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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
(215) 627-1955
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Ranked #769 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Clayton, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped for lunch and found the quality of the food to be much less than expected. Husband's club was dry, mayo-less, and on stale bread. What I could taste of the crabmeat on my crabcake sandwich was pretty good however, there was such a small amount it was mostly overpowered by the lettuce and tomato. There are so many other... More 

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NJ
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

With all the choices in the Reading Terminal, pass this one up. Have been here before and enjoyed it. This time it was lame. Fried chicken was cold, mashed potatoes lumpy and carrots bland. Macaroni and cheese was sour and had to be sent back. They did take it off the bill however would have preferred it taste better.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The coffee is dynamite! The food was really good and big portions, too, for their breakfast. The male server was extremely courteous and if you ask if I'd go again? In a heartbeat.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

the atmosphere in the market is great and the food at the down home is just what it says down home . try the chipped beef over potatoes

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

great breakfast menu- eggs, pancakes, French toast, granola, scrapple, chipped beef on toast, turkey sausage. friendly service, good coffee, tables turn quickly. the name says it all- down home dining

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ate breakfast here as it was very close to our hotel. The food was really good and the servers really hustle. Food came out quickly and the tables are cleared and cleaned in no time. So if there is a wait, the staff tries to get you seated as quickly as possible.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Maybe its just a breakfast place but the lunch we had was pretty uninspiring. Chili was not that good, rice underneath the chile must have been sitting in a pot for a few days. Presentation was weak, looked like someone threw slop into a bowl. Service was slow, never brought our drinks we ordered. Don't waste your time or simply... More 

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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice breakfast all around.. The menu is much more gourmet than You would think. My kids love it. It gets crowded but the line moves fairly quick.

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phila
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

anything you would want. They have black eye pea and hog jawl soup. enjoy some grits and corn bread.

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Additional Information about Down Home Diner

Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: (215) 627-1955
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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