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Philly Diner

American, Diner
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51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars

Average diner food. I ordered a BLT while my husband had chicken pot pie. Only a crust on top that was slightly undercooked and the inside was like soup. BLT was good. Service was okay. General atmosphere was not very welcoming.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara S
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Cohoes, NY
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a frequent visitor to Essington, PA and stay, as rule, in the Clarion Hotel just up the street from the Philly Diner. This has been my go-to place for dinner for several years. While their food was never the greatest diner fare I've ever eaten it was good enough to keep me coming back. They used to have... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located next to Denny's we opted for this over the chain because we thought oh, it's a local diner. Must be good. It wasn't. We thought about walking out before ordering but stayed anyway. Food was bland and tasted very stale. Onion rings were so greasy. Just wet with oil. Sandwich was stale tasting. Bread and turkey both. Grilled chicken... More 

Thank Jake427
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food quality is disappointing ever since they remodeled after the fire. Had to send back my meal TWICE and still not that satisfied with the taste. Service is great and staff very friendly. Great place to get desserts since they are made FRESH and on the premises.

Thank Jo H
Charlotte, NC
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're staying at a hotel in Essington, near Philadelphia International Airport, and were looking for a quick bite nearby. At first, we spotted Denny's, right across the street. Then we noticed Philly Diner, right next door. We figured you can find Denny's anywhere, but why not be adventurous and try the local fare? Big mistake. When we (party of 2)... More 

Thank AviationWriter
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average diner food. I ordered a BLT while my husband had chicken pot pie. Only a crust on top that was slightly undercooked and the inside was like soup. BLT was good. Service was okay. General atmosphere was not very welcoming.

Thank Barbara S
Somers Point, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got a 10% discount on the $9.99 dinner special. Wife had the chicken and I had liver & onions. We also got soup, drink, & jello For $1.99 I upgraded to the chocolate cake.

Thank NittanyLion70
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Here is my take, Saturday night, went had Reuben and hashbrowns, Reuben was meaty, hash browns crispy, Sunday night had crabby eggs benedict, two eggs poached perfect, sitting on top of crabcake and english muffin, pls hashbrowns, again for 1:00AM they were great, Monday wife had the philly diner cheesesteak, again well prepared and tasty, Sunday i also had the... More 

Thank ddg2000
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stopped in for dinner last night after checking into hotel and figured it was close so why not, big mistake. Service was poor food was mediocre at best. Had the Seafood Basilico and it was ok, wife ordered Steak and Shrimp ordering the Ribeye they were out of that so they just sent out a NY Strip, didn't say anything... More 

Thank bobertb
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383 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Good sized diner on a major road, close to the Philadelphia airport. Very clean and well staffed. Large, varied menu. I had breakfast, but the dinner menu looked like it was worth coming back for. I had chipped beef on toast, which I do not recall seeing on a menu anywhere before. It was wonderful - original comfort food. Also... More 

Thank Owenthomas
Hammonton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

food was average to good.... the waitress kept getting the drinks wrong.. i mean 7 or 8 times... i let it go even though it was only for water and soda. One person ordered ham and eggs.. as the ham was charged as an additional plate for some reason. PAsta dishes ordered were literally bathed in their sauces.. so deep,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Essington
  • Phone Number: 6105211525

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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