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Minella's Main Line Diner

American, Diner
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320 Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 687-1575
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 35
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  • 48
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Very Popular and Busy Place

We've been to menial's many times over the years. It's alway busy when we visit, whether for luncher dinner. Many of the diners, whether families and senior citizens, appear to be regulars. There's always a large Sunday afternoon after-church crowd. Lot's of of the students, too, from the local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
StuF41
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We went here on a weekend afternoon for a birthday lunch. It was really nice! The food was good, atmosphere was nice and the waiter was a pleasure to deal with.... We had a lovely time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been to menial's many times over the years. It's alway busy when we visit, whether for luncher dinner. Many of the diners, whether families and senior citizens, appear to be regulars. There's always a large Sunday afternoon after-church crowd. Lot's of of the students, too, from the local colleges. It's got a large menu, but most of the dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Minellas Diner seafood is the best at a good price. Their broiled crabcake platter is awesome They also make a homemade Meatloaf Dinner which is excellent. You cant go wrong if you are looking for good food at a reasonable price.

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Although there are other alternatives to eating here, Minella's is one of the few places that accommodates large parties upon arrival. Food is high quality and tasty. However, prices are higher than your average diner and the service isn't the nicest. We keep going back because it is easily accessible.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food, clean, great service. one of my favorite diners ever. Large menu, but I stick with the turkey club, great salads or breakfast!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We've been going to Minellas for years on evenings when cooking seemed like too much of a chore...and sometimes lunch or breakfast. I've never really had a great meal there, but it's never terrible either. Standard diner fare, which a slight emphasis towards Greek and Italian specialties. The portions are large but as others have commented it's still a little... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been Minella's customer for the last 35 years.....it has always been a favorite for breakfast or lunch. I have had many breakfast meetings there over the years. I was very upset with the Owner/Host on our last visit as he screamed at one of my associates as he was asking for a table. The place was busy (as... More 

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

So a few years ago the place changed management. Enough said. Even so, it's one of the only 24 hour spots on the mainline. It offers the full array of classic diner food. I'd stick with l breakfast options because it's really tough to totally mess up eggs and pancakes. Or is it?

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

On certain nights this Mom (empty nest but still) just can't face the prospect of dreaming up, making, serving and cleaning up dinner. Minella's is there for me. No pretense. I can go in a shmatta. Even at busy times we always get seated and served with dispatch. Good plain American eats. The food arrives hot. The servers are efficient... More 

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Philly
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154 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have eaten there many times over the years and have always found the food to be satisfying, if not special. A little pricey, but whenever I go it is crowded so someone must like it more than I do.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Wayne
  • Phone Number: (610) 687-1575

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

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