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DiNardo's Famous Seafood
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 3:00 – 9:00 pm
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312 Race St Philadelphia, PA 19106
312 Race StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19106
$$Seafood Restaurant, Oyster Bar Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Lobster Restaurant
Today 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSunday 3:00 – 9:00 pm
A tradition in Philly for over 38 years, family-owned DiNardo’s Famous Seafood flies in fresh crabs daily for your shell-cracking, claw-sucking feast!
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Crabs served Baltimore-style or sautéed-garlic-style head the menu at this longtime seafood spot.- Google
"I ordered the same salad and crab bisque soup for lunch."
"I went to 2 weeks ago purchased the grilled seafood salad."
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Lupe Martin
5 months ago
I went to 2 weeks ago purchased the grilled seafood salad. I must say it was a beautiful salad. Today sad to say my experience was horrible. I ordered the same salad and crab bisque soup for lunch. The salad was litter with spring mix which had gone bad. It was black and slimy. I called and spoke to the manager and was told a new salad would be made. I returned with the salad showed the manager the salad. She apologized and had a new salad waiting. Because of my schedule I didn't get to eat my salad for lunch. So it became my Dinner. I open the salad to discover the same bad batch of spring mix was used which contained black slimy lettuce throughout the salad with a bonus prize of a hair included. Seriously!!!!! Unfortunately, they were already closed for the day. I will be returning the Salad for a refund tomorrow and Shall never return to this establishment. How can this be possible? My first experience was Excellent. Second experience was a Nightmare!!! I hope the owner sees this review and handles the staff accordingly.
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Lupe, you've got every right to be upset and surprised. It was inexcusable enough for us to serve you a poor salad once much less twice in a row. As you've noted in the past, we typically serve fresh, delicious and very appetizing food. That's still who we are. I will be checking in with the kitchen about your feedback and making sure this never happens again, and I want to apologize once again for the upsetting experience. Best wishes, Liz Massimo, Owner
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Alex Movitz
4 months ago
Food was fine, but it definitely wasn't worth the price. For such high prices I would expect more flavor. I'm not sure why they're famous, but I can say that we spent around $80 bucks for a meal that we could've gotten at a Captain D's. The restaurant itself is also very schizophrenic with vinyl seats, fishing lure decorations, paper menus, and super high prices I would expect only in finer dining.
coly mcfly
a month ago
The food was horrible sad to say the food had know flavor and it smelled fun
Greg Miller
a year ago
Ever go to a steakhouse and told "We are out of steak? We had a party of eleven that traveled in total about 1,800 miles solely for their famous crabs and were shocked when the waitress said we are all out. Saturday night at 7:30 pm, not overly busy. We tried to make the best of it but the rest of the food was not good and very over priced. Twin stuffed lobster tails were tasteless and extremely bready. Side of linguine tasted like dishwater, "Famous Fries" were anything but. Much of the menu had no prices listed at all. Service also not good. Staff was friendly but wait time between apps, drinks and entrees much too long. Waitress suggested we call ahead to check for crabs next time. Sorry - there will absolutely not be a next time.
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4 months ago
Linda was extremely friendly and very personable. We had a wonderful dining experience. Linda is an outstanding server. The food was terrific!
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Thank you for the kind words, Maray! Linda is indeed a wonderful member of our team, and I'll be sure to pass along your compliments. I hope you'll be back soon for more of the service and food you love! Best wishes, Liz Massimo, Owner
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Logan Lynn Roberts
a year ago
This is a hidden Philadelphia Gem!! Go early so you get the best crabs...they fly them in fresh every day from what I hear!! The biggest go the fastest, plan for a messy night & a lot of drawn butter but it's well worth the indulgence!
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Hearing this glowing feedback is more rewarding than you know! Thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us, Logan. Next time you're craving fresh crab -- come on over! You've always got a spot at our table. Cheers, Liz Massimo, Owner
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5 months ago
very good food. Excellent Crab Cakes and chowder!
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Alex John
2 years ago
I ate here on New Year's Eve with my girlfriend and the complete experience was just awful. We ordered soups for appetizers (lobster bisque and clam and corn chowder). Both were pretty good but, for the price, wasn't completely worth it. We ordered a special menu item (crab stuffed "fish of the day") and a crab cake sandwhich. The crab cakes were good but, again, the price made it not nearly as worth it. My girlfriend's meal, the special, tasted like salt water as if it was literally caught that day from the Delaware. You don't eat fish from the Delaware if you know what's good for you. It was smelly and the "crab" stuffed in it was imitation. The service was horrible and we were one of the first to arrive. The waitress was more concerned about fighting for the incoming party of 12 or 14 to be concerned with our table (which had spent near $85 by the end of the meal). Overall, not even close to worth it. Maybe a lunch venue but definitely not for dinner.
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