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Final Days for Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House

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It is the last weekend for Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House. The Philadelphia institution is closing after 103 years. Located at 1020 South 2nd Street for the past 40 years, the restaurant’s closing further shuts the door on the tradition of the Philadelphia oyster house.

Third generation owners, Ken and Skip Snock are both in their 60s and looking to step away from the business. The property has been for sale since late 2014.

In the 1870s, Philadelphians consumed 12 oysters a week and some 2,419 Philadelphia hotels, oyster houses, restaurants and saloons served oysters. And that’s not counting the roving peddlers and curbside stands. By the late 1950s, 95% of the Delaware Bay’s oysters had been wiped out by disease. With the dropoff in local oysters, oyster houses also faced extinction.




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Half-Price Lobsters At Doc Magrogan’s

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Lobster specials don’t have to end when summer does. Just ask the crew at Doc Magrogan’s. Starting today (and running until November 30), Doc Magrogan’s is offering half-price whole steamed lobsters, as well as new lobster entrees and appetizers on the menu.

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