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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
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Breakfast for lunch

We stopped in looking for a late breakfast after noon on a Sunday. Good service and very reasonable prices for a big city restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Jnietupski3
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Millbury, Massachusetts
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Millbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We stopped in looking for a late breakfast after noon on a Sunday. Good service and very reasonable prices for a big city restaurant.

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Antioch
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I went here three years ago and the service was terrible bit I gave it a second shot and never should have. The food was awful, I got biscuits and gravy and it was bland. My friends both got corn beef hash, both said it was too salty. The fruit was at thr point of being tossed in the trash.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was at the Marriott Downtown in Philly for a few days for conference in April. The Down Home Diner is steps away in the Reading Terminal Market. I stopped there for a quick lunch one day and it was excellent. The service was both fast and friendly, and the chicken salad wrap was outstanding. If I was staying longer,... More 

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Ate there on a Sunday .. Breakfast... Great food ... Great staff !!! Reasonable prices .. It does get crowded like every where else in reading marketplace , but it's worth it !! GO !

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ohio
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81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is in the Reading Terminal Market, and I've only had their breakfast, but it was delicious and filling, and very reasonable prices. The omelettes were great, and so was the service.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Even before Reading Terminal opens, you're welcome in this Diner -- and it's open for dinner after the terminal has closed. It was my breakfast place during a week's stay, in my own booth and with warm coffee that was brought right away. Breakfast is warm, heartening, good quality -- I loved the farmer's omelette special with baked potatoes, and... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?