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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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Ormond Beach, Florida
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576 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

(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 

Thank Pamgoes
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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250 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bend, Oregon
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217 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A local recommended this place when we stumbled into the Reading Terminal Market looking for breakfast. Yes, there's usually a short line/wait, but it moves quickly. Go here for pancakes or french toast, coffee and oj, and you'll be warmed up and ready for any conference or sightseeing. And the service is friendly and fast! Loved this place, ate here... More 

Thank StaceyLeeDee
Chalfont, PA, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

An absolute favorite in the Reading Terminal Market. Whether you're going for breakfast or lunch, always quality, fresh food. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. Last couple of visits, we had to wait but not for more than 10 minutes or so. You won't go away hungry. They have their own-made strawberry jam/spread for your toast...mmm. Enjoy!

Thank James H
Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

RUN to this place! Was drawn to it after seeing a huge crowd days earlier, and had to hit this place up for breakfast. Their menu is standard diner fare with generous portions and great prices (3 people ate for ~$20). Service is super friendly (shout out to Ruth Ann!) as are most of the patrons. Get there early or... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?