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“A GREAT PLACE FOR BREAKFAST!”
Review of Trolley Car Diner

Trolley Car Diner
Ranked #526 of 4,652 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
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, potatoes, toast, juice and coffee. It is a great value over all other pricing. Everything was prepared as ordered and the platter will get you through lunch, it's that large!!

We also got to know the owner who lives in the same town as our son!!

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Thank BCM1225
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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 enjoy their breakfast items. Visiting at night provides an additional treat because of the neon lights that adorn the exterior. I'm a photographer and have visited for dinner followed by an outside time exposure photo shoot.

Thank Michael T
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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 only the big stall had toilet paper in it- but the lock is broken. I had to go in there to find toilet paper then go into another stall. Tje floor was sticky and my shoes were sticking to the floor. The restaurant needs to focus on its appearance and cleanliness. Food was okay. I wouldn't go there again unless it was redone and upkept better.

Thank Kristal G
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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 less on the mushy side.

Our only serious complaint is that the dining area had a sort of "wet dog" smell throughout. We could not tell if the smell was coming from the restaurant itself, or some of our fellow patrons, but either way it was not a pleasant smell to have around you, especially while eating.

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Thank Stephanie M
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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 club sandwiches to great desserts. Service is pleasant and efficient. Prices are reasonable and the food is great. Customers are just happy to break bread together in a familiar, homey atmosphere and be fed well. And when you are done eating, you can walk off the calories by shopping the stores of Chestnut Hill which has returned to its roots by offering eccentric and interesting artisan shops, antique galleries, and global items.

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Thank gloanne
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