Shrimp and Crawfish Boil at Oyster House

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Popular new raw bar and restaurant Oyster House (1516 Sansom Street, 215-567-7683) offers guests a wide assortment of affordable ways to get their seafood fix, including the new Tuesday Night Shrimp and Crayfish Boil. Beginning on Tuesday, February 2, Oyster House will serve a southern seafood feast, which includes u-peel wild shrimp, whole crawfish and chunks of kielbasa in Creole spices for just $19 a person. The special will only be available during dinner service.

“Shrimp and crawfish that are cooked in their shells have a much more intense, sweet flavor than their peeled counterparts,” says proprietor and third-generation restaurateur Sam Mink. “We think this is a fun new way for our guests to enjoy that flavor – as a special treat or a weekly tradition.”

Since opening in May of 2009, Oyster House has received rave reviews. Philadelphia Weekly noted that “at the sparkling new Oyster House, Sam Mink revives his family’s legend,” while City Paper raved that “Sansom Street’s Oyster House is back in sure hands.” The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer Craig LaBan said, “Back now with its original caretakers, the Mink family, third-generation owner Sam Mink has recast it boldly into modern form, from decor changes to draw energy and a youthful crowd, to a bright young staff that knows its oysters, a quality cocktail bar, beer and wine list, and a kitchen that updates the classics with seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch.”

Oyster House is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. A limited menu is served between lunch and dinner. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation for groups of six or more, please call (215) 567-7683 or visit