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“Perfect Greasy Spoon for Late-Night Eats”
Review of Midtown III

Midtown III
Ranked #1,771 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: City Center West
New York
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
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“Perfect Greasy Spoon for Late-Night Eats”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Rather than spend a rather hefty sum for some late evening eats at the Elephant and Castle, we happened upon Midtown III while walking back to the hotel. The place doesn't look like much from the outside, and the cocktail lounge next door doesn't enhance the appeal of the place either.

Still, go on in and help yourself to good, basic food at a fair price. The piece of grilled chicken I got on my sandwich was approximately 8-9 inches long, and the service was prompt and friendly. If you're also in the mood for one more beer, they have a range of selections at prices a dollar or two lower than most bars.

We were only there for 2 nights, so we only ate here once. Had we known about this earlier in the trip, we probably would have snagged breakfast here everyday as well. Don't let the outside fool you - Midtown III is a great place to score good food at a good price in Center City.

  • Visited December 2012
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Sonesta hotel
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“wonderful diner”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

the pie and breakfast food was very hot and fresh and tasty. iwould eat there again love the fact that there open all night long.

Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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306 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Basic Breakfast with Great Coffee”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

When it comes to breakfast, we're creatures of habit. We happened on Midtown III on a previous visit, and returned during our 3-day stay in September 2012. This is a 24-hour, no frills diner/restaurant located in the middle of downtown Philadelphia (Rittenhouse district).

The breakfast menu is comfortably predictable. We've had eggs, cereal, bacon (turkey and pork), cereal, pancakes, waffles. The waffles are highly recommended. We liked the coffee so much we asked for the brand (lavas). (Alas, it doesn't taste the same at home - must be the water.)

This is the kind of place where the waitresses call you 'honey' or 'baby' (it's been a lot of years since anyone's called me 'baby') and address the locals by name. When we mentioned we were from DC, the waitress said, "You seem like locals." That's because they make you feel at home.

If you want a fancy brunch with imported cheese in your omelette, fresh fruit, and a cafe latte, go elsewhere and spend a lot more money and time. Otherwise this place is great. We're light eaters and the good coffee, quick and friendly service, and very low prices suit us fine.

  • Visited September 2012
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Cheesesteak at its Best. ”
Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

Delicious and perfect Service. Highly recommended and open 24. My girlfriend loved it, too. We will Come back very soon.

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philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Dump”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Bad looks like it is from a horror film. Still waiting for my dinner roll. Could not remember which table ordered what. Stay away you would be better ordering from a street vendor.

Visited March 2012
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