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Nifty Fifty's

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2491 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114-1004
+1 215-676-1950
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A buzzing old school ice cream shop! A numerous assortments of milkshakes. I had the bacon ranch chicken cheesesteak with provolone cheese. (Yummy) fries with the honey mustard spread on top. Husband and Nephew both had a burger , which they raved about. If you miss how good ice cream parlor's were then visit "Nifty Fifty's".

Thank Kim B
New Haven, Connecticut
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213 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

While driving in Philadelphia I notice the incredibly bright neon 50's lights, and I mean BRIGHT!!! I went the next day for breakfast and was very pleased. The interior is just as corky as the outside. My breakfast was my go to choice eggs and hash, and they did not disappoint. The waitress kept the coffee pouring and was of... More 

Thank Josue C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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409 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the 1950 platter (eggs, bacon, and home fries/hash browns) to go and it was really good. It was ready in 10 minutes and the staff was friendly. Definitely recommend this spot if in the area!

Thank Shopaholic_x0
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing and tasty foods. It had one of those old school feels theme and the foods taste fantastic. The milkshake is my favorite. Big enough to share.

Thank kkatiecc
Streator, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The burgers are incredible and the shakes are great. Really enjoyed the crab cakes and the philly cheese steak omelet. This is the first place I go when I'm in Philadelphia.

Thank K5335WJdonl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our family eat here all the time. Last night we took our four year old Grandson there for dinner. He loves this place. They have great burgers, Texas Tommies, Chicken sandwiches, tenders, nuggets, fries, onion rings and milkshakes. Plus so much more....

Thank Lila850
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had a really good burger, some fries and a great shake, with ice tea. $12. Really friendly staff. Any flavor of shake you can imagine, but I stuck with vanilla and it was s whole lot of delicious shake for the money.

Thank joanne s
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Met my nephew for breakfast at nifty fifty at for breakfast. Both my nephew and myself enjoyed it. We asked for our potatoes well done and the hash browns came out perfectly as asked. The eggs were cook as ordered. The server was attentive asking us if we wanted more coffee and re- filled out waters without asking. Definitely would... More 

Thank Eric P
Owings Mills, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

After hearing great things about this place I went with high expectations. I had been craving a chili cheese coney and some chili cheese fries for weeks so this seemed like the perfect place. I went in and the line was out the door so then I was REALLY expecting GREAT FOOD! The décor was traditional fifties diner style and... More 

Thank Jasdashmol
Maryland, United States
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Diner style restaurant with a pretty diverse menu. The burgers are very good, cooked fresh and made to order. I must have hit them on an off day because the fries were average at best. Service was good. Worth a try if you are in the mood for a quick and basic lunch.

Thank Randy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2491 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-676-1950

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