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Nifty Fifty's

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American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Californian
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2491 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114-1004
215-676-1950
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Today
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast and Lunch Resturant

Oldies music in the backround sets the stage for a quick breakfast or lunch in a fifties atomosphere. Fast service and familiar surroundings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Joseph C
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Philadelphia
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  • Late Night
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Oldies music in the backround sets the stage for a quick breakfast or lunch in a fifties atomosphere. Fast service and familiar surroundings.

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This company has been at this location for about 30 years, each time either myself or if I take my family there everyone leaves with an upset stomach due to the amount of grease in each serving, now we only go for milkshakes and egg creams, we just can no longer trust the quality of the food

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Philadellphia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I recently strolled into the Nifty Fifty's on Grant Avenue after my doctor's visit. I was starving because I had to fast. We were seated immediately. I looked over the menu and thought the prices were high, then I asked the waitress if they had any breakfast specials. Apparently they do, but it's not listed on the menu, you have... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

OK, so the food is mediocre because its standard American food...fried and sloppy and greasy but delicious!! haha, you cant get better than this when you want good old American food and this is perfect and hits the spot. the smothered fries are the best and they also have some fun stuff to keep this kids occupied!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are SO many flavors of shakes to pick from that I had to have two one day. The cream chipped beef (for breakfast) is fantastic as are the cheeseburgers (for lunch). I couldn't visit often enough, as my friend wanted to try other places too : (

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Years ago this place was excellent but as it's been said " all good things must come to an end " and this place is a prime example, the food is always greasy, burgers, fries, etc. is barely edible the shakes are ok but mickey d's does just as good for 1/3 the price, so in the 70's this was... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Great place. Brought me back in time. Nice place for family. Can't go wrong with the food but don't forget the shake. They are the best in town. Great onion rings. Service was friendly and waitresses and waiter are all pleasant. Prices are reasonable. Had lunch. Looking forward to going back for breakfast. Just wished they served breakfast the entire... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place for when you are craving a burger and fries, but their milkshakes are what drive the meal home. They have such a wide variety from traditional milkshakes to exotic milkshakes, our favorite is the Death by Chocolate on the exotic milkshake list, every chocoholic should try it. The burgers are also decent, you can put a wide variety... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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280 reviews 280 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nifty Fifty's has a great 50's diner with plenty of great burgers and variety of shakes to reinforce the 50's theme. While waiting for your food, make sure to decorate your own old school diner style hat and don't forget to bring some quarters. Along the front of the restaurant there's 50 or so old school gumball machines with various... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great place, we always have a lot of fun here, good prices and great food!! I would love to come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2491 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-676-1950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?