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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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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
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: 3rd & 4th Streets
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English first
Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I know this place has been there for decades and it is a bit tired-looking, but the crab cakes are very good. I consider myself a broiled crab cake expert, and these would rank among the best. My friend is also very picky and did agree with the assessment for her fried crab cake. The service was not great, and... More

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Teva, Thank you for the great review on our crab cakes . We use only the freshest and finest ingredients and are glad you enjoyed them so much. Thank you for the input on the service, we will be attentive to your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon at DiNardo's. Sincerely, Liz Massimo,owner More

Miami
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the visitors center. Unfortunately, everything was extremely salty. We should have known when our first dish the crab soup had very little crab and was extremely salty. Their popular fries were overly salted to the point of not being able to eat. The fried fish platter was greasy and salty. When asked about our meal... More

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

We're very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at DiNardo's. The crab soup is made with a special blend of crab seasoning and the fries are seasoned fries, but we will happily cook them without for our customers sensitive to salt. We strive for excellence in all areas and appreciate your feedback. We are known for great service and will... More

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a large group for my daughter's birthday celebration and everyone walked away happy, full and raving about the meals. A few of us had the crabs (yes expensive but crabs are) and they were really meaty and my daughter absolutely thought they were they best she ever had. Birthday girl happy - we are all happy :) All... More

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Thank you for the 5-Star Review. Nothing makes us happier than to have a customer enjoy the food and service we strive to make delicious and memorable. We're glad your family enjoyed the celebration and look forward to seeing you back again soon! Sincerely, Liz Massimo,owner More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've heard so much about this restaurant and was looking forward to the meal. Was very disappointed, the food had no flavor at all, the crab (alaskan) Leg tasted like it was soaked in water. The flounder wasn't done, Just dissappointed will not go again would not reccommend to anyone.

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Sonya, I am so very sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner the other night. I wish we would have had the opportunity to make things right for you while you were dining. I want to assure you that we use the highest quality seafood and our goal is to cook that seafood to perfection. I would love another chance... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I were in town for just a few hours. Someone we met recommended this place so we walked a few blocks and it was easy to find. The ladies inside were so welcoming but the decor was outdated the place seems run down. We opted to stay because if the waitresses' friendliness. The staff was very attentive.... More

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Paula, I'm glad you enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere of our family owned and run restaurant. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel comfortable and welcome. I'm also glad you enjoyed the seafood we take so much care in selecting and serving. I hope you'll join us again when you're in Philly. Sincerely, Liz Massimo, owner More

angelampowell
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant as well as the staff in it's entirety! Each time we've come, we've not been disappointed. We generally get the Jumbo & XL Crabs as well as the crab soup and Linguine with Clam Sauce. The crabs are fresh, hot and delicious. Just one thing I want to add is plan to... More

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Angela, Thank you for the great feedback. We appreciate your kind words and your patronage. We look forward to seeing you at DiNardo's again soon and we pledge to keep those high standards you enjoy. Thank you, again. Sincerely, Liz Massimo,owner More

Farmingdale, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I liked this place. The food was good. It was a nice place. The wait staff was friendly. I suggest making reservations. We didn't and were placed in a back room all by ourselves.

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for the great feedback. We're glad you enjoyed yourself, but want to apologize for the seating. When you're back in Philly call us for VIP seating. We look forward to seeing you soon! Sincerely, Liz Massimo,owner More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The sign for the place is a bit misleading, and the entrance can be easily over looked. It is next to a parking garage and so it all sort of blends together in this obscure block of Race Street. BUT look for the open red doors; once inside you are absorbed by life at sea. The host(ess) will great you... More

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Liz M, Owner at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at DiNardo's. We're glad you enjoyed the stuffed flounder and the "beautiful Kim" enjoyed her seafood salad. We appreciate the insight into your experience of our family business of 38 years. We hope we'll see you again soon! Sincerely, Liz Massimo More

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just had my birthday dinner here and I was disappointed. I came exclusively for the crabs which were very expensive $10 each for the large size which were tasty but not too large. The food came out at different times and the waitress took forever to bring condiments. For the money we spent here, we could have gone out to... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant because the service was poor. We only ordered entrees, yet we waited for over an hour to receive them. The server explained that the kitchen had erroneously made steamed mussels instead of steamed clams, resulting in the long wait. We also had to wait for an unreasonable amount of time to receive our... More

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