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Chris's Family Restaurant

American, Diner
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5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
610-395-9252
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Another PA Diner

What can be said about a diner that hasn't already been said. Good food at a cheap price point. Its always the case. The staff was typical for a diner experience as well. I'm not sure how to successfully rate a diner, other than to say they have basically everything under the sun to eat and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews 162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What can be said about a diner that hasn't already been said. Good food at a cheap price point. Its always the case. The staff was typical for a diner experience as well. I'm not sure how to successfully rate a diner, other than to say they have basically everything under the sun to eat and all the prices are... More 

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Allentown,PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went for dinner- soup was salty, chicken was dry and rice was tasteless. Waitress was pleasant though. Superior in Emmaus is way better if you want a tasty diner meal.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been here many times and always had a great meal. creamed chipped beef is one of our favorite's. It is really hard to find good consistent diner food and we will continue to return. The staff are always friendly and welcoming.

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Melbourne, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was the worst food we've ever had. But the parking lot is full to capacity all the time! In 80 years my husband has never left food on his plate. He ordered baked stuffed haddock, and got a small, flat piece of fish that was stuck to the plate. He took two bites and stopped because it was so... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Okay, I can't say enough about this place. It's right across the road from the Best Western Plus. We had breakfast there 3 times. Everything was simply perfect. Chris has a chocolate fudge cake that is HEAVEN. Baklava was simply delicious. We had gyros and chef's salad. Just wonderful. Service was very attentive and even better, are the prices. Keeping... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great food and many choices. Servers were very attentive and always friendly. Owner is Greek, they had a nice choice of Greek food, too, in addition to all the usual diner comfort foods. Good choice of delicious healthy salads, too. Really something for everyone. Great chocolate cake!!! Open 24/7. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This diner definitely has that feel of a good ole diner you'd see in a horror movie off the side of the road you'd run into for help only to find out It's owned by the killers family...Lol! No really the Food was great the service was good! Would definitely eat there again!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I've been to Chris's a few times and to be honest, it is very hit-or-miss. Some days it is fantastic. The food comes out piping hot, within a few minutes of ordering regardless of the crowd. Other days I've been there when it's nearly empty and had to wait an hour for my food! I can't say it is bad,... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is your average diner. I sometimes go here for breakfast when I 'm in the mood for pancakes. They make a really good coconut pancake. All their pancakes are good but those are my favorite. The prices are reasonable, typical for diners in the area.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great menu, lots of options, usually very busy. Worthwhile wait, and food is almost always very good. Just cant pick waitresses, as most are very good, but a few make the visit less than worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: 610-395-9252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

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