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Snockey's Oyster & Crab House - 15 Reviews - 1020 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 339-9578

Snockey's Oyster & Crab House

1020 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 339-9578
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Snockey's Oyster & Crab House - Philadelphia, PA


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Went on a Friday to the ALL YOU CAN EAT CRABS AND CRAB LEGGhad the mussels to OMG Pros: all you can eat Cons: its only on mon, Wen, Fri


I walked in with my boyfriend looking for some cheap, tasty seafood. Instead, the smell of dead fish was so overpowering that I had to leave within 5 minutes- we walked up third s...

Fresh food 3/1/2010

Went on a Friday to the ALL YOU CAN EAT CRABS AND CRAB LEGGhad the mussels to OMG Pros: all you can eat Cons: its only on mon, Wen, Fri more

Raw Bar Is Great, Hot Seafood Is Good But Not Great 12/10/2009

I think a couple of the negative reviews are ridiculous and mean spirited. I live in Philly and have dined here many times. This place is NOT smelly or dirty, although one time the Men's Room was less than ""fresh."" Anyhow, the fish and seafood is quite good if you know what to order. Have broiled not fried! The great feature are the raw clams and oysters which are wonderful ... special prices during happy hour (4 - 6 PM weekdays; 2 - 4 PM weekends). The Rappahannock oysters from Virginia are GORGEOUS! This is not a fancy nor elegant place, it appeals to serious fish and seafood lovers like myself. Please don't order anything breaded or fried, though, those items are mediocre. Pros: The variety of raw oysters and clams in marvelous Cons: Stay away from the breaded and/or fried entrees more

Couldn't stay long enough to order- smelled terrible! 10/22/2009

I walked in with my boyfriend looking for some cheap, tasty seafood. Instead, the smell of dead fish was so overpowering that I had to leave within 5 minutes- we walked up third street to Dmitri's and found, to our surprise, the prices at Snockey's had been higher! Pros: neighborhood is less scary than it was Cons: smells like dead fish. Years of dead fish. more

Terrible 4/10/2009

Not sure what people are smoking giving this place a good review. The place is absolutely terrible. The oysters are not bad, but who can eat in that lousy atmosphere of dirty dishes? Ive seen dive bars cleaner than this place. How can a place not take any pride in its appearance? The patrons in there were either 100 years old or derelict look-alikes. I am sad and ashamed that the city doesnt have a solid Oyster House. I guess I have to wait until summer to go to NJ. By the way, 4.00 Miller Lites between 4-7 is a disgrace too. I wouldnt go back there if the food were free. Pros: Not bad oysters Cons: Dirty, small, overpriced more

I'm Loving This Place! 1/10/2009

Snockey's offers great seafood at fantastic prices. Not quite sure why some people are complaining about the place unless they are expecting something other than what the name clearly states...Snockey's Oyster & Crab House. I've been going to Snockey's for almost 30 years...since I was a teenager and I have always had a delicious meal whether it's the raw oysters (Fanny Bays, Peacock Cove, etc..typically 6 to 12 varieties are available everyday...the Long Island Salts are my favorite), one of Chef Lewis' seafood pasta specials, the hardshell crabs, softshell crabs, etc. or just to hang out during their Clammy Hour for unbelievable clam and oyster pricing as well as the drink specials while watching the Eagles on their plasma tv. Real food with real people. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/30/2008

by Pete at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Had the crab cake and fried flounder. Great food. more

should have went to joe's crab shack insted 5/4/2008

We found snockey's driving by. My fiance said he would really like to try the place out. So we first looked it up online. The first reviews we saw were good ( should have read the rest). Let's just say the only real good thing about the experience was the beer that came in a bottle. I'm origianally from New England and grew up on the best and freshest seafood ever so maybe i'm a bit particular about my seefood, but damn. I got the clams w/ linguiny because they were all out of 1lb lobsters. My fiance got the small crabs because they were all out of any other size crab. Also out of corn on the cob & greenbeans, go figure. I got served first, my fiance about 5-8 minutes after. Who does that, serves one person whithout the other. The food was not very fresh, bland, and just frankly not that good. The man that sat us was explaining it was their 96th year of being open. At this rate I can't see them making a 97th. We are all for mom & pop shop's, family owned places, but unfortunatly we will not return nor recommend it to anyone we like. Maybe if the prices where cut in half , naaah it would still remain a disapointment for us, but hey try it for youself. more

Chesapeake Bay Oysters! 12/21/2007

I am a regular at Snockey's and last night my boyfriend and I had the best oysters ever. Chesapeake Bay oysters were very meaty and only 75 cents each! What a deal. The steamed clams were really good too! A bowl of yummy lobster bisque completed the night! All the staff was very friendly last night. On our last experience, we experienced bad service- but last night made up for it. My boyfriend's cousin was not too impressed with the shrimp cocktail- the shrimp were rather whimpy! Besides that, very good experience. Did I mention the $1.99 Moosehead between 4-6 M-F. They also have weekend happy hours. Early bird specials until 5:30 are also really good! Pros: Very good food and occasional good service. Cons: Have experienced some bad service in the past & and I wish the early bird lasted until 6! more

Great Oysters! 5/14/2007

My wife and I tried Snockey's when we visited Philly recently for the Tut Exhibit. We were intrigued by the fact that it was a family-owned neighborhood seafood reataurant established around the turn of the century. We had a feast that we will long remember. It does look it's age but in a classic way. You can watch your oysters being shucked at the old-fashioned white ceramic-tiled bar (where I recommend you take a seat and enjoy the experience). Ken Snockey, the original owner's grandson, was a great host. The oysters-on-the-half-shell were excellent and offered a chance to compare different types (I tried all 7 available that evening). Ken even gave us each a side of pickeled slaw that was always served back-in-the-day as an accompaniment to any oyster dish. The fried oysters, while larger than I expected, were also excellent. The chowder is from Grandma's recipe and was thick with clams. While we were there I heard many customers tell Ken how much they enjoyed the food as they were leaving. Two couples were old customers who moved away and came back by for the excellent food. They remarked that it was just as good now as they remembered it. If you like the Acme in New Orleans and similar places then you'll love Snockey's. No glamour, just good oysters and seafood. Enjoy! Pros: Friendly Staff Cons: Street Parking more

Iffy seafood 4/21/2007

We tried Snockey's because it's in the neighborhood and we wanted raw oysters. We got the 12-oyster sampler and it was not good. The Chincoteagues were off, tasting like an old gym sock. The others were just flavorless. None tasted fresh. We also got lobster tail, which apparently had been frozen before it was cooked. It was tough and chewy. The potatoes that came with it were a bit underdone, but basically fine. We didn't get dessert, but we heard the waitress telling the family at the next table that they were out of everything but chocolate cake. Also, the back room where we sat was dark and windowless, with nearly undecorated white walls. It's disappointing because it would have been great to have a good seafood place so close to home. Apparently some people love Snockey's for oysters and beer at the bar, but we'll never go there again. Pros: Neighborhood feel Cons: Iffy, bland oysters, tough lobster, poor decor, not cheap more

Not Clean 8/15/2006

I went to dinner here last night with my family and we were VERY disappointed with the restaurant. The place was filled with clutter, dirty and there was no air conditioner working. There was 1 ceiling fan running and it only had 2 blades on it - at least 3 blades were missing??? We sat at our table only to be fighting the flys who kept flying around our faces. The stewed tomatoes were DRY, the skinned potatoes were dripping with grease, the broccoli my sister was eating had a fly in it and the shrimp cocktail was warm! My Mom's Birthday dinner was a BUST ! This place needs a good CLEANING! Our waitress was nice. Cons: Dirty, no A/C on in AUGUST, ceiling fan had 2 blades on it the rest were missing more

Great seafood! Plus on! 3/5/2006

I ordered the mini crabcakes plus 2 orders of the snow crabs to be delivered. WOW, amazing! The crabcakes were delicious and unique! On they said 1 lb. per order...when we got our crablegs it was def. more than a lb. each, more like 2 lbs.! They were fresh, delicious, seasoned perfectly and fun to eat. Overall for the price, well worth your money. Honestly there aren't too many good ""straight-up seafood"" restaurants in Philadelphia but now this is the only place I'll turn to for seafood! Delicious, well-priced, and delivery: what more can you ask for?!? Pros: Great food, delivery, decent price more

Greatest seafood $ serious lovers HANDS DOWN 11/21/2005

If you like seafood and dont care about the ritzy stuff.. this is the place. Chug on beer, wine, whatever you prefer and choose from the greatest selections of seafood. Clams, steamed or raw, mussels too. Oysters-known for it.. The crab legs are stupendous and so flavorful, get down and dirty. Have their amazing shrimp, cold, spicy, whatever-they all taste like heaven to me. I really can tell you that I love going to snockeys and their food is very reasonable for the amazing fresh seafood they offer. Anyone that has a problem with the service is nuts. The wait staff is right there for you and yes is not a swanky place but its the best place for seafood . Period Pros: Great food, Fair prices, Best bang for your $$ more

if you want a la carte then try this place 10/16/2005

not as expensive as most places of this type and they offer daily specials. friday and saturday you get about 30 mussels for about $6. i don't prefer to eat whole platters here unless you are very hungry. i go here for the raw clams. pitchers of beer and broiled scallops. this they type of place you plan your whole night around. stop in on like a saturday afternoon before heading to south st. or old city. Pros: raw bar, broiled scallops, a la carte Cons: plain decor, nothing special, could use better menu more

Oysters 1/12/2004

Trust the Oyster shucker at the bar for what's good that day and go with it - the oysters are typically outstanding. The rest of the menu is standard seafood house fare - decent quality, overpriced, and bland. They'd do well to grill things from time to time instead of broiling, baking or steaming everything. Service is excellent if you sit at the bar, but not at the table (read your bill carefully). Pros: Excellent Oysters, Great bar service Cons: Regular menu bland, Bad table service more
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  • Hours:

    Sun 2pm-9:30pm; Mon 11:30am-9:30pm; Tue 11:30am-9:30pm; Wed 11:30am-9:30pm; Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10:30pm; Sat 11:30am-10:30pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Queen Village/ Pennsport, South Philadelphia