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Seafood Unlimited

4.4
639 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(215) 732-3663
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Judi Einhorn
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Catering
Our entire menu, as well as other selections are available for delivery, setup and service in the Center City area.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th and Spruce
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Parking details
On street parking is available as well as a lot and garage at 20th & Walnut 1 1/2 blocks away.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 639 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food is always great along with the service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My second time at this restaurant and I"ll keep coming back. Great atmosphere and the staff is excellent

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Amazing find! -

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved all our entrees and service was really great...accomodated a party of 7 on a Sat. Night just right. However be sure to bring cash or get ready for using an Atm. No credit cards accepted.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We happened on the restaurant while in Philadelphia. We so enjoyed it we came back the next night with three more people.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Mussels are excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was very good. Though for the price they were a little skimpy on things like the rolls. They gave you only one small roll for the whole meal. Ice tea was not filled for over half the meal. The restaurant has been there for over forty years and has not been updated at all. Tables are way too close. All in all not worth the money.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was excellent.. service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Unlimited Mussels with choice of three sauces and Linguini are a bargain. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

My Mom and Sister ate there recently. No reservation need.
We sat at the bar and we each enjoyed our meal and talking to the waitress.
The service was great!. Appetizers came in no time. Not a long wait for the main courses.
Food was fresh with fresh ingredients. Very tasty. Id recommend the crab cakes which were all crab no filler and nice size.
A little bit on the pricey. But we got what you paid for. It all balanced out. It was worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This restaurant has excellent food, wonderful service by a friendly and responsive staff. We had pan seared fish with various sides, and everything was just amazing, and one could tell how fresh all the food was. My only reason for a 4 out of 5 was that they were out of Cod and Shad, my first two choices of fish. Otherwise, this is 5.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My favorite restaurant. The food is always terrific and I like being able to find so many healthful options. This dinner was the Seared Tuna with a double side of vegetables.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Visiting Philadelphia and was staying nearby. We wanted a pleasant, but not outrageous dinner. This fit the bill. Small, quiet environment. Service was efficient and friendly. The ahi tuna was done right. The scallops were juicy and sweet. The clam chowder was clearly home made, although a bit too salty. The chocolate mousse was wonderful.

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The stuffed Calamari was not fresh. Was hard to chew .
The lollipop Tuna was great.
Service was ehh
I do not like leaving reviews! But I had to honest.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I been coming here for over a year now and never have I been disappointed. Absolutely love this place.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Booked this based upon the restaurant being a BYO even though they have a small bar. When we first walked in there were only 2 other people in the entire place, so we were a little hesitant, but we were not disappointed! The place did eventually fill up completely. My friend had the whole lobster. I had the surf 'n turf (steak & shrimp). The food was delicious! Our hostess/server was a little absentminded, but we tossed it up to her having a 'bad day'. We would definitely go back!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent customer service!!!

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent and I would go there again!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Small portions, but the food was delicious

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