Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of classic diner eats and drinks at The Dining Car & Market.
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and celebrated by both ravenous residents and voracious visitors, The Dining Car & Market has earned its place in the annals of enthusiastic eats. Within its art-deco interior, the venerable neighborhood eatery sates early-morning munchers and late-night noshers alike with its 24-hour welcoming mat and its gargantuan menu. Belly up to a hearty breakfast with the special farmer’s omelette, cultivated from plowed fields of peppers, onions, home fries, and your choice of meat ($6.95). Or, quell midday hungerings with a hot roast-beef-sandwich platter ($8.45) or french onion soup, which places its dapper, cheesy tam over a cluster of croutons ($5.20).
Entrees abound, from the meaty pork-cutlet parmesan ($10.95) to the water-skiing deviled crab, decadently fried and accompanied by a figure-flattering frock of tartar sauce ($12.45). Lighter options whet airy appetites with cottage-cheese-stuffed tomatoes ($7.95) and herbivorous garden burgers ($6.05). Answer a sweet tooth’s saccharine cravings and anguished letters with The Dining Car’s dessert offerings or with bites from the bakery, which dishes out a variety of cakes, pies, cookies, and sugar-free accouterments. Adult diners can finish off dashing dishes with sips of local Yuengling lager ($3.30) or grape-laden gulps from a glass of burgundy ($4.80).
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Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and three Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average. > * The Dining Car is top notch. – Kevin H., Yelp, 07/25/2010 > * It’s absolutely the best spot for comfort foods. – 2Foodies, Citysearch
8826 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19136Get Directions