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Philly Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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51 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA 19029-1001
+1 610-521-1525
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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5 reviews
3 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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67 reviews
41 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
SE Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Had a business breakfast here and is definitely the best diner in this stretch. Our server was attentive and our food came quick. We were there during a weekday, and it was not very crowed. The pancakes were excellent, and the coffer was very good. Will frequent this place more.

Thank Stevethecamper
Cathedral City, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Had the grilled ham and cheese and a turkey rueben. Both sanwiches were great. Got a 10% discount showing my LaQuinta room keycard.

Thank royboucher
Bridgetown, Barbados
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Staff are all helpful here. The food is very diner, breakfast and salads for the most part. I had the Julienne salad every day four days in a row and surprisingly they were different each day! Just a tip, the roast beef smelled like it had been left out in the sun for a week, so leave off the roast... More 

Thank Nicholas K
Perryville, Maryland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This diner was right next to our hotel, so we thought we'd give it a try. I ordered classic eggs benedict and my husband had the ribeye steak. Both were terrible, The English muffin was too hard to cut with a steak knife, the sauce was a lump of deep yellow, and the eggs were hard. The ribeye was 1/2... More 

Thank ktmommablue

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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
Kids, Families with children, 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: 51 Industrial Hwy, 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?