Philadelphia, PA - South Philly and Diner's are part of growing up in Philly. From the mighty Melrose to the Oregon and Penrose diner's, the tradition of heading out for a quick bit to eat or just heading out for a late night snack after the big game. Below are a few of the classic South Philly Diner's.
The Melrose Diner - The slogan at the Melrose Diner, a 70-plus-year-old South Philly institution, is “Everybody who knows goes to Melrose.” And, on weekend nights, it seems like every Philadelphian does. Booths here are shared, peach pies are homemade and the longtime servers are no-nonsense. (215) 467-6644 Details: 1501 Snyder Ave, (215) 467-6644
Oregon Diner - Located deep in the heart of South Philadelphia, the Oregon Diner has been serving up classic diner fare around the clock for more than 20 years now. Details: 302 W Oregon Ave, (215) 462-5566
Penrose Diner - With its close proximity to the stadiums and special late-night menu, the Penrose Diner is the perfect spot to fuel up on dippy eggs and Scrapple after the game (or before the tailgate for that matter). Details: 2016 Penrose Ave, (215) 465-1097
iconic diners that pretty much blanket Philadelphia proper, stretching all the way from the Great Northeast across the city to deep South Philadelphia. So we decided to put together a quick roundup of some of the most well known and well-frequented classic diners in Philadelphia, making an effort to cover as many neighborhoods as we could.