Where We’re Eating: Bonk’s

Bonk's Bar

“Sticky, licky, sucky, messy, dirty and wet: There is something better than sex for sale in Port Richmond, and no, it’s not heroin.” Seriously, we don’t normally quote Yelp comments in the course of reviewing a restaurant, but that one in particular (from former City Paper food writer Felicia D’Ambrosio) pretty much sums up the experience at this quintessential Port Richmond dive bar, which has been known to run out of crabs by 7 p.m. Sizes and prices change daily, but like the beer, the crabs are among the cheapest around. Two pieces of advice: When the bartender asks, “Ya want some Bonk’s juice?,” don’t ask what’s in it; just say yes. And don’t order anything but crabs, fries and beer, or you’ll be sorry you did.

Bonk’s
3467 richmond street
215-634-9927

First appeared in the June, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

  • Frenchy Le Fudge

    “Sticky, licky, sucky, messy, dirty and wet: There is something better than sex for sale in Port Richmond, and no, it’s not heroin.” “Ya want some Bonk’s juice?” This must be food porn.

  • Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Thanks for quoting me Victor! Now I want some crabs and Bonk’s juice.

  • suburbanite

    Want some crabs?? I get mines at Chicks Tavern in Bridgeport, all the crusty italian bread you want to sop up the red sauce, and all you can eat Mondays!

    • vfiorillo

      Thanks for reminding me about Chicks… it’s been on my list.

    • We are still talking seafood?

      Getting crabs from chicks in Bridgeport? Each to their own.