Oyster House


Shuck Fest 2016 Is Coming

What was once a simple shucking contest and excuse to suck down a couple dozen oysters on a spring afternoon has, this year, become a […]


New Spring Cocktails at Oyster House

On a recent unseasonably warm March afternoon, I stopped in to Sansom Street’s Oyster House to try out several of the restaurant’s new cocktails. Head […]


Final Days for Snockey’s Oyster and Crab House

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 […]


Clambakes, Crab Boils and More

If you’re a fan of clambakes, crab boils and bargain oysters, now through Labor Day is your time to strike. Tonight is Oyster House’s last […]


Oyster House Hosting Local Seafood Week

From Monday, August 17th through Saturday, August 22nd, Center City’s Oyster House is hosting a local seafood week that will highlight New Jersey shellfish growers and benefit Philadelphia’s Fair […]


Oyster House Sixth-Annual Shucking Contest This Weekend

If you believe you are an oyster connoisseur, you can compete in Oyster House‘s sixth annual shucking contest and win a $100 gift certificate to […]


Free Fish Sandwiches At Oyster House

On Wednesday, March 25, Oyster House is offering free smoked shad sandwiches to the first 100 shad virgins through the door. So why are they […]


Oyster House Is Bringing Back Their “Shuck Buddies” Happy Hour

Because why not? Valentine’s Day is a madhouse in the restaurant industry. The run-up? Nearly as bad. But if you’ve got a restaurant that makes […]


Run or Walk for Chowder

Be Well Philly is taking the angle that Oyster House is hosting a 5K led by a giant lobster tomorrow. And while true, we here at […]

Be Well Philly

Oyster House Is Hosting a 5K Led by a Giant Lobster Tomorrow

Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting […]


More Of The Best Soups In Center City: Readers Edition

A few days ago, we posted a list of some of the best soups in Center City–a perfect little thing for a gray, cold day. […]

City Life

Oyster House Teams With Attic Youth Center to Offer Cooking Lessons to LGBT Youth

OK, so Oyster House didn’t make the cut in this year’s Philadelphia Business Journal Top LGBT Companies list. But here’s the thing: Maybe it should […]


Just Another Reason To Go Out And Drink Gin

As if you needed another reason, right? As if the siren song of that most misunderstood of white liquors wasn’t already powerful enough. But if […]


Celebrating National Oyster Day With An Oyster House Oyster Dinner

Yes, every single day of the year is National Something Day. Today, for example, is National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day (just trust me, it has […]


Rittenhouse Row Debuts Four-Night Culinary Event

The forces of Rittenhouse Row, Kevin Sbraga, and Danielle DelRe, of Starr Restaurants, have come together to create an event that will be one to remember. From August […]