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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
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Hammonton, NJ
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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40 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 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 28 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
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

My wife and I love this place. Large and excellent breakfasts featuring omelets as you like them, fluffy pancakes and excellent coffee. BUT, you must try the pastry that is baked on premise including a strawberry cake that makes you want a lot more than one slice. Sinful! There's a reason why this place has lasted many years.

Thank skydivefreddy
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This dinner has been around as long as i have been driving ( prior to 1970 ) but no matter what you order you'll be impressed with what you are served. Did i mention the pastries ? Too die for. No matter what a pie, cake or their cheese cake ( another thing to die for ). I have never... More 

Thank chaz r
Edinburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We enjoyed good food for good price, and left with leftovers for lunch the next day. Loved the dinner feel for years ago. We had a great waitress that was very attentive. We enjoyed it so much we returned for a second meal during our visit to Philly

Thank Barbara B

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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
USD 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, 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?