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Golden Gate Diner

Diner, American
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1318 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109-1504
+1 610-435-9111
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

You often hear that when looking for a great place to eat go where the locals go... well the Golden Gate Diner is the place! This is a classic style diner that will bring back memories where the locals go for great food and conversation. The staff and even the owner, Gus, know many of the patrons by name. The... More 

Thank No1HotelAdvisor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We have gone to this diner for years. Breakfast is our favorite meal here. No matter what you order, the portions are large and inexpensive.

Thank Lizard72magic
Lebanon, NJ
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196 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Had a very good dinner here with my wife a few nights ago. This diner is located very convenient to Coca-Cola park, where we went to see a baseball game. It was a perfect stop, very good food, fast service. About five minutes to the stadium after eating. Definitely returning here next time. It's not very fancy – no cloth... More 

Thank ChiefRQ
Easton, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This little diner in the main road of Union Street, Allentown, is among the best the tri-city area has to offer for a hearty breakfast at good value and little fuss. Would reccomend for those on a budget and anyone else who doesn't mind a smaller space and a community vibe.

Thank Zach G
Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We only discovered this place about 3 months ago. I had driven by it many times but we never stopped. Last night was probably our 4-5 visit since we found it. I have eaten at this place at different times of the day and this was the first time at dinner time. It looked crowded from the outside but we... More 

Thank Angie B
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

We come here all the time for breakfast. The coffee is great, hot and bottomless. Wait staff in very nice, friendly and are quick to take your order. Food arrives hot and fast. The place is a great melting pot of characters with plenty of stories if you want to listen.

Thank MatthewM1234
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

My family has been going there for 13 years and my daughter has a stomach issue that she gets gas uncontrollably and she burped out of the blue and people got mad and the owner said he didn't care if we ever came back. The owner Gus was really rude and ignorant and they didn't have a changing table for... More 

Thank Holly C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I have been coming here since 2000 and love this place! Its classic, old time diner feel...and the reason you come is for a good meal at a good price! Whether breakfast , lunch or dinner, the food is always very good, and you get a lot for your dining dollar here! Tables and booths are simple, but nice, and... More 

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Elmer, New Jersey
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294 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

After a weekend of sightseeing in the Poconos we decided to get off the turnpike while heading home to find a local place to eat. That's when we came across the Golden Gate Diner. We immediately sensed that this was where the locals ate as many coming through the door were greeted by name. And it was obvious that it... More 

Thank Nicemeany
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is definitely 60s-70s decor at this diner. I thought the breakfast menu was somewhat limited. I had pancakes with sausage along with OJ and coffee. The pancakes were great! The sausage was a little dried out . Coffee was hot and freshly brewed. OJ was good too. Service was fairly quick. The diner is open for lunch and dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-435-9111

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