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Silk City Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
+1 215-592-8838
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Riverside, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went two nights in a row. First night we ate light and had the tomato soup and beef stew which were fabulous. Now, when went back the next night that blew us away....we had the meatloaf (holy cow Batman) and the salmon over the shrimp fried rice (shut the front door!!)and a side a of the most amazing collard... More 

Thank Jean D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I had brunch here on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised to find good vegetarian options on the menu and food prepared as well as any eatery I've been to, with quality ingredients. The soup special was so good (smoked chicken and mushroom) that we ordered a second serving. And the potatoes that came with my tofu... More 

Thank scripsi
DeRidder, Louisiana
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the chicken fried steak and eggs. The potatoes and eggs were good the chicken fried steak was no good. I will not be back. Also my coworker ordered chili which neither looked smelled or tasted like chili. Prices are high for low quality food.

Thank Jeff S
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

After going to the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site we stopped in here for a beverage before continuing on our long walk. The garden appears cute at first glance until you look closer and realize everything is overgrown and needs to be trimmed. All their yard gnomes and other statues are hidden in the grass. The service sucked -... More 

Thank Lissa3891
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Silk City had a diner area with a pretty outdoor area as well. The music and food are always good. Whether you're in the mood for low key drinks, or dancing all night, Silk City is the place to go!

Thank Sofia425
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place and had a great time but watch out for the bartender charge me 12 dollars for a long Island...the second one was 14...smh

Thank licolet
Atlanta, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Went for food after a concert, midnight. The portions were large and everything was cooked to order. Food came out hot with a great presentation. Had the grilled chicken sandwich with fries. They over seasoned it with pepper, but outside of that the food was good.

Thank Bridget S
Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Was in town for a weekend and happened to stumble upon this gem in Philly. The atmosphere and decor is wonderful, matched equally by the amazing food. We went for brunch, and sat outside. I had the chicken and waffles (delicious!) and my friend had the breakfast chorizo burrito. Both dishes were extremely tasty. When in Philly, make sure to... More 

Thank Alex M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The inside looks like a traditional diner, but we sat on the outside patio which has a really nice atmosphere. The food and service were great, and the prices were reasonable. We really liked the patio vibe and stayed after dinner for a few more drinks. This is a good option for outdoor food/drinks on a nice day.

Thank Nicole C
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Super great food!! We were visiting friends and they stated we had to eat here. They are Philly residents. We had the shrimp burger, fried chicken, spicy chicken sandwich and hamburger. The jalapeno corn muffins are delicious. All of the food was excellent. The dessert was homemade ice cream and warmed apple pie. We all needed to be rolled out... More 

Thank Hunter H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8838

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