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9 Best Seafood Restaurants in Philadelphia

Check out Philly’s best restaurants for seafood.

Philadelphia is a haven for good food. The city is full of famous restaurants, world-class chefs, and delicious eats. Seafood in Philly is no exception, as there are plenty of seafood restaurants serving fresh fish daily.

With so many great choices available in Philadelphia, our team has done the research for you and compiled this list of the best seafood in Philly.

Best Restaurants for Seafood in Philadelphia

  1. Little Fish
  2. Anastasi Seafood
  3. Oloroso
  4. Gallo’s Seafood
  5. Oyster House
  6. Estia
  7. Devon Seafood Grill
  8. The Clam Tavern
  9. Luke’s Lobster

Little Fish

746 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 267-455-0172
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A tiny BYOB in Bella Vista, South Philadelphia, Little Fish has gained notoriety for its fresh, deliciously prepared seafood. Their menu changes daily to adapt to the fish market and to ensure that whatever fish they serve is as fresh as possible.

Customers rave about Chef Alexander Yoon’s creative flavor combinations, and many recommend going on Sunday for their $48 tasting menu.


Anastasi Seafood

1101 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-462-0550
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Located in Philly’s famous Italian Market, Anastasi Seafood has been dishing out fresh fish for over 80 years, family-owned and operated. Their seafood is purchased daily, as they also operate as a fish market, and their menu is extensive.

Although they have limited seating, the service is quick and customers have expressed that the food is well worth the wait at this hidden South Philly gem.


Oloroso

1121 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-324-34014
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Oloroso is a Spanish restaurant with plenty of seafood and non-fish options, so it’s a great choice for those dining with picky eaters. Still, Oloroso offers multiple seafood dishes for all three courses, like their popular “shrimp on shrimp” toast, scallops, clams, octopus, cod, and much more.

Try their Paella Olorosa for a twist on the classic Spanish seafood dish.


Gallo’s Seafood

8101 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone: 215-333-0484
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Voted Best Seafood in Philly for four years by Philly Happening, Gallo’s Seafood originated in Wildwood, New Jersey before opening in Northeast Philadelphia in 1973. Due to its wild popularity, Gallo’s has expanded many times since its inception.

Their menu offers a wide variety of fresh fish, and despite the high-quality food and popularity of Gallo’s, their prices have remained affordable.


Oyster House

1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-567-7683
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Oyster House is known for fresh oysters and classic seafood dishes prepared New England-style and served family-style. The menu changes daily, assuring that their fish is as fresh as possible.

The original business, Kelly’s, opened in 1947, and today Oyster House is still family-owned and operated, committed to continuing their tradition of excellent seafood and service. Stop by for a happy hour, when buck-a-shuck oysters are only a dollar.


Estia

1405-07 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-735-7700
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Dishing out authentic Mediterranean-Greek cuisine, Estia serves mostly fish but has options from the land as well for those not seeking seafood. They have a number of whole fish options, purchased daily and priced by the pound.

Known in Philly for superb flavor and genuine Mediterranean taste, customers have said they felt transported to Greece upon eating Estia’s seafood.


Devon Seafood Grill

225 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-546-5940
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Devon Seafood Grill is an upscale eatery in Rittenhouse Square, a popular choice amongst Philly seafood-lovers. Their specials are based on that day’s catch, so customers know they’re getting the freshest possible meal. They are famous for their jumbo crab cakes.

An added perk to the seafood? Customers love their complimentary cheddar biscuits as well.


The Clam Tavern

339 E Broadway Ave, Clifton Heights, PA 19018
Phone: 610-623-9537
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If you’re willing to make a trip outside of the city, The Clam Tavern in Clifton Heights has been serving up quality clams and seafood since the ‘60s. This laid-back seafood bar is small and cozy, but if you can’t get a table then their sister restaurant, The Broadway Bar & Grille, is right across the street and serves the same menu.

Regulars recommend the clams casino or baked clams, but you can’t go wrong with any of their menu items.


Luke’s Lobster

130 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-564-1415
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Luke’s Lobster serves sustainable, traceable seafood from trusted fishermen. Their mission is to serve sustainable food while supporting local small businesses, and they have found success in that mission and in their commitment to quality.

Seafood is prepared Maine-style, and they are known, of course, for their lobster rolls. Check out their two Philly locations at Rittenhouse and Market East.

Final Thoughts

As a major port city, the seafood in Philadelphia is fresh and delicious, especially at these top-rated seafood restaurants! Try the best Philadelphia seafood on our list, or check out Philly’s sushi restaurants here for the best sushi, sashimi, maki, and more.

Did we forget your favorite restaurant for seafood in Philadelphia? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood.