The Dining Car - The Great American Diner

The Dining Car - The Great American Diner (Photo: The Dining Car Website)

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Philadelphia, The Dining Car - Located deep in the great Northeast section of Philly, The Dining Car has been around for more than 50 years. This “Great American Diner” is famous for its French onion soup and Jewish apple cake. There’s also a full bar. Details: 8826 Frankford Ave, (215) 338-5113Philadelphia, The Dining Car - Located deep in the great Northeast section of Philly, The Dining Car has been around for more than 50 years. This “Great American Diner” is famous for its French onion soup and Jewish apple cake. There’s also a full bar. Details: 8826 Frankford Ave, (215) 338-5113


 Large portions of home-style comfort food served 24 hours alongside an in-house bakery & market. "The “new” Dining Car was constructed on-site in New Jersey and trucked to its current location at 8826 Frankford Avenue in 1980. Not wanting to interrupt service to its customers, both diners were actually operating at the same time for a short while. Some customers even picked up there coffee cups from the old diner and walked over to the new diner to sit and finish up there. Once all of the patrons were served, the “old” diner was closed." - The Dining Car


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