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Down Home Diner

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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1955
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent Value in the Heart of Philly

Enjoyed their hashed salmon and asparagus with poached egg special as my son indulged in a Philly Steak Scram. Other boy ordered french toast and wife got something I can't remember. There was so much more on the menu I wish I had an opportunity to experience. All was extremely good, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Jim S
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good food, locally sourced, at excellent prices for a city center location. A wide selection of typical fare with some Pennsylvania specialties thrown in for the more adventurous or curious diner. At breakfast and lunch the place is full of cops, always a good sign

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed their hashed salmon and asparagus with poached egg special as my son indulged in a Philly Steak Scram. Other boy ordered french toast and wife got something I can't remember. There was so much more on the menu I wish I had an opportunity to experience. All was extremely good, and the prices were almost as friendly as the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Located in The Reading Terminal Market, but open til 9:00. Pot Roast is what I had! The kids had cheeseburger. Large portions.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped at this little place while in the Reading Terminal Market because...well, honestly, because it looked like we would be able to sit down for lunch. We were exhausted and decided, what the heck, looks like a short line. Let's try it. What a good idea! We thought we were just going to find the usual fare; but closer... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Server was great, but this pulled pork hoagie whatever isn't. It's like pulled pork smothered in smoked vinegar. There's some tangy/tart flavor that isn't good at all I couldn't even finish my sandwich after a few pokes with the fork. The Mac and cheese was ok thank god I ordered a side of that or I would still be hungry.... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our family of four had a great breakfast for 10 dollars each. The portions were big and the prices were excellent. The home fries for breakfast were excellent. Just a really good diner in the heart of Terminal Market.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The coffee was the best thing. It is fairly cramped, do I recommend taking a booth. The food was average and a little pricey. The servers were efficient.

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

When I travel to Philly, I have breakfast at the Down Home Diner, quick friendly service, guality is good, and the best Cornbeef and Hash I've had. I like finding local spots for breakfast when I travel, just a bit more like home than hotel buffet. i'm usally a lite breakfast eater, they have plenty of options where you do... More 

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place in located in the Reading Terminal Market which is close to the Philadelphia Convention Center. Got tired of hotel food and prices and ventured out for breakfast prior to the day's events. Had the Country Benny the first day and a bowl of oatmeal the second. Both had ample servings and were good. The Country Benny with coffee... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I came here for breakfast on Boxing Day, while staying at the hotel across the street. Enjoyed the food here. No wait for a table. Large portions. Had the blueberry pancakes. Would return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 627-1955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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