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Philadelphia Restaurants

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

  • 1 S. Broad St. Map It
  • Center City West
  • Seafood

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

"Big, bold, and beautiful" might be the best way to describe this fish house, especially when you're talking about the ceiling with its remarkable Art Deco chandeliers. There are more than 40 daily specials brought in from many ports, such as Maine (lobsters) and Washington (red king salmon). Of course, there are oysters galore. The food is prepared by a knowledgeable kitchen crew and served by a well-trained staff, and the crowd is predictable—businesspeople entertaining clients and families from out of town.

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1 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States

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  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/19/2011


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Feb 23, 2009

Worst Dining Experience

We were led to believe there were many vegetarian friendly options on the menu. This was untrue. My mussel appetizer had a rock in it. My linguini with clams contained a shell full of sand which made the entire dish gritty and unedible. The vegetarian stir fried vegetables with coconut rice was a bland mix of steamed celery, carrots and broccoli with plain white rice (no sauce). Our flourless chocolate cake was frozen. After bringing

this to the attention of our server, we were told that the restaurant was sorry and that it would be corrected on our bill. We were charged $21 for the vegetarian entree and also charged for the linguini with clams. The mussels had been removed from our bill. After complaining yet again that this was unacceptable we were told that the wrong price had been printed for the vegetarian option, and that they could remove the clams entree INSTEAD of the mussels. Overall a terrible experience. We would never go back.

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By Kingo

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Oct 19, 2008

Not What I Expected

Having never eaten at this chain, I was expecting a wonderful meal and service. The food was poor as was the service. I won't be eating at this restaurant again if I can help it.

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