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Devon Seafood Grill: Rittenhouse Sq Area

Received a promotion in the mail, $20 off a $50 minimum purchase. It's not far away, but I don't recall reading anything about it on CH. Has anyone been? And, what did you think of the seafood?

Thanks much.

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  1. The one and only time we were there was probably close to ten years ago, so take my opinions with a grain of salt. I remember we tried some grilled fish and a crabcake, both of which were just fair. I do seem to recall that they had these good cheddar biscuits, though. I think the atmosphere was decent and the service ok, but there are much better seafood options in town. I think if it were me, I'd pass.

    1. I've been there numerous times for business lunches and it is one of the places where I prefer to lunch in Center City. I have never had anything but excellent quality seafood there. Also, the salads are delicious, and generous, and the complimentary biscuits served are yummy. It can get busy and noisy though.

      1. I happen to like Devon, and like the OP, find it a good lunch spot. The biscuits are great, and I have always had fresh seafood there. They have a nice brunch on the weekends, btw. It's been around for a while, and might not be the most trendy new place, but I have enjoyed the meals I have had there.

        1. It has pretty basic food, not fantastic, not very interesting menu. They do have good biscuits, and they sell the biscuit mix which I do highly recommend (just don't read the calorie count!) They are owned by Houlihan's and have sort of a business/hotel restaurant vibe going. They do have lots of nice small areas for large parties, and it's pretty quiet in there. Thank you.

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          1. re: Bride of the Juggler

            Oh, what a surprise. Neat biscuits would never come to my mind when the word "Seafood" is in the title of a restaurant. I probably will pass.on their promotion. Serious seafood is what I'm always looking for.

            Like, Lobster Newburgh anywhere?

            1. re: Bashful3

              The $20 off $50 is a really good value... I would use it in a heartbeat. For your lobster craving, they have lobster bisque, and on the lunch menu some kind of ravioli with shrimp served in a lobster cream sauce, for dinner you can get whole main lobster, lobster tail or surf & turf....the reason everyone is mentioning the biscuits is because they are THAT GOOD!

          2. I work not far from Rittenhouse Square, and frequently have out-of-town business guests. Devon is one of our go-to places for dinner, for a variety of reasons: (1) it's close to most of the hotels where our guests stay and is also close to SEPTA Regional Rail (which many of our home office people use to mget home); (2) it has a good menu with choices that are acceptable to even the most middle-of-the-road guest; (3) the amposhere is old-school "manly", not frilly (most of our visitors are men); (4) the service is generally very good; and the food, especially the seafood, is good. Many of our out-of-towners also want to do Italian, so taking them to a seafood place one night makes them feel as though they have the option of eating lighter for that meal (hey, I know it's an illusion, but that's what I've been told). Not MY choice for adventurous eating, but it fills a need. I am fond of their ceasar salad and the biscuits with honey butter. The drinks are generous.

            1. We have only had lunches there, but we liked it.
              The biscuits are so good that I get hungry thinking about them. Hot and fresh and delicious.
              We ordered the chowder, which was very good, and then had appetizers - either the crab cake appetizer or the tuna sashimi or one of the others. We enjoyed everything.
              It is a large place, and there are quiet spots. Service is excellent.
              We never got to the main entrees, so I can't tell you anything about them, but I would definitely use the promotion. Good drinks, too.

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              1. re: sylviag

                Yo, Sylvia--want to meet me there for lunch someday, and use that promotion together? Not my hubbies' cup of chowder...

                1. re: Bashful3

                  Bashful 3 -
                  Certainly try it out. It's a great location and has a great variety of seafood and cocktails (if you drink). Their fish is really underrated in my opinion. It's a good value. That's just my .02. I like to visit when I go to Philly.

                  1. re: BurtonBailey

                    Have a lunch date with a friend next week: will report. For sure, I'm not going to pass on those biscuits, thanks to CHs.

              2. We had lunch at the Devon Seafood Grill a couple of Sundays ago. We enjoyed it very much. The food isn't fancy, but it was well presented and tasty. I had the swordfish with lemon risotto and grilled asparagus (you can choose your side dishes). The fish was perfectly cooked (still moist in the center) and the sides were good. My wife had the crab cakes which were mostly crab (lumps and shreds) and very little filler. She ordered whipped sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus as her sides. The sweet potatoes were a bit tasteless. We were served a biscuit and "cinnamon roll triangle". The biscuits were a bit dry, but I could see where they would be very good if not over baked/warmed. The cinnamon triangle was delicious. We were offered seconds on the breads, so you won't go away hungry! If I recall, the lunches were around $18 each.