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Oyster House


Meet the Chef Duo Creating Seafood Synergy at Oyster House

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic food and beverage scene. For the complete archives, go here. […]


The Best Oyster Happy Hours in Philadelphia

Happy hour may have been invented to get butts in seats and sell more booze. But the concept was perfected when some enterprising oyster enthusiasts […]


Look How Pretty Oyster House Is Now

Oyster House, the Philly institution known for fresh seafood and buck-a-shuck oysters, has reopened after closing on New Years’ Days for a quick refresh. It’s […]


Yes, You Absolutely Should Order the Seafood Tower

Let me tell you about the last seafood tower I ordered. It was the big one on Oyster House’s menu (“The Moravian”), not the smaller one, because the big one felt […]


Oyster House’s Crazy Good Lobster Dinner Deal Is About to Start

Every summer for the past seven years, Oyster House — already our favorite spot for shellfish in Philly — has graced the city with a truly excellent deal on […]


Chef Aaron Gottesman Is Out at Hearthside

Hearthside chef Aaron Gottesman is crossing back over the Delaware. He’s moving on from the Collingswood BYO he’s co-cheffed with owner Dominic Piperno since last fall. Gottesman has […]


Show Off Your Skills at Oyster House’s Shuck Fest

Think you’re slick with an oyster knife? Oyster House wants to put you to the test. On Sunday, April 29th, the Sansom Street institution will […]


Oyster Ice Cream Is Either the Grossest or Best Thing Ever

We hardly need an excuse to hang out in the beautiful dining room at Oyster House, leisurely devouring those fresh, briny snacks from the sea. […]

City Life

LGBTQ&A: Sam Mink

Sam Mink is the owner of the historic Oyster House. We spoke with the third-generation restaurant owner on continuing the family business, being out in […]


50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: Fall 2017

Back in the beginning of the summer, we updated our 50 Best Restaurants list. And in doing so, we flipped the script on the way […]


Wednesday Night Is Lobster Night at Oyster House This Summer

Summertime is the perfect excuse to eat seafood — and Oyster House is making it even easier with their Twin Lobster Dinner, which starts tonight. […]


Let’s Be Honest: Soft-Shell Crabs Are Better as Sandwiches

There are only two reasons why we get so giddy when soft-shell season comes around, two reasons why we like eating them at all: Eating soft-shell crabs […]


Where To Eat This Weekend: Kicking Off the Season at Morgan’s Pier

Okay, so there is a lot to do this weekend. With spring here, the sun coming out and people finally shaking off the last of their […]


About Last Night: The Oyster And The Taco

We have done a LOT of Open Stove nights at COOK. The official count is 46, but that number seems low to me. But even […]


Five Family-Style Meals to Try in Philly Restaurants Now

The way we eat today — mixing and matching and plate-sharing — can make ordering when you’re out with a large group a challenge. Which […]