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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: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Trendy, affordable spot for lunch while exploring the center city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Honeoye Falls, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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