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Penrose Diner

2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
+1 215-465-1097
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“finger food” (13 reviews)
“scrapple” (7 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the three classic South Philly diners. All locals eating. If you aren't from Philly you need to come here to try some scrapple and eggs, or their italian suasage breakfast sandwich. Big portions - classic diner feel - cheap prices -...More

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff is friendly and smiling a lot, great choice of meals, big portion of food. Place and furniture is cozy.

Thank Ivett W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious, the staff was very nice & friendly, the diner seemed neat & clean but the hotel across the street was disgusting.

Thank josephianaconi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portions are huge. Will be eating Disco fries for a few more days. Our server was the best, wish I could remember her name. Stopped in for a quick bite after the Phillies game. Very busy, but food was served very quickly. Good parking and...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening after a Phillies game after seeing great reviews on here. It was minutes from the stadium, great parking, seated immediately, excellent & friendly service, great menu with wonderful prices, food came out very quickly, portion size was very generous,...More

1  Thank MotheringByHeart
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome food! Quick and friendly service.i got a club sammich, it was fantastic! Got 2 meals out of it.

Thank I5093NMannt
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I loved going to this diner for meals. Everytime we went in, the staff made us feel like we were coming home to a family meal. The food was very good, the desserts were awesome and make sure you order the corn muffins.

Thank vbrownsj
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

My family could not decided what to eat so I searched on tripadvisor for good food at cheap price.....Penrose Diner came up. Everyone in family enjoyed what we order. I got the stuffed chicken and let's just say, I finished all of it. Had a...More

Thank Mykell
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. Everything is home made. Their soups are out of this world. My favorite is their Ruben and pot pies. Their dessert are our of this world too. You take one look at them and can’t say...More

Thank Tonya T
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Often you hear a place mention how long they been at it servicing the community, where are the people who can state the facts as true. I'm one that can attest to the Penrose Diner as being the one. With the profits from my first...More

1  Thank Marshall B
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Susan F
12 July 2018|
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Response from xjfiles77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was plenty of parking with entrances on two different streets since it is on a corner, making it easy to get in and out of. I parked on the edge of the lot in the shade of an overpass.
22 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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