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Best Fish/Shellfish in Philly?

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Faim May 29, 2008 05:19 PM

Any bright ideas?

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    percyn Jun 1, 2008 06:24 PM

    There are some places in Chinatown that have the fish swimming in tanks until a few minutes before it comes to your table.

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      myra May 30, 2008 10:44 AM

      Coquette for very good raw oysters (nicely presented) and very good mussels.

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        Buckethead May 29, 2008 06:21 PM

        Do you mean to buy to cook yourself, or a restaurant?

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          Faim May 30, 2008 06:53 AM

          Restaurant unfortunately.Just simple and fresh would be of interest.Thanks.

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            Bigley9 May 30, 2008 07:05 AM

            Dimitri's (3rd and Catherine), Anastasi's (9th and Washington, restaurant in the fish store!) and from what everyone says (I haven't been) Estia

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              bluehensfan May 30, 2008 07:35 AM

              Estia cannot be fresher. It's pricy but delicious and simply prepared.

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                Bigley9 May 30, 2008 07:49 AM

                I really want to go - I'm not sure why I haven't yet.

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                  phillyjules May 30, 2008 09:16 AM

                  I recently had a great meal at Little Fish. On Sundays, they have 4 courses for $28. It was so inexpensive and the food was delicious. It was crowded and the place is tiny so reservations are needed. I also like that it's BYOB.

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                    phungi May 30, 2008 03:52 PM

                    amen to that... Little Fish was my first thought...

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