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Down Home Diner

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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-627-1955
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“scrapple” (28 reviews)
“finger food” (14 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sitdown diner in the Reading Terminal Market is a pretty unique thing, and there are also restrooms in this corner nook. The food was good, and service was attentive and quick. I'd go again.

Thank BGreen94566
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Since we were not thrilled with the breakfast at our nearby hotel, we had two breakfasts and one dinner here. The prices are much more reasonable and the food tasty. A diner, mind you, not upscale cuisine. The turkey dinner I had hit the spot...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy traditional Diners and we had noted “Down Home” when we strolled around the Reading Market yesterday. They run a typically huge menu, and whilst it was between the busy times when we called, there was a steady flow of customers. The soup and...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast. The food was delicious & filling. Our waitress was very friendly & knowledgeable about the menu. We didn’t need anything else to eat until dinner.

Thank cthemome
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came across this place on our last day in Philadelphia. This is the only place that I have found does poached eggs and they were delicious. My husband had a crab and egg breakfast which he said was lovely. Staff friendly,...More

Thank Noddy1095
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Had breakfast at the Down Home Diner. Food was delicious. Our party had the Philly Cheesesteak which was superior to Geno's, the scrambled egg with ham and cheese were outstanding. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Aida P
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I love so much at DHD. The staff is wonderful, the pancakes divine, the coffee good but I ordered the maple syrup ($1.25 addition) for my pancakes and sadly it was not real maple syrup (trust me on this one.) While it was better than...More

Thank MikeHinPHL
Reviewed March 21, 2018

But good food....had breakfast on a busy Sunday morning. Eggs benedict with crab cake was tasty. It's a diner....and not too pricey.

Thank caroles488
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

It was ok. Nothing grand, nothing horrible at this little place in Reading Terminal. Our waitress, Jen P, was very nice and took great care of us. I tried scrapple for the first time. It’s made of liver which isn’t my favorite but I like...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

In center city Philadelphia on a business conference. Some colleagues and I wandered to the Reading Terminal Market in search of some lunch. Stumbled upon the Down Home Diner. The place has a very casual atmosphere. Kind of find your own seat sit down, and...More

Thank TheThirdBert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1955
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