If you’re looking for a late night bite, fresh cooked food can found in Philly 24/7—and we’re not just talking about those chain restaurants that serve chili fries for red eyes. Philadelphia is home to a bevy of 24-hour diners and eateries that offer both early birds and night owls a place to get served, no matter what time it is. And the best part is, many of these are tried and true because they’ve been in business for decades. Read on for five of the top 24-hour diners in Philadelphia.
Melrose Diner
1501 Snyder Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19145
(215) 467-6644

Since 1935, this long-standing eatery and bakery has been a Philadelphia tradition. Sports fans fill up the booths ahead of every big game thanks to Melrose’s prime location near the stadium. Omelets and other breakfast fare can be ordered around the clock, and the menu also includes burgers, Panini’s and much more. But save room for dessert, because the Melrose bakery is truly a local gem.  Be sure to sample the butter cookies and butter cream cakes that have been on the menu for years.

Penrose Diner
2016 Penrose Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 465-1097

This south Philly staple has been a favorite for more than 60 years, and for two good reasons: Great food and reasonable prices. Homemade specialties and fresh-baked goodies populate the menu, and free parking is an extra perk for patrons. The menu includes everything from kids’ meals to loaded appys for the late night crowd. Penrose has been voted Best Diner in the area for several years in a row.

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Broad Street Diner
1135 Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 825-3636

More of a new kid on the block, this renovated diner has become a signature sight at the corner of Broad and Ellsworth since 2011.  Featuring a mix of traditional fare and specialty dishes, Broad Street is a classic diner for the entire family. Patrons can order the dinner entrees and extensive breakfast menu any time of the day (or night). This diner is located in the heart of Center City and within walking distance of the city’s entertainment hotspots.

Revolution Diner
239-241 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19135

Located in Old City, this diner has a huge menu but it comes with a timetable. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night menus run on a schedule, but with so much to choose from it’s never a problem to get a great meal. (Breakfast food is also served during the late-night hours.) Be sure to sample the high-end dinner menu—definitely not typical diner food.

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Mayfair Diner
373 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 624-8886

This famous Northeast Philly diner has been in business since 1932 and it remains a classic. Breakfast is served all day, but traditional diner favorites like chicken croquettes and meatloaf are also popular picks.  The dessert menu includes 1950s style milkshakes and a to-die-for bread pudding. Hungry yet?