Greek Diners and Restaurants “The Start of the American Dream"

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University of the Arts, Solmssen Court and CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall

320 South Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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The Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia is proud to honor and present the history of Greek-owned diners and restaurants.

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From the earliest years of the 20th Century to the present, Greeks have been associated with the diner/restaurant business, which not only is the central spot for the American community but the foundation of the Greek-American communities they are in. They are places where people meet their neighbors and have a good meal. For many customers, the Greek-owned diner/restaurant is a place where they remember going as a child and now bring their grandchildren. It is a unique institution, not only throughout the United States but in the Delaware Valley where the diner is the part of the epicenter of the diner/restaurant business of the greater New York and New Jersey area where it all began.

The families that operated them, the famous diner/restaurant names, the food, the atmosphere, their importance to the community in general, and the photographs that captured it all for more than a century.

The Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia is a volunteer-based organization that has been tasked with the mission of preserving and promoting Hellenism and the Greek-American experience in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, and reconnecting youth and adults to our long and vastly rich heritage. Our community of volunteers and partners work together on an ongoing basis to develop and support Hellenic-centric programming and content that is deep and engaging, and inspired by the ground-breaking...

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320 South Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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