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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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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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4.4
service
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

First time here...food and drinks were good!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

One of my favs. I go here at least 3-5 a year. love the byob allows you to order more food and not spend a fortune on drinks

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2017

This is an odd restaurant for the 20th & Spruce area. It specializes in seafood (the building was once a fish store) but either the ingredients or the chef results in dishes that do not make one think of fresh fish but rather the cooking style of Margate 1963. The servers are friendly enough but dispatch plates on the table as if they are in a neighborhood diner. No wonder this place was only half full on an evening when nearby restaurants had their tables full. It needs to up its game for the Ritt-Fit area.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2017

The food wasn't very flavorful. It was bland. The flavor profile didn't have depth. The staff were very nice and the decor was fun.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Fresh fish, prepared perfectly, priced reasonably and presented enticingly. Very nice staff and service. Hadn't been there for around 10 years... we were happy to return and find it so good!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Fresh seafood prepared correctly and presented attractively. Service was attentive and friendly. Wholeheartedly recommend. Small unpretentious space but not crowded together. Remember to bring Cash as credit cards are not accepted.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

The food was very good and the service was great, they were very very accommodating to all of our requests

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Best softshell crabs! Also excellent margaritas. Owners and staff go out of their way to be helpful and friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

As always, wonderful food at great value. Lobster dinner for $20 is a total bargain and delicious. Service is smooth and gracious under the watchful eye of Dave. This is our go to place.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Best softshell crabs! Excellent margaritas. Servers are friendly and helpful.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

YOU NEED CASH... this is a cash only establishment. Nice little place, friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Cute restaurant with a menu fit for any tastebud. Very fresh ingredients & clever mixed drinks for such a small place. Service was great & walking distance to Helium Comedy Club. We will def be going again.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Lobster special was outstanding! Recently I also enjoyed softshell crabs at this place. The grilled fish is always fresh and delicious. I will return frequently and recommend it to others.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

We were there to celebrate a college commencement. We were hungry for seafood, and figured we would give them a try. Everything was welcome surprise from the cocktails, to the appetizers, to the dinner specials. The mussels were terrific. It was a little smaller than we expected, but cozy and not crowded the night we were there. Just keep in mind it is cash only, but the pricing was reasonable.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was fresh and tasty and the waiter was fabulous. The menu has a good selection of items. The atmosphere was fine. Not too noisy.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

I love a place that has a great bar and still lets you BYOB! Great seafood!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2017

This is a terrific restaurant for a piece of fish and some fresh vegetables, but what I really love are the lobsters and the soft shelled crabs. I get a lobster almost once a week when they have them. Their soft shelled crab presentation is my favorite in the city. The sauce is spectacular. Also, try the buffalo shrimp appetizer with its amazing buffalo sauce. I love the place and I eat there regularly.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was amazing and the ambience was quiet and cozy

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Always good.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

The $20 special 1-1/14 lb lobster was a great value and the garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus that accompanied the lobster were delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2017

It was good as always!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

One of my fav places to dine.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2017

Our waiter took our order, delivered the meal and we didn't see him again until we had finished our meal for 10 minutes. Never refreshed our water or asked if we wanted another drink. Thankfully the window seat was entertaining.
The food was ordinary.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at seafood Unlimited. Great service great food, terrific neighborhood find. Our go to restaurant ..

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Anything with crab had shells in the dish! The food was average and the prices were on the modest side.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

We know of the place since it was a fish market, with a few tables in the back, and there is still something personal and intimate and casual about it. The menu is basic, but you can expect great fish. The bread pudding I had was amazingly light and flavorful, and a perfect compliment to a perfectly broiled cod I had just had.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

This is a great neighborhood place with wonderful food. Our service was very slow, but we will chalk that up to a possible shortage in staff. We will definitely give it another chance as the food is great and it's a nice environment.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Creative menu, excellent choices, reasonable pricing. Overall friendly staff and owners. Fresh seafood with a varied menu a ++. One improvement needed.- the caesar salad should NEVER be mayonnaise based. Need to improve on that.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Place was awesome. The owners and staff were so friendly. Some of the food was awesome. Some was okay.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

We have eaten here several times, always before a play or concert, so we are sitting down at 5-5:30, when things are still pretty quiet. Food and service have always been great. Since we byob, we haven't tried the bar offerings.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

The lobster tail was just bit overdone, but all in all, a good meal.

My compliments to the server, a couple came in shortly after I did. The customer was challenging to say the least. The server was patient and friendly in her attempts to please that woman.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Great service, excellent seafood selection and specials

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

great local source for well done and affordable fish and seafood.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Always a great fish dinner. I am never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Small restaurant with a nice menu offering fresh seafood. Great specials with options of fish, shrimp, etc. all made fresh to order. The calamari & scallop appetizers were small but very tasty. Love the BYOB (wine) even though there's a bar. Service was excellent, we will return.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2017

Everything was fine but service sucks..Waitress had no clue and co workers wasn't helpful.. Needs approvement in customer service.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2017

Very reliable seafood house with the best oysters in Philadelphia. Certainly among the restaurants with the most professional service in the city.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2017

We came with a dozen people and they accommodated everyone's particular tastes beautifully, including a few dishes that were not cooked to taste which they fixed immediately and graciously.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

I've been here several times and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent. The food is delicious for a reasonable price. I'll definitely be back. Oh get the carrot cake. It's the best carrot cake I ever had ❤

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

This is one of our go-to places for dinner (about once/week). Varied selection, good for vegetarians, fish eaters, and meat eaters. All very nicely prepared. The servers and bartenders are friendly/helpful.

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