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352 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355-1804
610-725-0515
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Cramped and overpriced

I am not sure what the appeal of this place is, but I am not a fan. The parking is extremely limited, and you sit so close to the people next to you that I think I got pregnant by the guy at the next table. The food is ok, the servings are large, but so was the bill. Pancakes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
muzikgal
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Malvern, PA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Malvern, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am not sure what the appeal of this place is, but I am not a fan. The parking is extremely limited, and you sit so close to the people next to you that I think I got pregnant by the guy at the next table. The food is ok, the servings are large, but so was the bill. Pancakes... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a must try when in the area. Great food, great portions and wonderful staff. You gotta try their bacon, OMGosh

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Malvern, PA
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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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4 reviews 4 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 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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55 helpful votes 55 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

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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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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