Remembering Snockey's Oyster House: A Century of Seafood Tradition

Snockey's Oyster House is Closing After 103 Years in Philly

Snockey's Oyster House is Closing After 103 Years in Philly

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Philadelphia, PARemembering Snockey's Oyster House—After 103 years of serving fresh seafood and old-school charm, Snockey's Oyster House has shucked its last oyster. The beloved Philadelphia institution closed its doors on a Sunday in 2015, leaving a legacy of memories for generations of Philadelphians.

For over a century, Snockey's was more than just a restaurant; it was a gathering place where families celebrated milestones, friends reconnected over platters of clams and oysters, and happy hour regulars found solace in the no-frills ambiance. The restaurant's worn wooden bar, checkered tablecloths, and walls adorned with nautical memorabilia created a nostalgic and welcoming atmosphere.

For 40 years, Snockey's was situated on South 2nd Street. A fixture in the Queen Village neighborhood. Its closure marks the end of an era for traditional oyster houses in Philadelphia, a once-thriving culinary scene that has dwindled over the years.

The decision to close was difficult for third-generation owners Ken and Skip Snock, who have dedicated their lives to carrying on the family legacy. But as they entered their 60s, the brothers decided to move on to the next chapter of their lives.

The final weekend at Snockey's was a bittersweet celebration filled with laughter, tears, and plenty of seafood. Old friends and longtime customers flocked to the restaurant one last time, eager to savor the flavors and memories that had become synonymous with Snockey's.

While the physical space may be gone, the spirit of Snockey's will live on in the hearts of those who cherished its simple charm, fresh seafood, and welcoming atmosphere. It was where memories were made, traditions were upheld, and the love of good food and company was always on the menu.

As Philadelphia bids farewell to Snockey's, we raise a glass to the Snock family and their 103 years of dedication to the city's culinary scene.

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