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Continental Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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Market Street & N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-922-2344
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to walk by this place twice before I dared to step in lol. It's so unassuming on the outside, but once you walk in you can see it's a really nice place for a meal. It has a full bar and that's the first thing you see when you walk in. However the food is awesome and they... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very eclectic mix of food and drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) in a converted diner. The string fries are LARGE, as are the salads

Thank sgptraveller2014
Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great menu selection and awesome cocktails. Unique and eclectic. Friendly and professional service and staff. Loved the funky decor!

Thank rrhickey81
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Took my teenage son here for dinner the night before a college tour. It is a fun, contemporary, casual place in the heart of Old City, with an awesome menu of small plates and sharable entrees. There were several things on the menu I would have liked to try. Looking forward to going back. (And be sure to visit Shane's... More 

Thank Jenni123400
Concord, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Quick lunch before a meeting. Great atmosphere and decor. The staff is fantastic and very attentive. I would definitely recommend this place and I hope to come back some day. I had the Asian Chicken Salad. I was told it was a smaller salad and I am exhausted from eating. Did not put a dent in it!

Thank Smillerick
Overland Park, Kansas
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

A favorite of a colleague - this restaurant never disappoints. Eclectic and modern, food is served in a "tapas" style with the focus on hot and fresh. The lobster Mac and cheese is to die for - made with Orzo instead of a more traditional pasta noodle. Get the continental salad to share with the group.

Thank Sarah M
Toms River, New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the sandwiches & wraps. Great string fries. Prices reasonable for the city. Overall a good experience with the exception of a very loud crowd .

Thank 001BillyV
Portland, Oregon
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133 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We just split a Burger & Fries - and it was one of the best burgers I've ever had! The rest of the menu looked yummy too! Cute "diner" setting, a happening kind of spot!

Thank Beth F
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a very rainy afternoon to ran a drink at the bar. Very friendly bar staff who know their cocktails! Had a few amazing gin based libations. Ate the veal and ricotta meatballs which were absolutely delicious. Loved the atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank PhilipHaxbyT
Webster, Texas
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

We went here for dinner and when we arrived we noticed the front diner area was very loud. Just from the people enjoying their meal and company. We asked, and they have a smaller second dining area that is a lot quieter. The foods here are designed to be mix in matched and shared, so that is what we did!... More 

Thank Blake E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street & N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-2344

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