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435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Ranked #363 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The place maybe in an old diner but the food is awesome. Not your typical dinner food. Way more upscale. I can not tell you how good it was as you need to see for yourself. Service was good and the place has a through back setting to it. Prices were good for what you are getting. This place was... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We wanted a good diner for breakfast so we decided to give Silk City a try, very happy we did. Got there just before they filled up. Sat down right away and had very attentive waitress. I ordered the Pork Belly hash, wife ordered the Huevos Rancheo and daughter ordered the Banana Chocolate Pancakes. I tasted all 3 and was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

1. We were ignored at the door by a hostess who would not stop texting on her phone and flirting with the bartender. When we asked her for help, she rolled her eyes and grudgingly pointed at a table for us to sit. 2. We were brought water and menus by a staff member who again, rolled his eyes when... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited with family and friends for Sunday brunch and was impressed with the unique menu. Located in an artsy neighborhood on the edge of center city, the ambiance is "alternative" and casual. My lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote were delicious and my Bloody Mary perfectly seasoned. Another member of my party had short ribs that melted in your mouth... More 

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St. John's, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I ate at this place because I like to try different triple d restaurant and was highly disappointed! We asked the waitress what guy fiery ate and we told that menu and chef have changed since the episode was aired. So we asked her what she recommended and she said everything! We thought that was inappropriate response for a waitress.... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great find! We appreciated the Autumn food theme, with autumn veggies in their minestrone, pumpkin-flavored draft beer, kale salad, spiced, and braised pork Sandwich (great crusty bread) and the Thai-noodles with peanut sauce and duck confit were perfect with the Fall weather. We forgot the name of our waiter (a young man with a big moustache), but he was very... More 

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is always good. I went here recently for brunch and had a delicious mediterranean omlette, which I ate out in the garden . Even the coffee was delicious. I have been here for lunch and the food is always tasty.I also like the funky decor.

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salisbury nc
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116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Don't let the funky look of this place on the outside fool you. They serve a great brunch in the great outdoor patio. The menu was terrific, and our party of 12 enjoyed everything from my Eggs Benedict, to fried chicken and waffels, to amazing french toast. There was lots of plate sharing going on due to the great portions... More 

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Louisville, KY
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a cute little diner right in downtown Philadelphia. My husband and I like to go to diners because they are generally locally owned and the food is not 'assembly line'. It's also a great opportunity to try and discover different things. It was a beautiful evening, so we sat outside in the very nice and pretty spacious patio... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I went here based on the reviews from Guy Fieri's show on Food Network. I was a little skeptical at first because of the looks but forget the saying first impression is the last. Uh uh My girlfriends and I got there for brunch and spent almost 20 minutes deciding what to get because everything looked so good. I got... 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian

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