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Oyster House

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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“oysters” (369 reviews)
“lobster roll” (102 reviews)
“turtle soup” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1516 Sansom St, Fl 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2811
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second time I've been here for dinner and both times did not disappoint. The quality and preparation of each dish is perfect. This night we had fresh salad, 3 selection of fresh oysters, fish stew, grilled bluefish and sauteed sole. All were delicious. For dessert...More

Thank benHusa
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked in with 5 people and no reservations on a busy night and the staff was so apologetic for having us wait 5 minutes for a table... What a great place. We all enjoyed everything put on the table, the oysters to a wonderful...More

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 5 days ago

First off, this is a well run establishment with a proven track record. Sat at the bar waiting for our table enjoying our martinis and found that oysters were a buck a shuck. So the tree of us enjoyed a dozen and a half. I...More

Thank Commodore2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed. I started with 6 oysters in the bar during Happy Hour ($1 each). They may have been the best Oysters I've ever had. Then the Clam Chowder was perfect. I notice alot of people had the lobster roll; so,...More

Thank JoesueFree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good as was the service. On a Wed night it was packed. That made it very loud. They crowd a lot of people in which made it uncomfortable.

Thank Diski54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... between 5-7 they have happy hour oysters for a buck a shuck... this is an amazing deal. I couldn't limit myself so sampled most of the Oyster menu lol... I met a bunch of great locals at the bar and the shuck staff are...More

Thank realgem1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were five of us. The food is a five. Quantity was good. Prices are moderate to high. We ordered a drink, what we thought were appetizers, and mains. They were brought all at once which was not what we expected or wanted. We were...More

Thank ras62018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar crowd at happy hour. Seafood is always great. Try the dollar oysters at Happy Hour. Fried oysters and chicken salad turned out to be a great combo with a side of fries. Chowder is perfection. Service was excellent, waiters were there when we...More

Thank lb555nj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for her birthday lunch. We are both big fans of seafood asnd this place hit the spot in every way imaginable. The Oysters were the freshest I have eaten for a long time and simply delicious. We also tried the...More

Thank Rupert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here to grab a quick bite to eat. We chose a dozen oysters along with some calamari and a couple of beverages. The oysters were very tasty. The calamari was a tad overcooked. The beverages were tasty to say the least. We did...More

Thank Chillaxin71
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Sherri M
30 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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