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Trolley Car Diner

American, Diner
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7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
+1 215-753-1500
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we travel to this part of Philly, one of our family always says "Can we eat at the Trolley Car Diner?" The food is great, service is efficient, parking is easy. The milkshakes are made the old fashioned way. If they have brisket on the menu, get it. Prices comparable to other good diners in the area.

1 Thank MJK810
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking sucks but don't let that deter you! Recently this place was on the news, let me tell you first hand this is a friendly little spot with a good mix of people. Motown tunes are streaming from the speakers and they serve adult beverages!!! My kids and I fully enjoyed the atmosphere and our meal. I though the prices... More 

3 Thank Frugalfranie
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a mom with picky eaters I LOVE finding a place where everyone's happy. Good food, efficient staff and cool atmosphere. If you're going by, stop here for breakfast!

1 Thank Kkummer7
Philadelphia, PA
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place!! Always friendly service, great coffee and tasty breakfast. Love the ambience.It's our "go to" family get together place. Management gets special praise for its support of the community.

1 Thank outdoorsyemptynester
Bowie, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fresh, perfectly cooked breakfast. Good service. Everyone had a full meal before heading west for Ohio.

1 Thank paullburns118
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been going here for years and have always had a good experience. The front room is an updated original car diner, and the back room is more modern, both are comfortable and charming. The menu choices are immense and so are the portions...usually have to take some home. Don't say no to the homemade potato chips! The waitstaff is... More 

1 Thank carol c
Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this place looks amazing! I thought it was so cute. It's a trolley! And the place was hopping with people. When we arrived, the staff was arguing about a candidate in the election, calling people who voted for that candidate nasty names. Very off-putting. We looked at each other and considered leaving, but the yelling stopped. We were seated... More 

Thank FrankCastle2016
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The Trolley Car has a huge menu, with items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. They have milkshakes, including "adult" (alcoholic), and a large selection of good beers!

2 Thank pat4katz
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

First I would like to say that the wait staff was wonderful They smiled as soon as we walked in. The serve was quick and the food delish. I recommend the hash. It was homemade and tasty crispy on the outside yum. The neighborhood was a nice ride

1 Thank Itsmeileen
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wish more places like this-old fashioned diner with great food , friendly as can be, cute stools and booths, ice cream milkshakes and pies! Very family friendly!

Thank gcf5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-753-1500

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