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Address : 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Southern homestyle cooking and retro decor make the Down Home Diner. Enjoy a menu of comfort foods made from scratch. Biscuits and cornbread are made fresh every morning. The Down Home Diner is perfect your next intimate party.

Located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Reading Terminal Market, Down Home Diner is your source for classic American diner food made with locally-sourced ingredients. Bringing together old-fashioned southern hospitality and a made-to-order menu, our dishes are a nod to the local farmers and merchants who provide the honest ingredients for our recipes. At the Diner we bake fresh biscuits every morning, make our own jams, and prepare fresh soups. Diner food in the 1950’s was fresh and wholesome, served with a smile, and we have continued this tradition for the last twenty-eight years. Celebrate your special event with 10-15 people in our main dining room with southern hospitality and modest prices.

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Yelp Rating: 4.5 - 2 Votes
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Google Rating: 3.7
4 years ago
Good food and service. You know it's a good place to eat when you about 5 of Philadelphia's finest police officers there eating and picking up orders.
4 years ago
Outstanding service. Donna is the best. Coffee cup stayed filled. Food came out fast & hot. The homemade biscuits are delicious as were the pancakes. Will definitely be back.
4 years ago
This place is simply fantastic. great service. great food. if you are not tipping these guys then that is just sad. to a couple people... stop your whining and drop a couple bucks in the tank. =] well deserved.
4 years ago
This was one of the better experiences I've had at a diner! Usually the food is all one note but I really enjoyed the coffee and fancy cheese steak I ordered. I also tried Scrapple for the first time and thought it was such an interesting taste (like fried pate). Staff were very attentive.
4 years ago
Usually a very pleasant experience but the last time was a little less par. Will give them another try and weight of all the other positive experience. Worth while for others to test their food and services! 😐
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Down Home Diner Philadelphia is a diner located in the Reading Terminal Market featuring homestyle cooking.


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Down Home Diner hours of operation below. Please check Down Home Diner website for accurate hours, especially around holidays.

  •  1 availability Monday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  •  2 availability Tuesday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  •  3 availability Wednesday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  •  4 availability Thursday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  •  5 availability Friday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  •  6 availability Saturday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  •  7 availability Sunday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Down Home Diner does not allow BYOF for private parties

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Down Home Diner does not allow BYOB for private parties

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