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Seafood Unlimited

$$ - $$$
City Center West
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270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (20th and Spruce)
+1 215-732-9012
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 have been more focused. Overall, a delightful meal. We will visit again.

Thank babette50
Judi E, Owner at Seafood Unlimited, responded to this review

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 brewed just for them. We were a group of 8 and everyone had a great... More 

Thank Ron J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Nice casual family run restaurant .

Thank Becky H
Judi E, Owner at Seafood Unlimited, responded to this review

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

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 appetizers listed; instead I am talking about the full menu! I ended up getting their... More 

3 Thank Lissa3891
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 bustling, close-quarters gem, with high-brow humor thrown in. While we enjoyed only their (limited) restaurant... More 

1 Thank Stephen Y
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434 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 plus an outstanding potato and leek soup. Although they have a full bar they do... More 

1 Thank redramPhiladelphia
Wenonah, New Jersey, United States
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Awesome service and very good food. There were 9 of us celebrating 2 birthdays. Bill took extremely good care of us. Was always right there when we needed him but let us be to enjoy ourselves as well. All of the staff and management were very accommodating. We shared a few appetizers which went very quickly -the calamari, tempura vegetables... More 

2 Thank Susy C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us ladies ventured out for ladies night during restaurant week in Philly, which a 4 course meal is offered at a discounted rate. Now we have all frequented other restaurants during this time & mostly was very pleased with the food & service. Now, Seafood unlimited.no wait time was perfect. We made reservations & was seated almost... More 

Thank Carm D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Really. Truly. The best soft-shells you can find. Enjoy! And if you're not a soft-shell fan, they have delicious crabcakes, and a nice (and changing) variety of fresh fish, which they will prepare anyway you want. Although they don't always have it, the lobster roll appetizer is also delicious.

Thank TravlelingFlash
New Jersey
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394 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

First time at this restaurant. Street parking can be very challenging but I lucked out and got a metered spot in front of the restaurant! I made a reservation through Open Table for 5:00p.m. Though there were plenty of tables at that time it is a small place and not worth the chance you will be turned away so a... More 

Thank Connie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Healthy, American, Seafood
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?