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Nifty Fifty's

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American, Californian, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Food and atmosphere match the name

Simple American food with great service and decor. Breakfast or lunch you won't go wrong. Best part is milkshakes and burgers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Gwenn B
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Simple American food with great service and decor. Breakfast or lunch you won't go wrong. Best part is milkshakes and burgers.

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Philadelphia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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179 reviews 179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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216 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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 8
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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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