270 S. 20th St., 215/732-3663,
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–9:30 p.m.,
Fri.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–10:30 p.m., Sun. 5–9 p.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
This casual, friendly Rittenhouse Square  seafood restaurant serves perfectly fresh fish that ranges from simple and classic to exotic and creative. Each is done just right, and at prices that are low—especially for this area—it is a local favorite with many return customers.
The New England and Manhattan clam chowders are excellent; fresh oysters on the half shell never disappoint; and the steamed lobster stuffed with crabmeat can’t lose.
But the best way to go is to ask which fish is best on any given day or check out the fish case up front and see for yourself. You can have any of it broiled, grilled, fried, or pan seared, all with herb butter, or choose from the more exotic items on the menu.
An excellent happy hour is offered every day from 5 p.m. to close with $5 wines, $2.50 Yuengling lager drafts, and a few great small plates including steamed mussels, buffalo shrimp, and portabella salad, all for $5 each.
If you’re staying somewhere with a kitchen, buy fresh fish or perfect scallops to cook at home.