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Little Pete's - 24 Reviews - 219 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA - Breakfast Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 545-5508

Little Pete's

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219 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(215) 545-5508
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Little Pete's - Philadelphia, PA
Little Pete's - Philadelphia, PA
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Best

Great food, at a resonable price best food in the area. i met pat burrell there!!!!!! we both got reubens!!!!\r \r Pros: great food\r \r Cons: What happened to the hot black c...

Worst

I ordered a simple grilled swiss on rye. The waitress was surly - as she walked past us, she said ""hi."" My husband replied, ""hello."" The waitress snarled, ""I wasn't talkin...

lil petes 12/5/2009

OMG manager yu guys need to wash yur hands and check the food befoe yu eat it ive had better foodss on a subway station then this come on more

Moldy food and no apology!!! 9/14/2008

I had high hopes for Little Pete's. I love diners. I don't expect fine-dining, just a nice big, greasy burger or pile of scrambled eggs. The reviews were favorable, so my boyfriend and I went in for a late-night meal. What can I say...it was probably my WORST restaurant experience ever. I ordered strawberry shortcake, and I noticed within a few bites that all of the strawberries were covered in white MOLD. I informed the waitress, she whisked away the plate and handed us the check. No apology from her or the owner. They still charged my boyfriend for his meal, which, while not violating health codes, was pretty gross (hashbrowns = soggy potato mush). In addition to the moldy food that made me sick, the service was extremely slow, and the food was not cheap (midtown is about $2 cheaper for every meal). Little Pete's = don't go! Pros: Ummm... Cons: MOLD more

awesome food 6/14/2008

Great food, at a resonable price best food in the area. i met pat burrell there!!!!!! we both got reubens!!!!\r \r Pros: great food\r \r Cons: What happened to the hot black counter girl?????? more

the true city experience 5/5/2008

been eating here since I first move to the city; some 15 years ago. it's the only restaurant that has staid constant. the food is great dinner food & the prices remain good. it's phila's cheers; everyone always knows your name. I love the burgers, chef salad & any of the eggs dishes plus the scrapple. most of all I love the late night severs love Helen!\r \r Pros: always open Cons: closed xmas more

Little Pete's Rocks 3/30/2008

My mom and I went to Little Pete's for a weekend breakfast recently - It was awesome. I'm from a small southern Indiana town, and the overweight bleach blonde waitress who referred to her customers as ""hun"" was a little bit of home for me! :) What people out here call ""comfort food"" is normal food to me and that's Little Pete's. You won't find healthy exciting or inventive dishes on the menu, but you'll find plently of GOOD eats and isn't that what it's all about after all?? Pros: grease = delicious food Cons: grease = fatty food more

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/24/2008

What terrible customer service! These people acted like they were doing US a favor by ordering from them. Even the delivery person was rude. After waiting for almost an hour for the food, we called to see how much longer it would be. We were told that they had tried calling us several times to make the delivery. They said that if we were not there the second time, they would put us on their do not deliver list. The best part is that THEY were calling the WRONG number. Once the delivery driver finally came back he tried to give us a lesson on proper ordering. Can you imagine? When I called to complain about our ordeal the owner practically hung up on me. On top of their disgraceful customer service, their food was way too over priced. Avoid this place!!! There are way too many other places to order from in Philly that actually appreciate their customers and know how to run a business. more

the staff and the food are ""comfort food"" 11/5/2007

I always feel better after eating at little petes. the burgers are the best. ask for helen she treats you with respect even if your a drunk. Pros: down home Cons: some diners don't get it. not good for uptight gop types more

best late -LATE- night place 8/13/2007

this is an excellent place for really late night dining/breakfast. i have only ever eaten breakfast foods... more

best late -LATE- night place 8/13/2007

Michelle Provided by Partner
this is an excellent place for really late night dining/breakfast. i have only ever eaten breakfast foods here. pancakes are good.. french toast is... more

Best diner in downtown philly. 24/7 delivery. excellen... 6/18/2007

Best diner in downtown philly. 24/7 delivery. excellent breakfast any time, super affordable, you can't go... more

Best diner in downtown philly. 24/7 delivery. excellen... 6/18/2007

dingbat005 Provided by Partner
Best diner in downtown philly. 24/7 delivery. excellent breakfast any time, super affordable, you can't go wrong. expect a wait during breakfas... more

Health code doesn't exist here! 4/13/2007

Dirty, gross, disgusting. Though, I guess it would be great if I were wasted. The food is sub-par, but not unlike most other 24 hour establishments. It also strikes me as really, really dirty. Vagrants wander in and out, the floor has a perpetual layer of grime & dirt, thank god you can't see the kitchen. Pros: Food posioning Cons: Food posioning more

excuse me, i believe that's my toast! 12/8/2006

i've had so-so experiences eating at this establishment several times in the past, however the last time i ate there, i vowed never to return. me and my boyfriend sat down at the counter to order some food; it was late friday night, so it was pretty crowded. i sat next to a man who was just finishing up his food, as ours arrived. as i began to eat, the man next to me decided that he needed to nap after his meal and was slowing falling asleep. the manager/owner, i'm not sure which, came over several times to tell the guy to go home and sleep it off (the drunken stupor i imagine). just as we were finishing our late night breakfast, the drowsy man next to me woke up, reached across MY plate, took MY toast, and started munching on it! WOAH, i'm all for sharing, but this is just too much. we immediately get the check from the waitress, at that point i was FINISHED! the owner/manager who had told him several times to pack it up and go on home informed us that he was a regular and that he was sorry. i guess this establishment values it's regulars more than it's casual late night diners. more

Wonder how smoking ban affects the ""ambience"" 10/31/2006

I have not been in here since, but I wonder how smoking ban affects the ""ambience"".\r The food is good, and they definitely cater to regulars better than the casual customer. \r My suggestion though, if possible is to go to the other Little Petes in the Philadelphian at 24th and Fairmount.\r It is bigger, and the overall service is much better - but the Food quality remains the same.\r Pros: Food, people watching Cons: used to be smokey (but ban may have changed that), do not always treat non"regulars" well more

not good 10/4/2006

I ordered a simple grilled swiss on rye. The waitress was surly - as she walked past us, she said ""hi."" My husband replied, ""hello."" The waitress snarled, ""I wasn't talking to you."" The grilled cheese arrived - cold, greasy, and the swiss cheese was like a giant brick of rubber. There are a lot of other diners in Philly where the food is much better and cheaper. Don't recommend at all. more

Horrible Service...seems like the place has not been aired out in years. 9/15/2006

Whoever gave this an overall 9 got to be out of his/her mind!!! The moment you walk into this place, you cannot avoid the stench! It smells more like a smoky bar than a restaurant. The place is outdated and dirty. No one greeted us. No one told us to have a seat. The waitress there could use an attitude adjustment. No good morning. No hello. No ""what can I get for you?"" We didn't even bother with the food since the place and the people were the last thing I want to see in the morning. Cons: Rude service, smoky more

Best! 5/23/2005

Little Pete's has by far the best breakfast and service around. Love it this place and try to go at least once a month! more

User review by colonelklink 3/5/2005

good,inexpensive breakfast.servers always friendly and efficient.it's never more than a 5 minute wait for a seat at the counter or booth.highly recommended Pros: good food, great service, inexpensive more

Terrible Food 10/16/2004

The food here is terrible. My french toast was soggy. My boyfriend's reuben was fatty and unappetizing. I do not recommend this place at all. With so many great places in philly, why go here. more

Little Petes is the best! 8/3/2004

I've dined at Little Pete's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during a vacation in Philly. I would reccomend it to anyone, anytime. Friendly, prompt service and delicious meals. FYI: In the short week I was in Philly, I spotted two celebraties at the diner (Paris Hilton and the Met's Shane Spencer). Pros: quick food, quality food, inexpensive food Cons: , the street, to get there. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Nostalgic for an old-school diner, complete with the same waitresses who have been waiting on the same customer for 30 years? It's all here, at this family-owned Greek diner that...

  • 12/29/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    24/7
  • Payments:

    Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Rittenhouse Square

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