Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Pennsylvania >
May 29, 2008 05:19 PM

Best Fish/Shellfish in Philly?

Any bright ideas?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Do you mean to buy to cook yourself, or a restaurant?

    6 Replies
    1. re: Buckethead

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

      1. re: Faim

        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

        1. re: Bigley9

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

          1. re: bluehensfan

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

            1. re: Bigley9

              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.

              1. re: phillyjules

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

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

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