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“Best Milkshakes!”
Review of Nifty Fifty's

Nifty Fifty's
Ranked #422 of 4,392 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best Milkshakes!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place for when you are craving a burger and fries, but their milkshakes are what drive the meal home. They have such a wide variety from traditional milkshakes to exotic milkshakes, our favorite is the Death by Chocolate on the exotic milkshake list, every chocoholic should try it. The burgers are also decent, you can put a wide variety of toppings on it. The staff is good and wait time is reasonable. The milkshake is large enough for two people and the small fries are large enough for 2 people as well, if you are watching portions. I see a review below that says they accept cash only, but they must have changed it since then because they accept all major credit/debit cards now.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Khadija T
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great food, great shakes, and don't forget the quarters!”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nifty Fifty's has a great 50's diner with plenty of great burgers and variety of shakes to reinforce the 50's theme. While waiting for your food, make sure to decorate your own old school diner style hat and don't forget to bring some quarters. Along the front of the restaurant there's 50 or so old school gumball machines with various trinkets inside for the kids. From previous experience, I would highly recommend the burgers, fries (with cheese), onion rings, and the chicken nuggets!
Service is always friendly and also very kid friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Aram1121
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Cancun, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great place, we always have a lot of fun here, good prices and great food!!
I would love to come back soon!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Karla C
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Heidelberg, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“another world with good food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

the interior is really cool, the service as well and in addition friendly and fast. The milk shakes are excellent, food overall very good.
just be aware: cash only! but you will enjoy this time travel :-)

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank thoschdo
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food good prices”
Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Go it's good and fun. Busy and good service. Neighborhood is busy but safe. Working middle class. You may have wait for a seat.

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