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South Philadelphia
0.9 miles from Citizens Bank Park
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

The Penrose is an old favorite and I had not been there in years when I went in January. The food and service have not changed. Expansive menu with bottomless coffee and warm, friendly service. A big breakfast for $10 - what a deal!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Prior to this visit, I haven't been here for 5 years. I was quite pleased with the quality and value.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

Our waitress was fantastic, especially to the little ones. This is a great place for family dining!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

Food is good in general. But, tried for the first time a plant based burger called The Impossible Burger. IMO... It was delicious! Actually tasted like a burger.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

Have been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Even late night snacks! Everything is great but one of my favorites for dinner is the broiled crab cake. Delicious and huge portions! Anything you order will be good, not a bad choice in the place. Service...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Service is very good, food is typical diner fare, always a good choice for breakfast and lunch. Prices are average.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

A diner in South Philly popular with the local residents and not too far from I-95 and where I-76 meets with I-95. It is 6 miles and a 10 minute drive northeast of the Philadelphia airport. If you are coming from the Logan Square area...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Big portions, and very good menu selections. The staff was very friendly. They have a little bit of everything on the menu.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

I guess the locals give it this hgh rating because it's local but there's absolutely nothing excellent about this place. I'd put it compare it to a truck stop. Look elsewhere folks, nothing to see here.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

This place was packed when we went for breakfast this morning and we soon found out why. The good was good and reasonably priced and the waitresses were very friendly and efficient

Date of visit: July 2019
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Susan F
July 12, 2018|
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Response from xjfiles77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was plenty of parking with entrances on two different streets since it is on a corner, making it easy to get in and out of. I parked on the edge of the lot in the shade of an overpass.
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jayfreyiii
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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