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Benny The Bum's

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9991 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115-1558
+1 215-673-3000
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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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 4 weeks ago

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 14 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 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 22 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 

Thank PhillyInDaHouse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

1 Thank BFAW2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

1 Thank divalicious1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Local crab house and seafood restaurant. We stop in for dinner about once a month. The fish is alway's fresh and tasty. Had broiled stuffed shrimp this week, very good. Average prices and good drinks. Free parking by the front door.

1 Thank Eric A
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at Benny's several times and I have always had great service and great food. Today was just exceptional. My server Amanda was awesome!!! She explained the special's and recommended a few, she was just top notch on top of my order. The food came out very quickly and was superb. I had stuffed mushrooms, sesame encrusted tuna, and... More 

1 Thank David U

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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 Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115-1558
  • 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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