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Continental Diner

138 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-6069
Five Stars
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Continental Diner is a great place for brunch in Old City. Although they also serve lunch & dinner, the best value is definitely found during their popular weekend brunch service. Before exploring all Old City has to offer, consider fueling up with a great breakfast at this local gem.

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The brunch menu includes a variety of choices, from savory omelets, to sweet treats, to healthier modern fare. For those with a craving for something savory, go with the Kale and Gouda Omelet. It's really delicious and filling. The potatoes served alongside are perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Anyone with a sweet tooth with be tempted with the variety of enticing options which include Buttermilk pancakes, French toast with seasonal berries, and Belgian Waffles.

Healthier selections include Avocado Toast, House-made Granola Parfait, and "The Healthy Elvis" (Peanut Butter, Banana & Nutella on whole grain toast).

And finally, anyone who is really hungry should definitely go with "The Big Bang." This super filling plate includes 2 eggs, a short stack of pancakes, turkey sausage, bacon, and breakfast potatoes. It's a great value at just 15 bucks, but be aware that it is a lot of food! The staff was kind enough to substitute extra potatoes for the bacon.


Service is great here, although it can be a bit slow if you sit at the countertop. Meals are always served hot and fresh. The staff does not have a problem with substitutions, which is a good thing if you have any allergies/dietary concerns.


The ambiance here is modern mixed with a bit of retro. The decor is pretty modern, while the old-school dining counter adds a bit of an old-fashioned charm. This place has a lot of character and is a great place to start your vacation experience.

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Final Remarks

Continental offers 2 convenient Center City locations. The Old City diner is the perfect choice for breakfast before hitting the museums and historical attractions. The food here is great, the vibe is casual, and the overall experience is super laid-back - what more could you ask for in a great vacation dining experience?

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