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Phillips Avenue Diner

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121 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.335.4977
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 153
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun retro feel

The diner on Phillips is a family favorite! It is a little silver box looking place, you step inside expecting to see poodle skirts and white t shirts! Food is unique and delicious, try the milk shakes, you won't be disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin R
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The diner on Phillips is a family favorite! It is a little silver box looking place, you step inside expecting to see poodle skirts and white t shirts! Food is unique and delicious, try the milk shakes, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Erin R
Maui, Hawaii
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a good place for breakfast and you can get some breakfast all day. Service is friendly too. But it's lost some of its Cajun history as there has not been a shrimp po boy for some time.

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Thank minaccess
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A throwback to diners of bygone times, the Phillips Avenue Diner doesn't disappoint...although you might have to wait awhile, depending on time of day, since the place isn't particularly large. I'm especially fond of their Eggs Benedict, which are as good as any I've had anywhere.

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Thank WJReynolds
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

It was ok. I didn't feel the price was right for the quantity and quality. Fun atmosphere. It was busy and I felt they were understaffed as it took awhile to even get water. I'll go again, but I won't get breakfast. Gotta try something different.

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Thank RandyMpls
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It is always fun and nostalgic to visit The Phillips Avenue Diner. Good food and fun memories. Lots of fun food. They serve all meals; breakfast, lunch and supper (brunch and tea as well)... It's always great to visit there and nice atmosphere; always available seating both winter and summer.

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Thank barbaracB5212YZ
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Went there for lunch and the hot roast beef sandwich was good but wish there added veggies to the plate, the desserts really looked good too. Service was okay one waitress took the order another served me and the original took the money.

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Thank John V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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256 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We stopped into the Diner Sunday after Thanksgiving. The staff is sharp, kind, quick and efficient. The coffee is good, hot and ever-flowing. Options for food are plenty, served in generous proportions and unique. They offer grapefruit juice too. I do complain you can only access a limited breakfast menu after 10:59 am (I mean really, it's a diner!), but... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Good hot fresh dinner food. Great service from Friendly wait staff. Average menu items. Thank you we will be back.

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Thank Michael K
Clintonville, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The diner had great food and the best chocolate malt around! Everyone was so friendly and it's located downtown.

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Thank Yogarover
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Looked this diner up on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Diner is located in downtown Sioux Falls in a great location. It was very crowded on a Saturday morning but we were seated right away at the counter. The staff was courteous and our food came quickly. I had the banana bread french toast, which was spectacular.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
  • Phone Number: 605.335.4977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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