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Trolley Car Diner

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7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
+1 215-753-1500
08:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Always a great choice especially for breakfast or brunch.! This place is a hidden gem in Chestnut Hill. The facade is very unassuming but it has wowed me consistently. The interior is quaint & charming. The smoke salmon bagel, stuffed French toast, and hot chocolate are some of my favorites. Service is always quick and friendly. For an added bonus... More 

1 Thank Christina H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I've always drove pass this place for year and never stopped until months ago. I've been missing out. The fish and grits will put you back to sleep

1 Thank Redtop215
Philadelphia, Pa
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240 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I live in the area and this i a neighborhood diner. I would really only recommend going for their milkshakes which are amazing or the selection of pies. Oh and the large selection of beer.There is also a small deli counter. The food selections can be hit or miss and mostly miss. I have never gotten my omelet the way... More 

Thank joanz359
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent Diner - make a point of stopping every time we go into the city! Can't wait to try banana split, shakes & ice cream sodas when it gets warm again!

Thank Khaleesi8
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly great food atmosphere family just plain great place Sidney is our favorite hostesses our breakfast place lunch great hamburgers and a high collection of craft and local beers and a dinner car for hand dipped ice cream and shakes

Thank Reginald S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have been coming here for years with my wife and kids. It is one of the only true diners i know of in the Mount Airy/Chestnut Hill area. It's kind of a hit or miss place as I will explain but I keep coming back out of convenience and because the owner is a well known civic minded gentleman... More 

Thank lgvillari
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Germantown is a charming part of Philadelphia . Trolley cars traveled the length of Germantown Avenue ; the tracks are still there . An old trolley is near the restaurant and the restaurant itself is like a trolley . We ate breakfast , but they serve lunch, dinner and brunch . Friday nights are beer tastings . The breakfast menu... More 

Thank beadknitter
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I am a diner fanatic. My motto " ya can't go wrong with diner food ". Well ...... I finally found this place that breaks my motto. Nice place, great service , HORRIBLE FOOD.

Thank Bill H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Trolley Car Diner is a good spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I take my grand kids there, they love the food and milk shakes. Good selection of items to choose from any time of day. Real Trolley car in front open in summer for ice cream.

Thank Eric A
Auburn, Maine
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

if you are going to Philly. you have to eat at the Trolley car! the service is great, but the food is even better. I am in heaven whenever I eat here! I recommend it to everyone!

Thank essentiallyhobbs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?