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Chris's Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
+1 610-395-9252
00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When a diner is constantly using its sign out front to recruit cooks, wait staff, etc it is either a sign that they are increasingly busy, or swirling the drain. In this case, it's the latter. Employees are never happy, and most recent visit was seated, and then ignored for 20 minutes, including asking for our waitress twice. Have noticed... More 

Thank Vincenzo1961
Statesville, NC
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast on a large scale - you can't go wrong here! This is a place that's been around for YEARS and no wonder why. This is a great family place and if I lived here, would be here every Sunday.

Thank David S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice diner, the food is pretty good, every time we're been their the service has been good. It's a go to place if we want to stay close to home and want a relaxed diner meal. I believe they are better than others in the area. Good selection, well prepared seafood. Good prices.

Thank Brian G
Allentown, PA
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I ordered an Ahi Tuna Wrap here today with No Onions. The wrap arrived loaded with Onions and I asked the waitress for another with NO Onions. She came back a few minutes later with the same wrap and the kitchen staff's attempt to remove the onions. Because they were chopped so small they could not remove them all and... More 

Thank tealtopaz
Brockton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great food and service . We were served quick even though the place was crowed Arrived around 11:00 am I had lunch my wife breakfast . We were both pleased with our food at reasonable price

Thank bassmj2016
Panton, Vermont
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124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stopped here with my family while traveling through Allentown. All of the waitstaff were pleasant and efficient. The food was good too. All of the sandwiches come with cole slaw (best I've eaten in ages!) and a choice of soup or fries. We were stuffed but the desserts looked so yummy that we each got one to go. I'm glad... More 

Thank merry_vermont
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have had breakfast here many times on our way to Lancaster. Today on our return trip stopped for an early dinner. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, or the overall appearance of this restaurant. Worth taking the exit to Kuhnsville off route 22.

Thank Sharon L
Tallmadge, Ohio
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

good food, very big menu. ordered the blueberry pancakes and the were very good, The person I was with got a roast beef sandwich the looked very good.

Thank Mark S
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I eat here with a friend after church about once a month. The food is generally good, with a wide variety and good specials. However, the owner! First of all, he is the host most Sundays. He doesn't smile (except to his "regulars"), he doesn't say hello. he appears annoyed to even have to seat us. Beyond that, it is... More 

Thank lindaannie2
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast with a friend to catchup, the owner asked us to leave because the waitress wasn't making any money with us talking. The good tip she would have received was taken back and when I stopped to say how un-professional he was he put his hands on me and pushed me out of his way. I am not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5635 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104-9383
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-395-9252

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