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Down Home Diner

51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
(215) 627-1955
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English first
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

down home type of food and great service people are so friendly we've eaten there many times so much fun

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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have eaten here a few times for breakfast. Even though we prefer the Amish breakfast place in the market the Diner offers a good breakfast also, albeit a bit pricier, but since it has a bigger seating area, it is often easier to get a table. As tables are available it offers a better option for groups of more... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place was cool. Friendly staff. Definitely NOT worth the price. Small, tiny portions that range from$7-10/meal.

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Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stopped in for lunch while in town for the Philadelphia Marathon. We thought the food was quite good, but I wouldn't say that it was outstanding or particularly memorable. We ordered a cheeseburger and a Philly cheesesteak. The meat was flavorful and cooked well - very fresh. The fries were thicker cut, which isn't my favorite, but they were... More 

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Brandon, Florida, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I ate breakfast here 3 times during our recent visit. The ham and cheese omelet was delicious and it came with potatoes and a fruit medley of apple, pineapple, and grapes. My husband also liked the Philly scramble. The diner has an outside entrance and opens before and closes after the Reading terminal Market. We did not... More 

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Oxnard, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had breakfast here while starting our day of sight seeing. The food was good, the service was great and we would go back.

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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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