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Classic Diner

352 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355-1804
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Ranked #9 of 61 Restaurants in Malvern
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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- Sep 14, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Friendly service, great food, fair pricing - this place might be a bit small, but it's well worth the trip!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Long wait on a Sunday morning for brunch. Food was well prepared, using good ingredients, and service was fine but prices are high for a diner. For example, a simple omelette with spinach, tomatoes & feta was $13.75 as everything (each ingredient) is a la carte. French toast with strawberries was $10.75. It adds up veery quickly. I prefer Nudy's.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Highlights of this place: fruit bowl (12 different fruits!), thick bacon, multi-grain toast, chicken strips/tenders. I would recommend this to anyone! Small place but many seats and usually a max wait of 30 minutes on the busiest day! Its also excellent for lunch and we often have the salads and they are just as good!

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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93 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is just ok not equal to the hype. I will give it a C~ if Nudy's is an A. Ridiculous waiting times, and there menu is very simple and not that great. The food is not as good as the other diners.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not a place I will visit again. We decided to try this diner because we're new to the area. Way over priced for any menu item. We will definitely keep looking for a diner we can go to regularly.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Often hard to get a parking spot here and you often have to wait. Food is plentiful and good. Have been for lunch and dinner, this time was with friends for lunch. Onion rings were delicious.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every time I leave this restaurant, I think "I need to write a review for TripAdvisor". As noted above, we are local and usually eat breakfast here about twice a month. A couple of quirks - very small so you usually sit close to others but not a problem because people are very focused on their food ;-) Also -... More

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Spring, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place has very good food and presentation. The service is also good. They could use a bigger facility.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Classic Diner does not have a classic diner decor, or classic diner menu, or classic diner hours....but that's a good thing in this case. They offer a pretty great breakfast and I've gone out of my way on occasion to buy one of their BLTs for lunch. Good spot to meet up with a friend for a non-alcoholic brunch. The... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place rocks. The choices for breakfast are amazing. We were meeting our daughter for who works in the area. She had pear and cream cheese stuffed french toast with a Grand Mariner sauce. I had an omelette with sauteed spinach, goat cheese, and roasted red peppers. The portions are HUGE and luckily she had been there before and advised... More

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