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Silk City Diner

435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-592-8838
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Ranked #216 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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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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91% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The ambience to this diner was definitely a little strange, seeing as how we passed by a loud club and then a quiet 70's/80's style? diner to get outside to where we were eating, but the outdoor seating was a nice area in itself. Food was pretty good - the grilled chicken sandwich with broccoli rabe on ciabatta bread was... More

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Bristol, pennsylvania
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We picked the Silk City Diner because we saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We have been to other Triple D restaurants that have been horrible like Melt Bar & Grilled in Cleveland. The Silk City Diner renewed our faith in Triple D and Guy Fieri. It's a cool little joint with a nice, eclectic patio. The wait staff... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stopped by here Saturday around 3PM for lunch outside on a beautiful day. However! When you are just sitting there waiting for food, the sun gets REALLY hot and the umbrella over our table was not shading anything. We were quickly seated outside where there were 2 or 3 open tables but by the time we were leaving there were... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

While I live in the Philadelphia Suburbs I'm not that familiar with good places to eat in the city, particularly at a reasonable price. This place fit the bill. We met my son there for breakfast and enjoyed great, classic diner breakfast food and coffee. He is a student at nearby Temple University and we now have a "go-to" place... More

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Milton, pa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

All of our experiences have been good here. The menu is so varied, it's hard to find just one thing to try. I had a special burger that was served with fresh cut fries and it was so good. My husband had a shrimp burger and he said it was amazing. The food is always good. The atmosphere is a... More

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New York, New York, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Fried chicken and meatloaf were really good. The pierogis were outstanding! A cool retro diner cum hipster nightclub vibe.

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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

First of all, I saw this place on Diners, drive-ins, and dives. I was in town for a convention and I decided I had to try it, some my committee members and I did. The cocktails were very inventive and excellent. The food was better. I had the fried chicken with collard greens. The chicken was tender and juicy and... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great food, funky atmosphere, very good service and excellent Bloody Marys. My husband had the Pork belly hash, I had the country fried steak. Biscuits: heavenly. Only comment is that the grits very a bit too tight. Could be creamier. This place fills up quickly for brunch. Got there right at 10AM, so no problem getting a table. Free parking... More

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went on a Saturday evening, and the place was pleasantly full. There were so many things on the menu of interest that it was hard to narrow it down, but I had a delicious hot roast beef sandwich with caramelized onions, pepper cream, horseradish with a bowl of au jus, and good fries. Dessert was chocolate banana brioche bread... More

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