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Hot Spot Diner

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3604 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
(610) 325-0436
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6:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always a Good Meal

I have been to this diner about (6) times and have always enjoyed my meal (most of my visits were for breakfast). The wait staff is cheerful and quick at bringing your food. No problem with parking as there is usually a spot open in the lot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RLS321
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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this diner about (6) times and have always enjoyed my meal (most of my visits were for breakfast). The wait staff is cheerful and quick at bringing your food. No problem with parking as there is usually a spot open in the lot.

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Thank RLS321
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good diner food at fair prices with excellent service. May encounter short wait at prime weekend times.

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Thank Lynda R
Camillus, New York
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Always enjoy eating breakfast at the Hot Spot. Good service and good chow. Only complaint is the surcharge for eggs. Don't know where they get eggs but haven't seen another area diner charge extra for eggs.

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Thank Jerry Z
Philadelphia
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

My son and I stopped in here when our power went out. The food was good - my omelet was tasty and my son loved the chocolate chip pancakes. Service was a little slow, but the staff was friendly. I would come back again.

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Thank heathtreat
Suffolk, Virginia
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

In the past 30 years, this location (for some reason) seemed to fail over and over. It went through cycles of chain restaurants and most did not last too long (though that may be because some of the stores went out of business or their business significantly died-down). Year ago, the Hot Spot came on the scene and fulfilled a... More 

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1 Thank jmccullough33
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Monday's special - Lentil soup - awesome. Hamburgers, wraps, and salads are all good for lunch. Breakfast is probably just what you would expect. Busy, busy on the weekends at brunch.

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1 Thank Nancy D
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A group of retired men meet here for breakfast. The ser ers are always ready to accommodate the group. Food is great and reasonably priced.

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Thank Sue K
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I always enjoy a breakfast at the Hot Spot Diner. French Toast, home fries, and bacon or sausage. A special treat after church on Sundays.

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Thank John M
Bethany Beach, DE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A mainstay of Newtown Square downtown, the Hot Spot Diner is a reliable resource for a healthy meal at a reasonable price. The senior specials are even more reasonable. The menu has something for everyone in the family, including milk shakes. The wait staff is experienced and anticipates your desires. The service is always prompt. The ambiance is a through... More 

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2 Thank steveplotkin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The decor makes you feel like you are in a time capsule from something like 1957--cracked vinyl seats, etc. But the food is consistently decent and the staff pleasant and helpful. I would rate the Hot Spot over its rival The Country Squire a couple of miles down the road--Country Squire has nicer decor and is about twice the size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3604 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Newtown Square
  • Phone Number: (610) 325-0436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?