Best of Philly

Best Seafood

2017 BEST Seafood

The Clam Tavern

If you show up at 7 p.m. without reservations, you’re most likely SOL. (The crowds have been coming since the 1960s for the cheap cocktails, small-town service and baked clams.) But we’ve got a secret: The Broadway Bar & Grille, across the street, has the same owner and serves the full Clam Tavern menu.

339 East Broadway Avenue, Clifton Heights, PA | 610-623-9537 | Website

2014 BEST touffee

Carmine’s Creole Cafe Act II

232 Woodbine Avenue, Narberth, PA

Chef John Mims shrinks the distance between Philly and New Orleans at his eatery, and no dish better exemplifies his ability to cook Big Easy-style than his iconic etouffee rich with the flavors of a powerful crawfish stock, graced with an earthy Creole tang, and crowned with fat shrimp and rice. Read more »

2014 BEST Fish


231 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

You’ll want to order chef Rob Sidor’s “Fish for Two” from the menu at Treemont be it his double fillet of daurade with a minty green tea sauce that’s so fresh you’ll want to swig it, or whole-roasted skate wing with charred lovage. Just try to play nice and share. Read more »

2013 BEST Seafood on the Cheap

Luke’s Lobster

130 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The tastiest (and most authentic) lobster roll in the region, 10 bucks cheaper than almost anywhere else in the city? All hail the lobster god for bringing cult favorite Lukes to Philly just in time for summer. Read more »

2012 BEST Seafood

Oyster House

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

From Wellfleets on the half shell to a classic fisherman’s stew to inventive specials like mint-flecked calamari with pine nuts and Israeli couscous, the Mink family has restored this Philly icon to impeccably consistent excellence. Read more »