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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 - 22:00
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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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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Germantown is a charming part of Philadelphia . Trolley cars traveled the length of Germantown Avenue ; the tracks are still there . An old trolley is near the restaurant and the restaurant itself is like a trolley . We ate breakfast , but they serve lunch, dinner and brunch . Friday nights are beer tastings . The breakfast menu... More 

Thank beadknitter
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a diner fanatic. My motto " ya can't go wrong with diner food ". Well ...... I finally found this place that breaks my motto. Nice place, great service , HORRIBLE FOOD.

Thank Bill H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Trolley Car Diner is a good spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I take my grand kids there, they love the food and milk shakes. Good selection of items to choose from any time of day. Real Trolley car in front open in summer for ice cream.

Thank Eric A
Auburn, Maine
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are going to Philly. you have to eat at the Trolley car! the service is great, but the food is even better. I am in heaven whenever I eat here! I recommend it to everyone!

Thank essentiallyhobbs
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just discovered this Philadelphia gem this evening. Worth your business for numerous reasons: - Quality Food. It was exciting to explore the menu. The fries are legit. Salad was fresh and tasty. French Onion Soup- fulfilling and delicious. I was biting the dried cheese off of the bowl, it was so good. The soup was a bit salty for... More 

Thank Tarik S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 3 December 2016 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 3 December 2016 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?