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Continental Diner

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

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  • Value
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Good varied menu...great for late night

Better of the Starr chain with good pricing. Low key and good for late night bite. Comfortable diner feel without the 50's vibe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Camas, Washington
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English first
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had toured the city with some friends and decided to stop in for a bite to eat. Very cool atmosphere as it resembles the old stainless diners of the east coast. Food was very good - had some Thai bbq skewers with a peanut sauce and some jasmine rice. Very tasty. We were riding the subway back home and... More 

Thank Mark F
Camas, Washington
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Better of the Starr chain with good pricing. Low key and good for late night bite. Comfortable diner feel without the 50's vibe.

Thank TravelBunny91
London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was brought here by my friends last night for some food and drinks. I ordered a strawberry twizzler virgin cocktail - which was off the menu and it was delicious. My friends ordered champagne with sugar around the rim (can't remember the name). We then ordered a few plates of food and it was of a very high quality.... More 

Thank Belle-Noel
Bethlehem, PA
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

So I will admit, my wife and I came in here late after a concert at Citizens Bank Park. It was 11:30 and we were tired and hadn't eaten anything since 2pm. So we sat down and all I wanted to drink was a water. I had enough beer at the show and I was thirsty. We got a weird... More 

Thank ItsMe625
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Staff a little inattentive but the food was good and the beer was cold. The Korean BBQ tacos were properly spicy (I like spicy food), even though the menu says not spicy. Decent beer selection and it was served at a proper temp. I was solo and they did me a favor and put me in the back of the... More 

Thank Clay P
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've been here before, but brought a colleague while on business. After a rocky start with an inattentive waitress, we moved to a new section and things got better. There for brunch on a Sunday. Hostess was wonderful, second waitress was very good. Food Highs: Their pancake may be the best I've ever eaten in a restaurant. Denser and thicker... More 

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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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.

Thank TNtraveler75
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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 

Thank PhilaMomma P
East Hampton, New York
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank OntheFlyGuy
Honeoye Falls, New York
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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