Craft & Claw Coming To Old City

Over at Eater, they’re reporting that the space recently vacated by Old City douche-magnet Mad River is shortly to become Craft & Claw a crab-and-craft-beer joint (get it?) being brought to town by Max Tucker of Baltimore’s Bond Street Social. We talked about this a few days ago when the news about Mad City first broke (to much raucous applause), but it’s good to get confirmation.

So what will one find at Craft & Claw? Lots of crab. Lots of beer. Chef Nick Fabian from Anastasi Seafood. And, likely, us since all three of those things sound pretty good right about now.

Tragically, there’s no opening date set yet. Or even hinted at. So the odds are pretty bad that the place will be open by, say, dinner time tonight.

Craft & Claw Replacing Mad River In Old City [Eater Philly]

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  • Tonyjlive

    Ummm. I believe Max Tucker is the dude who owns Mad River.

  • Nightman

    Nice catch Tonyjlive. Good to see someone is doing their homework.

  • Dan

    So, yeah, this is gonna suck.

  • SoG

    Big deal. People have been getting crabs in that space for years.


  • Jeaux Bleaux

    I heard rumors that they are looking to open Mid-September. But don’t take my word for it.

  • Gil Foodie

    SoG LOL! Glad to see a food place in this spot, I am fired up that this place is coming to Philly! Love me some crab and craft beer. Hope this place is more like Max Tucker’s other place in Baltimore – I have eaten there – real nice place

  • Painting

    You can’t paid a turd, it’s the same people as owners. Will be same underage hangout.

  • Turd

    Hey Turd
    I have no opinion on this place as of yet but you seem like a real loser. Nice attitude. Now get off your Moms couch and make something of your life.

  • NotForTurd

    Great comment Turd. It’s nice to see they hired their shot girls already and one actually knows how to post comments.

  • Crazycook

    You people have such a negative attitude, give the damn place a chance. Just because it’s owned by the same people doesn’t mean it going to be the same crap. So stop being so ignorant and go read up on this place before you release any more hot air out of your mouth.

  • brother bluto

    I am not going to eat seafood at animal house. It’s too easy to get sick when seafood is not handled properly. But they should have flounder and otter on the menu