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Dutch Eating Place

Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
American, Dutch, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956
+1 215-922-0425
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has a little bit of something for everyone, the portions are large, and the cost is fair. The famous apple dumpling was good, but maybe not as good as they will lead you to believe. Either way, this is a great place to stop!

1 Thank kyurinich
Miami, FL
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott and ate almost every breakfast and lunch at the Dutch Eating Place. The servers were super-friendly, and the food was like my grandmother used to make, absolutely delicious! It is extremely popular with locals and tourists, so go right when they open in the morning in order to get a seat at the... More 

Thank Viajes29
Auburn, New York
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the breakfast sandwich and there was so much food. I also got home fries not realizing that it would be overkills. Price was very reasonable and the food good. We didn't even eat lunch. Very crowded so get your food to go and eat in one of the common areas.

Thank Shelly C
Ormond Beach, Florida
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577 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

(Breakfast at Reading Terminal) Lines start forming at this diner-like restaurant shortly after the market opens. Operated by Amish from Lancaster County, the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Saturday. (The Amish-run venues are all closed on Sundays and many are also closed Monday and Tuesday, although a few are open on Tuesdays.) One of the 'famous'... More 

1 Thank Pamgoes
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Really cool place in Reading Terminal. When I am in area I always stop at this diner. Great place to go, nothing fancy just good food and great service. You also get to sit right at the counter instead the center seating area. Usually I get breakfast food, eggs sausage, toast or pancakes, coffee. The portions are very generous. A... More 

Thank Frank S
Baltimore, Maryland
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have eaten here many times over the years. Counter seating. Always crowded at breakfast so be prepared to wait. Eggs anyway you want. Assorted breakfast meats including very good turkey bacon, toast and muffins with your meal. Plentiful coffee and if you still have room they are famous for their apple dumplings.

Thank Copperman1
Golden, Colorado
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, amazing dutch food...meaning delicious and large portions. We had the blueberry pancakes and the western omelet. The pancakes are completely stuffed with fresh, whole blueberries while the omelet is stuffed with ham and tomatoes, cheese, stringed potatoes....we are talking STUFFED. Truly amazing food and they are so friendly. A must place to eat.

Thank kellywchrist
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259 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My second visit to Philadelphia and my second visit to the Dutch! This time I had the apple cinnamon French toast special which was delicious and great value, highly recommend a visit!

Thank Touringmuso8
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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200 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

While visiting the Auto show (not wort the time) we went across the street to the Reading Terminal Market to grab some lunch. After wondering through the crowd we decided on The Dutch Eating Place. They have a nice menu and great soup. Unfortunately, while the food is good and freshly prepared as well as reasonable priced the seating leaves... More 

Thank Richard K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The pancakes are excellent!!! Everything is great. I really enjoy the fast service and fresh food. There is always a line to eat here. Don't worry, the line goes fast. Everything (meaning breakfast, I have not been here for lunch/dinner) is good.

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-0425

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