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Snockey's Original Oyster House Coupon - $10 Gift Certificate for $4


On May 3, 1912 ( 3 weeks after the sinking of the Titanic ) Frank & Rose Snock opened the 1st Snockey's at 142 South St. in Philadelphia. Rose Snock was pregnant at the time as fate would have it, she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Jean, on the 2nd floor of their newly opened oyster house. Within days Rose was in the kitchen making oyster stews and fried oysters. In 1918, the restaurant moved to 761 S. 2nd St. in the Queen Village section of the city. Rose raised a family of 4 at that location until they purchased an old Ice Cream parlor just off of South St at 523 S. 8th St. in 1931. This would be there home for the next 44 years. Sons Ed & Bob ran the restaurant, under the watchful eye of Rose, from the mid-forties until their retirements in 1996. Ed worked until the age of 82 while Bob retired at 76. Due to illness, Rose finally hung up her apron in 1991 after 79 years in the kitchen. She lived to be 95 years old. In 1975 the restaurant was forced to move (due







Snockey's Original Oyster House - 1020 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
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