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Looking for an excellent diner, drive-in or dive

I am a big fan of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and wish we had somewhere around the Philly area like the places on the show. Any recommendations?

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  1. Dive:
    Charlie's Hamburger's in Folsom PA.
    They only serve burgers and shakes.


    1. Guy Fieri has been to two places in Philly: the Silk City Diner and the Dining Car and Market.

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      1. re: rocknroll52

        He was also recently at filming at Honey's, Good Dog, and Memphis Taproom. I would never classify any of these as diners, drive-ins, or dives, but I've never seen the show.

        1. re: barryg

          The memphis taproom is neither a diner, drive in, or dive. Damn Guy.

      2. He also did a segment at Daddypops in Hatboro.

        1. I don't watch the show because I find the host annoying, so I'm not sure these fit the criteria...

          Grey Lodge Pub in the northeast for amazing tap selection and above-average and somewhat creative pub food.

          Also the Hulmeville Inn for another amazing tap and bottle selection. The food is not great (it is not their focus, and they still allow smoking inside) but they make do with a griddle and a fryer.

          1. Thanks, I will give a few of them a try. I know the places he visited in the Philly area were for the fried food episode and scrapple. Thanks.

            1. Phoenix Diner in Phoenixville is pretty good. It's off of 23 in the shopping center with the new Acme.

              Phoenix Diner
              200 W Absecon Blvd, Absecon, NJ 08201

              1. Dive/Diner: Fairlane in Flourtown

                1. I second Charlie's! I also recommend Texas Weiners and the Oregon Diner in South Philly.

                  1. What about Roller's in Chestnut Hill?

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                    1. re: crazyspice

                      that's kinda harsh! certainly not a diner or a drive in... if you think it's a dive, so be it, but it's like $20/entree, and they keep things pretty clean. tasty last time i ate there, 3 years ago or so.

                      there is the trolley car diner, down g-town a bit. definitely a diner. friends like it. i keep meaning to go. there's wudderice (and ice cream) right there, too.

                    2. Diamond Diner in Hainesport, NJ, with the exception of their salad bar, which is ok, but nothing to write home about. Their entrees are good, plentiful, and filling. They're also one of the few diners that serve crisp, lightly cooked vegetable side dishes. Breakfasts are yummy, too. I've learned to ask for a to-go container right away, since I can't remember that last time I didn't need one ... and I'm a life-long member of the Clean Plate Club!

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                      1. re: rejoyce318

                        Speaking of Hainesport, is Dadz still around? If so, do they still have great wings?

                        1. re: crazyspice

                          Yes, to both questions, although I haven't had the wings for about a year.

                      2. At the risk of being banned form here. may I also suggest you checkout roadfood.com since4 that is their specialty