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Seafood Unlimited

270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5601
+1 215-732-9012
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Healthy, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a Thursday evening for dinner. After looking at the menu we decided to do three courses of small plates each. I started with the crab stuffed calamari. I expected to recognize the crab inside, but is looked liked piped in mush,...More

Thank nlgale
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We went to Seafood Unlimited about 30 minutes before they were closing the kitchen. We ordered promptly food came - the rice was uncooked - which the cook and waitress noted, but that was all - no apology - what can we do to make...More

Thank richardawolff
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recent Saturday evening. The place is small but not loud or uncomfortable. They have a liquor license, but encourage diners to bring their own wine, which we did. I started with a special appy - large sea scallops on top...More

Thank nlgale
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our trip to Philadelphia. I had the New England clam chowder for an appetizer. For my main course, I had the crab cakes. Everything was delicious. My wife had the pecan crusted cod and she said it was delicious...More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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 11 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 9 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 4 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 20 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 22 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5601
    (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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