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Foods On First

1429 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1507
+1 215-568-3555
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (3 reviews)
“all meat” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
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American, Deli
1429 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1507
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good and fast! Service could have been a little friendlier but I can't really complain. I would go again.

Thank ksdisneydarling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never even knew about this place until last year's vacation, when I rolled my luggage past it on the way to my hotel. I never visited then, because my hotel offered breakfast (and I wasn't in that part of downtown at lunchtime). This time,...More

Thank SteveDisque
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Foods on First is two blocks from the Convention Center and a 5-7 walk from a number of the large area hotels (that charge $19.95 for a buffet breakfast). Classic diner food and good coffee. Reasonable prices. Clean, efficient and helpful wait staff. The type...More

Thank W-Hartford_CT
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This place is an almost-hidden gem in the city's center, just a block or two from city hall. We ended up here for breakfast every day of our recent business trip, and we were never disappointed. Seating is a bit limited, but we managed to...More

Thank RouxTheDay
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We spent a couple of nights eating in restaurants and felt they were way over-priced. Not here! Great food, great service and a great price. Eaten there twice now and will again before leaving Philly. Highly recommended.

Thank SnaxMuppet
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is one of my go-to breakfast GrubHub spots. This time around I ordered the all meat omelette and short stack pancakes. Generous portions, traditional flavors, no complaints!

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I witnessed the individual who was cooking the food not wearing sanitation gloves as required by Pa . State Law . And then put their bare hands on other folk's food is definitely unsanitary and when I called to speak to the owner about this...More

1  Thank Clifton C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stayed at Le Meridien hotel next door.Great alternative to the overpriced hotel breakfast. The breakfast sandwich was stuffed with bacon and egg. Wife and I split it twice while we were there. Coffee was great too. 15 minimum on CC orders so bring cash

Thank Bonesaw50
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I wish I could give it another half of a star. The waitress was so friendly and explained all the popular dishes which was nice. I ordered the fish and grits which was really good. The only think I would change is how hard the...More

Thank iSpy71322
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our hotel did not have a complimentary breakfast so stopped at this place. Had eggs, French toast and a cheese steak club sandwich. All good, friendly wait staff.

Thank acmaine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-3555
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