This summer, Philadelphia’s seafood and raw bar destination Oyster House (1516 Sansom Street, (215) 567-7683) welcomes the return of Twin Lobster Dinners every Wednesday. Now in its fourth season, this popular offering is Two Whole Steamed 1-lb. Maine Lobsters, served with sweet corn on the cob and drawn butter, for $28.
“Not everyone knows this, but lobsters under 1.5 lbs. tend to be the sweetest and most tender,” says Oyster House proprietor Sam Mink, a third-generation restaurateur. “Our lobsters are pulled from Maine’s cold waters on Tuesday evening, driven overnight, and picked up Wednesday morning. They have been out of the water less than 24 hours when they hit your plate.”
Beginning Wednesday, July 8 and continuing every Wednesday through August 26, Twin Lobster Dinners offer a taste of summer fun – without the shore traffic. Pair your crustaceans & corn with a Kenzinger Shandy with housemade rosemary lemonade, just $5.
Since Oyster House welcomes all guests on a walk-in basis, stopping in early enough to enjoy the city’s best Happy Hour prior to your meal is always a pro move. Offered Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm, and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm, a daily East Coast oyster and cherrystone clam is offered from the raw bar for just $1 per. Accompany your Buck-A-Shuck snacks with $5 Kelly’s Punch(changing daily; a recent offering was gin, rose wine, fresh grapefruit juice and Aperol), $5 Kenzinger, or $7 Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese. If your need is to combine booze and bivalves, the $3 Oyster Shooter stands ready with a freshly shucked oyster slipped into a delicious shot. Recent Happy Hour Shooters have included the New Englander of horseradish-infused vodka and tomato juice; the Londoner of gin, lemon, and dill; and the Chihuahua: tequila, cilantro, and red pepper.