Ralic’s on South – Bringing Sexy Back to Philadelphia in Seafood

Ralic's on South in Philadelphia

‘Closed – Now Called Headhouse Crab & Oyster’

As of October 2013, Ralic’s on South has been renamed as Headhouse Crab and Oyster Comapny.

Ralic’s is a much needed seafood restaurant in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia that is located on South Street in the Head House District. This lovely establishment opened on December 7, 2012 and is a family owned restaurant.

Ralic’s on South Experience & Atmosphere

Ralic’s is a 2-story upscale restaurant, seating 180 people, that has that casual unpretentious appeal with very reasonable prices.

Ralic's on South in Philadelphia by Mote Studios When walking in the front door, you are greeted by enormous glass doors and a beautiful chandelier. There is a gorgeous wooden bar to the left and hand painted “under the sea” murals tastefully painted all over the restaurant, even on the ceiling.

As you explore the restaurant with your eyes, there are several cool features that capture your attention. The large octopus that is featured in the picture above, cool architecture and designs throughout, and the foam piece above the side bar that was created by hand by a father and son.

What impressed us is the size of this establishment. Besides the main dining area and main bar, there is a back dinning room, an upstairs room for parties and larger crowds, a sitting room to enjoy live entertainment, and the outdoor beer garden with small pond that will be open on nice weather days.

Ralic’s has a good mix of seafood items on their menu with very good prices when it comes to seafood. Speaking to owner David Ralic, he stated:

“We wanted to keep prices at a very reasonable price point without the quality of the food suffering, and we think we have done an excellent job at this.”

When it comes to their food, as an appetizer, start off with their mouth watering lobster and corn bread pudding or their tasty sliders which are cut from a local butcher using the prime trimmings of the beef.

Jumping into the core of the menu, try their “Shore Style Dining”, which offers shrimp, flounder, scallops, oysters, crab cakes either fried or broiled. Or you can get the Fisherman’s Feast or the Seafood Combo that allows you to have a taste of each with a few extra items such as calamari or dungeness crabs.

Not in the mood for seafood, you also can select a Prime Filet, Prime NY Strip, or from several chicken dishes such as Chicken Marsala, Pamigiana, Florentine, or Franchaise.

The bar features freshly squeezed juice cocktails, a vast assortment of 12 draft beers and 12 bottled beers that are locally produced craft-brews and a stellar collection of wines.

Ralic’s on South looks to fit any kind of occasion, may it be a date, a family outing, out with the gang for some drinks, or if you want to host a party. No matter the occasion, I don’t think you will walk away disappointed.

Ralic’s on South Extras

  • Kids under 5 yrs of age eat for FREE
  • Happy Hour  |  Monday – Thursday  |  6 pm – 8 pm
  • Happy Hour  |  Friday – Saturday  |  8 pm – 10 pm
  • Sunday’s  |  All You Can Eat Snow Crab Legs
  • 9 televisions for those sports lovers
  • Catering Available
  • Host all kinds of parties at Ralic’s on South  |  Inquirer within
  • Text “SEAFOOD” to 91944 to join VIP list for special offers


119 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Monday – Sunday  |  11:30 am – Midnight every night (sometimes later depending on activity)


(215) 418-0600

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Ralic’s on South

Some Pictures by Krystal Barber of Mote Studios

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Jeff Belonger

Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created MyPhillyAlive.com. At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. www.facebook.com/MyPhillyAlive At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...

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