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39. Oyster House
This delightfully gimmick-free seafood spot is always jumping. And for good reason: The oysters are fresh, the cocktails are strong (the punch almost dangerously so), and the atmosphere is coolly casual. Happy hour gets dependably loud and raucous, but the attentive staff always makes you feel like you’re the only table in the joint.
Must-Eat Appetizer: Chilled colossal wild shrimp cocktail. “Colossal” isn’t just a frilly adjective here. These are, seriously, the biggest shrimp you’ve ever seen.
Must-Drink Cocktail: Mother’s Ruin Punch. But just one. Otherwise you might fall off the bar stool (and you should definitely be eating at the Oyster Bar).
Miss The Crowd: By dining at Saturday brunch. The menu changes regularly, but the impeccable service and the sweet, meaty lobster roll always stay the same.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street, 215-567-7683.