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“Good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Phily Diner

Phily Diner
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Runnemede
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Good place to eat. Nice size portions. Would have liked if they had kid size portions of ice cream. My daughter asked for an ice cream, I said a small kids size and a huge Sunday was brought to the table. I'm not a fan of icecream so it went to waste. Other than that, everything else was good including the service.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rude!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner at 8:30 ... We requested a table vs. a booth. But despite the fact that the place was empty, the manager would not seat us at a table (for some strange reason he would only allow the hostess to seat us in a booth). Presumably, the issue was that we were only 2 and his tables were for 4 or more ....did I mention that the place was empty?!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good diner experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is what a diner should look like, inside and out. The food was super sized and good. The cakes were awesome, apparently (I can't eat them). The price was also right. Next time we're in the Phily area, we'll be back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Newark, New Jersey
1 review
“Great food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Great food and atmosphere! The New England clam chowder was delicious. It was also close to our hotel.

Visited July 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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381 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Fun place to get a lot of great food at a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stopped because we were hungry and expected "just" a diner. It was a diner plus plus.
Great atmosphere - not just because of the 56 Fairlane out front. Phily Diner brings back the good parts of the 50's diner experience.
The service was very quick and very helpful.
The food portions are enormous - and then they have complimentary soup on top of that! The food was very good. The dessert selection was great.
Excellent value. Convenient location - right off exit 3 of the New Jersey Turnpike.
A fun place to get a lot of great food at a good price.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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