- Neighborhood: University City
- 3432 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 00000
- Phone: 215-382-3474
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- Cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Okay, so we’ve been seeing quite a few lobster deals lately–mostly owing to an oversupply of these fanciest of crustaceans throughout Maine and New England. The result of this surfeit of lobster is cheap prices for consumers, which is never a bad thing.
Today, we get word that Doc Magrogan’s in UCity and West Chester are passing on the savings with blow-out lobster sales running straight through the month of November. The big draw is Old Bay-steamed lobsters served with corn on the cob and baby potatoes for just $12 a pound (basically a buck over the super-cheap prices you can get on live lobsters down at the Reading Terminal Market), but that’s not all that’s on the menu…
Dave Magrogan is expanding his restaurant empire. Already 14 restaurants strong, Magrogan is hiring managing partners, general managers, executive chefs and sous chefs for three restaurants he is planning on opening before the end of the year. Another Harvest Seasonal Grill is scheduled to open in Montgomeryville in August. A fifth Doc Magrogran’s (location unannounced) is in the works and Magrogan is promising a new concept to open in Center City. No word on what that concept will be, other than it will not be a 1920s diner.
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Dave Magrogan Group [Official Site]
This guy; cotton candy oysters guy; Mr. Kildare’s, himself. Dave Magrogan is a big deal, and barely anybody knows it.
Philadelphia Business Journal reported that Dave Magrogan, owner of Harvest Seasonal Grill, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, and Kildare’s Irish Pub made a little over $40 million dollars last year—and he’s on track to make $50 million in the next. He owns 14 restaurants, and employs 1,200, and is planning to open his 15th (another Harvest) in North Wales, PA this summer.
Those are the kinds of numbers that even make Starr sweat. But then again, that’s not really saying much.
Magrogan Group Plans North Montco Restaurant [Philadelphia Business Journal]