Oyster House

Oyster House

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
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    This seafood restaurant is famous for their oysters. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    mary b.
    "Oysters were shucked to perfection and the drinks were amazing!"(8 Tips)
    Dan
    "$1 Oysters $3 Beers $3 Shots Monday to Friday 5-7 & Saturday 9-11"(10 Tips)
    K. C.
    "Lobster rolls are very freshly made & taste great"(11 Tips)
    Krissy W.
    "The Oyster House Punch is a must have when u come here."(3 Tips)
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  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    One of our favorite spots for oysters! Be a high roller and get the Raw Bar Sampler or hit them up at Happy Hour for $1 Oysters and cheap drinks! Don't miss the Snapper soup, a Philly Classic.
  • Jen D.heart icon on user image
    Jen DSeptember 4, 2017
    The clam chowder is the best I've tasted yet on the East Coast. The $1 oysters and $5 Kelly's punch is worth the Happy Hour crowd.
  • Jacqueline B.heart icon on user image
    Jacqueline BagdadeSeptember 24, 2018
    Sorry if I cannot find right words to describe our lunch experience at this beautiful restaurant. Everything we ordered that day was great! Definitely a must go if u are in the area.
  • Raquel G.heart icon on user image
    Raquel GCApril 18, 2017
    We ordered the tilefish, trout and flounder and in all honesty all were really really really good! Pecan-walnut pie was fantastic and service was spot on! 12/10 for me (and not expensive!)
  • Julia I.heart icon on user image
    Julia IvanApril 2, 2019
    it was simply the best oyster of my life, better than in Europe! the octopus and te calamari was also delicious. the wine was overpriced though.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 3, 2013
    This Center City Philly mainstay specializes in expertly shucked East and West Coast oysters, updated seafood house classics and sharp craft cocktails.
  • Lori B.heart icon on user image
    Lori BoulwareNovember 14, 2017
    Buck a shuck oysters and the scallop appetizer were fantastic! The New England clam chowder and Kelly’s Punch are as reputed — not to be missed!
  • Maddie L.heart icon on user image
    Maddie LippincottMarch 15, 2019
    Was CRAZY packed but totally worth it for the delicious oysters we had. Seem to have great Happy Hour specials throughout the week, too!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    Miss the crowd by dining at Saturday brunch. The menu changes regularly, but the impeccable service and the sweet, meaty lobster roll always stay the same.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineOctober 25, 2010
    Shellfish rarely goes on sale (and do you even want it to?), but this seafood spot’s Monday-thru-Friday buck-a-shuck happy hour ($1 select oysters, $3 select draft beer, from 5 to 7 p.m.) is great. Read more
  • Erica B.heart icon on user image
    Erica BurnettSeptember 28, 2014
    Great selection of East Coast oysters. And if you don't mind getting your hands dirty, order the U Peel Shrimp. Tasty and it's enough to share!
  • Gozde A.heart icon on user image
    Gozde AkkemikOctober 16, 2017
    Baby octobus was amasing And if you like raw food you must try oyster And lobster
  • Mike S.
    Mike StoneDecember 31, 2015
    Snapper soup, fresh lobster roll and home made ginger beer made for an excellent dinner. Great place
  • Canada O.
    Canada O'DaySeptember 24, 2014
    Loved it. Cocktails are amazing and great selection of raw shellfish. Turtle soup could use more turtle meat tho.
  • Tracy H.
    Tracy HugginsSeptember 7, 2013
    Anyplace that has a jar of horseradish on the table is good by me. They also have homemade crackers
  • Josh W.heart icon on user image
    Josh WApril 16, 2023
    Clam bake for 2 is more than enough for 3-4, and includes a whole lobster. Great value at $96
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 21, 2011
    This Friday, the 21st, Oyster House is offering $5 to-go cups of the famed creamy, potato-y New England clam chowder, outside the restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read more
  • Sheila S.
    Sheila ScarboroughNovember 26, 2013
    Delightful place, yummy roasted oysters and the best Manhattan I've ever had (must be their house-made vermouth.)
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    During the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-11pm get buck-a-shuck oysters, $3 draft specials, $3 oyster shooters and $5 cocktails. Read more
  • FLAfamilyguru
    FLAfamilyguruNovember 16, 2016
    BBQ oysters are so smoky and buttery. Delicious. Smoking ember accompanies your plate of four.
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneMay 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best happy hour in Center City. Three dollar drafts and dollar oysters. Plus a free oyster when you check in!
  • Mihail M.heart icon on user image
    Mihail MashkovtsevMay 22, 2019
    Scallops ceviche - must try. Sooo good and unusual! Fisherman stew is also very good.
  • Christopherheart icon on user image
    ChristopherJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    BBQ grilled oysters are awesome. I always get the clam chowder and fill up with oyster crackers
  • Elysia B.heart icon on user image
    Elysia BandongJuly 7, 2016
    $1 oysters in Saturday's 9PM-11PM. Get there early to grab a seat. $1 oysters M-F from 5PM-7PM.
  • Lore B.heart icon on user image
    Lore BenaventFebruary 27, 2016
    The best place for oysters in Philadelphia. Seafood is very good.
  • Raisa F.heart icon on user image
    Raisa FernandoApril 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Reverse happy hour Saturday nights! 9-11pm buck a shuck oysters
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    Offering consistent, authentic fish-house classics, with casual nods to Asian and contemporary flavors. Read more
  • RIDDIC R.
    RIDDIC RicJuly 29, 2012
    Food was Great! But never got any of the specials when i checked in even after my server confirmed it. Still good though just give your customers what you offer!
  • Susan R.
    Susan RobertsonMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love love love this place. Been coming for years. A buck a Schuck! No need to waste ur $$$ on their expensive oysters. Try the octopus - yum!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 22, 2010
    Don't have a clue what to order? How about the authentically Yankee lobster roll or the meaty, filler-free crabcake? They are both outstanding. Read more
  • cyn k.
    cyn kDecember 30, 2012
    great "one buck chuck" oyster happy hour, and there's a lobster special during the summer 1x/wk.
  • Rowena S.
    Rowena SundayJuly 20, 2014
    The Well Fleet oysters are amazing. They have the right balance of salty and sweet.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    There's no time at Oyster House like happy hour. Head in for $3 beers and dollar oysters, six days a week.
  • Raaid B.
    Raaid BacchusJuly 7, 2012
    Yards Love Stout + one awesome oyster bar = delicious! Great Oysters and the Lobster Roll was so tasty!
  • mary b.heart icon on user image
    mary bunceOctober 15, 2019
    Oysters were shucked to perfection and the drinks were amazing!
  • Foon-Lee L.heart icon on user image
    Foon-Lee LeowDecember 9, 2016
    We had a nice range of 18 oysters. Succulent and fresh!
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaSeptember 15, 2014
    The oyster crackers are enormous. Keep a few in your purse to carboload late night ;)
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    KassAugust 18, 2014
    Cool vibe, with solid oysters. The buck-a-shuck is a must.
  • Rajeev I.heart icon on user image
    Rajeev IyerDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Oyster stout. It's like drinking adult chocolate milkshakes.
  • Lane R.heart icon on user image
    Lane RettigMarch 23, 2013
    Friendly, attentive service. Pricy but tasty. Dinner with oysters, drinks, apps for two $150.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 15, 2010
    Best revival of 2010. Sam Mink, grandson of the original Mink, reworked the menu, and brought light to a space that had clung to its dark, wood-paneled decor. Read more
  • K. C.heart icon on user image
    K. CooperJanuary 20, 2020
    Lobster rolls are very freshly made & taste great
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RolandApril 4, 2019
    Must love seafood! Good for KOL lunches and dinners.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 14, 2012
    Every Wednesday in July and August you can get two Maine lobsters with corn on the cob for $26 from 5-10pm. Read more
  • Dan
    DanOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    $1 Oysters $3 Beers $3 Shots Monday to Friday 5-7 & Saturday 9-11
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MirzoianOctober 22, 2011
    Try the Lobster Roll! The best I have had outside of Maine!!! The oysters are of course a staple here.
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    RCDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a fantastic selection of extremely fresh oysters.
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221March 22, 2011
    The NE clam chowder is great. I also liked the bread pudding for dessert. The clams casino are tasty but on the smallish side.
  • Susan R.
    Susan RobertsonJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When u come to Phillie u must experience The Oyster House!
  • Kenyatta J.
    You MUST try the chihuahua oyster shooters! Freakin yum!
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