Hilltop Crab House Restaurant

4.2
42 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We've been Toughkenamon's local seafood parlor since 1965, with fun entertainment, good vibes, and plenty of delicious seafood for all.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was good. The website stated a reservation was needed in order to eat in but when we arrived the place was practically empty. The hostess told us to sit anywhere and didn’t even ask if we had a reservation.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The king crab legs are clams were delicious! We miss the happy hour food and prices but the service and food were excellent.

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FlowerPowerLove1906Dine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere, very casual and laid back. Friendly people, nice live musician, very friendly service, good food, good prices, good menu choices, no complaints. would go again.

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DeniseJ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding. The waitress was excellent and the food was delicious. I would recommend all my friends and family to HillTop Crabhouse

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the HillTop Crab House for dinner last night. They had a prime rib special. The prime rib was cooked perfectly. Very tender and flavorful. Our appetizers were very good. We had the oyster parm and tuna poke. I am not a big oyster fan but I really liked the oyster parm appetizer. The tuna poke was very good. It was mixed with a mango salsa and had just the right kick of spice. Their drink menu was very good. I had the Hilltop Sunset and it was very good. Service was very good and they were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was very clean and the servers all had masks and gloves. The tables were spaced apart for social distancing. We felt very safe eating in there. We will be back.

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ChristineL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Will defiantly go back again. Had the scallops special it was awesome!

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JenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great food and great service as always! Will definitely go back

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MarkG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were disappointed that the all you can eat crab legs option was not available. I suppose COVID has made that a non profitable venture. The meal was good but took quite some time to be served even though other tables around us were served quickly. The broiled seafood special was very good!!!

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mattw
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had an interesting experience. The server was out of site for a crowd of 15 people and was on top of everything. However I went there for the Dungenous crabs and was served snow crabs, I was not very happy about that and I know the server was not happy about it either. The restaurant made it up to us by sending us home with 2 lbs of dungenous crabs home with us that we ate for dinner last night which were fabulous.

other then that everything was great, service, food, and integrity was high on the list as they made up for their mistake.


thanks HILLtop, anda again the server was fantastic!

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Hollie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

For fresh crabs, it’s fantastic. Definitely unique and one of a kind for this area. The staff was amazing and timely. Food was a bit overpriced. Pasta and steak were mediocre, Buffalo wings were dry. But definitely recommend for seafood!

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Abdchdjg
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was fantastic!! Service was very slow and not busy.

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Christi
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food we ordered was very good and fresh with good service

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ChuckC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Reliable for good crabs and usually for the all-you-can-eat variety. With the COVID restrictions in place, they were not offering the all-you-can-eat option so the pricing for the meal was unusually high compared to the past. The server did a good job of providing drink refills and was pleasant. Still a great option for crabs however I may wait until they bring back the all-you-can-eat option to return.

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MonicaO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good, service is always outstanding! Perfectly cooked shrimp! Love it here

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tigrompy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I've been here many times and it's normally very good. Our last visit was just so/so. To start we went there for all you can eat crabs. Nothing on their website says they don't offer it anymore, but they don't. They blame it on Covid. Not so sure about that since you can order as many dozens as you want as long as you pay for them. Anyway, the food was just ok. It was so cold in the restaurant that our food which was served pretty hot was cold in about 5 minutes. I'm not normally a cold person and I was freezing. Hopefully your visit is better than ours. I'm sure we'll be back. It was just a disappointing visit.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Never disappointed!

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JackieO
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome food and good service! Hilltop has a nice, casual atmosphere, and their food is excellent and fairly priced!

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ShannaM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I missed it and it was so good to be back ! Went twice in one week and will gladly go again very soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We waited for an hour for our crabs when our friends who sat at another tables got there’s within 20 mins. They also arrived an hour after us! Horrible experience!

JM
JeannieMac
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so much nicer if a dining experience since there was no bar seating due to covid precautions (no offense intended to bar patron regulars!)

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vipElelvee
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday! Food was very good but the service was even better! We had the best waitress. We had the extra large crabs and they were great!

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MaryannH
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

There wasn’t any Aviance. No music no candles on table or flowers 🌸 all part of are new way of life COVID. Everything I ordered was disappointing. From crab bisque to the snow crab clusters even Caesar salad. Salad was saturated with dressing that had no real kick to it. Soup wasn’t a bisque more like a thick cream and clusters were over cooked couldn’t get meat out. Service was good other then that stick with what you know. The bar appetizer!! And drinks.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience3

Was not impressed with the crabs .. For 68.00 dollars a dozen the were small and light.Will never go back for crabs. This was the second time and last time...

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YvetteB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service ..
Apprehensive about in door sitting with COVID-19 however .. table spacing was good and all servers had on face covering ..& luv the idea of making reservations to allow for a minimum crowd of people... crabs very good!!Main reason for going !!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and portions were outstanding! We had a newer server (sorry forgot her name) but she was capable and the entire staff was attentive.

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DianeS
Naples
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The restaurant had tables spaced apart for social distancing and the staff all wore masks so we were very comfortable. Our server was very attentive and our food arrived quickly.

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CarlaY
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Snow crab legs, crab cakes, salmon, spinach and feta salad

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MattF
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cheat day meal, super good! Wedge salad fresh and crisp with homemade dressing. Chicken sandwich and French dip were outstanding!! Staff was wonderful as always friendly, attentive and everything was covid compliant. So good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Since covid they are no longer doing ayce crabs. Buying crabs by the dozen here is not good as they were small, light and over cooked. Paid $85 for a dozen larges and $105 for a dozen jumbo. Larges were overcooked and looked like smalls, jumbo were larges. French fries were all small ends cooked in over used oil. Service was horrible as well as we had to constantly ask different waitresses other than our own for help and drinks as ours was never around. We had been going here once in a while for ayce eat crabs but will never return.

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vipDuffer
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We sat at the bar and the bartender/manager was extremely friendly and helpful.

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JenniferY
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I misjudged the drive time & got there a little early. They graciously seated us right away. The waitress saw that I had my father with me, who walks with a cane & sat us close to the door. When we felt a little cool, she turned off the over head fan. Just very accommodating. All of the staff was wonderful and friendly. The food was wonderful. I have been coming to this restaurant for many years now. And have brought many of my friends. This was my parents first visit. We will be back

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vipJJones
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great staff always, this is my go to spot when back home on KSQ area.

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vipJack
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wednesday night-place was almost empty, tables spaced 6 feet apart, servers wore masks and gloves.

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JayH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening at Hilltop Crab House. The bacon-wrapped scallops were delicious and the corned beef and cabbage was cooked perfectly! Can't wait for our next chance to stop in for dinner.

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MarkG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

While this is not a fancy dining experience, the all you can eat crab legs were enjoyed by all!

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SueP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food! We ordered oysters, clams, and snow crabs and everything was prepared perfectly.

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vipJoeD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had the steamed seafood special and it was great. Plenty of crabs, clams, mussels and shrimp. Band was great as well, everyone up and dancing

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FrankieL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

We like the food, and menu. The prices went up and it’s a bit pricey for the quality. The service is horrible, but not because of the servers. I really think they just don’t provide enough staff. Our servers have always been great, they just seem to be overextended.
My experiences have been: Good quality food, good ambience, nice servers, slow service, a bit pricey. But they usually have crabs when they’re in season.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ask for Vickie or Nicki. Best servers and kept us in crab legs until we cried uncle!!! I will definitely be back again!!!

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PAMike
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar/restaurant. Nothing fancy but a lively bar area on a Saturday night. Band came on ~9. Fun vibe. We grabbed Happy Hour appetizers before 7 and they were a great value and good quality...Bucket of Steamers, steamed shrimp and crab quesadilla. Crabcakes were full of crab and everybody who ate them loved them. Seafood sampler entrees gave a nice selection of fresh seafood. I'd imagine the restaurant side is quieter so it depends on what type of meal you're looking for. The next table had crabs only and they really enjoyed them. They put brown table paper down and keep it simple. We WILL BE BACK!!

FAQs

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 268-2766.

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.