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Continental Diner

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Market Street & N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-2344
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
Crowded and noisy, but good food and fast service...

My daughters and I stopped here just before a movie at the Ritz. We all shared the Hummus with Pita. The Pita came warm and the hummus was served with sliced cucumber. Nice! My daughter had a caesar salad without chicken and it was plentiful and nice. My other daughter had the kabobs, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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English first
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a neat place to eat. We ordered from the menu and the food was served to share between everyone at our table. The cheesesteak eggrolls were delicious and served with a spicy ketchup. The shrimp pad thai featured jumbo shrimp prepared and chopped - also delicious. I would definitely return here to eat again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My daughters and I stopped here just before a movie at the Ritz. We all shared the Hummus with Pita. The Pita came warm and the hummus was served with sliced cucumber. Nice! My daughter had a caesar salad without chicken and it was plentiful and nice. My other daughter had the kabobs, which any carnivore will enjoy! Very nice... More 

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East Hampton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I were very impressed with the menu as it was quite eclectic. I will not be so inclined to bring my kids there again as it was a bit sophisticated, menu-wise. We had an enjoyable meal but would have preferred a bit more to give the kids. That being said, it is a great date spot for... More 

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Honeoye Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Attractive former diner tricked out for the trendy cocktail crowd. We were there for lunch and had excellent menu choices of burgers, salads and Asian fusion sorts of selections. Lunch entrees ranged from $9-14 which is affordable for this part of town. Easy parking in the immediate area (try across the street under the bridge). Loads of galleries and shops... More 

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Newtown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

H and I walked in and asked for a table and the Hostess asked if we had Reservations. I was surprised we needed Reservations for a Diner. I was told it was a "Martini Bar". We sat in a booth by the window, nice street view. They have two larger rooms in back they open on weekends. H had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped around 12:00 upon arriving to the city. The atmosphere was great for conversation and not a club like other neighboring spots. Awesome staff, great drinks. The food was delicious, although menu may not suit everyone.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As a New Yorker, I love diners, but the Continental Diner is not your typical diner Don't expect to find tuna salad on the menu! The menu is definitely inventive (but rather limited) and I appreciated their version of the veggie Philly cheese "steak" sandwich. I loved the retro decor, especially the martini olive light fixtures. Funky vibe, good service.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food and atmosphere are awesome. But really disappointed that they took the lobster mashed potatoes off the menu

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Random walk in for dessert. Very friendly staff and great price for the quality. Most desserts around $5

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in here for an early dinner on a Thursday night on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. It has a nice atmosphere, classier than your average diner. Delicious calamari to start and a wonderful hamburger. Efficient and attentive service.

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Address: Market Street & N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: (215) 922-2344
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: Market Street & N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 922-2344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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