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“Sunday Breakfast Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Hot Spot Diner
3604 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
(610) 325-0436
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Cuisines: American
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Gradyville, Pennsylvania
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30 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Sunday Breakfast Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Every Sunday morning, after church, we stop by the diner for breakfast. We've been there so many times, the servers automatically know what to bring! They greet us with a smile, an occasional joke but, more importantly, with courtesy and speed. Coffee, tea, water for the table in seconds! Hot, piping breakfast ordinarily within 5 minutes. We've been dining there almost every week for a couple of years, now, and expect we will continue to do so.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good diner food -- reasonable prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

For a local, quick stop in Newtown Square and surrounding areas, the Hot Spot is a good place to go. It's fairly small (about 30 tables) and at lunch time is REALLY crowded, but the service is really fast. Example: as customers get up from their table, the guy with the cart is there to clear, followed immediately by the girl placing the settings. During meals the coffee appears frequently without your begging for it.
The food is good diner fare. It's about what you would expect, but is very well prepared and at normal diner speed. The prices are in the normal diner range. (They have a seniors' club, but you have to join and be a regular to make it work for you.)
So, for diner service, food, and prices, the total effect is a pleasent quick stop. It's also fairly easy to get to, on West Chester Pike with a light right in front that makes turning in and out easy.
A word of warning: the outer vestible isn't heated, so try to avoid the front table and booths. Every time someone goes in or out you will get a blast of outside air. And in winter it gets fairly cold. We ate in our parkas!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Decent food, fair prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Passed this diner on our way home from a wake. We were hungry, so we decided to give it a try. My mom got her usual eggs, toast and homefries. I ordered moussaka, and my husband got the broiled tilapia. Both my mom and my husband loved their meals, but the moussaka was only so-so. I've had much better elsewhere.

Overall, it was decent food and we'd probably eat there again, although I wouldn't order the moussaka. Prices were fair. The three of us ate for $45 including tip.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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