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DiNardo's Famous Crabs

312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808 (City Center East)
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Ranked #744 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $30 - $30
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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

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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped here for dinner because we wanted crab.The restaurant sat us promptly even though we didn't have a reservation. It is not a fancy place...very casual keeping with a nautical theme. I thought I wanted crab but when I saw the prices and the size I decided to opt for crab cake. really didn't feel like cracking crab....too much... More

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Dallas, TX
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

They allowed us to move our reservation to earlier to accommodate our tired children. The crab was delicious and very fresh. Stuffed mushrooms were divine with great flavor and taste. The fries were so so...expected them to be fresh cut but tasted frozen. Definitely would recommend to others to eat at in Philly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We just stumbled across DiNardo's as we wandered the historic area and read the menu outside. It was a quiet Monday noontime with only a few customers. The bar area was empty but when we walked back to the restaurant there were a few others eating. It is comfortable and a bit old-fashioned in decor, but I like that. Our... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am not an upscale person by any means, but I do like the upscale hotels for low prices, which usually lands me smack in the middle of expensive restuarants. Well DiNardo's is near Penn's Landing and well worth the visit. The seafood is fresh and wonderful. The prices are what you would expect to pay for Dungeness Crabs (I... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

read the reviews and decided this was the place for dinner. from the moment we walked in the door the bar tender then the hostess and then the seater all greeted us with hello's and welcomes. i had the lump crab dinner with their famous fries and broccoli and my wife had stuffed shrimp with crab. everything was perfect. the... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I frankly don't understand the hype. Although "famous" for crab dishes (& there's a number if different ones) there's not much of a seafood variety otherwise. Twin lobsters for $40 is a rip off. I enjoyed the fried oysters which were large moist and savory inside and lightly breaded. But there were only 5 of them for $25. The crab... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I visited this weekend for a family lunch. The menu was very limited with choices as were the juice selections. I have never been to a restaurant that only offers cranberry juice. The decor is also very dated. The service was horrible but that could be because there was literally one waitress working. With that being said she kept forgetting... More

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