Hilltop Crab House Restaurant

4.3
56 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.

Support Hilltop Crab House Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 56 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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4.1
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Katabout
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

waitress was awesome, fish tacos were delicious. good clams and shrimp. portions were generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the All you can eat Snow Crabs. Appetizers we ordered Oysters, Ahi Tuna and Crab Pretzel Bites. We wanted to take home a dozen Blue claw crabs but they were all sold out. Great meal. We will definitely go back

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent crab legs. Got a pound for $18, loved it.

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Quack
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The crabs were dry and old. You can tell they were reused. They came out cold and did not have that snap sound like fresh ones. I have been here a few times and had no issues but this time was horrible. Safe to say I will not be patronizing again.

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SKleb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Baked crab cake sandwich was awesome. Right sized, and loaded with lump crab meat. Price was just right for what was served.

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BrigitteP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great "All You Can Eat" Snow crab legs! Felt very safe with Covid protocols in place.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First experience was great and we plan to return.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Live music. Good food. Great place to meet friends. Crabs & seafood too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was wonderful. Food was great, crab bisque was excellent.

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1wouldthinktwice1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 7 was sat right away. Server was professional and proficient.
Food was tasty and hot.

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Shrimp was cooked perfect but the crab dip was not as good as a couple years ago.

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love coming to Hilltop. Dinner wa great. Server was a bit slow. Leaving our drinks at the bar for a long period of time. She was very polite. Overall we had a great time and can’t wait until we come back!

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KeithE
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waite staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good.

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Morgan gave us excellent service! She is very friendly! Food was excellent!

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PaulH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 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 October 30, 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 October 24, 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 October 22, 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
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 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 October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RonH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed or meal. Had a little bit of everything! Crabs we're fat, hot & heavy. Staff was friendly and efficient. Prices we're great! See ya soon!

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MarkG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 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 October 3, 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 September 25, 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 September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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

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Christi
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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ChuckC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 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 September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viptigrompy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 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 September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Never disappointed!

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JackieO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 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 August 21, 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 August 15, 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 August 14, 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
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 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 July 30, 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.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 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 July 25, 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 !!

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 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.

FAQs

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hilltop Crab House Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 268-2766.

Hilltop Crab House Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 56 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.