Diners are a staple in Northeast Philadelphia. With so many different choices on where to eat in one area, it’s important for those diners to have a certain quality the rest don’t.
Manoli Lagoudakis and his uncle bought Mayfair Diner (above), located at 7373 Frankford Avenue,in 2006. Since buying it, they have welcomed their customers as family. They know all of the regulars by name, and create a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, where everyone feels at home.
The Liberty Bell Diner
According to waitress Danielle Wals, no matter what time of the day it is, there is always someone ordering breakfast at The Liberty Bell Diner, located at 8445 Frankford Avenue. She believes that two of the most popular items on the menu are chipped beef and French toast.
Four Seasons Diner
You’ll never see someone waiting a long time to be seated at the Four Seasons Diner, located at 2811 Cottman Avenue. Manager Mo Abozaid makes sure of that, especially during their 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. rush hours. He approximates the wait time to be about 5 to 10 minutes to each party that comes in.
At Tiffany Diner, dessert is just as important as the meal itself. With a bakery on its site at 9010 Roosevelt Boulevard, the treats are always fresh. From donuts to cupcakes, there are a lot of choices, but manager George Koskinas notes that the strawberry cheesecake is one of the most popular items. Pastries are available in house and for pick up.
The Dining Car & Market
The Dining Car & Market, located at 8826 Frankford Avenue, is a full house on the weekends. Most likely because of their gourmet specials, like Eggs Benedict, that are only offered on Saturdays and Sundays.
– Text and images by Allie Kachapuridze and Siobhan Redding.