There’s nothing like indulging in fresh seafood!
This article will guide you to discover some of the freshest places that serve seafood in Philly. Of course, depending on the season, the restaurant menus may vary. Additionally, something else to keep in mind that the renowned documentary Seaspiracy exposed is that the fishing industry is the biggest cause of ocean pollution and the climate crisis. Indeed, 70% of the microplastics in the ocean are from fishing gear. So if you are going to consume seafood, it is important to make sure it is ethically sourced! Below are some good places to start.
In the mood for a fresh buttery lobster roll? Luke’s is the place to go! They serve sustainable seafood and they are even Certified B Corps meaning the company “achieves social and environmental good, not just profit.” With their careful attention to the environment, protecting the oceans while they fish, and switching to more sustainable options in their restaurant, Luke’s is a seafood place we can trust! Support their cause by dining here!
Where: 130 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Jules@Market sustainably sources their seafood in a farm-to-table dining experience. Winning the 2019 Philadelphia Magazine“Best Seafood” award has established them amongst the best restaurants in the city. The ambiance is set with classic jazz music playing, a projector showing a movie while eating a hand-cooked meal. Their menu so composed of fish, shellfish, a raw bar all caught fresh and ready to serve. Located on Market Street in the food district, there could not have been a better location for this restaurant.
Where: 111 Market St, Bristol, PA 19007
Brunch, happy hour, or dinner, have seafood anytime at Pine Fish! Get eggs benedict on lobster, crab cake, scallops, smoked salmon, or soft shell crab at Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Order oysters, clams, steamed shrimp, fried calamari, crab bruschetta, or bang bang shrimp at happy hour every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Their dinner menu has all the delicious seafood you could want at very decent prices too. Indulge in these fresh delicacies any time of day!
Where: 1138 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This sophisticated restaurant located in the Four Seasons Hotel, serves inventive dishes that pair shellfish, fish, and vegetables in a delightful way. Remarkable and experienced chefs are in charge in the kitchen, insuring that quality is served with every order. Their beverage menu is suited for their seafood specialty, guaranteed to pair excellently with your meal, accentuating the flavors of your dish.
Where: 1 N 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Serving “Philly’s best seafood”, this restaurant is an institution! Located in Center City they’re open for indoor and outdoor dining. If you’d like to stay at home, they provide at-home kits where you only need to assemble the dish and warm it up. At the restaurant, they host a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, where drinks and oysters are on special.
Where: 1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102
This unique restaurant offers scrumptious Cajun cuisine. With a long menu of seafood appetizers, po’boy and sliders, and catches of the day, there is something for everyone, even if you aren’t a huge seafood fan. Experience fresh seafood spiced with authentic Cajun spices, cooked in a way that you can only get here!
Where: 822 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Committed to serving the freshest fish, Devon does not disappoint. The upscale yet casual atmosphere of this restaurant makes it a nice place for a family diner or a date. On the menu, they have quality meals like shellfish cioppino, maple plank roasted salmon, lemon shrimp campanelle, and of course surf and turf. Is your mouth watering yet?
Where: 225 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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