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Benny The Bum's

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9991 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
+1 215-673-3000
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I give this place three stars because they have blue claws in a time when seemingly no other places have them. If you are a crab person, this place doesn't quite cut it. But, they do have them and beggars can't be choosers! The crabs were small and not cooked that day. They were on the expensive side for small/medium... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Benny the Bums is a good, solid choice for lunch or dinner. The food is fresh, and the service good. If you dine there, you MUST try the Cream of Crab soup.. it is extraordinary. Another true gem is the Bum Salad. Usually, salads containing seafood would have a few shrimp and a little bit of crabmeat. Not this one!... More 

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Fairless Hills
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

First, I purchased a Groupon for Benny's, which I believe was a pretty good deal. Then ventured about 20 minutes away for my first visit to the Bustleton Ave location. It was during an Eagles game, so I definitely was diggin the atmosphere. My wife and I started with the crab quesadilla, which was tasty, but it had lacked a... More 

Thank Gary H
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I actually liked this place at first for the music (played 90s) and the food but then the bar tenders ignored us and barely checked if we needed any more drinks because they were too busy taking selfies and getting drinks for the other people who they seemed to be flirting with. It's nice to be a hip and cool... More 

Thank Jess S
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this place while on vacation at sesame place. The service was good.We had the shrimp stir fry and the prime rib which were very good. Little one had pizza he seemed to enjoy. Overall good food and service. Average eatery would not go out of my way to go, but would go again when returning to area.

Thank Ryan R
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

On Saturday July 16th we went out for a nice seafood dinner. My wife doesn't eat seafood so she offered the special short ribs. They were extremely fatty. My daughter and I ordered the snow crabs and the steam pot. The steam pot was highly overrated. Not worth the price. The service by Bridgette was horrible. Next time I think... More 

Thank Edgely318
Hamilton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always flavorful and generously served. I love the Steam Pot and the Chesapeake dishes and Benny's soups are beyond awesome!

Thank Tee C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I visited Benny the Bum's with my mother. I ordered the caramelized salmon with charred broccoli and roasted potatoes. She ordered the grilled shrimp with broccoli and sweet potato fries and we split the entrees. The food was absolutely delicious. I am a very picky eater, but the salmon was absolutely amazing and the shrimp the best I have had... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Took my significant other to Bennys for her annual crab fix. Five to six pm on a Saturday was fine and we were seated immediately. The waitress was excellent, there when we needed her and did not bother us otherwise. We had the lump crab cakes and they were simply the best...mostly crab and delicious. Also had the Tuna which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I recently visited Benny the Bum with friends and was not disappointed. We chose appetizers - crab balls (could be fresher), salad, soup. The main entrees were the seafood platter, pasta dish and crab cakes. Everyone was satisfied with the meal and left the establishment full. The cheesecake for dessert was delicious as well. We will be back to visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9991 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-673-3000
Benny the Bum's Seafood Restaurant & Lounge has been the spot for family, friends, & good times for the past 16 years. We offer a great selection of fresh fish, our famous homemade soups, & amazing appetizers. Our goal at Benny the Bum's Seafood Restaurant & Lounge has been to make the experience more than just a place to eat, but more of a gathering place for family & friends to enjoy a fabulous meal & entertainment. So from our family to yours we extend the invitation to join us for lunch, dinner or a simple signature cocktail to create more memories. ,br>The Levy's

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