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 255reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by This restaurant has been around forever. Wife and I ate here last night for the first time in a long time. Food and service was very good. One of the last restaurant of this type in Philadelphia. Oct 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Broiled platters were good but fried combo platter was horrible. Oct 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The waitress was kind, service was fast and they were very accomidating. Jul 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service and very delicious, excellent quality, and just so tasty! Jul 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by The food didn't taste that good and prices were high. Jun 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice service ---good food---I did not get exactly what I wanted because the scallops are not big anymore. May 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just all OK. May 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Employees very rude. May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent service always I've been going there for 30years excellent food May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always, always very good service, and the food is excellent! Pricing very good. May 8, 2015
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