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Little Pete's

219 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6316 (City Center West)
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Ranked #213 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center West
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121 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Livonia, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Our goal for our vacation was to eat at as many local eateries as possible. After going to a huge 4th of July parade, we asked a police officer to recommend the best local place to eat. We wanted a place where all the locals went and has been around for a long time. Well, that police officer hit the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

24/7 quality food for a reasonable price. Try the pork roll. It is a strong, round bacon that they grill. Great with their real sliced potato hashbrowns. French toast is also good.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A small diner that is very popular among locals. The food is good. I asked for onions in my cheese omlet and I got them in my potatoes. The onions and potoes were really good, I just mixed it all together (I don't like the taste of eggs, but need the protein). I would definitely eat there again!

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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435 reviews 435 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Little Pete's sits under a parking garage in center city Philadelphia. One step inside and you feel like you are in a set of Mad Men. It's pure 1960 in the best possible way! You can sit at the counter and the listen to the waitresses banter back and forth with each other or the customers. You can't script this... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The location was across the street from the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel where we stayed this past weekend. Little Pete's is open 24/7 but is cash only. It is a diner with a diner atmosphere. The service is very good and the food is good. We did not order anything difficult to cook but the selection looked good. I recommend... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had dinner here one night and breakfast once as well. For dinner I had the pork roast which was pretty good but smothered in way too much gravy. Veggies were good though. For breakfast I had French toast with strawberries and bananas. Very good. Prices are reasonable.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed in Radisson across the road on a room only basis. So for breakfast we came to little petes, 3 mornings running as it was soooooo good! What an amazing little diner, the full American experience. We even came for dinner one night, if your in the area defiantly pop in here it's a little gem of a place!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is the best old fashioned city diner with old favorites that are specific to Philadelphia. Where else can you sit at a counter and order the best breakfast in the city (scrapple, eggs, and rye toast!) while you read the morning paper. This place is like stepping back in time; you can blend with the locals in this great... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Always a plate of good food, not fancy, but fresh and plentiful. Year after year, these good folks put out a great breakfast at anytime of the day or night!

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

A tiny diner with a wide variety of patrons from movie stars to weary travelers, go to little Pete's late at night for breakfast. If you sit at the counter, the person sitting next to you may or may not communicate.

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