Silk City Diner Review @SilkCity

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Silk City is a unique Philadelphia restaurant in the Northern Liberties area.

Open Daily 4 pm – 2 am
Dinner Daily 5 pm – 1 am
Brunch Sat & Sun 10 am – 3:45 pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5 – 7 pm

Silk City Diner is located at 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

It is kind of a restaurant with multiple personalities.  Sometimes it is an innocuous diner, in an old retro diner car built in 1952 that has been restored.  Sometimes it is a dance club that plays much loved but forgotten 90′s tunes.  Sometimes it is an outdoor restaurant serving brunch from a menu full of 4 star dishes.  We chose to go for the brunch, since we had heard really great things.  We were not disappointed.  Hubby got a southwestern egg dish that was plain delicious.  Layered like a lasagna with beans, cheese and tortillas and crowned with eggs.  This was like a mexican eggs Benedict.  It came with a side of sausage that was just amazing.  We liked this so much we are planning on recreating it for Christmas breakfast.

I chose pancakes, as usual.  These were filled with cherries and dark chocolate.  They were a bit rich for me that morning.  I liked them, but wished I had chosen something with eggs.  The flavor was very good, the pancakes were perfectly cooked and the flavors melded well.  But, I was jealous of my husbands eggs and turkey sausage when I saw his meal.


The exterior of Silk City is interesting.  Like I said, there is a retro diner, attached to that is a dance club and then behind is a fenced patio area.   There is a lot of mosaic and ironwork that feels weird with the diner, but somehow it works.  Its a mix, much like Philadelphia.

20121002-091408.jpgOverall, we liked the restaurant.  We would get brunch there again, but next time I think I would go for a more substantial meal.

The prices were not outrageous, I did not think.  For brunch we were happy with the cost and the portions were good.  Overall, I would suggest this diner/club/bar to anyone wanting to get a great meal in a fun city.

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