A diner's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of comfort fare and drinks at Darling's Diner. This Groupon is valid for dine-in at the location at the Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties.
Darling's Diner whips up breakfast, lunch, and late-night noshes in addition to homemade cheesecakes and other sweets. If late hours at the alarm clock factory keep you from missing early-morning eats, Darling's breakfast anytime menu includes a make-your-own three-egg omelette ($5.95+) as well as peanut butter and Nutella pancakes or french toast ($8.95). Lunchtime sandwiches include classics such as the BLT ($6.95) or the very veggie wrap, stuffed with hummus, avocado, and flaxseed dressing along with a bevy of other veggies ($10.95). Full homemade cheesecakes ($32.95), pies ($29.95), or slices ($5.95) of either lure back errant sweet teeth with flavors such as bananas Foster, Belgian chocolate ganache, and berry cuvee with guava. Iced teas ($2), espressos ($1.95), and cappuccinos ($2.95) wake up tired tongues. Darling's also features a full bar.
Darling's interior has cozy orange booths and bar stools by the counter. The quaint atmosphere is tempered by modern details, such as chic pendant lamps and a palpable absence of sweaty ghosts. An outdoor patio provides diners complimentary breathing air. Open until 6 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Darling's is just the place for diners who prefer to be tucked in by sunlight.
At any hour of the day or night, patrons can slide into Darling’s Diner’s modern, orange booths and order breakfast specialties or homestyle lunches and dinners—many with low-cal and vegan options. The cooks whip up favorites such as club sandwiches and three-egg omelets 24 hours a day as an homage to the classic diners that tirelessly fed humanity’s ancestors. On the more modern side of the spectrum, they man a full bar that’s open until 2 a.m., mixing vintage-themed cocktails and doling out beers. The indoor seating’s cozy glow of warm pendant lights is juxtaposed by the patio, where diners can nibble on cheesecake-stuffed french toast or grilled corned beef reubens—with slow-cooked kraut on Kaplan’s Rye bread—in open air. In addition to its diner dishes, the kitchen is known for its Philadelphia-style cheesecakes, which range from classic to berry cuvee with guava.
Northern Liberties/ Fishtown
1033 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123Get Directions