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Silk City Diner

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-592-8838
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
abby S
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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Pittsford
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

what a fun place! We ate here before a concert at the nearby Electric Factory - food was awesome. It's got a full bar with some unique special cocktails - try the Jaded Ruby! For dinner I had fried chicken - totally not something I'd normally order but it came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. The whole menu... More 

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Plainsboro
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is so cute, and has great drinks and food. We had brunch and ordered the mimosas and pancakes which were good. They were out of the mac n cheese biscuits with gravy so I'll have to try that next time. Also had chicken, mac and cheese, and mashed for dinner there and the portion was huge-more than enough... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Do not be fooled by the name: there is nothing dinerish about the food here. The food is unique, flavorful, and cooked perfectly. I've ordered at least 5 different things over the years (for both brunch and dinner), and everything has been incredible so there is not a weak part to the menu. It's fairly large with a great outdoor... More 

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Louisville
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a late lunch at this little gem in Philly. Great outdoor patio are. Limited menu from 3:30 to 5 but the food was very good

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Busy place with interesting decor. Good Service. Top notch Bloody Mary and Fried Green Tomatoes. Chicken wings were just so-so.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We eat here every weekend, with friends and without, and it never dissapoints! The burgers are insane but my favorite would be the grilled cheese and breakfast sandwich. If you are looking for a good greasy spoon this is the place!

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Greenville, Delaware, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I had dinner with my daughter and her friends before a concert at the electric factory. This is a very hip cool restaurant and bar built around a traditional diner. The menu features a cool twist on traditional diner and comfort food. All of the ingredients were high quality and fresh. I had a flat bread with bacon, fig, pepper... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I had passed this "diner" on several occasions on my way home from work. I'd always look at the outside, because, well - it stands out from its surroundings. As an avid Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives watcher on Food Network, I saw this location featured, and it peaked my attention. I was NOT disappointed. The menu is seasonal, lending credibility... More 

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Additional Information about Silk City Diner

Address: 435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone Number: 215-592-8838
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

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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, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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