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Phillips Avenue Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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121 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6735
+1 605-335-4977
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love me a diner and this place met my expectations. The place was pretty busy but the waitress was keeping up. Had the poutine and would love to come back.

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Thank Eric B
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

This is great to hear, Eric B.! Please come back again soon to see us, we would love to earn a repeat visit from you. The Poutine will be waiting for you! Cheers! More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in down town. The food was like something out of an old dinner and not a fan. The food was bland but the shake was good.

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Thank winkmsm
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Thanks, winkmsm! Happy New Year! More 

Upper Midwest
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a dozen or more times over the years and it is always a good choice. They have a large variety - from breakfasts to salads to traditional "diner" food. Portions are large. Our 14 year old still orders from the kids menu mainly to get a smaller portion - and she still ends up with leftovers.... More 

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Thank UpperMidwestUma
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We are beyond pleased to hear of your continued patronage, UpperMidwestUma! THANK YOU for the great rating and fun review - you painted an accurate picture for other guests: great food, a variety of choices, and a kitschy, unique atmosphere! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this diner when asking Siri for "breakfast place near us". We had a short wait as the place was packed. The booth had hooks for coats, always appreciated, and had a great menu. My husband ordered breakfast and I had lunch. I didn't order a malt but they looked great as we were right by the malt... More 

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1 Thank lori H
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear Siri told you to pop by, lori H.! It sounds like you and your husband had the full Diner experience while sitting close to the always-popular malt station! We will also recommend you try one next time - you will not be disappointed! Cheers to you, lori H. - Happy New Year! More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best eggs in town and awesome breakfasts, especially French toast. Excellent service, fun waitstaff. Only drawback is no hvac in restrooms.

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Thank Peter F
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Cheers to you, Peter F.! Thank you for your review and rating! The team at the Phillips Avenue Diner wish you and yours a Happy Holiday season! More 

Landstuhl, Germany
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were just passing through Sioux Falls one evening, and after having enjoyed the city's Falls Park Christmas Lights, we were welcomed in the cozy and friendly, Phillips Avenue Diner, downtown Sioux Falls, SD. Our waiter was very friendly and happy to help warm our chilled cheeks with hot coffee and warm cinnamon bread pudding dessert. Good food for the... More 

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Thank raysalden
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a lovely Downtown Sioux Falls holiday experience, raysalden! We are so proud to have been a part of it - thank you for visiting us here at the Phillips Avenue Diner! We do hope you pop on by the next time you are in town - best wishes and Happy Holidays to you and yours! More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

The Diner is a great spot for lunch with family, friends or by yourself. The menu is varied and food is of high quality and tasty. The Diner is known for its fabulous malts and shakes. I highly recommend them!

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Thank Judy S
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We are thrilled to read your review, Judy S.! Thank you for your kind words and rating, we are sure fortunate to have fun guests like you! Please come back to see us again soon - cheers to you from the staff and management team at the Phillips Avenue Diner! More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The diner has some good food that remind you of the old diners that your grandparent's went to. It is ok for the price point and has friendly staff.

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Thank Luke S
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Luke S.! Cheers! More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

service is pretty good here, as is the food. variety of items from breakfast to dinner. My one favorite is the waffles, no matter what time of the day!

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Thank lauriann1964
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Thank you, lauriann1964! And we have to agree with you, we LOVE our waffles, too - they are delicious! Have a wonderful holiday week, and we hope to see you and yours soon! More 

Waseca
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

It's worth a visit. Not fine dining of course, it is a diner in a great location. All the sculptures on Philips ave are cool.

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Thank Theresa D
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Cheers to you, Theresa D.! Thank you for taking the time to review and rate us here at the Phillips Avenue Diner! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6735
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 605-335-4977

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?