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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)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 2 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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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We were able to be seated without reservations. The waitress was very nice and friendly. Our seafood was fresh and tasty paired with a great wine. It was quiet and very enjoyable dining.

Thank Sylvia M
Secane, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Not the restaurant I grew up going to. Ordered fried shrimp and there was a roach in my jellied cocktail Sauce.never go there again manager was nonchalant

Thank Lynn1318
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went to a snack in the afternoon. The hall is almost empty. Workers go back and forth, doing cleaning and other. We sat at a table and the waiter gave us the menu. On the menu are different prices. When we asked why, the other waitress changed the menu and said that it gave us a menu of lunch,... More 

Thank Albina Y
New Jersey, USA
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181 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

My wife and I decided to do our own walking tour of historic Phila. We had not done that for a number of years. We stopped at DiNardo’s for a late lunch. What a good choice. We each had the crab cake sandwich, her broiled and mine fried. Both got our rave reviews. Our server was friendly and efficient. We... 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
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: 12159255115
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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