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Penrose Diner

2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
+1 215-465-1097
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“finger food” (13 reviews)
“scrapple” (7 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2016 Penrose Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-5744
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a favorite stop in the Philly area. Food is always fresh, taste excellent and service is great. IF you have room for desert, nice selection is always available. It does get busy there so timing is important, be sure to plan accordingly if...More

Thank Cypressman
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here multiple times over the past 15+ years, and every time I’ve had a good meal with good service. However, my most recent was exceptional! Great food- I had the steakhouse salad which was out of this world. Food was nice quality, unbelievably...More

Thank luvthebech
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's always nice to get such a great review from a loyal customer, thanks so much! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Staying in the hotel opposite for 1 night & fancied a bite to eat after site seeing this afternoon! Penrose Diner was directly opposite so we thought we’d give it a go after checking the menu online, service was excellent & food delicious, have to...More

Thank HevMax
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review Max, thanks so much! Hope we see you again soon! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We picked this place as it was close to our hotel. The place was packed for a Sunday night with large groups enjoying time together but we didn't have any wait time for our party of 4. Our server was very friendly and we had...More

Thank s0cial1
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Restaurants that don't offer free wifi to customers are insensitive to professional and personal needs of guests. The server indicated there have been repeated requests for free wifi but the owners have not prevailed. I ordered the crab cakes which at $17 were overpriced and...More

Thank JDRolle R
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience. We are currently working out a situation to provide wifi to our guests. We hope you'll be back soon. Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Drinks cold, coffee hot, food plentiful and awesome. Great service. Great family spot! Not far from Sports Complex.

Thank Jason P
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Jason, Thanks so much for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 30 January 2018

This place has typical diner fare and is especially popular for breakfast. I love their pancakes! The service is always friendly and fast too!

Thank Rachel L
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Rachel, So glad you enjoyed your breakfast! Please come back and sample some of our specials during lunch & dinner as well. Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 23 January 2018

I set up a breakfast meeting with a colleague this morning at the Diner as it was a mid-point between our locations. The menu for breakfast was not extensive but had enough choices for anyone. I had a Spinach and Feta Omelet that was both...More

Thank brucer1201
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello, We hope you'll come back soon for another breakfast meeting! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 21 January 2018

I ate here for dinner and had a cheesesteak. It was delicious. The site was clean and the staff was friendly. The menu has a wide selection of items available and the price was reasonable for dinner. You are looking at about $15 for a...More

1  Thank Steve K
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Steve, Thanks so much for the review. We do our best to maintain a high quality of freshness every day. Looking forward to having you back soon! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I don't have many diners where I live and was hoping to get to eat at one before I went back home. This place did not disappoint. Service was quick and polite and friendly. Food was hot and cooked perfectly - I highly suggest getting...More

Thank alex_scc
Bill D, General Manager at Penrose Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Alex, Thanks so much. We hope you'll join us again the next time you're out our way! Kind Regards, Bill Dovas General Manager

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jayfreyiii
23 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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