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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Sansom Street Oyster House

1516 Sansom St. (15th St.) Send to Phone
Belly up to the oyster bar at this friendly Center City seafooder.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Sansom Street Oyster House Restaurant Review

: A world-class collection of oyster plates is displayed on the russet walls of this traditional Philadelphia seafood house. At the raw bar in front, a large selection of oysters and clams are shucked as quickly as you can eat them. A Muscadet from the affordable list would be perfect with this dish. In the dark wood-accented dining rooms, lit by antique fixtures, regular patrons dine on hearty soups, at least four different crab preparations, or that Philadelphia favorite---fried oysters with chicken salad. More elaborate dishes such as crispy whole fish with a Thai-ginger sauce have been introduced in keeping with ex-proprietor David Mink’s philosophy, since 1947, of the latest and best fish at the best prices. His successor, Cary Neff, continues the traditions. Desserts are a notch above most other seafood places, including brown Betty, fruit pies and homemade ice creams and sorbets.


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