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Penrose Diner

2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
+1 215-465-1097
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“all meat” (2 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
“pork roll” (2 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here to for dinner from Penrose Hotel across the street. It has an ample of parking spot, and is wheelchair accessible. Their food is great and plenty. Our server was great in explaining about food and quantity. I love their dessert- rice pudding...More

Thank RC Silvanus B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after leaving a local hotel. Both the food and the service were fantastic. Will definitely go agin next time we are in the area

Thank MEL C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Close to Philly but with parking. We came over from our hotel in the Navy Yard. Huge menu, quick service, lots of food. Chicken croquettes, chicken cheese steaks are good.

Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Nice mid range family restaurant. Classic American food. Interesting variety af desserts, but we did not try them... I will go back, if I am in the area.

Thank cstrappazzon
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We were in town for the Tom Petty concert. Ate here because of the reviews. The reviews are true; great, large breakfast. Plenty of options to choose from. Friendly, welcoming staff.

Thank BlueDog10
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Went here based on reviews. We were disappointed. The food lacked flavor unless you salted it and peppered it yourself. Service was extremely slow though we were one of the only 5-6 tables in the place. Staff was not overly friendly either. Almost like you...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Yummy! Always is a sure thing for a quick bite on a busy day/night! Had the soup of the day & turkey club! Highly recommend pre - game too!

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

First time in Philadelphia and did not expect to find this amazing restaurant so close to our hotel. The food was amazing, the service fast... and the price, well you can't beat the price. We ate and took some for the road!

Thank Glorialyz D
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Large Sunday crowd, got seated really quick, service was serious about his job, making sure I had everything I needed. Food was amazing, tons of it to eat, especially the bread basket. Deserts looked great, wish I could've stayed for desert. Classic American diner, highly...More

Thank WorldWideInternation
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I visit here on a regular basis. Breakfast is my favorite, but all the meals are great. I usually always ask for Berton he is a great server, keeps your drinks filled and always makes sure you have what you need.

1  Thank Judith W
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23 July 2017|
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Response from Sparkie154 | Reviewed this property |
It's an American diner style restaurant so would breakfast and I'm sure would include specials. Beware large portions!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighbourhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-465-1097
  • E-mail
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