Snockey's Original Oyster House

1020 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 339-9578
Cuisine: Seafood
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday: 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter! All other holidays hours 1pm to 10pm.
  • Atmosphere Classic Oyster House, Family / Children
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Attire Casual
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room
  • Special Needs All You Can Eat, Early Bird Specials, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Banquet Facilities 10 - 20 People, 20 - 50 People
  • Payment Methods Amex Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa


On May 3, 1912 ( 3 weeks after the sinking of the Titanic ) Frank & Rose Snock opened the 1st Snockey's at 142 South St. in Philadelphia. Rose Snock was pregnant at the time as fate would have it, she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Jean, on the 2nd floor of their newly opened oyster house. Within days Rose was in the kitchen making oyster stews and fried oysters. In 1918, the restaurant moved to 761 S. 2nd St. in the Queen Village section of the city. Rose raised a family of 4 at that location until they purchased an old Ice Cream parlor just off of South St at 523 S. 8th St. in 1931. This would be there home for the next 44 years. Sons Ed & Bob ran the restaurant, under the watchful eye of Rose, from the mid-forties until their retirements in 1996. Ed worked until the age of 82 while Bob retired at 76. Due to illness, Rose finally hung up her apron in 1991 after 79 years in the kitchen. She lived to be 95 years old. In 1975 the restaurant was forced to move (due to progress on South Street !!!) to it's present location at 1020 South 2nd Street. 95 years have come and gone and Snockey's steadfastly maintains it's roots as a "Classic Oyster House". Now run by Ed's sons, Skip and Ken, tradition is as much a part of the menu as is "Mrs Snockey's Oyster Stew"! As the oldest continually operating Seafood Restaurant in Philadelphia the menu now has been expanded to include all the riches of the seas. Scallops, Jumbo Crabs, Mussells, Lobsters, 6 fresh fish daily, and beautiful Crab cakes are featured everyday. From the Raw Bar comes the freshest oysters and plumpest clams that can be found. The oyster selection typically features 6 varieties while both raw and steamed Littleneck, Top Neck, Cherrystones are always available. "All you can eat" Crab nights, are every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays are extremely popular. With 95 years in business.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 235reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Everything went well. Just hope to have a bigger table for all the big dishes. Mar 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The seafood is always great Feb 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good food great service at lunch. Jan 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by food was very good, not much atmosphere.. Dec 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful food with great service. Nov 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great service. Oct 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by The food was terrible they need to change the cook or the quality of the food I can not eat it nasty Oct 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by over charge of food. very little seafood a lot of pasta bread not fresh the place is a joke Oct 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Serves and food was very good. Large portions. Sep 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by It's always a good time where there's good eat's we made it for happy hour and the early bird and we all ate to much . Aug 17, 2014
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