The Oyster House, originally established in 1947, received a full interior and exterior
renovation, rebranding the restaurant as the third-generation of family ownership takes over.
The team and owner wanted to give the classic feel of an oyster bar while providing a more
open dining experience and using materials from the region to emphasize the family history.
Materials such as reclaimed marble from the pavers at Independence Mall, originally
milled in Valley Forge, were used at the bar tops. Hardwood, salvaged from the roof
timbers at the Academy of Music, was used as the flooring.
Custom wood tables, marine light fixtures, custom iron work, and the reinstallation of the
family oyster plate collection further emphasized the family history of the Oyster Bar.
BBrett Webber Architects, PC; Brett Webber, David Whipple, AIA, Josh Otto, AIA