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Trolley Car Diner

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7619 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1608
+1 215-753-1500
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pa
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223 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We just discovered this Philadelphia gem this evening. Worth your business for numerous reasons: - Quality Food. It was exciting to explore the menu. The fries are legit. Salad was fresh and tasty. French Onion Soup- fulfilling and delicious. I was biting the dried cheese off of the bowl, it was so good. The soup was a bit salty for... More 

Thank Tarik S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

When we travel to this part of Philly, one of our family always says "Can we eat at the Trolley Car Diner?" The food is great, service is efficient, parking is easy. The milkshakes are made the old fashioned way. If they have brisket on the menu, get it. Prices comparable to other good diners in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Cheap Eats, 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?