Best of Philly

2013 Fried Seafood

Carmine’s Creole Act II

After a long exile in Phoenixville following a messy partnership dispute, chef John Mims is back in Narberth with his beloved Creole BYO, housed in the same building it left in 2006. Dont worry: His spicy seafood pasta is still on the menu. But the real stars are his perfectly fried, crispy Gulf Coast oysters. The briny bivalves are usually the first thing to sell out, so get there early.

232 Woodbine Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072; 610-660-0160;