There are two ways you can do Mike’s. You can wait in line, place an order, sit down, and then wait for another 30 to 40 minutes for your buckets of fried seafood to arrive. Or, you can place an order over the phone, pick everything up with no wait, and take it all home to dig into in the privacy of your beach house. Unless you’re someone who enjoys chaos, the latter is the way to go. You’ll get the same tins filled with battered fish and crab claws doused in Old Bay, but without being stepped on by people still in their bathing suits and squeaky rubber flip flops.
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The Moshulu is an old ship with a dining room inside and a deck on top where you should spend a few days during the summer.
Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
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Water Star Grille
Water Star Grille is an indoor-outdoor restaurant on the bay in Stone Harbor that looks like it might as well be in the Hamptons.
Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream
You’ll have to wait in line for Springer’s, but the 50 homemade ice cream flavors are worth it.
Quahog’s Seafood Shack
Quahog’s is half seafood restaurant, and half take-out taco shack. You should make room in your summer for both halves.
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