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Silk City Diner

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American, Cafe, Diner
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435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best grilled chicken sandwich EVER

Just trust me when I say you need to try the food here.... You will not go wrong. The chicken soup is home made and so worth trying.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just trust me when I say you need to try the food here.... You will not go wrong. The chicken soup is home made and so worth trying.

Thank Lisa D
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-do if you live or are visiting Philly. The brunch specials are always creative and so very tasty. Get there early and get there often to try everything the amazing chef and supporting staff has to offer.

Thank agrimmer20
Hamilton, NY
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I travel, I try to hit a joint or two visited by Guy Fieri from DDD. Silk City Diner did not disappoint! Before getting to the food, I need to share that this was the most "out there" setting for breakfast ever! My son and I ate in the Lounge area. Totally awesome! I couldn't escape the feeling that... More 

1 Thank StinkieSteve
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friend had excellent brunch special scrambled eggs with sausage patties. Mimosa luscious. My Bloody mary was perfect! My fruit selection fresh, lovely & welcome change from holiday "heavies". Great friendly service. Surprised at short wait.

Thank minookajoe25
Cortland, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was my first time in Philly, and we stopped here to get something to eat before a concert at the Electric Factory, which is in walking distance, and it was great. I got the Turkey BLT and it was amazing. The beer selection was good enough that I didn't even mind when the keg kicked on me. I highly... More 

Thank Cody R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a staple stop for my family on the weekends. Smaller venue, unless they open the bar area, or weather is good enough to sit on the patio. Specials are seasonal, and -SO- good; it's hit-or-miss whether they run out or not, so we always ask first what's still available before falling in love with any of the food... More 

Thank Heather W
Cresco, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

My college aged son and his girlfriend met me here after a friend recommended. Had a bit of everything, thai noodle bowl, cheesteak egg rolls and something else that was also good. Had a great time. Not "fantastic" food but defiantly better than most.

Thank Glinda M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We were in Silk City for Dinner. Had a good chicken sandwich and delicious chicken wings. The homemade lemonade was awesome.

Thank loeslein_k
Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The outside of the dinner is terrific! It has a retro sign on top of the building. The entrance has some cool metal art. It is a real fun place that gives great vibes. Inside, it looks like a classic diner, but more clean (and hip). My group and I sat inside (booth), but I had a view of the... More 

1 Thank abby S
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I stopped for brunch visiting family on Sunday. I ordered the most amazing creme brulee french toast I have ever had! The french toast was topped with mascapone cheese, blueberries, and maple syrup. Fantastic. Great service. Great coffee. Sort of an interesting retro look inside and outside.

Thank pittman_new

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-592-8838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?