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Chris's Family Restaurant

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American, Diner
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5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Manorville, New York, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient to where we stayed. We visited Allentown for the annual DCI Eastern Classic and spent the weekend at the Holiday Inn Express across the street. When we pulled in we saw this Diner directly across the street and decided to give it a try. The waitress was very pleasant and understanding of our eldest child's food requirements (needed to... More 

Thank Dorothy L
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a bad experience about 2 years ago here, but we tried again a few months ago and everything was perfect! The food was awesome and the service was much, much better. My son loves the italian wedding soup! We will definitely be back in the future.

Thank srm1118
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Staff is great, breakfast, lunch, dinner, take out, all good. Love the home fries. Happy to support family run business for many years. Used to eat lunch there when working, now as retired - its even better.

Thank Fred C
Richmond, Virginia
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I walked from the IHE & Suites and enjoyed a nice homestyle salad with grilled chicken. The staff was friendly and answered questions about the menu. I saved room for the site made pie, I had lemon marainge, and it was very good.

1 Thank Bob D
Tustin, California
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Friendly waitstaff, modern and clean place. We ate chef salad, turkey dinner, liver and onions, tilapia. All were fine--standard diner fare.

Thank Sometime_Wanderer
Baldwinsville, New York
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Greeter,servers and staff were all friendly and attentive to answering all questions about the food preparation. The menu was varied so you are sure to find something even for the picky eater. They even have a full bar menu. The soups were outstanding and every meal eaten there was done just right. Resturant is clean and attractive.

Thank Trudy B
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had a great breakfast at Chris's Family Restaurant. The portions were more than sufficient, the quality excellent and our server was attentive to our requests. You can't beat Chris's for a meal if you are in the Allentown area.

Thank Donna G
Johnson City, Tennessee
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I don't know about breakfast or lunch, but dinner was just so-so. Liver was ok, onions were blandest I've ever eaten. Prime rib was just ok, asparagus ok. Plain cheesecake was good. Once was enough for dinner, no need to try again, too many better options in the area for the same $$.

Thank gehutch
Berlin, Germany
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My family regularly drives 45 minutes just to go to this restaurant. This place is billed as a "diner," but it goes so far above and beyond. Open 24 hours a day, I don't think I have ever seen the parking lot NOT packed. Yet even if you arrive at a prime hour, you tend to get seated soon, if... More 

Thank lalabelle84
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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214 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were in the area visiting and decided to stop here for breakfast. The breakfast was very tasty and the atmosphere was nice.

Thank Kathy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: 610-395-9252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?