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DiNardo's Famous Crabs

312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808 (City Center East)
215-925-5115
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Ranked #854 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 3rd & 4th Streets
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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went here with a party of four to enjoy some delicious crabs, and that they were! The crabs we had were seasoned and delicious. They were served in a timely manner by our helpful and cheerful waitress. The service was excellent and the prices are reasonable. If you like crabs go here, there isn't much more to say!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My best friend and decided at thelast minute to eat out. Being the frugal people we are we found a groupon or living social deal. When we alked in we were greated with "do you have a reservation?" No hello welcome to Dinardos. The food was overpriced and overcooked.The drinks were a bit expensive but tasted GREAT! Service was a... More 

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Cherry Hill, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Here we are, as we usually might be on a weekend at.DiNardos.. My husband has to have his weekly crab fix or the week is not complete! Aside from the great food, the service is excellent. You are treated like FAMILY. Everyone is so friendly right from the start...the hostess, the bartender (who will keep you entertained ) to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The sautéed Galic Blue crabs were awesome... This is not a sprint of a lunch but Debbie guided us through the tricks to eating and enjoying one of the best marathon seafood lunches ever! Also must try the Baltimore style crab soup.... Really tasty! Thanks DiNardo's for the hospitality .....

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful find for fresh seafood in the old city. Service from Debbie, a local, was great. Can't beat the garlic crabs. Messy but worth the trouble.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've been going to DiNardo's for decades. Over the years I've seen it move through ups and downs. Of late many people seem to have created some pretty unrealistic expectations for this venerable Philadelphia staple. The decor is simple in nature but perfectly suited for a crab house where people dig into messy crabs and spend an hour or two... More 

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MD
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We did not have crabs, but a seafood salad and flounder stuffed with crab meat. Best I can say - mediocre food, prices very high! Service was friendly, and efficient. Two women in the booth behind us - one of them clearly high on something, so she was entertaining/distracting - loud, cursing, then slumped over as if sleeping, then a... More 

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Elkton, MD
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129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was our first time at DiNardo's and unfortunately, I have to agree with many of the other reviewers that the dining experience was underwhelming. My husband and I shared a bowl of NE clam chowder (slightly underseasoned, but easily remedied with some salt & pepper), fried calamari (huge platter, crispy, and well cooked with two great dipping sauces), and... More 

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Wenonah, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is terrible! Overpriced and crappy food. Service was good but the food stinks! Place is old and dated which would be fine if the food didn't stink. Went for a birthday and will never return.

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to DiNardos for 30 years. I was disappointed by the high prices. You used to get a big portion, but not anymore. Also, food not as good.

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Additional Information about DiNardo's Famous Crabs

Address: 312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808
Phone Number: 215-925-5115
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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