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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (359 reviews)
“lobster roll” (99 reviews)
“turtle soup” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1516 Sansom St, Fl 1, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2811
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place, no resi’s, great oysters, loved the southern barbecued oysters, New England clam chowder, crab cakes... what really surprised us were the excellent salads with meals... super fresh absolutely delicious.. highly recommended!

Thank Voldar15
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went for dinner last Friday night. The restaurant was packed. I walked in and asked if I could sit at the bar. The hostess said that the seats were not reserved at the bar and I could sit anywhere. I found a seat and...More

Thank Vulturecap
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a nice time here on a Thursday evening for drinks and dinner. The place was packed! The bar area was 99% full by 5:30. We had table service, and there was plenty of room there until about 6:30 or 7 when it got crowded...More

Thank Petethekid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Oyster House was just what we were looking for in Philly dining. We wanted something local, casual but upscale and fresh. We all started with soup. My husband and I had Manhattan Clsm Chowder which is hard to find. It was excellent. I then...More

Thank Tammi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really sushi, but there raw bar is to die for raw oysters up to 12 different varieties, clams, cooked cold lobster, king crab crab etc.. all freshest of fresh. Also the only place left in Philadelphia that serves traditional Snapper soup. All of their...More

Thank chuckees1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn’t been to one of my old time favorites for a few years, but it’s still got some of the best seafood options around! I had the Grilled baby octopus with asparagus and an order of Fried Ipswich clams and both small plates were delicious!...More

Thank Roy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took trip advisor to guide us to this Restaurant and have not been disappointed.Although the place being predominantly known and advertised as an Oyster place we have been surprised with the key recommendations from a very friendly waiter and experienced freshly made salads and...More

Thank Andreas W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up at 5 on the dot and there was already a ton of people in the restaurant. They begin serving dinner at 5 and the happy hour begins then also so most people were there for the happy hour. We chose to sit...More

1  Thank paitie
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

i went there while i was visiting Philly for the first time. they had an oysters festival. great places, great beers and oysters. will be back next time i m in town!

Thank Fabienne d
Reviewed 5 June 2018

If you like oysters, don't miss it. If I lived in Philly, would likely never be able to retire, with my restaurant bill at the Oyster House. Not at all a high-end or pretentious place. Truth be told, the Atlantic oysters were somewhat pedestrian last...More

Thank Gem1920
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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
19 December 2016|
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Response from Joey M | Reviewed this property |
20 - 30 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. It is in city limits so the ride by cab is $ 35 fixed price by the City Council.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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