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Penrose Diner

2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
+1 215-465-1097
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“finger food” (13 reviews)
“scrapple” (9 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this diner a few times now and it never disappoints, great food, atmosphere & staff. The food never disappoints, it's a great place to eat breakfast & get your day started the right way.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melinda1966
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I try to stop by the Penrose when ever I travel through South Philly. The food is always well prepared, with fast friendly service. The all day breakfast menu is a hit and I really like there burger specials. They have a very extensive bakery...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Red d
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A group of us went to the Penrose Diner after spending time on a Saturday morning in the Navy Yard. The reviews looked good, and the experience was exactly what you get in a Philly diner -- pretty great food, great service and that Philly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Often_on_road
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Service was an A+. Meatloaf was mediocre. Portions were large. Grilled corned beef average. Black & white cookie okay. Bread pudding was fine---it was served cold, which was a first. Chicken noodle soup was good. Bread basket was good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank meadrooney
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This Diner has the largest and best menu ever! The soup is hot and fresh. The fries are always crispy and plentiful. All the meals are plentiful! The staff as nice as can be. I recommend it if your a big breakfast eater too. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We ordered off the breakfast menu and we greatly enjoyed the meal. The pricing was very reasonable, the staff was friendly and the breakfast was more than filling. We are glad we picked this restaurant and we will be back. (The desserts looked delicious. Can't...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Roger062018
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. Huge diner, looks like it's famous around here. Worth the waiting time. Would go back

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ivett1108
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank josephianaconi
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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