South Street Diner

★★★★☆
  • 140 South St

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Cross street: at Hancock St

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  • 215-627-5258

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I love the South Street Diner! Everything I have had here has been great, and I go at least twice a week! The Hungry Lady Special is great anytime of the day, and is such a deal!

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★★★★★

I love the South Street Diner! Everything I have had here has been great, and I go at least twice a week! The Hungry Lady Special is great anytime of the day, and is such a deal!

Pros: Cheap, Fast, and Delicious!

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One of my favorite places to go when i'm downtown. The service is good and the food is pretty good, especially the breakfast. It's a good spot to people watch too and you have a lovely view of Society Hill.

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★★★★★

One of my favorite places to go when i'm downtown. The service is good and the food is pretty good, especially the breakfast. It's a good spot to people watch too and you have a lovely view of Society Hill.

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WAY BELOW THE ONE STAR. i ate here today 9/6/09, i definitely won't ever return. I ordered what was supposed to be chicken cordon bleu, but turned out not to be that. i would never order anything with mushrooms, but this had that and some crazy sauce. when i asked the waitress if i could order something different, she had to ask the manager. the manager took my plate away and brought it back- minus the mushrooms. it was still terrible. i ate one little piece, instantly was disgusted. i was charged for the meal. the worst thing i have ever had to deal with. never again will i go here to be served way below garbage and have to pay for it. thanks, but no thanks.

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WAY BELOW THE ONE STAR. i ate here today 9/6/09, i definitely won't ever return. I ordered what was supposed to be chicken cordon bleu, but turned out not to be that. i would never order anything with mushrooms, but this had that and some crazy sauce. when i asked the waitress if i could order something different, she had to ask the manager. the manager took my plate away and brought it back- minus the mushrooms. it was still terrible. i ate one little piece, instantly was disgusted. i was charged for the meal. the worst thing i have ever had to deal with. never again will i go here to be served way below garbage and have to pay for it. thanks, but no thanks.

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The South Street Diner has a true all- American diner feel. The food is pretty good and they keep the coffee coming! Great for brunch or a late-night snack after hanging out in the bars in South Street!

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★★★★☆

The South Street Diner has a true all- American diner feel. The food is pretty good and they keep the coffee coming! Great for brunch or a late-night snack after hanging out in the bars in South Street!

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I don't care how good your gyro or table service is...I went to this diner on friday june 5 and someone whether waitress or manager attempted to add money onto my credit card slip after it had been signed. luckily this was brought to my attention as they needed a new signature for the "new amount."

be careful w/ your credit card charge.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't care how good your gyro or table service is...I went to this diner on friday june 5 and someone whether waitress or manager attempted to add money onto my credit card slip after it had been signed. luckily this was brought to my attention as they needed a new signature for the "new amount."

be careful w/ your credit card charge.

Pros: good gyro

Cons: they tried to rob me

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Yes, I had the same experience, not only that, the burned me 3 times with extremely hot fettucine and no one offered to apologize. I even went to the hospital. I think they did it on purpose because each time I went there the same thing happened.

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★☆☆☆☆

Yes, I had the same experience, not only that, the burned me 3 times with extremely hot fettucine and no one offered to apologize. I even went to the hospital. I think they did it on purpose because each time I went there the same thing happened.

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No one expects diner food to be exquisite. However, the food at the South Street Diner is pretty good. It is a moderately fancy restaurant, the service is very nice. I have not had any problems there yet.

Pros: Decent food
Cons: Oddly located.

If your at the other end of South Street near Penn's Landing, it would be a good place to go.

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★★★★☆

No one expects diner food to be exquisite. However, the food at the South Street Diner is pretty good. It is a moderately fancy restaurant, the service is very nice. I have not had any problems there yet.

Pros: Decent food
Cons: Oddly located.

If your at the other end of South Street near Penn's Landing, it would be a good place to go.

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Great place for hangover --- Great Breakfast --- Plenty of characters and people watching. Wait staff is pretty cool

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★★★★☆

Great place for hangover --- Great Breakfast --- Plenty of characters and people watching. Wait staff is pretty cool

Pros: quick reasonable price good service

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When visiting our son in college, we adore treating him to fun places to eat. South Street Diner is one of his favorites for breakfast. Not a meal most college students treat themselves to. It is always fun traveling back to Philly and especially to South Street. A visit to the Diner is a must!

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★★★★☆

When visiting our son in college, we adore treating him to fun places to eat. South Street Diner is one of his favorites for breakfast. Not a meal most college students treat themselves to. It is always fun traveling back to Philly and especially to South Street. A visit to the Diner is a must!

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I've gone to this diner to dine in many times, and although the service is not that great its open late and the food is pretty good. More recently I've been getting take out in the early afternoon and I noticed the owner whose usually the cashier, a caucasian elderly man will not place anything in the hand of an african american. The first time it happened I brushed it off but after four separate occasions it was very obvious, especially after I saw him give money back to a caucasian woman in hand then when waiting on me. Placed credit card, receipt and pen on the table while my hand was in plain view reaching for these items and after I placed the same items in his hand. He even went around my hands once and placed my receipt and change on the counter. This was a old way of disrespecting african americans after the civil rights movement but apparently it is still being practiced at the south street diner. I don't think I want to eat somewhere where I'm being treated differently based on my skin color. If you don't believe me see for yourself.
...A disappointed customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've gone to this diner to dine in many times, and although the service is not that great its open late and the food is pretty good. More recently I've been getting take out in the early afternoon and I noticed the owner whose usually the cashier, a caucasian elderly man will not place anything in the hand of an african american. The first time it happened I brushed it off but after four separate occasions it was very obvious, especially after I saw him give money back to a caucasian woman in hand then when waiting on me. Placed credit card, receipt and pen on the table while my hand was in plain view reaching for these items and after I placed the same items in his hand. He even went around my hands once and placed my receipt and change on the counter. This was a old way of disrespecting african americans after the civil rights movement but apparently it is still being practiced at the south street diner. I don't think I want to eat somewhere where I'm being treated differently based on my skin color. If you don't believe me see for yourself.
...A disappointed customer.

Pros: open late

Cons: cashier/owner disrespectful towards african americans

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Coffee, breakfast is good. Soups are usually good. never had a sandwich there, as I cant pass on ordering an omelette or something.

Noticed hours..isnt open as late as most diners are..whats up with that! Could be getting the post-bar crowd in there and make mad coin..not to mention feed us starving drunkards

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★★★★☆

Coffee, breakfast is good. Soups are usually good. never had a sandwich there, as I cant pass on ordering an omelette or something.

Noticed hours..isnt open as late as most diners are..whats up with that! Could be getting the post-bar crowd in there and make mad coin..not to mention feed us starving drunkards

Pros: Good food

Cons: Hours, not known for non-breakfast foods

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South Street Diner is a really neat little diner. You can go there for any meal of the day. Their breakfasts are excellent, especially their omelets and waffles. They have many different club sandwiches and salads for lunch, and fish, pot roast and other dishes for dinner. They are open late, seven days a week. There is a bakery on the premises. They have excellent pies and cheesecakes for sale. The service is great and the prices are reasonable.

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★★★★☆

South Street Diner is a really neat little diner. You can go there for any meal of the day. Their breakfasts are excellent, especially their omelets and waffles. They have many different club sandwiches and salads for lunch, and fish, pot roast and other dishes for dinner. They are open late, seven days a week. There is a bakery on the premises. They have excellent pies and cheesecakes for sale. The service is great and the prices are reasonable.

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good spot for a diner. too bad their food wasn't all that great. oregon diner is not too far away tho. for a diner, my coffee was only refilled once. my two cent: skip the south street omlette.

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★★★☆☆

good spot for a diner. too bad their food wasn't all that great. oregon diner is not too far away tho. for a diner, my coffee was only refilled once. my two cent: skip the south street omlette.

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Great coffee and great classic american diner food. It's all there: meatloaf, mac'n'cheese, corned-beef sandwiches, pancakes, hoagies, pie, etc.!

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★★★★☆

Great coffee and great classic american diner food. It's all there: meatloaf, mac'n'cheese, corned-beef sandwiches, pancakes, hoagies, pie, etc.!

Pros: Convenient, Fast, Casual

Cons: Heart-clogging

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good prices and good service. I like the type of crowd that comes their late at night

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★★★★☆

good prices and good service. I like the type of crowd that comes their late at night

Pros: food, service, people

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they have the best eggs benadict. we were seated promptly and the service was done with more than a smile.

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★★★★☆

they have the best eggs benadict. we were seated promptly and the service was done with more than a smile.

Pros: service, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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Excellent food, open whenever, good service, and downright cheap... who can complain.. no one makes eggs over easy with italian sausage the way these guys do.. simply the best...

the only thing is that on fri and sat nights everyone coming out of the bars when they close crowd up and block the doors making getting a seat difficult..

They proclaim that they're the city's #2 diner. I think they are far better than any diner in the city, including good ol' melrose

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★★★★★

Excellent food, open whenever, good service, and downright cheap... who can complain.. no one makes eggs over easy with italian sausage the way these guys do.. simply the best...

the only thing is that on fri and sat nights everyone coming out of the bars when they close crowd up and block the doors making getting a seat difficult..

They proclaim that they're the city's #2 diner. I think they are far better than any diner in the city, including good ol' melrose

Pros: good food, cheap prices, open 24 hours

Cons: crowded late weekends

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Great Food, Great Service, Great Selection of entrees, appetizers, homemade deserts and Great Prices!!

Smokers (who seem to be treated more and more like second hand citizens these days) are accomodated in a large, airy, dining room.

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★★★★★

Great Food, Great Service, Great Selection of entrees, appetizers, homemade deserts and Great Prices!!

Smokers (who seem to be treated more and more like second hand citizens these days) are accomodated in a large, airy, dining room.

Pros: Inexpensive, Large Smoking Section, HUGE selection

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My boyfriend and I took my parents to the South Street diner for a nice Sunday breakfast. Although a little smoky, our waitress was wonderful and the food was great.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I took my parents to the South Street diner for a nice Sunday breakfast. Although a little smoky, our waitress was wonderful and the food was great.

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It had been a long time since I had had a great "diner" breakfast when I ate at the South Street Diner last Sunday morning. It's good to know that diners like that still exist.

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★★★★★

It had been a long time since I had had a great "diner" breakfast when I ate at the South Street Diner last Sunday morning. It's good to know that diners like that still exist.

Pros: Inexpensive, Quick seating, Excellent food

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I have been going to the diner for years. The service is very friendly and I really enjoy their food. It is a nice ending to a walk on south street. I have never had their baked goods but they look good!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to the diner for years. The service is very friendly and I really enjoy their food. It is a nice ending to a walk on south street. I have never had their baked goods but they look good!!

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Late-night partiers, tourists and the rest of the neighborhood come for the reliable, simple food that has been a South Street tradition since the 1800s. Dark wood floors and booths, colorful plastic lamps within, and the red brick…

 

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