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DiNardo's Famous Seafood
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–9:30PM
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312 Race St Philadelphia, PA 19106
312 Race StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19106
$$Seafood Restaurant, Bar
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Today 11AM–9:30PM
Wednesday 11AM–9:30PMThursday 11AM–9:30PMFriday 11AM–10:30PMSaturday 11AM–10:30PMSunday 3–9PMMonday 11AM–9:30PMTuesday 11AM–9:30PM
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
"Side of linguine tasted like dishwater, "Famous Fries" were anything but."
"My roommate ordered buffalo Shrimp and a petite fillet/w crab cake."
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Mike Marchlik
3 weeks ago
I loathe giving bad reviews. But this was a one star restaurant experience. The interior is so outdated. It smelled musty. The bathrooms were gross. It was $10 for a regular blue claw crab. Really overpriced. I ordered three large and got two large and one regular. Really bad. I walked out feeling like I was ripped off.
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Laura Eigelbach
4 months ago
FAR too expensive for what you get. For 30-40 dollars a plate, I was expecting creative, dynamic dishes. What I got was (decent quality) seafood with no flavor and a side of butter. In addition to the mediocre food, our service was completely sub par. After finding out that we weren't ordering drinks and were splitting a (40 dollar!) dish, our waiter all but ignored my boyfriend and I, even though he passed our table countless times to check on the large party behind us. If you live for crabmeat with butter and are willing to pay top dollar, then this place is for you. Otherwise, skip it.
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JJ Irwin
6 months ago
I went with my roommate and did the $35-dollar restaurant week deal. I ordered the raw bar trio and the fish of the day which is Tuna with a ginger sauce and some sort of crab on top. My roommate ordered buffalo Shrimp and a petite fillet/w crab cake. To make this short and simple, service was HORRIBLE. If it was crowded, it would be a different story. Food timing was HORRIBLE. It took about a good 20 minutes to prepare my RAW food and fry about 4 pieces of shrimp and dump some sauce on it. Food presentations was HORRIBLE. It looked like a child put the plate together, to dress up the plate, all they did was sprinkle a TON of unnecessary parsley all over the plate which was HIGHLY UNENECESSARY. My tuna was WAY OVER COOKED and had a RUBBER consistency AND they FORGOT to put the 2-3 oz crab on top. My baked potato was burnt and overcooked. Butter and sour cream was only available on request. To top it all off, they ran out of ALL but one of the deserts for RESTAURANT WEEK. The only thing available was some crappy cake. When I talked to the "manager" she was unmoved and not apologetic. All she did was give my meal for free. It seemed like she did not even care. I received NO apology. To top that off, the people that were in front of us when we got there, also got HORRIBLE SERVICE AND FOOD. All I can say is that the FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIANCE WAS HORRIBLE. This “manager” needs to get her act together if she wants to make that business succeed. This restaurant dwells in the past and cannot succeed if they don’t move and cater to the newer generations. YES, they may have been the best seafood place back in the day, BUT TODAY they completely failed at that. You would think they would prepare for Restaurant Week if they participated in it. They should have enough food and have the staff working over 100% to show the new customers who they really are and what they are known for. They completely FAILED at gaining new customers. For what I see now, management is sinking this ship fast.
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Nigel Graham
5 months ago
A place of history, good food for many many year with staff that share its history. Our server has worked for them for over 40 years and was still very delightful. Everything on our plate was delicious cooked perfectly
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Danyale Kellogg
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The crab soup was slimy, over-salted, over-priced, and generally unpleasant. Not as unpleasant, however, as the wait staff. Oh, and there's a $25 credit card minimum that nobody bothered to mention. The entire restaurant was drab and smelled musty, and the bathroom was a total nightmare.
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shallea moore
3 months ago
My Bestfriend suggested we go here and we went yesterday. I always check reviews prior to trying something new so I can see what I'm getting my self into, all the negative reviews had me second guessing this place.Well I'm sorry for everyone else whose experience was bad but I truly enjoyed everything.Our server was Debbie she was very nice and helpful with recommendations from the menu. I give them 5 stars and plan on going again great job keep up the great work.
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Nucia Philippe
3 months ago
The food was amazing...crab stuffed shrimp with the side of linguine and garlic sauce was very good. It was a bit pricey but I guess since it's seafood in old city it's to be expected. Service was good all well.
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Laura Norton
9 months ago
Needs help! Stuffed shrimp came broiled or fried with cocktail sauce. ?? Isn't it usually baked with melted butter on the side?? Also the crab was fishy tasting. If you eat a lot of seafood you know what I mean. Crab imperial was a mayonnaise based "cream sauce". Sautéed green bean side, beans were well cooked but tasted like green beans and garlic. I felt like I was on a "before episode" with Gordon Ramsey. Will say the staff was very pleasant and attentive.
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