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Looking for an excellent diner, drive-in or dive

annie718 Aug 8, 2010 03:47 PM

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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    Displaced California Foodie Aug 8, 2010 04:07 PM

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


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      rocknroll52 Aug 9, 2010 04:31 AM

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

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        barryg Aug 9, 2010 04:51 AM

        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.

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          comeback kid Aug 17, 2010 05:00 PM

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

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        Velvet Elvis Aug 9, 2010 07:07 AM

        He also did a segment at Daddypops in Hatboro.

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          sadiefox Aug 9, 2010 08:06 AM

          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.

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            annie718 Aug 9, 2010 09:59 AM

            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.

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              elayne5 Aug 9, 2010 10:54 AM

              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

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                robk215 Aug 11, 2010 02:33 PM

                Dive/Diner: Fairlane in Flourtown

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                  lawgirl3278 Aug 12, 2010 10:26 AM

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

                  1. crazyspice Aug 12, 2010 01:59 PM

                    What about Roller's in Chestnut Hill?

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                      Bob Loblaw Aug 13, 2010 11:57 AM

                      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.

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                      rejoyce318 Aug 13, 2010 07:59 PM

                      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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                        crazyspice Aug 14, 2010 05:37 AM

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

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                          rejoyce318 Aug 16, 2010 07:02 AM

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

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                        FriedClamFanatic Aug 17, 2010 03:20 PM

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

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