The Timeless Philadelphia Restaurant Everyone Needs To Visit At Least Once

Old Original Bookbinders, known now as The Olde Bar, can trace its history back to 1893, when Samuel Bookbinder opened an oyster house on Fifth and South. A few years later, in 1989, Bookbinder moved his oyster house to 125 Market Street to be closer to the docks that brought his oysters in from the Delaware Bay. After many, many successful years at the same location, the restaurant ran into trouble and faced bankruptcy, forcing it to close. In 2015, restaurateur Jose Garces stepped in to re-open this timeless Philadelphia restaurant, and now everyone can enjoy Bookbinders as it was meant to be enjoyed – as the city’s best oyster house!

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Have you visited The Olde Bar to indulge in their famous oysters? If you have yet to go, you’re missing out – add this awesome spot to your restaurant bucket list!