Say “Shell Yeah!” to National Oyster Day in South Philly

Nothing screams summertime more than indulging in some freshly-shucked, briny East or West Coast oysters! National Oyster Day is Saturday, August 5, 2023.  Two South Philly spots are offering oyster-centric deals to celebrate the day of this delightful mollusk.

The Dutch, the popular breakfast-through-dinner eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, offers a fan-favorite pairing from predecessor restaurant Fond: Oysters & Rosé, every Thursday from 5pm – 9pm at the bar and patio overlooking East Passyunk Avenue. For just $19, oyster-lovers can enjoy a half dozen oysters and glass of rosé while enjoying people watching from a perch across from the Singing Fountain.

In honor of National Oyster Day, The Dutch will feature this special on Saturday, August 5 in addition to Thursday service.

The Dutch
1537 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia | 215.551.5000 |

Hours of operation: Monday, 8am – 3pm; Wednesday – Thursday, 8am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm; Friday, 8am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, 8am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm; and Sunday, 8am – 2pm.

Townsend’s Savage Blonde Oysters. Credit: Gab Bonghi.

Townsend EPX, Chef Townsend Wentz’s French-forward restaurant and bar on East Passyunk Avenue, is serving up an imaginative, fresh and flavorful riff on the classic oyster starter with Savage Blonde Oysters. Wentz’s mid-summer take on the traditionally briny mollusk is prepared with cucumber granita and borage flower, and is available for purchase à la carte or showcased on the rotating six-course tasting menu.

Townsend EPX
1623 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia | 267.239.5643 |

Hours of operation: Wednesday–Sunday from 5 pm – 10 pm, with bar service until 2 am.