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Melrose Diner

A South Philadelphia landmark for brunch and great diner food

Melrose Diner

Simply stated: Everybody who knows goes to Melrose. Credit: G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia


Melrose Diner is a veritable South Philadelphia institution. Best known for its friendly service, delicious baked goods and iconic shared booths, Melrose Diner has been a Philadelphia staple since 1935.

And here’s the best part: Melrose is open 24 hours a day — so you can get custard-based French toast, “potato boats” and famous butter cookies whenever you want.

Mingle among Philadelphia patrons, neighborhood devotees, local politicos and late-night partiers — with shared booths and 24/7 service, you never know who you’ll be swapping stories with during your meal.

But you should check it out for yourself — as their famous slogan goes, “Everybody who knows goes to Melrose.”


1501 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 467-6644


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