Check Please!. Melrose Diner is a nice diner. We went here for Sunday Brunch and it was extremely busy. Our waitress, who must've been over 60 years of age was always smiling and friendly. I would go back to Melrose just to be served by her. Actually, service was more on the slow side but they had many customers. I wouldn't go back for Melrose's food though. I had better, less soggy breakfast sandwiches. My boyfriend liked the scrapple, oddly enough. Portions are not as ultra-massive as most other diners. Overall, Melrose is very friendly (both customers and waitstaff) but lacks the huge portions, food quality and fast service of diners.
What is the fascination. I had the opportunity to visit the Melrose Diner recently. I had looked forward to the experience due to comments I had heard about it and having seen it on TV over the years as the reporters would choose it to get a cross section view of the people pf Philadelphia. I cannot understand what the big deal is about the place. The food was bland, unimaginitive, cold, and overpriced considering the quality, ambience and service. The Melrose is not alone in thsi respect. It is the same boring, tasteless food that is served by many area diners. Almost makes you think they all use the same kitchen.
How could you not love this place. Everything is made from scratch and the food is always fresh.
Pies and cakes are to die for!!!
Are You Kidding?!?!?. Maybe after a night out at 4 in the morning, but otherwise, I'd rather do a decent IHOP.
slop of south philly. when i was young i thought that the tv show mel's diner was good, but melrose diner is horrible. the university diner is much better and so is silk city diner. the waitresses are locals that were here before benjamin franklin. Late at night it feels the most unsafe of all the diners.
Nuttin Special. This is a normal diner with normal diner food. Nothing special, nothing outrageous, just every day diner food. The unique thing about Melrose is the sharing of tables with strangers. Basically I think the Melrose is over rated.
Everybody who knows goes to Melrose!!. The Melrose is great, especially there breakfasts after the bars close!! Try the apple Pie with vanilla sauce too!!
Just OK. The food is reasonably priced and is reasonably good. This is simply a reasonable diner. The servie is slow and unless you're from south philly or know the waitress, you'll get no attention.
I was in total shock. I couldn't beleve what I saw. I am a native Philadelphia and went on my first trip to Melrose Diner. Here again is an over rated DUMP. And boy what a DUMP it is. It was dark, beyond dengy and small. And the food was horrible. I couldn't eat it and I was pissed. The only thing I can say that was good is their butter cakes. I would suggest there butter cakes (IF YOU GET A SLICE TRYING NUKEING IT IN THE MICROWAVE FOR A FEW SECONDS MMMMMMMM WONDERFUL) If your not buying one of the cakes. STAY THE HECK AWAY FROM THIS DIVE.
The Great Impostor. Servings get smaller, prices getting higher. Local crowd loves it, but they can't see the forest for the trees.
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