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Dinardo's Famous Seafood

312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808
+1 215-925-5115
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“blue crabs” (6 reviews)
“crab bisque” (6 reviews)
“french fries” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the mood for seafood then make sure you stop at DiNardos as they serve good honest seafood at a fair price. The service was attentive without being obtrusive!

Thank bdbd231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited restaurant with colleagues during a recent business trip. Initially viewed the menu and prices on TripAdvisor but when we arrived they were a bit more more. We enjoyed the food and would recommend it.

Thank chill993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding dining at Dinardo's! We drove and parked in the garage next door -- a little pricy at $17.00 for our Yukon because we had to pay a $5.00 surcharge. I am sure we could have found a parking place on the street by driving...More

Thank Jerry_Tinovia
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Our server was super personable and gave us recommendations based on what we said we liked. He also recommended some places in the city to visit, and we had a blast there! Food was divine! Décor was amusing, clever - obviously, someone spent a lot...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Once again we approached our meal at Dinardo's with some trepidation given the mixed reviews here on TripAdvisor and once again, our concerns were unjustified. You won't find über trendy, deconstructed cuisine at this Philly classic. Straightforward, generously portioned and tasty crab and broiled/fried seafood...More

Thank SquareBear205
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

The crabs was great. I enjoy service. They where nice, clean and consistent. If you are in Philly looking for fresh seafood stop by, they make you feel at home.

Thank Christie S
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We were across the other side of Philly when we reserved a table for 9pm – we couldn't make it earlier. Although arriving that late (for the US , they eat quite early) we were welcomed warmly by the very helpful and friendly staff. We...More

Thank Rarema
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This Philadelphia instituion has been serving great crabs and crab recipes for eons. Still a draw for locals and tourists alike. Many seafood offerings on menu, Soups are excellent.

Thank reelwise
Reviewed July 5, 2017

I had blackened chicken and shrimp. It was dry and had spent an unhappy time, a long time, in the kitchen. The famous french fries were infamous. I think the only reason to visit this place is because it is beside a public parking garage.

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Customer service equals Disney. The staff will pretty much do anything to please the customer. Maybe some customers are just crabby.

Thank aleshick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808
    (3rd & 4th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-5115
Since 1976, Family-owned DiNardo's serves Philly's best hard-shell "hot and dirty" steamed crabs and garlic style crabs flown in daily from the gulf coast. Award-winning traditional seafood, juicy steaks, chicken, pasta, and delicious salads also featured. DiNardo's friendly atmosphere will leave you feeling like one of the family.
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