This seemed like a good idea for a thread so I thought I'd kick it off.
In my limited time in Philly I've been to three so far.
Philly Diner in West Philly: just okay, although at least now it's open 24/7. it was jampacked with penn students and was a little expensive for what it was.
Reading Terminal Market Diner: This was decent but unfortunately I got there too late for breakfast. I'll need to go back.
Shank's and Evelyn's: the real deal. the sausage was amazing and it's got neighborhood character in spades. my only regret was not ordering the roast pork sandwich or cheesesteak, even though it was 8 in the morning.
also, I've heard very good things about minella's on the main line from my bryn mawr friends.
where else should be on my list?
fwiw, my favorites in pgh are deluca's, ritter's, and pamela's for various reasons with honorable mention to tom's and jojo's.
finally, does anyone have recommendations for scrapple in philly? so far I've only had it at the philly diner and from the grocery store.