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Philly Diner

51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
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Ranked #10 of 15 Restaurants in Essington
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This diner was right next to our hotel. It was a nice surprise! Everyone that worked there was very nice and the pancakes are the best we've ever had!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Dinner was great. Service was great. More food than we expected. Atmosphere fitting of a diner. Excellent price. Will return again soon.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Due to horrible hotel issues I had very low expectations when we found this diner. It was clean, decorated appropriately, and is well maintained. I have celiac disease and I'm VERY careful about whawt and where I eat. The staff had no idea what I needed, but once I explained it they did everything they could to keep my food... More

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West Palm Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were staying nearby so we ate here twice plus dessert one night. They are open 24 hours to that is great. People were friendly and greeted us every time. We were a party of 6 but always had an adequate table. Our server was Robin and she was fantastic!! When we asked for info or recommendations, she was very... More

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Milton, pa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We decided to go here for breakfast on our way back home. It was between Denny's and here and we chose the diner to be different. We should have known better when there was no one in the parking lot! The place was filthy. The menus had grease all over them, the windows looked like they haven't been washed in... More

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Alexandria, VA
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435 reviews 435 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Philly Diner clearly tries to be a diner in the strong Pennsylvania tradition. It has all of the trappings with an expansive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner in that tradition. The added wrinkle is the touch of Philadelphia in its name. The food is decent but nothing special. Breakfast is all right when focused on eggs, potatoes and... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped in as we were very early for a flight home. Looked ok from the outside (not in the greatest of locations!) - especially as a large well dressed family we're going in for Sunday lunch. Bar one waiter, the staff seemed terminally bored with working there and so the service was largely poor. The food wasn't bad, but you... More

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Bowling Green KY
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Because we were staying within walking distance and I love diners, we tried this for lunch. The sandwiches were very good but the service was beyond terrible. I actually had to go find the server, the young man gave us a 10% discount (we did not ask for it) for the poor service. Two nights later due to a late... More

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Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our server was pretty clueless and told my husband that the chicken croquette dinner was 2 large pieces of chicken over mashed potatoes. Being hungry, he tried it. It ended up looking like 2 hockey pucks made out of dressing over stiff potatoes--no chicken to be found. It was $11. When my husband tried it and said he couldn't eat... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very convenient place right next to the hotel. Go and sit anywhere she said, and we did and sat and sat and sat. Until my stomach had thought I had forgot all about him. I approached the three servers have a really good conversation between themselves but nothing mentioned about customer service. Finally we were introduced to the menu and... More

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