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Down Home Diner

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

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  • 40
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 48
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  • 19
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  • 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
GREAT !!

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 !

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Cynthia C
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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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