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352 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355-1804
610-725-0515
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb breakfast

Great food, great atmosphere! Be prepared to wait if you visit on the weekend or during lunch hours. But it's totally worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
KBCJLC
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Malvern, PA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Malvern, PA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere! Be prepared to wait if you visit on the weekend or during lunch hours. But it's totally worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Classic Diner is a great spot to get a big delicious breakfast. The food is great and the servings are large.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food for breakfast or lunch. I have been there several times and each time was excellent. The seating is a little crowded but the food is worth it.

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Chester Springs, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The seating is cramped and uncomfortable and for some unknown reason, there is always a wait at breakfast. The food is subpar when it's done right, which it never is. I got fresh fruit and it was actually frozen! Service is lousy. You have to ask for cream for your coffee or syrup for your pancakes; it's not on the... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is for the West Chester location. Thought we'd try it on a Saturday morning. Got there, seated right away at 930. This should have been my first inkling something was up. Took us upstairs. VERY crowded seating. My husband is claustrophobic so he was very uncomfortable. Squeezed into a two-top, on top of other people. Waitress was very nice.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I first went to the Classic Diner in 2004. It is as good in 2015 as it was then! The scrapple and the bacon are top notch. It is always crowded and it is closer quarters so be prepared for that. The food is really fresh. The wait staff is average. They forget to give you things like spoons to... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This is for the West Chester, PA location. The seating arrangements are just plain stupid. The place is too small for the way they have it set up. I was 1st seated in the front window at a table for two that was about 12 inches wide and 18 inches long. Needles to say, besides feeling like I was in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

The food was great as expected but the coffee has turned into dishwater! WTH? The place is usually crowded but we don't mind. The wait was not as long as usual probably because of the dramatically reduced coffee quality.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This review is for the new location in West Chester borough. I have to post here since no website for the West Chester location is available yet. It is way too crowded upstairs. There are tables so close together that you have to lift your belongings above your head to get to the tables hoping and praying your butt doesn't... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We came upon this place by accident and were happy we did. The food was excellent - portions were beyond what was expected so we couldn't finish it all. The place is cramped so waiting for our seats was not great - don't know what they do on bad weather. Thankfully we didn't have too long of a wait -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 352 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Malvern
  • Phone Number: 610-725-0515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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