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Benny The Bum's

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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9991 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115-1558
+1 215-673-3000
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Waited about 20 minutes for our food and the food wasn't that great. Our friends ordered burgers which were apparently very good. So I guess if you're going to eat here stay away from the seafood (Hungry Harry) to be exact. Order yourself a burger with some seasoned fries! If you're in the mood for a shot try the green... More 

Thank Mindy B
Mount Laurel
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best cream of crab soup in all the land. That alone is worth the visit. Food is consistently good .

Thank William Jr C
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here during a dance convention because we were invited as a recommendation. The waiter forgot some of us for our drinks and said he asked if anyone else needed drinks and nobody responded. Some of the food was really good (my steakhouse burger) and some wasn't so good ( my wife's pasta benny) The crab legs were lacking... More 

Thank James S
Boston, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I give this place three stars because they have blue claws in a time when seemingly no other places have them. If you are a crab person, this place doesn't quite cut it. But, they do have them and beggars can't be choosers! The crabs were small and not cooked that day. They were on the expensive side for small/medium... More 

Thank mrsiss
Ewing, New Jersey
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Benny the Bums is a good, solid choice for lunch or dinner. The food is fresh, and the service good. If you dine there, you MUST try the Cream of Crab soup.. it is extraordinary. Another true gem is the Bum Salad. Usually, salads containing seafood would have a few shrimp and a little bit of crabmeat. Not this one!... More 

Thank MikeSap
Fairless Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

First, I purchased a Groupon for Benny's, which I believe was a pretty good deal. Then ventured about 20 minutes away for my first visit to the Bustleton Ave location. It was during an Eagles game, so I definitely was diggin the atmosphere. My wife and I started with the crab quesadilla, which was tasty, but it had lacked a... More 

Thank Gary H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I actually liked this place at first for the music (played 90s) and the food but then the bar tenders ignored us and barely checked if we needed any more drinks because they were too busy taking selfies and getting drinks for the other people who they seemed to be flirting with. It's nice to be a hip and cool... More 

Thank Jess S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this place while on vacation at sesame place. The service was good.We had the shrimp stir fry and the prime rib which were very good. Little one had pizza he seemed to enjoy. Overall good food and service. Average eatery would not go out of my way to go, but would go again when returning to area.

Thank Ryan R
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

On Saturday July 16th we went out for a nice seafood dinner. My wife doesn't eat seafood so she offered the special short ribs. They were extremely fatty. My daughter and I ordered the snow crabs and the steam pot. The steam pot was highly overrated. Not worth the price. The service by Bridgette was horrible. Next time I think... More 

Thank Edgely318
Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always flavorful and generously served. I love the Steam Pot and the Chesapeake dishes and Benny's soups are beyond awesome!

Thank Tee C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9991 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115-1558
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-673-3000
Benny the Bum's Seafood Restaurant & Lounge has been the spot for family, friends, & good times for the past 16 years. We offer a great selection of fresh fish, our famous homemade soups, & amazing appetizers. Our goal at Benny the Bum's Seafood Restaurant & Lounge has been to make the experience more than just a place to eat, but more of a gathering place for family & friends to enjoy a fabulous meal & entertainment. So from our family to yours we extend the invitation to join us for lunch, dinner or a simple signature cocktail to create more memories. ,br>The Levy's

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