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Philly Diner

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51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 28
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Clean and Fresh!

I had dinner here. The place was clean and the food was fresh! I had a salad and it was great. I am on a gluten free diet, and the waitress took my order with ease. I would go back if I was in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Beachchanga
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here. The place was clean and the food was fresh! I had a salad and it was great. I am on a gluten free diet, and the waitress took my order with ease. I would go back if I was in the area.

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Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Oh, my goodness! The foods in the fridge cases looked SO good, especially the desserts. There was a great looking baklava, no, didn't try it, or any other of the fab desserts there. Just didn't have time. I did purchase a delicious Ruben sandwich for my flight. It was divided so it was easier to manage. The pickle was packaged... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was stuck here, no place other than Denny's to eat. It was not horrible, but it wasn't very good either. Was it better than Denny's, sure. but overall slow service and a bizzare place. I will not be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food is really good. 2nd visit there and enjoyed the food each time. The diner says its open 24 hours a day but I went once late at night probably 1:00am early April 5th and they turned me away even though the sign said

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place was horrible. On a Saturday morning two out of three orders were unbeatable. . The owner literally had to go on the grill and redo the meals just to not lose the business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We walked to the diner from our hotel. Better alternative to some chain restaurants. A little bite of a wait for our food but it was very good when we got it. They also give a 10% discount if you show your room key!

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Hobart, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I really never had a restaurant mess up eggs but these people seemed to figure it out don't go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My fiancé and I had to stay at the hotel next to this diner yesterday so we decided to have dinner. The prices are great, and the food was good. Portions are huge and we weren't able to finish everything but all in all, it was a great experience. Thank you!

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was staying at the hotel next door and did not have transportation, so was looking for a place to eat within walking distance, and decided on this diner. My first impression was that it was clean and a pleasant atmosphere. My server, McKenna, was great, very friendly and efficient. My food and drink was served promptly, the order was... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The portions were huge, service marginal and the food was okay. If you are hungry and not expecting a lot, you can get a meal for a decent price. The dinner salad was the best thing I had (crisp and fresh)with the bread pudding being the worst (ice cold with some kind of slimy sauce ).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?