Philadelphia’s best seafood restaurants
If you’re looking for a good place to go for summertime date night, seafood is always a good choice. It’s refreshing but tasty and healthy without being boring. You can choose between a casual and laid back establishment or somewhere that will require you to dress up and hold doors and pull out chairs for your date (you should do that anyway, by the way, no matter where you are).
Recently some of Philadelphia’s top seafood restaurants were singled out for recognition, so we decided to check out some of the best spots and see what they have to offer. We have plenty of fresh fish available to us here, so order local and eat up!
Fish purists really like the fresh selections at Little Fish, a BYOB restaurant that focuses on what’s fresh that day at the farmer’s market. They know their way around oysters, and guests also rave about the scallops, ceviche, and fresh entries. Desserts here are also excellent. To keep your costs down, go to the Sunday prix fixe dinner – you won’t be disappointed.
For a very casual post work happy hour, head to Oyster House, where you can get some great deals on oysters and drinks and enjoy the busy crowded atmosphere at one of Philadelphia’s favorite spots. Keep it simple, the lobster rolls and fisherman’s stew are a couple local favorites.
If you want to get creative and make some of your meal back at your apartment, but still have the freshest fish and some takeout sides too, you need Ippolito’s, the much-heralded seafood market on Dickinson Street that has a full menu of delicious regional and imported sea-faring specialties. A great way to introduce more fish into your diet, even when it’s not date night!