Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. Now Open

HeadhouseCrabLogoThis week, Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. opened to the public in the space once occupied by the short-lived Ralic’s on South–and considering that Ralic’s on South was a seafood restaurant opened by David Ralic and the new Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. is also a seafood restaurant opened by David Ralic, we’re guessing the changeover wasn’t all that tumultuous.

One other thing that probably helped? Getting itinerant chef-about-town Mike Stollenwerk to run the kitchen. Ex of his own mini seafood empire (Fish, Little Fish, Fathom) and most recently Branzino, Stollenwerk is a guy who knows a thing or two about cooking seafood. His explanation of what’s happening at the new joint?


“The idea is to think of your favorite crab shack or shore experience — and then amp it. We’re going for casual. Comfortable. We want our guests to come in with a group of friends, enjoy great seafood, maybe paired with a great beer or cocktail, and sit around and enjoy themselves.”

This all translates to updates on classic dishes like tea sandwiches and fried oysters, a variety of soups and salads designed to take advantage of seasonal ingredients, a raw bar, lobster rolls, fresh crabs, fried oyster tacos and a variety of New England-style "Boils" available for the table.

Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. is open now. You can check out the full menu below.

Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. [Foobooz]

  • JA

    Tick Tock!

  • KD

    Ralic’s on South Street was awful!!! Hopefully the food, service….and cleanliness will improve.

  • Tonyjlive

    Happy hour?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      Yes. Tonight they will have 1/2 price drafts, $5 red/white wine and $7 specialty cocktails.