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Dinardo's Famous Seafood

$$ - $$$
City Center East
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312 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1808 (3rd & 4th Streets)
+1 215-925-5115
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinardo's has been a staple in Olde City for years and on my return visit you can see the aging of the restaurant through the decor; lack of patronage and the tired menu. It was dark, atmosphere was depressing, but it appears to continue to have a solid following. I had a groupon, so that made it worth handing out... More 

Thank PhillyShaney
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Recently visited DiNardo's Seafood with my daughter and once again enjoyed a great seafood meal, good service, reasonable drink prices, and a friendly, "old-Philly" sort of atmosphere. We'll be back again!

1 Thank David_Valaika
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The grilled seafood salad was good not great shrimp were overlooked scallops were ok. My friends had soup and crabs. The soup was good but spicy. Crab chowder was tomato based. The dressing for salad were not very exciting. The atmosphere was sido and the place was nearly empty. The waiter was excellent.

Thank Paisagringa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The service of the staff was great. They were friendly and attentive but unfortunately we can't say the same of the food. We had the fried flounder and the fried seafood combination platter that included the flounder too. The flounder was awful. It had no flavor and no amount of lemon or sauce helped. The other food was better on... More 

Thank mcagle725
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Loved, loved this place. All of the seafood was delicious - prepared just right and portions (and lunch prices) were reasonable. The best part was the service - friendly, polite and catered to all our needs with a smile. Dinner prices are a little higher, but it's worth the cost.

Thank Jelinva
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We choose Dinardo's because it was near a venue where we were seeing a play. The restaurant is very dark upon entering. We were seated without a reservation and the service was quick. The food however was just ok. The turtle soup we both ordered was good. I had Flounder which I really believe was not fresh but frozen. My... More 

Thank Robert C
Houston, Texas
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

No. Just, no. However, if you do, here are some tips. Before you order the crab—ASK FOR THE MARKET PRICE. According to the tourist channel in the hotel room, the whole point of this joint is the crab. Yet, they don’t list the price on the menu or on a sign. On our visit, the price was $10/EACH for small... More 

Thank Elias M
Germantown, Tennessee
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for dinner. The food was very good. My sister had crab legs and thought they were exceptional. My husband had the seafood salad which was a bed of lettuce with a large variety of sea food on time. He lived it. The shrimp was large and plentiful. Unfortunately there was a patron in the restaurant... More 

Thank lindagA2994BQ
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We went as it says' best sea food' but after that visit,I feared I shall not return ever again! First impression was that,it was not a very welcoming place and carpet looked dirty and on visiting the ladies,I was appalled by the state of the toilets as it speaks volumes about the state of the restaurant kitchen in my mind!!!... More 

Thank Mary C
Chardon, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The restaurant is very tired in its appearance. While the 3 crab bisque was very delicious, the crab cakes, and the platter of fish, scallops, crab cakes and shrimp was only average. The caesar salad was filled with every lettuce type except romaine and the dressing was not good. The wait staff was lackluster, though the young man who refilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $60
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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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