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Philly Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
+1 610-521-1525
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Newark, Delaware
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a diner with a nice 1950's retro feel. The food is good and the portions plentiful. Service is usually good but can sometimes be a bit slow.

Thank Dave D
Lakewood, Colorado
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We were staying at the nearby Wyndam. We walked across the parking lots of adjacent properties to the Philly Diner. This is a large seating area. The rest. was empty as we were early for the dinner and next day breakfast meal. the service ws quick nd food satisfactory. Good choice for diner style food.

Thank stephenf197
Dover, Delaware
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We returned from Europe and stayed at the LaQuinta hotel, which is next door to the Philly Diner. After a long flight, we were tired and wanted to eat dinner and go to bed, Since the diner was so close we decided to go there (after a nightmare experience at the Denny's). We were seated, asked what we wanted to... More 

Thank hd0829
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was very well and looked very delicious on our plates and was soooo much we couldn't eat it all but we share and enjoyed it.

Thank Shelayne S
Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

If you like diner food, and I do, try the Philly Diner. The breakfast is great and the dinners are so big you will need a doggie bag. I've had very good to average service here.

Thank Brandy-from-PA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I have to say the waitresses are great and attentive. The food on the other hand is mediocre at best on a good day. I ordered a simple order of eggs over easy with corn beef hash, the eggs came from a pigeon they were so tiny and the corn beef hash looked like soup (no exaggeration). I had a... More 

Thank Terry R
South Florida, Florida
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

a 24 hour restaurant with a traditional chrome deli exterior. good food, friendly atmosphere, fast service and all the menu all day/nite long. I will eat there again.

Thank chrisnorley
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Stopped at this Diner several times during a recent business trip. Expansive and creative menu, great food and good prices. Service was prompt and very courteous at all times.

Thank Michael F
Leedom Estates, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Crepe omelets!!!!!!! Crepe desserts. Fast Friendly and affordable. Clean! Easy access to locals and travelers alike. Fresh baked goods.

Thank AnKBrennan13
Wells, Maine
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Hood breakfast and lunch. Chicken salad was great. Fruit and cheese stuffed crepes were out of this world. Sweet but delicious. Plate had 3 but I was full on 1.5.

Thank Button143

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: 51 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Essington
  • Phone Number: +1 610-521-1525

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