Best of Philly

Best Seafood

2021 Best Seafood

Kensington Quarters

In its seven years in Fishtown,­ we’ve seen Kensington Quarters­ rebrand, reconceptualize, and redo everything. When it turned into a coastal restaurant with an excellent raw bar and a boundary-pushing kitchen, it finally grew into itself — a place where you can sit on a twinkly patio, munching on Peconic escargots and milk bread slathered with anchovy butter. Read More »

1310 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Seafood


The best dishes here are the simplest: seafood served with just lemon, butter and capers. When the fish is this fresh and cooked this expertly, that’s all you need. Read More »

111 Market Street, Bristol, PA | 215-458-7622 | Website

2019 Best Crabcake

Oyster House

With lump Maryland meat and no filler, chef Aaron Gottesman has returned some dignity to this clichéd menu item. Read More »

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-567-7683 | Website

2018 Best Seafood Restaurant

Little Fish

When you’re there in the teeny- tiny dining room, knocking back your special-occasion bubbly, popping pudgy little raw scallops dressed in pineapple and hot peppers, dragging the tines of your fork across the back of your black cod just to hear how crispy it is, you’ll understand how a small, nearly 25-year-old seafood BYOB was able to capture our hearts – and how Alex Yoon (its new chef and owner) was able to keep a good thing going. Read More »

746 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-455-0172 | Website

2018 Best Octopus


It doesn’t look like much – mostly a crock of red with bits of white and chunks of darker red – but the octopus-and-chorizo dish at Oloroso truly represents the restaurant’s upscale tapas game: smart, elevated and technique-driven. And it might just be the single best bite of food in the whole city. Read More »

1121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-324-3014 | Website

2017 Best Seafood

The Clam Tavern

If you show up at 7 p.m. without reservations, you’re most likely SOL. (The crowds have been coming since the 1960s for the cheap cocktails, small-town service and baked clams.) But we’ve got a secret: The Broadway Bar & Grille, across the street, has the same owner and serves the full Clam Tavern menu. Read More »

339 East Broadway Avenue, Clifton Heights, PA | 610-623-9537 | Website

2014 Best Fish


You'll want to order chef Rob Sidor's "Fish for Two" from the menu at Treemont be it his double fillet of daurade with a minty green tea sauce that's so fresh you'll want to swig it, or whole-roasted skate wing with charred lovage. Just try to play nice and share. Read More »

231 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-687-2237 | Website

2014 Best touffee

Carmine’s Creole Cafe Act II

Chef John Mims shrinks the distance between Philly and New Orleans at his eatery, and no dish better exemplifies his ability to cook Big Easy-style than his iconic etouffee rich with the flavors of a powerful crawfish stock, graced with an earthy Creole tang, and crowned with fat shrimp and rice. Read More »

232 Woodbine Avenue, Narberth, PA | 610-660-0160 | Website

2013 Best Seafood on the Cheap

Luke’s Lobster

The tastiest (and most authentic) lobster roll in the region, 10 bucks cheaper than almost anywhere else in the city? All hail the lobster god for bringing cult favorite Lukes to Philly just in time for summer. Read More »

130 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-564-1415 | Website

2012 Best Seafood

Oyster House

From Wellfleets on the half shell to a classic fisherman's stew to inventive specials like mint-flecked calamari with pine nuts and Israeli couscous, the Mink family has restored this Philly icon to impeccably consistent excellence. Read More »

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-567-7683 | Website