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Melrose Diner

South Philadelphia
American, Diner
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1501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3023
+1 215-467-6644
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dining in the evening with family visiting from Louisiana. Had to make sure that the South Philly Melrose Diner experience was included in the things to do! The fish was fabulous, the steak sensational, and pasta perfection! We laughed, feasted, and enjoyed the inviting atmosphere. Wait staff was attentive. Positive comments all around!!

Thank Lue D
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Melrose Diner has been serving their neighbors in South Philly for generations. The quality of food never varies. It's perfect. The waitresses will remember your name after the first time you have been there. The Melrose feels like home because it IS home to everyone in the Tri-county area. Stop there for coffee or a meal. You will not... More 

Thank Madeline103119148
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

There are very few restaurants in Philly that can accommodate a large group, especially on short notice. The Melrose Diner gave us the entire counter section in half the restaurant. There were 18 of us. It helped that business was a bit slow at the time, I suppose. The service was excellent and the food ranged from OK to excellent,... More 

Thank Douglas F
Budd Lake
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125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were a large group and they were very accommodating, opening a section so we could all sit together. There is a wide variety of food and everyone was happy. Special mention to the milkshakes which put smiles on a lot of faces. Portions were very generous. Salad was excellent, with fresh ingredients and dressing. Burgers and eggs are always... More 

Thank Marian T
Upper Deerfield
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with my girlfriend and my granddaughter my granddaughter ordered a Cheesesteak and Fries looksed really good I got the chicken croquettes with spinach and sweet potatoes very very good little light on the gravy but I'm sure if I asked for more they would have given it to me. My girlfriend got the French onion soup she... More 

Thank godsmack1963
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Let me start off by saying I have never dined here. Never tried the food before. I will however attest to the 5 star butter cream cake my staff got for me this week. Fantastic. I have never had such a creamy rich cake in my entire life. I would go there to try this cake again.

Thank LuvinMy369Hero
Hammonton, NJ
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I stop here every Black Friday morning on our way out. We choose here first because of the history of it, second because of the great location and of course because the food is plentiful and delicious. The restaurant is always clean and kept up. We like to sit up at the counter versus a booth, although... More 

Thank robinhump
Warrington, PA
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

After listening to their catchy radio jingle for years we traveled from the "burbs" to South Philly only to be disappointed. The menu had a good selection, however, the food was average. Prices were reasonable and service was okay but in anb area with multiple great restaurants we expected something really great.

Thank Fred G
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lived in the Philadelphia area for 15 years and this was our first visit to Melrose Diner. A very wide selection of breakfast foods although I did not think it was any different from almost any other diner. Prices were reasonable. Service on a Sunday morning was surprisingly good. Would recommend Melrose for first time visitors to the area.

Thank Sam N
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I found this place while trying a CVS. The food is very good and yummy. I had the fish dinner. The prices are reasonable

Thank clarkvl59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3023
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighbourhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-467-6644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?