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Oyster House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1516 Sansom St, Fl 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2811
+1 215-567-7683
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1516 Sansom St, Fl 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2811
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Reviewed 1 week ago

busy restaurant but got table without reservation in less than 10 minutes. Lots of oyster specialties, good fires.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank charlottesarahb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazingly fast restaurant. They are very efficient but you don’t feel rushed at all. The steamers were good. They were the larger version with the black tail. And the flounder was delicious with green beans and couscous. The fish sampler was tasty....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jlowy7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weeknights 5-7pm, buck a shuck - oysters, clams, typically one draft on special. Come early as seats at the bar fill up quickly! Lots of fun, people in good mood, service ok. We split tip between shuckers and the server (apparently the server thought he...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank john k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place for a date night! A little bit classier but upbeat atmosphere. the oyster sampler was great but the calamari was medicore. The service was just ok. Oyster shooters were available but there was a shell in mine which can be expected when...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ColleenM1301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every thing is great here ! From Clam chowders, Snapper soup, Oysters Any way raw , grilled , fried ... Here 3 times 2 weeks ! Can’t wait to come back here ! Great beers on tap too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 915kwww
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going to Oyster house for date night, because its fun, interactive, delicious and its got a good crowd. Also a great place to meet up with friends or event co-workers after work. Super fresh, have never gotten sick, and reasonably priced. Apart from the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Climber38662023303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This landmark restaurant is a bustling business. I recently came in and got immediate seating, which was a nice surprise given how popular this place is and how many were waiting in line. The server was kind and pleasant. I ordered the Mixed Grill and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bodidly
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Varied menu. The dishes were well seasoned with a light touch; the seafood was the star. Gifted bartender

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amosesq
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Service was excellent! Food was delicious. Fabulous seafood and drinks! Will go again when I return to Philly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 19 October 2018

So, pardon my delay in writing this review; we visited Philly last month for a chosen-family reunion of 30-year friends. Two of our group recently moved to the city, and we were there to be shown around. We went to the Oyster House for lunch...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Sherri M
29 September 2018|
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Response from Freestategal | Reviewed this property |
somewhat pricey but worth it for a treat. great food and service, and terrific atmosphere.
David G
7 July 2018|
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Response from chuckees1 | Reviewed this property |
walk west on samson street 2 blocks
David G
7 July 2018|
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Response from JohnnJack | Reviewed this property |
4 blocks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 Sansom St, Fl 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-567-7683
Formerly known as the Sansom Street Oyster House. Re-opened recently as The Oyster House. Would like to write a review.
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