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Philly Diner

51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
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Ranked #7 of 15 restaurants in Essington
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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44% Recommend
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Seagoville, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If I could give this establishment zero stars, I would. Husband and I were staying in hotel next door and wanted to have breakfast before a day of sightseeing. Husband was concerned there were only 2 cars in the parking lot at 8:30 am, particularly when Denny's lot (2 doors down) was full. But since it was a weekday we... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I walked over from hotel next door for dinner after long day on the road. What a disappointment. Service was questionable and the meal was just not good.

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Tucker, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Since my elderly father and I were staying nearby, we ate here twice. The first time we ate here, the service was excellent. The second time we ate here, the service was lousy. The food was good both times. I guess the quality of the service depends on when you eat here and/or how crowded they are at the time.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

All is our party felt like Marilyn from the Munsters during our recent visit to the Philly Diner. It was just strange: the building, the staff, the our diners. The service was disjointed and slowwwwww. They never had any coffee ready, but then when it was served it was burned? All of our orders were wrong. The food was fair,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've gone a few times since starting s new job in the area. Service and food can be a little schizophrenic. Once was great on both. Another was poor on both. They have a shrimp bisque soup which is outstanding. However, it is not usually available. In general, they are a good dinner, decent prices and pretty good food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Food was average,nothing special, waiter was efficient and friendly and prompt. Ordered a rib eye steak that was a bit overcooked and over salted, but edible.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good enough breakfast, typical diner food. Server was friendly but seemed to have difficulty handling a group of 16.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I each ordered 2 eggs, bacon and coffee. Bill was $32.00 and change (excluding any tip). Service was very sloooow and as it was, my wife's order was wrong. Denny's is just down the street, go there instead.

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Birdsboro, PA, USA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Staying near the airport the night before our flight and diner was just down the road. Typical of the old style diners in ambiance. Friendly staff, food was good and portions large. Prices were reasonable too. The place shows its age and looked a little dingy. But no complaints and would stop in again if in similar circumstances.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stayed at a nearby hotel, so had breakfast at Philly Diner the 1st morning in town. The menu has a great variety of breakfast offerings. I had a fairly basic eggs/meat/potatoes selection. Chose to have the scrapple because I'm not from the area and had never had it. Nice and livery. I liked it. Very warm. My eggs were a... More

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