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Philly Diner

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51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
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  • 28
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  • 21
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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
Most recent review
Okay experience

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 ).

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
RunnerGirl53
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Columbia, South Carolina
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Wells, Maine
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went here because we were staying nearby and heard someone say it was a good place to eat. Terrible. The worst baked onion soup I've ever had. More like croutons soaked in broth. There were very few little pieces of onion. Bad BLT, too. The service was less than average. Would not recommend this place to anyone. As I... More 

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Hamilton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went there for breakfast and we had great food and wonderful service. The restaurant was very clean with a great atmosphere.Food prices very reasonable for the portion sizes.

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Manchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hugh sandwiches and great service. Diner was not busy as there was a snow storm. we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the wait staff.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was staying at the Comfort Inn located next to this diner, decided to walk over for dinner. I ordered the garden omelet minus the green peppers. The omelet was served with toast and hash browns. The omelet was huge, very tasty. It was so filling that I didn't even touch the hash browns. There was a large selection of... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This diner was the alternative to the hotel's restaurant and Denny's during our stay. It was recommended by the staff at our hotel. They have breakfast specials before 11am, but we slept in late. That was okay because they serve breakfast all day. The service was adequate. The food was prepared within 5 minutes, but our eggs were cooked less... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Club sandwich was good. Everything else - lots of grease. Denney's nearby would have been a better choice.

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Carlisle, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here while staying overnight in Philadelphia. I had breakfast for dinner, bacon mushroom swiss omelette with hash browns and a side of scrapple. The omelette was made perfectly and the scrapple was as good as I've had. The hash browns were good, but could have been done a little more. My wife had the... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The comfort inn does not have a restaurant. This diner is footsteps away. A wide selection of dishes, pastries. Desserts and smels greeted me. There were cookies to give my great nephews if I did not eat them first for sale, I actually ate twice at this place as I was impressed by service and convenience

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tried scrapple for the first time. Interesting regional food. Not going to be a favorite though. Good service

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?