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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I eat here with a friend after church about once a month. The food is generally good, with a wide variety and good specials. However, the owner! First of all, he is the host most Sundays. He doesn't smile (except to his "regulars"), he doesn't say hello. he appears annoyed to even have to seat us. Beyond that, it is... More 

Thank lindaannie2
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast with a friend to catchup, the owner asked us to leave because the waitress wasn't making any money with us talking. The good tip she would have received was taken back and when I stopped to say how un-professional he was he put his hands on me and pushed me out of his way. I am not... More 

Thank Jenjentut
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

You want diner food? This place is one of the best in the Lehigh Valley. Very fast and always friendly service. The owner is usually the one to greet you. And they serve alcohol for those Mimosas to go along with the Eggs Benedict that are heaven on a plate!

Thank PMAdesigns
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Allentown for two nights. We were suggested the Chris' Family Restaurant by the reception at our hotel. We have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food (my girlfriend had some lasagna and I had the beef marsala... Both meals were really tasty and good). I would have no problem suggesting that restaurant to anyone!!

Thank Gilles C
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Had the worse cream chipped beef ever. It was way too thick. Had a grayish color. Very disappointed. Pancakes were thick I prefer thinner. Bacon was hard cooked for a while it appears. Coffee so so

Thank Mofjos
Manorville, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 bubbles 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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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Tustin, California
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?