West Reading Diner

More old diner photos. Every time I turn around I seem to find more diners I haven’t published here yet. These photos were taken c.2005.

Pennsylvania’s West Reading Diner had received a light retro-remodeling to the exterior- it sports more quilted stainless in these photos than it came out of the factory with. The interior has also been re-done. But the overall exaggerated modern lines of the diner are still in-tact.

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Ace Diner- Philadelphia, PA

I ran across quite a few diner photos which I haven’t published- I’m going to try to work my way through them over the next couple of months.

I visited the Ace in 2006 with my father and Randy Garbin, of Roadside fame.
The diner is an extensively remodeled Silk City. One listing I have for it says it was built c. 1938, the other that it is from the ’40s.
Though it was remodeled extensively, which outwardly conceals its true nature, inside it is all diner.

The fresh baked bread at the Ace would alone be worth the stop.

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A picture, courtesy of Brian Butko, of the diner before it was remodeled. Please visit his website and his blog, Lincoln Highway News.