The Dining Car & Market

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8826 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 338-5113(215) 338-5113

Joe Morozin Sr. opened his very first eatery when he was sixteen years old. The road was paved with hard work, dedication and perseverance. It led from the GI Inn to White Way to the Torresdale Diner to The Dining Car. The Torresdale Diner was originally located at 8828 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia from 1960 to 1980. In 1976 its name changed to The Dining Car.

The “new” Dining Car was constructed on-site in New Jersey and trucked to its current location at 8826 Frankford Avenue in 1980. Not wanting to interrupt service to its customers, both diners were actually operating at the same time for a short while. Some customers even picked up there coffee cups from the old diner and walked over to the new diner to sit and finish up there. Once all of the patrons were served, the “old” diner was closed.

Since that time, the “new” diner has been operating 24 hours, 7 days a week. Not only was the building new, the diner’s approach to food was also. Taking The Dining Car from convenience restaurant to destination restaurant offering a full array of American/Continental cuisine. The facility also offers a full service award winning bakery.

The key to continuing success of The Dining Car’s operation is family-based. The Morozin family oversees all daily operations. Judy graduated from Penn State University with a degree in restaurant management and is responsible for the training of all front-of-the-house personnel. Joe Jr., also a Penn State grad, oversees all back-of-the-house functions. Nancy Morozin, a Moore College of Art & Design graduate is the general manager.

The concept of “family” has trickled down to the staff. The Dining Car boasts one of the most experienced staffs in the business, with several key employees working 35 years or longer. This helps reinforce The Dining Car’s family values. The customers are also treated like, and considered part of, The Dining Car family. Nancy Morozin, a board member of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Nazareth Hospital, created The Dining Car’s “Heartfare” program. This section of the menu is dedicated to health-conscious guests and for those with specific dietary needs. Continuing the family’s culinary tradition, Ms. Morozin added a very successful Market and Bakery to the front of the diner in 1988. Nancy is also a member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a world-wide, invitation-only philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

The family is very generous with their time and expertise; several other neo-diner operators have learned the trade at The Dining Car. The Dining Car has enjoyed an ongoing relationship with its community by actively participating with local schools, churches, hospitals, police districts and various neighborhood associations. The Dining Car also services the community another way – it remains one of the few area diners open 24 hours a day; only Christmas closes The Dining Car!

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8844 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA 19136 0.04 mi
(215) 708-3126(215) 708-3126

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is firmly committed to regulating the sale of alcohol, educating consumers on the responsible use of alcohol and working to prevent underage alcohol use while ensuring convenient access to a wide array of competitively-priced products and impeccable customer service at stores throughout the commonwealth.

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9242 N. Delaware Ave Philadelphia PA 1.23 mi
(215) 637-6716(215) 637-6716

Open since 2008, Maggies Waterfront Cafe is located in Northeast Philadelphia, located along the Delaware River. We have an outside deck with spectacular views of the river. We are open 7 days of week, serving lunch, dinner & late night snacks. Join us on the Weekends for Outside
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7940 Torresdale Ave Philadelphia PA 1.31 mi
(215) 332-0304(215) 332-0304
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5.00 (1 review)
9645 James St Philadelphia PA 1.46 mi
(215) 637-6665(215) 637-6665

Three Monkeys Café opened its doors on August 25, 2005. Started by Gavin Wolfe, Mike McDonald, and Ed McDonald, these three Northeast Philly residents revitalized the former Torresdale Antiques building across from Torresdale Train Station into the one of a kind Three Monkeys Café. Three Monkeys Café offers a unique atmosphere with three distinct dining experiences. The pub area resembles an Olde City style restaurant complete with a hand carved, turn of the century restored bar. This antique piece of history was salvaged from an old Kensington tap room known as Felix’s Café located off of Jasper Street and Lehigh Avenue. The old marble on the face of the front-bar was removed, cleaned and shaped to now contour the top of the bar. The wood-work that was found underneath is a must see. Photos of olde-Philly and the East Torresdale area adorn the antique papered walls. The back part of the pub area has a bit more of an artistic feel with some Salvadore Dali classics along with other mind teasing artwork. The Risdon Ferry dining room has the elegant, Victorian feel of a bygone era. Three Monkeys Café is one of the few restaurants in Northeast Philadelphia to offer el fresco dining. The outside Monkey Court was inspired by Key West’s famous relaxed, outdoor ambiance. Three Monkeys Café also caters to everyone’s tastes by offering daily blackboard specials prepared by our award winning chef. Escape from the ordinary and come visit Three Monkeys Cafe…“Eat, Drink,& Be Monkey!”

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7326 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA 1.75 mi
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(215) 333-0484(215) 333-0484

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8204 E. Roosevelt Blvd. Philadelphia PA 19152 1.88 mi
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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is firmly committed to regulating the sale of alcohol, educating consumers on the responsible use of alcohol and working to prevent underage alcohol use while ensuring convenient access to a wide array of competitively-priced products and impeccable customer service at stores throughout the commonwealth.

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2538-2540 Welsh Rd Philadelphia PA 1.93 mi
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Since our start we believe in one thing, perfection. Las Margarita’s roots are deep within the Tex-Mex restaurant industry, our start began in Oklahoma were Victor Perez opened his first restaurant. As the business began to flourish and the many recipes and signature tastes were born Victor decided with his wife Victoria to head east and open the first Las Margaritas located in Northeast Philadelphia in 2003. The restaurant was a hit bringing something new and exciting including atmosphere and authenticity to real Tex-Mex and of course our signature Margaritas; it was a solid home run. In the preceding years more locations and more availability for our guests to experience the best that Las Margaritas has to offer! Come and see us today!

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3151 Cottman Ave Philadelphia PA 2.05 mi
(215) 335-2435(215) 335-2435

Since 1992, Zaccone’s Family Restaurant has strived to make everyone who comes into the Restaurant, feel like they are eating in our very own home. Every meal is made to order with the many years of expertise by Antonio Zaccone. Our famous desserts are homemade by the delicate hands of Anna Maria. Our family invites you to enjoy and be part of what we had growing up.

Come, Join the Family!

Antonio, our father, was born in a small town in the mountains in Badolato, Calabria. After his father passed at an early age, Tony left the comforts of home and began to work, helping to support his family. Hard work soon became part of his life. He worked two to three jobs, only keeping the bare minimum to survive, he sent the rest home.

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Anna Maria and Tony met at an Italian Festival in South Philadelphia. They dated, fell in love, got married, and had Two (2) Children…. Us!

Maria Teresa and Francesco!

My Parents have taught us determination, team work, and hard work. But most importantly, they taught us about being a close knit family. They taught us the joys of doing things well, and appreciating good food and family meals.

We now work together to make our guests feel like part of our family! Come, join our Family. Sit down, have a glass of wine and celebrate life, love and family together.

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2491 Grant Ave Philadelphia PA 2.16 mi
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Taste the Memories at Nifty Fifty’s. Experience the 1950’s nostalgia with our fresh-cut, homemade french-fries, freshly ground and hand pattied 100% beef burgers, award-winning malts and milkshakes, and much, much more. We strive to be the best by making everything fresh! Come see what the talk is all about!

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8000 Horrocks St Philadelphia PA 2.29 mi
(215) 725-2020(215) 725-2020

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6946 Torresdale Ave Philadelphia PA 2.3 mi
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Ernesto was born into a family of 21 children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Angelina was born into a family of 6 in a small town, Longano, in the Abbruzzi region of Italy. They met in Philadelphia and married in 1970. Having both come from Italian families Ernesto and Angelina were driven to create something unique together; a place that represents the culture in which they came from, and something that could give them what they’ve never had; opportunity.

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9495 E Roosevelt Blvd Philadelphia PA 2.3 mi
(215) 464-8349(215) 464-8349

The first Ale House Restaurant was opened by owners Jack and Claire Miller in Jupiter, Florida, in 1988. This successful casual-dining restaurant chain attracts customers from all walks of life by offering great food and drinks at an unmatched value. The chain has grown steadily, but conservatively, with a total of 57 restaurants throughout 8 states, as of March 2012.

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The Ale House continues to build a strong base of enthusiastic, loyal fans, with the Company’s Mission statement simply stating: “All Actions Create Ale House Raving Fans.”

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(215) 281-2086(215) 281-2086

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is firmly committed to regulating the sale of alcohol, educating consumers on the responsible use of alcohol and working to prevent underage alcohol use while ensuring convenient access to a wide array of competitively-priced products and impeccable customer service at stores throughout the commonwealth.

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7616 Castor Ave Philadelphia PA 2.7 mi
(215) 745-2262(215) 745-2262

Gaeta’s Italian Bakery is a family-owned and operated business, serving the residents of the tri-state area, in total, for over 75 years. Originally named Scalea’s and starting off in Germantown, it has been a landmark in Northeast Philly since 1976. Gaeta’s serves many delicious Italian baked goods but our masterpiece remains the award-winning tomato pie – voted best of Philly 2 years in a row. Families throughout the area have loyally followed our business for decades – coming back year after year for the homemade Italian flavors that make up our menu. We take pride in our devotion to quality and friendly customer service and we LOVE hearing from our wonderful “family” of customers – especially meeting the new generations being introduced to us! Thank you for your support – we look forward to many more years of service to come!

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