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South Street Diner

City Center East
American, Diner
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140 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
+1 215-627-5258
09:00 - 21:00
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Fallon, Nevada
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Open 24 hours amd was recommended by our hotel. Food was excellent! Prices fantastic! Had french toast with eggs, bacon, and homefries, along with pancakes for another meal. Everything was enormously plated and delicious! Would definitely return! Great staff also!

Thank nvnativemtbound
Laurel, Maryland
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We ended up stopping by the South Street Diner twice during our three day visit to Philly for St. Patrick Day. Our initial trip was due to the recommendation of our Air BnB owner the second was because our breakfast and service was great. They have typical diner fare, plenty of omelets, including ones that were a little interesting such... More 

Thank Bskasick
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315 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I was here recently with my daughter and her friend for lunch. The service was very good and the food came quickly, and was good. It's on a cute street with lots of shopping. Recommended.

Thank Diane123Diane
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

OK, the menu is NINE FREAKING PAGES!!! BUT, trust me, the food is FANTASTIC. I recommend the greek sampler. IF YOU LIKE GREEK FOOD, YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN!!!! And the french onion soup is killer!!!! Everything looks great but I am afraid I will never get to try anything else since the greek sampler is the bomb!!!! LOVE SSD

Thank BPFunTraveler
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348 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This whole in the wall called south st diner is a dirty poorly run excuse for an eating place the poor street people will not go near this diner...They have better taste!!!!!! let us be fair .. the breakfast is usually cold or just warm the server is full with anger.... the so called chief has to deal with poor... More 

Thank thomas p
Greater London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Was apprehensive upon entering as facade not much to say come on in and decor bit on shabby side. Combined with the lack of other diners for such a big place; there's a second eating area near the toilets, least said about those the better. But, food turned out to be excellent, big portions, huge menu and waitress couldn't be... More 

Thank StephenMilward
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I work really close to this establishment. The food is always good and there are monster portions (which is reflected in the pricing). The food and service are always consistent, and I have been going for years. The desserts are out of this world. Sometimes I stop in for just desserts to eat on my walk to my car. This... More 

Thank grandyosecreations
Ocean City, New Jersey
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184 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

In for a late lunch, place is empty. Why was the service so slow? Waitress very friendly, when she finally arrived. Long wait for food. Did I mention, we are the only customers in the diner. Food was quite good, loved the soup and good coffee. Sandwich bread a little old. Open 24/7, probably better for a late night visit.

Thank Stewart C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

As a girl born and raised in New Jersey, I just love this place. It's totally unassuming. The menu is HUGE, like any good diner's should be. The service is fun and friendly. And the best part? The food is actually really, really good.

Thank tempranill0
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Every time I come home to visit family (mainly by brother because he lives so close) we have to stop here and get some chow. The ladies that work here are all so friendly and know everyone by name. Its got a real family feel to it and I love places like this and since its a diner that's open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-5258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?