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219 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6316 (City Center West)
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Ranked #197 of 3,785 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Reston, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a simple old fashioned diner with great simple food and no nonsense but attentive service. Cash only. If you just want a simple meal and no fanfare, this is the place.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Named appropriately, the place is small, but has B-I-G food! Seriously, my favorite cheesesteak in Philly! Now that's saying something!!!! Cool vibe for a quick bite. Enjoy this hip little diner, I sure did!

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Plainview, NY
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You have to be in the right frame of mind for this place. I suspect it hasn't changed a bit since the day it was built. Inside it's very small, with about five booths and maybe 15 counter seats. If you are dining alone, they will insist you sit at the counter, which wraps around in a loop so you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and went to Little Pete's for late evening quick bits after we saw some positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Their staff were friendly and helpful. Food was average at most. We had no complaint because the food was really inexpensive - You get what you pay for. For better dinning experience, we recommend restaurants around French Quarter, such... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were staying at the Radisson Blue Warwick and Little Pete's was right across the street. We went on a Saturday morning and arrived to a line that seemed to be about 10 people. The guy said 10 minutes and could have actually been 2 minutes if we wanted to sit at the counter. We wanted a booth so we... More 

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Oviedo, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Staff at the Sofitel recommended this quaint diner just down the road from their grand hotel. It was perfect! We bellied up to the long breakfast bar and were treated right away with savory coffee and diner type selections of breakfast goods. We ordered an omelet and eggs and bacon. Delicious! Prices were very good too. Fun, busy vibe.

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Classic American dinner experience with a good breakfast selection. Both scrambled and sunny side eggs were delicious and the hash-browns were perfectly seasoned. The only downside I experience was the cold waffles. Staff was prompt with refills of complimentary water and made sure that we were having a good time. This is a cash only establishment (ATMS are located right... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Popped into this diner on the off chance because it was raining. Whata find! Food delicious and excellent value with true American ambiance.

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Lubbock, Texas, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is an excellent diner in Philadelphia. The breakfast is fresh and delicious. The staff is fun and friendly. Nothing but locals working and eating there. It gives you a sense of Philly. Try the chicken and try soup. It is best I ever had. It is economical. The place is clean but definitely hole in the wall.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Coviently open on Yom Kippur when alot of other places were closed. A unique toasted Blueberry Muffin.- NIce.. Solid Omlette with sausage and swiss. Not alot of elbow room in this classic diner but worth going..

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Additional Information about Little Pete's

Address: 219 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6316
Phone Number: 215-545-5508
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

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