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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/Brunch, Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Only diner in town

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Alyssa R
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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24 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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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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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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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Pittsburgh PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The good stuff: can get breakfast all day, big menu, quick service. The not-so-good parts: pricey for what you get; potatoes tasted of old slightly rancid grill grease; asparagus in omelette was all stems and fiber (cheap); indifferent waitress; noisy and rushed. Have eaten in a lot of diners, and most were much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've been going to Minella's diner on and off for many years. It's always busy and once you're seated, the service is excellent. Minella's draws a crowd that spans all ages and I highly recommend that if you're going to go there on a Saturday night you go very early or probably very late because it's very crowded during the... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Minella's Diner in Wayne, PA continues to provide fast and friendly service, good food from a wide variety of menu items, and an operation that knows how to handle the crowds. Even when the line at the door seems long, Minella's knows how to get you in and get you out quickly, all while providing generous portions of quality food.... More 

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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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