Oyster House

Oyster House

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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  • Jen D.
    Jen DSeptember 4, 2017
    The clam chowder is the best I've tasted yet on the East Coast. The $1 oysters and $5 Kelly's punch is worth the Happy Hour crowd.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    One of our favorite spots for oysters! Be a high roller and get the Raw Bar Sampler or hit them up at Happy Hour for $1 Oysters and cheap drinks! Don't miss the Snapper soup, a Philly Classic.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineOctober 25, 2010
    Shellfish rarely goes on sale (and do you even want it to?), but this seafood spot’s Monday-thru-Friday buck-a-shuck happy hour ($1 select oysters, $3 select draft beer, from 5 to 7 p.m.) is great. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 3, 2013
    This Center City Philly mainstay specializes in expertly shucked East and West Coast oysters, updated seafood house classics and sharp craft cocktails.
  • Raquel G.
    Raquel GCApril 18, 2017
    We ordered the tilefish, trout and flounder and in all honesty all were really really really good! Pecan-walnut pie was fantastic and service was spot on! 12/10 for me (and not expensive!)
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 21, 2011
    This Friday, the 21st, Oyster House is offering $5 to-go cups of the famed creamy, potato-y New England clam chowder, outside the restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read more
  • Erica B.
    Erica BurnettSeptember 28, 2014
    Great selection of East Coast oysters. And if you don't mind getting your hands dirty, order the U Peel Shrimp. Tasty and it's enough to share!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    Miss the crowd by dining at Saturday brunch. The menu changes regularly, but the impeccable service and the sweet, meaty lobster roll always stay the same.
  • Lori B.
    Lori BoulwareNovember 14, 2017
    Buck a shuck oysters and the scallop appetizer were fantastic! The New England clam chowder and Kelly’s Punch are as reputed — not to be missed!
  • Tracy H.
    Tracy HugginsSeptember 7, 2013
    Anyplace that has a jar of horseradish on the table is good by me. They also have homemade crackers
  • Canada O.
    Canada O'DaySeptember 24, 2014
    Loved it. Cocktails are amazing and great selection of raw shellfish. Turtle soup could use more turtle meat tho.
  • RIDDIC R.
    RIDDIC RicJuly 29, 2012
    Food was Great! But never got any of the specials when i checked in even after my server confirmed it. Still good though just give your customers what you offer!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 22, 2010
    Don't have a clue what to order? How about the authentically Yankee lobster roll or the meaty, filler-free crabcake? They are both outstanding. Read more
  • Gozde A.
    Gozde AkkemikOctober 16, 2017
    Baby octobus was amasing And if you like raw food you must try oyster And lobster
  • Sheila S.
    Sheila ScarboroughNovember 26, 2013
    Delightful place, yummy roasted oysters and the best Manhattan I've ever had (must be their house-made vermouth.)
  • Mike S.
    Mike StoneDecember 31, 2015
    Snapper soup, fresh lobster roll and home made ginger beer made for an excellent dinner. Great place
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    During the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-11pm get buck-a-shuck oysters, $3 draft specials, $3 oyster shooters and $5 cocktails. Read more
  • Elysia B.
    Elysia BandongJuly 7, 2016
    $1 oysters in Saturday's 9PM-11PM. Get there early to grab a seat. $1 oysters M-F from 5PM-7PM.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ grilled oysters are awesome. I always get the clam chowder and fill up with oyster crackers
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneMay 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best happy hour in Center City. Three dollar drafts and dollar oysters. Plus a free oyster when you check in!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 15, 2010
    Best revival of 2010. Sam Mink, grandson of the original Mink, reworked the menu, and brought light to a space that had clung to its dark, wood-paneled decor. Read more
  • cyn k.
    cyn kDecember 30, 2012
    great "one buck chuck" oyster happy hour, and there's a lobster special during the summer 1x/wk.
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    Offering consistent, authentic fish-house classics, with casual nods to Asian and contemporary flavors. Read more
  • Raaid B.
    Raaid BacchusJuly 7, 2012
    Yards Love Stout + one awesome oyster bar = delicious! Great Oysters and the Lobster Roll was so tasty!
  • FLAfamilyguru
    FLAfamilyguruNovember 16, 2016
    BBQ oysters are so smoky and buttery. Delicious. Smoking ember accompanies your plate of four.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigMarch 23, 2013
    Friendly, attentive service. Pricy but tasty. Dinner with oysters, drinks, apps for two $150.
  • Andrickson C.
    Andrickson ColemanApril 27, 2017
    The place that has the best oysters in all USA. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here is the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MirzoianOctober 22, 2011
    Try the Lobster Roll! The best I have had outside of Maine!!! The oysters are of course a staple here.
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221March 22, 2011
    The NE clam chowder is great. I also liked the bread pudding for dessert. The clams casino are tasty but on the smallish side.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 14, 2012
    Every Wednesday in July and August you can get two Maine lobsters with corn on the cob for $26 from 5-10pm. Read more
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 2, 2011
    The House Punches will knock you right out, for sure. But they're so good you'll just keep wanting more. Read more
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventFebruary 27, 2016
    The best place for oysters in Philadelphia. Seafood is very good.
  • David B.
    David BryantNovember 5, 2016
    Good food, but The Wait is a Total Nightmare! They seated 6 people (arrived after us) ahead of us! Unbelievable!
  • Dan
    DanOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    $1 Oysters $3 Beers $3 Shots Monday to Friday 5-7 & Saturday 9-11
  • Raisa F.
    Raisa FernandoApril 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Reverse happy hour Saturday nights! 9-11pm buck a shuck oysters
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 14, 2011
    It's kind of like a non alcoholic Asian mojito...but with lemons and pickles. Sounds bizarre but over sprite it's one creation you've just got to try. Read more
  • Kass
    KassAugust 18, 2014
    Cool vibe, with solid oysters. The buck-a-shuck is a must.
  • Dan
    DanNovember 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Monday Nights @ the Oyster House are in the biz nights! Ask your server or bartender what the special is & then call your friends!
  • Rajeev I.
    Rajeev IyerDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Oyster stout. It's like drinking adult chocolate milkshakes.
  • Susan R.
    Susan RobertsonMarch 28, 2012
    Love love love this place. Been coming for years. A buck a Schuck! No need to waste ur $$$ on their expensive oysters. Try the octopus - yum!
  • Foon-Lee L.
    Foon-Lee LeowDecember 9, 2016
    We had a nice range of 18 oysters. Succulent and fresh!
  • Stephan M.
    Stephan MatanovicDecember 22, 2015
    Terrific seafood. Also, the best bar for gin in PHL.
  • RC
    RCDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a fantastic selection of extremely fresh oysters.
  • Rowena S.
    Rowena SundayJuly 20, 2014
    The Well Fleet oysters are amazing. They have the right balance of salty and sweet.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GOctober 17, 2011
    Buck a shuck is great. Jessica is also a great waitress. Very attentive.
  • Andrei S.
    Andrei SnitkoMay 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent Oyster place in Philly. Try their shooters!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    There's no time at Oyster House like happy hour. Head in for $3 beers and dollar oysters, six days a week.
  • Susan R.
    Susan RobertsonJanuary 2, 2013
    When u come to Phillie u must experience The Oyster House!
  • Victoria L.
    Victoria LamAugust 25, 2011
    Buck a shuck is rightfully crowded. And lobster rolls are so rich and delicious.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 6, 2011
    Try the Mother's Ruin Punch. One of the 20 best drinks in Philly. Read more
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