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Melrose Diner

South Philadelphia
American, Diner
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1501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3023
+1 215-467-6644
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Budd Lake
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group and they were very accommodating, opening a section so we could all sit together. There is a wide variety of food and everyone was happy. Special mention to the milkshakes which put smiles on a lot of faces. Portions were very generous. Salad was excellent, with fresh ingredients and dressing. Burgers and eggs are always... More 

Thank Marian T
Upper Deerfield
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with my girlfriend and my granddaughter my granddaughter ordered a Cheesesteak and Fries looksed really good I got the chicken croquettes with spinach and sweet potatoes very very good little light on the gravy but I'm sure if I asked for more they would have given it to me. My girlfriend got the French onion soup she... More 

Thank godsmack1963
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Let me start off by saying I have never dined here. Never tried the food before. I will however attest to the 5 star butter cream cake my staff got for me this week. Fantastic. I have never had such a creamy rich cake in my entire life. I would go there to try this cake again.

Thank LuvinMy369Hero
Hammonton, NJ
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I stop here every Black Friday morning on our way out. We choose here first because of the history of it, second because of the great location and of course because the food is plentiful and delicious. The restaurant is always clean and kept up. We like to sit up at the counter versus a booth, although... More 

Thank robinhump
Warrington, PA
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

After listening to their catchy radio jingle for years we traveled from the "burbs" to South Philly only to be disappointed. The menu had a good selection, however, the food was average. Prices were reasonable and service was okay but in anb area with multiple great restaurants we expected something really great.

Thank Fred G
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lived in the Philadelphia area for 15 years and this was our first visit to Melrose Diner. A very wide selection of breakfast foods although I did not think it was any different from almost any other diner. Prices were reasonable. Service on a Sunday morning was surprisingly good. Would recommend Melrose for first time visitors to the area.

Thank Sam N
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I found this place while trying a CVS. The food is very good and yummy. I had the fish dinner. The prices are reasonable

Thank clarkvl59
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211 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Born and raised in South Philly, visited this restaurant at least once a week for 30 years. Not to mention all the late-night stops as a teenager. Took my grandkids and family back to share memories and great food like the MP1 and MP3 Swiss potato soup, and hot apple pie with vanilla sauce never got this Anywhere But Here... More 

Thank 2Bige257
New Hampshire
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83 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We don't really have diners in New Hampshire so this visit was a real nostalgic treat. It was our first stop after we arrived in Philly. The food was only about average but the experience was fun.

Thank Alexa P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Great diner food! Service was very good. Had dinner with our 8 year old and she loved it! The cake was delicious!

Thank Mary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3023
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighbourhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-467-6644

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