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Penrose Diner

2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
+1 215-465-1097
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“finger food” (13 reviews)
“scrapple” (7 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super attentive, friendly, convenient, and super fast. Everything arrived felt like almost as soon as we decided what we wanted and ordered. Coffee inoffensive but lack luster, big mugs kept full. Food itself very average diner fare, plenty of it. Nothing I’d make a special...More

Thank engalu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real old-time diner but completly up-dated and renovated.Open long hours with great food and wonderful serviceThebest breakfast and homefies in the city and also delicious lunch and dinner if you're not sure what you want:they have everything and anything!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out the specials inserted in the menus. I had the chicken marsala and it was delicious. Service, well, they try their best.

Thank emilioGNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice, attractive, clean restaurant with good service. There was a line waiting to get in on the weekend. The food was good but nothing special. I would give it 3 1/2 stars. Good place for families.

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up in Jersey, I've been to countless diners. Seeing how high this diner made it on the Philly list gave me pretty high expectations. When I arrived on a Sunday around 12 noon I could not even walk in the door because of the...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here to get a real piece of Philly and was not let down. This is great place filled with locals and great food. The staff was amazing. Food is great diner food. I had scrapple for the first time and it was good....More

Thank xjfiles77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been here in years, and was looking forward to having breakfast. Immediately greeted at door - very friendly. Our waitress was excellent as well. Breakfast was so-so. On plus side, eggs were cooked perfectly, and the decaf coffee was pretty tasty. On the not...More

Thank MyTravels033
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a favorite stop in the Philly area. Food is always fresh, taste excellent and service is great. IF you have room for desert, nice selection is always available. It does get busy there so timing is important, be sure to plan accordingly if...More

Thank Cypressman
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here multiple times over the past 15+ years, and every time I’ve had a good meal with good service. However, my most recent was exceptional! Great food- I had the steakhouse salad which was out of this world. Food was nice quality, unbelievably...More

Thank luvthebech
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

It's always nice to get such a great review from a loyal customer, thanks so much! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Staying in the hotel opposite for 1 night & fancied a bite to eat after site seeing this afternoon! Penrose Diner was directly opposite so we thought we’d give it a go after checking the menu online, service was excellent & food delicious, have to...More

Thank HevMax
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Great review Max, thanks so much! Hope we see you again soon! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

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July 22, 2017|
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Response from Sparkie154 | Reviewed this property |
It's an American diner style restaurant so would breakfast and I'm sure would include specials. Beware large portions!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-465-1097
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