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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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Saturday night drinks

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Parkville, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped here for desserts. They were higher-end and therefore excellent, which I think was reflected in the price we paid. No complaint--we definitely got what we paid for. The menu also looked higher-end. The restaurant was pretty full at around 5 p.m., and the other patrons seemed to be enjoying their food. So although this place calls itself the... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Started with the French Onion dumplings and hummus. The dumplings were really different and delicious. The hummus was good too, not quite as memorable. The sea bass was phenomenal, including the sweet potato mash, which is the best mashed anything, ever. We didn't need it but also had an awesome side of wasabi mashed potatos (I do like my mash).... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Food was good... had the mac & cheese. But the service is a little strange. No sense of certainty or efficiency. The decor is a little strange as well.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

delicious food and quick service. Love the décor. Comfy booths and swinging chairs from the ceiling on the second floor. Cant go wrong here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

OK, I am prejudice - I will be the first one to admit that. For me, I am totally unimpressed by those who serve Runway Model quantity of food at premium prices. The place was full of young professionals, dressed to impress and be seen. My son suggested that we go there for our birthdays which are a week apart.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?