Penrose Diner

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For more than 50 years, Sandy has been serving up freshly made, traditional dishes to the South Philadelphia community right here at the Penrose Diner. Family owned and operated for over two decades, the Penrose is a local tradition. Many of our loyal customers have grown up enjoying our made-from-scratch soups, savory pot pies, and freshly baked cakes. They know Sandy by name—and we know them.

Over the years, the secret has gotten out: our food is the real deal. Unlike most diners, where food is often a microwaved afterthought, we make our menu fresh, from scratch, and we source local ingredients whenever we can.

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We offer classic, perfectly made versions of your favorite diner dishes, alongside innovative specials that really are special. And we do it all in a clean, welcoming atmosphere. Fair prices, exceptional service, high quality ingredients, along with a full bar, in-house bakery, and 24/7 service on weekends are just a few of the reasons why we’ve been voted the South Philly Review Readers’ Choice award for Best Diner eight years running.

Today, food lovers from Philadelphia and beyond come to our little corner of South Philly just to try our homemade meals. When they rave about our quality, our cleanliness, and our service on sites like Yelp and Facebook, we know they’ve just joined the Penrose family.

We invite you to check out our menus and our always-changing specials.

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