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Chris's Family Restaurant

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American, Diner
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5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
+1 610-395-9252
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Panton, Vermont
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here with my family while traveling through Allentown. All of the waitstaff were pleasant and efficient. The food was good too. All of the sandwiches come with cole slaw (best I've eaten in ages!) and a choice of soup or fries. We were stuffed but the desserts looked so yummy that we each got one to go. I'm glad... More 

Thank merry_vermont
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had breakfast here many times on our way to Lancaster. Today on our return trip stopped for an early dinner. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, or the overall appearance of this restaurant. Worth taking the exit to Kuhnsville off route 22.

Thank Sharon L
Tallmadge, Ohio
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good food, very big menu. ordered the blueberry pancakes and the were very good, The person I was with got a roast beef sandwich the looked very good.

Thank Mark S
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I eat here with a friend after church about once a month. The food is generally good, with a wide variety and good specials. However, the owner! First of all, he is the host most Sundays. He doesn't smile (except to his "regulars"), he doesn't say hello. he appears annoyed to even have to seat us. Beyond that, it is... More 

Thank lindaannie2
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast with a friend to catchup, the owner asked us to leave because the waitress wasn't making any money with us talking. The good tip she would have received was taken back and when I stopped to say how un-professional he was he put his hands on me and pushed me out of his way. I am not... More 

Thank Jenjentut
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

You want diner food? This place is one of the best in the Lehigh Valley. Very fast and always friendly service. The owner is usually the one to greet you. And they serve alcohol for those Mimosas to go along with the Eggs Benedict that are heaven on a plate!

Thank PMAdesigns
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Allentown for two nights. We were suggested the Chris' Family Restaurant by the reception at our hotel. We have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food (my girlfriend had some lasagna and I had the beef marsala... Both meals were really tasty and good). I would have no problem suggesting that restaurant to anyone!!

Thank Gilles C
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had the worse cream chipped beef ever. It was way too thick. Had a grayish color. Very disappointed. Pancakes were thick I prefer thinner. Bacon was hard cooked for a while it appears. Coffee so so

Thank Mofjos
Manorville, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Convenient to where we stayed. We visited Allentown for the annual DCI Eastern Classic and spent the weekend at the Holiday Inn Express across the street. When we pulled in we saw this Diner directly across the street and decided to give it a try. The waitress was very pleasant and understanding of our eldest child's food requirements (needed to... More 

Thank Dorothy L
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had a bad experience about 2 years ago here, but we tried again a few months ago and everything was perfect! The food was awesome and the service was much, much better. My son loves the italian wedding soup! We will definitely be back in the future.

Thank srm1118

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-395-9252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?