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Down Home Diner

51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-627-1955
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good35%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Diner
51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want a simple, diner breakfast, this place hits the spot. Great, non-fancy coffee is nice for a change. I had the biscuits and gravy and they were very good. Friendly wait staff too

Thank Warren M
Reviewed 6 days ago

WE had breakfast at this restaurant , the service was fast since we were at the counter and the portion was adequate but poor service ,no coffee refill note the coffee or tea is $2.99!

Thank dgnj2015
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast on Sunday and we were Seated after a short wait. There was food debris under my table that had to be swept up before I could be seated and a wedge of butter managed to get smeared all along the floor creating even...More

Thank AJ M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We stopped at the Down Home Diner because we were in the mood for a informal sit down dinner. This is the place for that! I had the Pulled Pork, Baked Beans and Cole Slaw and my husband ordered the Short Rib Platter, which came...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

After spending the day walking around Penn's Landing and Historic Philly, our group of 4 headed to the Reading Teminal Market to grab a bite to eat. Unfortunately we were not aware of the closing time of the market, which left us tired and hungry...More

Thank MCFDTony
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here for breakfast after walking around the market a few days before. We were very pleased with our orders. We pigged out and got a two course breakfast to set us up for the day! My friend had eggs, home fries, toast and...More

Thank lgm1978
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had been looking forward to having dinner here on Monday August 7; we had a tight time frame, it was close by, looked really good, she was all set for some blueberry pancakes. Walked over there at 6:30 pm, big neon...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nestled in an easy to reach corner of the Reading Terminal Market, this cozy diner is perfect for meeting up with friends and family for breakfast or brunch. Be forewarned that this place is popular and busy. The fare is classic American with a few...More

Thank Kurlman
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Hubby's first time in the east coast was a shocker to him. The food the people the ambiance. Reading terminal is a must, but Sunday on holiday weekend is hard because things aren't open. This place was packed and waiting in line like good children...More

Thank TCProfiler
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We arrived too late to enjoy Reading Terminal Market but thank goodness, the Down Home Diner was open. The atmosphere is authentic and the booths are so cozy. My 14 year old went crazy for the (free!) jukebox loaded with great retro music. He loved...More

Thank YourLadyMother
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-1955
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