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Trolley Car Diner

7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
+1 215-753-1500
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“finger food” (10 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Our first visit was during Sandy when we were out of power for 14 days and stayed at our sons house which is nearby. Since then, we've been there 3 other times and this is my first review. Get the Special which includes eggs, meat,...More

Thank BCM1225
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

The Trolley Cat Diner is an old time chrome steel diner (circa 1940's) located in the Germantown area of Philadelphia. It is modern inside but retains the historic charm of the steel diners of its era. It is very popular. Food is excellent. I particularly...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant looks charming from the outside and is insuch a quaint town. However, ince inside, it becomes obvious the place needs a lot of work. The booth we sat in had tears in it fixed with duct tape. The bathrroom was not upkept and...More

Thank Kristal G
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Overall, we enjoyed our experience at the Trolley Car Diner. The service was great, despite the fact that it was quite a busy Sunday morning at the restaurant. The food was also good, although we wished the hashbrowns were more on the crispy side and...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you're looking for a true diner type eating experience where you are packed in because the food and service are how you remember it and how you like it, then this is the place to go. The menu is extensive from breakfast plates to...More

Thank gloanne
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

On one of my usual 2x's a month visit the waitress was wonderful, left her a nice tip. Now on the other hand, there was a chick that said I haven't earned my $5.00 off, when I checked out. I was just a little confused...More

Thank Cee L
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Summer Saturday stopped at noon, got seated within minutes and server was quick with the menu. Very friendly hostess and other staff as they passed. The diner is just what you want in a diner. Plus, a separate diner for ice creams. I had "home...More

1  Thank dinerms
Reviewed July 26, 2017

If you've ever driven in this area it is absolutely beautiful. However, this little gem is in the perfect location. The neighborhood is so old and unique, I didn't want to leave. Locals walking everywhere just enjoying how cool their neighborhood is. The service and...More

1  Thank Sissyandbrodda
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We breakfast here frequently. Service is friendly and efficient. Diner food enhanced with some vegetarian selections including some vegan options. The diner is very kid- and family-friendly, which means there can be a long wait for a table on a busy Sunday morning but we...More

2  Thank Anne W
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

A popular diner between two strong neighborhoods makes this a good choice. Excellent menu with wide variety, fast & friendly service, reasonably priced, clearly superior as better diner food. Proprietor is a strong community supporter.

1  Thank John L W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-753-1500
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