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South Street Diner - 21 partner Reviews - 140 South St, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 627-5258

South Street Diner

140 South St (at at Hancock St)
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-5258
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South Street Diner - Philadelphia, PA
South Street Diner - Philadelphia, PA


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I love the South Street Diner! Everything I have had here has been great, and I go at least twice a week! The Hungry Lady Special is great anytime of the day, and is such a deal!...


The food never came.

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/16/2014

The food never came. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/29/2013

A friend and I were really looking forward to the grilled Reuben sandwiches and mozzarella sticks we ordered... We were very disappointed when we got mozzerella sticks with no sauce, and quite possibly the driest meat on the planet with our sandwiches! Our delivery girl was very sweet though.... Too bad the food was lackluster. more

Love SSD! 10/12/2009

I love the South Street Diner! Everything I have had here has been great, and I go at least twice a week! The Hungry Lady Special is great anytime of the day, and is such a deal! Pros: Cheap, Fast, and Delicious! more

worst experience 9/6/2009

WAY BELOW THE ONE STAR. i ate here today 9/6/09, i definitely won't ever return. I ordered what was supposed to be chicken cordon bleu, but turned out not to be that. i would never order anything with mushrooms, but this had that and some crazy sauce. when i asked the waitress if i could order something different, she had to ask the manager. the manager took my plate away and brought it back- minus the mushrooms. it was still terrible. i ate one little piece, instantly was disgusted. i was charged for the meal. the worst thing i have ever had to deal with. never again will i go here to be served way below garbage and have to pay for it. thanks, but no thanks. more


I don't care how good your gyro or table service is...I went to this diner on friday june 5 and someone whether waitress or manager attempted to add money onto my credit card slip after it had been signed. luckily this was brought to my attention as they needed a new signature for the ""new amount."" Pros: good gyro Cons: they tried to rob me more

South Street Diner burns you at dinner if you are African American 1/10/2009

Yes, I had the same experience, not only that, the burned me 3 times with extremely hot fettucine and no one offered to apologize. I even went to the hospital. I think they did it on purpose because each time I went there the same thing happened. more

Great Hangover Place 7/14/2008

Great place for hangover --- Great Breakfast --- Plenty of characters and people watching. Wait staff is pretty cool Pros: quick reasonable price good service more

racism still exists 10/6/2007

I've gone to this diner to dine in many times, and although the service is not that great its open late and the food is pretty good. More recently I've been getting take out in the early afternoon and I noticed the owner whose usually the cashier, a caucasian elderly man will not place anything in the hand of an african american. The first time it happened I brushed it off but after four separate occasions it was very obvious, especially after I saw him give money back to a caucasian woman in hand then when waiting on me. Placed credit card, receipt and pen on the table while my hand was in plain view reaching for these items and after I placed the same items in his hand. He even went around my hands once and placed my receipt and change on the counter. This was a old way of disrespecting african americans after the civil rights movement but apparently it is still being practiced at the south street diner. I don't think I want to eat somewhere where I'm being treated differently based on my skin color. If you don't believe me see for yourself. Pros: open late Cons: cashier/owner disrespectful towards african americans more

Good breakfast 10/29/2006

Coffee, breakfast is good. Soups are usually good. never had a sandwich there, as I cant pass on ordering an omelette or something. Pros: Good food Cons: Hours, not known for non-breakfast foods more

everyday diner 2/1/2005

good spot for a diner. too bad their food wasn't all that great. oregon diner is not too far away tho. for a diner, my coffee was only refilled once. my two cent: skip the south street omlette. more

Americana a la mode 9/8/2003

Great coffee and great classic american diner food. It's all there: meatloaf, mac'n'cheese, corned-beef sandwiches, pancakes, hoagies, pie, etc.! Pros: Convenient, Fast, Casual Cons: Heart-clogging more

goooood places to eat 2/7/2003

good prices and good service. I like the type of crowd that comes their late at night Pros: food, service, people more

best eggs benadict ever 1/17/2003

they have the best eggs benadict. we were seated promptly and the service was done with more than a smile. Pros: service, atmosphere Cons: parking more

Inexpensive quality 1/8/2003

Excellent food, open whenever, good service, and downright cheap... who can complain.. no one makes eggs over easy with italian sausage the way these guys do.. simply the best... the only thing is that on fri and sat nights everyone coming out of the bars when they close crowd up and block the doors making getting a seat difficult.. They proclaim that they're the city's #2 diner. I think they are far better than any diner in the city, including good ol' melrose Pros: good food, cheap prices, open 24 hours Cons: crowded late weekends more

Just Great 11/26/2002

Great Food, Great Service, Great Selection of entrees, appetizers, homemade deserts and Great Prices!! Smokers (who seem to be treated more and more like second hand citizens these days) are accomodated in a large, airy, dining room. Pros: Inexpensive, Large Smoking Section, HUGE selection more

great food! 10/26/2002

My boyfriend and I took my parents to the South Street diner for a nice Sunday breakfast. Although a little smoky, our waitress was wonderful and the food was great. more

Great breakfast 10/16/2002

It had been a long time since I had had a great ""diner"" breakfast when I ate at the South Street Diner last Sunday morning. It's good to know that diners like that still exist. Pros: Inexpensive, Quick seating, Excellent food more

A nice place 8/20/2002

I have been going to the diner for years. The service is very friendly and I really enjoy their food. It is a nice ending to a walk on south street. I have never had their baked goods but they look good!! more
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  • Hours:

    M-Sa 7-3am, Su 7-1am
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Philadelphia, Queen Village/ Pennsport