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Seafood Unlimited

270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-732-9012
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Healthy, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went because it was nearby. Others had rated it a 3.5. We thought it better than that. It has an every day, all day happy hour at the bar and outside tables with discounted drinks and appetizers. Our daughter and her husband went over...More

Thank KyRoamer
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife, sister-in-law, and I ate at a sidewalk table on a hot night in late June. We had panko crusted sea bass, crab cakes, and pan-seared scallops. All were good (we shared them around) but we agreed the sea bass was about the best...More

Thank Carl687
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

So we're in Center City Philadelphia and we decide we want fish for dinner. I remember this restaurant which I last visited about 10 years ago. I remembered it as a solid choice for fresh seafood in a no-nonsense fish store atmosphere, and I remembered...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Unassumingly located, first time here. Cozy setting, perfect for a quite dinner. Staff - great attitude& service. Food choices fewer than expected but - fresh, presentation & taste 👌🏾. Variety of drinks served. **please note they only accept cash 💰, ATM in premise for your...More

Thank Mbuina
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Everything was delicious. Oysters and Tuna lollipops for appetizers. Our entrees were shad (grilled and best ever) and scallops, mushrooms with rice (generous portion and yummy sauce). We shared a lovely little key lime pie, kudos to the pastry chef! Service was friendly, but could...More

Thank babette50
Judi E, Owner at Seafood Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you. Will let the chef know how much you enjoyed the key lime pie.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Seafood Unlimited. This is a small, fun restaurant. They offer a great variety of seafood. The service was friendly and efficient. There is no parking on site but plenty nearby. BYOB beer and wine, they do offer a custom made beer...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I have dined at this restaurant for several years when ever I am visiting family in Philly. The food is always fresh and excellent. The cocktails are quite good too. I love how they redecorated the place. It is a must if you are visiting....More

Thank Becky H
Judi E, Owner at Seafood Unlimited, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thanks so much. Can't wait for your next visit.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I went here Friday night after a show at the Merriam Theater, and I am glad I did! First off, they close on Friday night at 11pm, but will serve food up until like 10:30. I don't mean the late night menu with a few...More

3  Thank Lissa3891
Reviewed 5 February 2017

When you see Owners as involved as this married couple one knows they have their heart & soul in it. They are as involved as their excellent wait staff...from seating to serving to bussing to engaging conversation. It's not overbearing; it's just right for this...More

1  Thank Stephen Y
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Several years ago we visited this restaurant and gave it a bad review due to certain problems. We decided to return and found the food excellent. We tried this place during Philly's Restaurant Week and the selections were excellent. Good cod croquettes and stuffed clams...More

1  Thank redramPhiladelphia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (20th and Spruce)
  • Public Transportation: #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.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-732-9012
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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.
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