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The 15 Best Oyster Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

On the hunt for the best oysters in Philadelphia? These are our top spots for oyster bienville and rolled oysters. We surveyed the top review sites and analyzed millions of reviews to ensure only the best oysters made this list. Have them fried, fresh, shucked or unshucked all the oyster options at these Philadelphia stores are out of this world!

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Butcher and Singer

American, $$$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Vernick Fish

American, $$$, Logan SquareAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Logan Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Umai Umai

Japanese, $$, Spring GardenJapanese, $$Philadelphia, Spring Garden
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Her Place

American, $$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
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Royal Boucherie

American, $$$, Old CityAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

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Alpen Rose

American, $$$$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$$$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Rex at the Royal

American, $$, Graduate HospitalAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Devon Seafood Grill

American, $$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2015

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Ember & Ash

American, $$, Passyunk SquareAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Passyunk Square
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Harper's Garden

American, $$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Tuna Bar

Japanese, $$$, Old CityJapanese, $$$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Izakaya By Yanaga

Japanese, $$, FishtownJapanese, $$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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LMNO

Mexican, $$, FishtownMexican, $$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Clementines Stable Cafe

American, $$, West PoplarAmerican, $$Philadelphia, West Poplar
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

The Wayward

American, $$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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How did we curate these results?

Finding the best Oyster spots in Philadelphia can take way too long. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16402 restaurants, and 770 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, Thrillist and Infatuation. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Philly, Thrillist - Everywhere You Need to Eat in Philly Right Now and Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In Fishtown. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Vernick Fish, Butcher and Singer, and Umai Umai are the highest-rated oyster spots for take-out in Philadelphia.

Vernick Fish, Butcher and Singer, and Alpen Rose are the highest-rated upscale spots for oysters in Philadelphia.

Vernick Fish, Butcher and Singer, and Barclay Prime are the highest-rated oyster spots that are good for groups in Philadelphia.

There are 26 oyster spots in Philadelphia.

Vernick Fish, Butcher and Singer, and Umai Umai have outdoor seating and oysters in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips for Oyster

  • The perfect match for crab curry

    When having crab curry, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Grüner Veltliner with grilled sardine

    If your food palns include Seafood, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Grüner Veltliner, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Factoids about Oyster

  • The world record from Thailand

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Oyster fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

  • A priceless experience

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $3,082,610 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, bluefin tuna?

  • Celebrating Oyster

    Calling all the Oyster lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Oyster in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

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