A South Philadelphia landmark for brunch and great diner food
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.”