The Aramingo Diner Has Closed


Less than two weeks after we confirmed that Port Richmond’s Aramingo Diner was closing, the restaurant has officially locked the doors for good.

Our original report on the impending closure was not exactly met with a groundswell of support from nostalgic Aramingo Diner patrons. Commenters on that story made it pretty clear that the diner had gone downhill in recent years.

In that article, an Aramingo Diner manager blamed the decline in business on the customer base. “Not enough people understand good food,” she told us. “They want Applebee’s.”

The Aramingo Diner opened in 1957 and has been owned by George Grigos–the son-in-law of the original owners–since 1981. We’re told that the building will be used for a non-food business going forward.

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  • Joan

    When the neighborhood “changed” the diner was probably doomed, unless they served exclusively Hispanic food. The diner died a slow death when the working class folks moved out of the crumbling area.

  • cheesecakelover

    Port Richmond is not a Hispanic neighborhood (not that there is anything wrong with Hispanics, or any other race)! It is primarily Irish and Polish. The Kensington side of Aramingo Ave is Hispanic, yes, but that consists of Harrowgate and Kensington.There are still generations of families living in the area, with nice mix of blue and white collar families. Get with the program “Joan” and talk about something you actually know about.

  • Maria, of port Richmond

    Hispanic food, really? Lol I’m hispanic and I live in the heart of port Richmond. I’ve lived in the port ask my life. When I want Spanish food all I have to do is just simply walk into my kitchen and cook a damn meal. I used to go to aramingo diner fur years until their food has gone downhill. So, please don’t blame it on the hispanics in the neighborhood. Blame it on aramingo diner for making terrible food. As for aramingo diners former manager so blame the downfall if the diner on applebee’s and kfc is freaking damn hilarious considering that nether one of those food establishments serves breakfast.

  • Maria, of port Richmond

    Sorry my phone has a mind of it’s own with auto correct..

  • Susie from Philly

    Food was mediocre and overpriced, served with a heaping side of indifference. Don’t blame the neighborhood, look in the mirror.