Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Dining Car and Market, Philadelphia

My friend, LL resides in Port Richmond district of Philadelphia was very excited to bring me to The Dining Car and Market. The diner was on LL's list for awhile (and it is close to her neighborhood) after she saw it on Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives. I did not see the episode but realize most of Guy Fieri's recommendations are disappointing.

The Dining Car - tomato soup, Philadelphia

The diner is a kick back to what a diner should look like - booths, neon light signs, down home cookin, fast talking servers and affordable prices. Every dish includes soup or salad and choice of sides. The portions are large enough to share.

The Dining Car - salad, Philadelphia
The chicken croquette were featured on the show and surprising very good and under $10, including soup or salad and choice of a side dish. Two crispy mountain peaks (or if you are 10 years old they look like boobies) served with mashed potatoes and gravy. There were lots of shredded chicken and chicken essence through and through.

The Dining Car - chicken corquette, Philadelphia
The Dining Car - chicken corquette, Philadelphia
Chicken Croquette

LL told me there is usually a line on weekends which deterred her from visiting the diner sooner. Fun conversations with my girlfriends after a long cold day with on and off down pour of rain made for a satisfied comforting night.

The Dining Car - Beef bourguignon, Philadelphia
Beef Bourguignon

Wait, our night of eating wasn't really over because we went back home and pigged out to $30 worth of pastries from Isgro's and polished a bottle of Sweet Catawba Wine from Finger Lakes Country. It was definitely a very Mid-Atlantic evening.

The Dining Car & Market
8826 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 338-5113
The Dining Car & Market on Urbanspoon


Heavenly Housewife said...

Yes, they do look like boobies LOL, but that makes me kinda want them. I love things that are a bit naughty.
*kisses* HH

Forager said...

I first thought they looked like little bunny ears, but now that you mentioned it, I can only see boobies.

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