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Phillips Avenue Diner

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121 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6735
+1 605-335-4977
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing!! The shakes are a must! I had the hot beef and it was delicious!!! Would go back in a heartbeat!!!

Helpful?
Thank Amy S
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We love that YOU love our milkshakes and the Hot Beef plate! Thank you, Amy S. - we are so fortunate to have guests like you! Please continue to come back and enjoy our fun atmosphere and delicious Diner-style cuisine! More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the diner on Phillip's avenue! It makes me feel like I am walking back into the past - a wonderful feeling indeed. The food is great, the people are friendly and the music is always on. They make great milk shakes and burgers and everything you liked as a kid! It is a real treasure in Sioux Falls!

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Thank maureenhoulder
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

This review is awesome, thank you maureenhoulder! We love providing that blast-from-the-past atmosphere with our unique and kitschy diner concept - please continue to make us a go-to spot in Sioux Falls, SD! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat design. Fun location. Great menu variety. Try the shakes!! Then go outside and follow the sculpture walk.

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Thank Layne N
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Thank you, Layne N.! We love being a fun, all-ages dining spot in the heart of Downtown Sioux Falls - cheers to you for the wonderful review and rating! More 

Sioux Falls, United States
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as the its title suggests, the diner is a through back to earlier days. The food is well prepared and the service is great! Best part is the real milkshakes to take in after you have eaten too much already.

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Thank ericwJ6709PI
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

This is such a fun review, thank you ericwJ6709PI! It sounds like you were able to enjoy our unique dining atmosphere as well as experience our famous milk shakes - please continue to visit us here at the Diner, we are lucky to have you as our guest! More 

Britton, South Dakota
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten there many times and each time ----no matter what else we have---we always end up with a malt!!!!! they r amazing---hand scooped and absolutely wonderful --they will not disappoint!!!!

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Thank rosie64395
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

This is so awesome! What a cool review, rosie64395! We LOVE our malts and shakes as well, and we hope you keep coming by to enjoy more deliciousness! Thank you for your business, and cheers to you from the staff and management at the Diner! More 

Columbus, Nebraska
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit and it didn't disappoint! No wait at the time we went on a Saturday morning. Looks of a traditional diner.

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Thank dez754
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We are so excited to hear you came and visited us, dez754! Thank you for the rating and review, please come back and see us again soon - cheers to you from the team at the Phillips Avenue Diner! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I love me a diner and this place met my expectations. The place was pretty busy but the waitress was keeping up. Had the poutine and would love to come back.

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Thank Eric B
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

This is great to hear, Eric B.! Please come back again soon to see us, we would love to earn a repeat visit from you. The Poutine will be waiting for you! Cheers! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Right in down town. The food was like something out of an old dinner and not a fan. The food was bland but the shake was good.

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Thank winkmsm
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

Thanks, winkmsm! Happy New Year! More 

Upper Midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have eaten here a dozen or more times over the years and it is always a good choice. They have a large variety - from breakfasts to salads to traditional "diner" food. Portions are large. Our 14 year old still orders from the kids menu mainly to get a smaller portion - and she still ends up with leftovers.... More 

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Thank UpperMidwestUma
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We are beyond pleased to hear of your continued patronage, UpperMidwestUma! THANK YOU for the great rating and fun review - you painted an accurate picture for other guests: great food, a variety of choices, and a kitschy, unique atmosphere! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We happened upon this diner when asking Siri for "breakfast place near us". We had a short wait as the place was packed. The booth had hooks for coats, always appreciated, and had a great menu. My husband ordered breakfast and I had lunch. I didn't order a malt but they looked great as we were right by the malt... More 

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1 Thank lori H
Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Phillips Avenue Diner, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear Siri told you to pop by, lori H.! It sounds like you and your husband had the full Diner experience while sitting close to the always-popular malt station! We will also recommend you try one next time - you will not be disappointed! Cheers to you, lori H. - Happy New Year! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6735
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 605-335-4977

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