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Silk City Diner

435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2825
+1 215-592-8838
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“hash” (7 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2825
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I'm not a "hipster" (if anyone really is). On first glance, Silk City, gives you that feel, though. I've been a few places now, and the diners that give me those feels don't always have good tasting food. The Silk City Diner...More

Thank citizen360
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. Place was super kitschy. Fun vibe and only a few blocks from Edgar Allen Poe’s house and museum. Makes for a fun afternoon!!

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious food, interesting drinks. I keep coming back to this place it's never exactly the same - but always delicious. Such positive energy. It's just good to be here.

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Dear Silk City, This is basically a love letter to you. You are an anomaly that sounds ridiculous that isn't: a night club that is also an old-school diner. When I was 22 (in 2008) and new to Philadelphia, this was my go-to spot. The...More

Thank lcattau
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Walked in and immediately loved the funky decor. Place was packed and busy but we were seated within 5 minutes. Waitstaff was very friendly. Our food arrived quickly which surprised us all. And it tasted wonderful. Everyone couldn’t get over how good it was. This...More

Thank DAWN H
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Nice diner with a full bar, it is right across from the new Yards brew house. The "food network" pork empanadas were great. Good local beer at reasonable prices. Worth a visit.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 15 January 2018

this used to be a straight diner according to my friend whose dad took him here 50 years ago..now it is a diner, bar, club at night but we were there for sunday brunch. Waited 10 minutes for a table (they dont take reservations) and...More

Thank animaleyedoc
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Although I would have liked a less eggy/brunch menu at lunch time, I was wowed by the deceptively simply named 'shrimp and grits.' which included andouille sausage and shrimp jus, along with broiled shrimp and grits. Excellent creation.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the diner after a visit to the holiday display at Franklin Square. We had wanted to try it for quite some time. Where most diners have a huge menu and fair quality, Silk City has a limited menu and high quality. They don’t...More

Thank drewlocher
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Just WOW! Everything was delicious. Brussel sprouts, empanadas, Mac and cheese, Thai wings, fresh cut fries. I’m hungry just writing this!! Try it ALL!

Thank FlyingStew75
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Questions & Answers
4 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Meter parking, but there is enough parking for you. I was lucky enough to get parking directly across the street.
Tiffany G
11 May 2017|
Response from B M | Reviewed this property |
No I do not think so it's great food more of a bar/restaurant/nightclub with families are good for brunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-2825
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-8838
  • E-mail
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