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.

270 S. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
20th and Spruce

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Cash Only

Phone Number:
(215) 732-3663

Website:
http://www.seafoodunlimited.com/

Catering:
Our entire menu, as well as other selections are available for delivery, setup and service in the Center City area.

Parking Details:
On street parking is available as well as a lot and garage at 20th & Walnut 1 1/2 blocks away.

Public Transit:
#12 bus lets off 1 block away at 20th & Locust. #17 bus lets off at 20th & Spruce across the street and #7 bus lets off at 22nd & Spruce 2 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Judi Einhorn

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Seafood Unlimited Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (5)
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Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very well prepared and tasty. I would go there again. It is quite small but
the price and the food provided were right. Dessert was excellent as well.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

A gem, and the buck a shuck oysters are a real treat!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best swordfish! Excellent service. Not too loud, good for conversation.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant where the owners are usually always present. Many specials on various days of week such as Unlimited Mussels on Monday and Tacos Tuesday. The regular menu is always offered with many great options. Try the scallops and mushrooms with rice and sauce which has been on menu for twenty five years!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent customer service!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice folks. Food good. Value fine.

Not impressed by the fact that Center City Restaurant Week ending yesterday was given as the justification for NO BREAD (how the hell were we supposed to sop up the very nice lemon-garlic-butter-caper sauce on the shrimp/gnocchi) or the 86'd sides (sure wanted that creamed spinach). I'd think a Center City Village joint on 20th could find a fix for those challenges to full service... on a Saturday... but...

Enjoyed the meal...

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Would like to have know I could have brought my own wine. Also that it was cash only

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food as delicious and presented well. Needs more options at bar. Place is small and intimate. Only accepts cash but does have an atm. Will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent and I would go there again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

menu was lack luster and poorly thrown together. and we weren't allowed to order form the normal menu

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved the place. The space is used well and has a nice comfortable ambiance. I will definitely be going to visit again! Our waiter (Bill) was great and attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great place, food was delicious!! Will definitely go back again!!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Not horrible, just not memorable. Disappointed. Restaurant weeks a great time to see & be scene. They missed an opportunity.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Service was excellent
Food tasted great
Warm atmosphere
All around great restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Tried out during restaurant week. Everything was tasty. I will dine there again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent. No substitutions during restaurant week but all is well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Seafood Unlimited is a smallish, cosy place with a bar decorated with marine life in glass tiles. They are cash only, but they have an on site atm. On the plus side, they allow you to bring your own wine at no charge.
It was Philly Restaurant Week so there was a limited fixed price menu. We ordered salmon (nicely done with a hoisin glaze) and shrimp over orrichette: delicious.
They have a nice selection of both wined and cocktails. I had a blood orange rye old fashioned that was nicely crafted.
Our server was polite but a little perfunctory: no biggie. The small, narrow space was busy but not noisy even at capacity.
Worth a visit!
When we can order from the full menu, I expect to be able to give them 5 stars.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our meal was excellent we were shock on how well the steak was cooked and the taste was awesome

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was a real find, my husband and went here on Friday for Restaurant week. The ambience is very nice. It's not a huge place and it can get a little noisy but if you don't mind that, then you will be fine. We had the opportunity to meet the owners while we were there, a very nice surprise. The food was tasty we did not have to add any seasoning what so ever. The drinks were delicious, we will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Super cute and quaint restaurant. They’re menu was very small and limited but overall I really enjoyed it. I don’t remember our dishes exactly but they we extremely good. They had a pasta dish that was to die for, corn/crab chowder, and a lettuce wrap. I will definitely be back for take out.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Authentic, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My husband and I have been going to Seafood Unlimited for years. Owners are friendly and know our names , the table we like, and the service is excellent. We feel at home here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The restaurant was very nice. Our server was very attentive and the ambiance was pleasant. I went for restaurant week and the menu offered good options. I was pleased with the beverage menu and the drinks were very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food and service was amazing. Definitely would recommend to a friend and I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Small portions, but the food was delicious

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always excellent and fresh seafood with very pleasant service supervised by one of the owners who are always present

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A favorite neighborhood spot. Good food at reasonable prices. Tried mussels in green sauce and scallops with mushrooms - both excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service as always! Bill is great!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Unlimited Mussels every Monday with three sauces!
Always delicious and best value in town but they have so much more on extensive menu and everything is fresh and well prepared. Great family run business and owners are friendly and always around to insure all goes well.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

entree was very good but skip the carrot cake - absolutely no taste.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This weekend was my second visit to your restaurant. I enjoyed your little cosy restaurant along with the beautifully garnish dishes. Each time the meal was tasty and well prepared. Although the portions could have been a little larger ( i am a big guy ). The only complaint I have is on my last visit I had the lobster and it was served split down the middle with the guts still on the lobster in sight. I didn't care for the visional. I looked past it. But if my girlfriend have been there it would have gross her out. She was supposed to be there but couldn't make it at the last minute. Maybe you should warned people about how it's served. Maybe I might be ignorant to serving a lobster but that just my opinion. Other wise everything else who excellent .

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server was excellent . . .wish that I had her name . . . it was Monday, the 13th @6:15 pm . . . she was attentive, helpful and there was no rush . . . really nice menu options - love the Mermaid Menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service as always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was delicious, and the recommendations of the server were helpful. We were thrilled to be able to secure a reservation at the last minute. The only downside was that our table was located at the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen. I imagine that being seated near the front window would have slightly improved the experience. Overall, we enjoyed the meal and would definitely return the next time we are in town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was excellent and reasonably priced, and the service was outstanding. We sat for quite a while chatting before looking at the menu, and the server never once rushed us. Everything was excellent, except for the very noisy table behind me that arrived (fortunately) when we were up to dessert. Restaurants should have a nice way to tell people not to yell while in a restaurant!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fresh and innovative food. Comfortable ambience. I would highly recommend. BYOB if you choose. Cash Only

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was good and innovative. The staff very welcoming. Our evening enjoyment was marred by an extremely exuberant table of women who were loud. Quite loud. And unfortunately the sound echoed
Our server apologized as the other 3 tables made a hasty retreat.
I would go back. And if I had similar encounter ask for take out!!!

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Friendly staff and delicious food. We were given time to enjoy a glass of fine, no pressure ordering and timely service of all three courses.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our third time here and the food was as good as ever. We were a group of 6. Service lagged a few times, but was not bad. We were seated near the servers station outside the kitchen and there was a bit of distraction from the conversations between wait staff and the kitchen. This issue would not stop me from returning.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Small, quiet restaurant near Rittenhouse Square. Difficult parking, as with all downtown places, but the seafood was prepared very well. Cash only is the only real negative. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

All four Seafood dishes were delicious.

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