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Dave's Diner

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3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
(717) 484-2191
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6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No Longer a Pass By

We have often gone by the diner but never stopped. I really don't know why we didn't. I really thought the diner only had breakfast. I know they close early .But this was the time to try it out. We entered and were greeted with smiles from the waitresses and told to sit anywhere. We were brought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Caroline P
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Wyomissing
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soup was good, sandwich was ok, waitress was good. Overall place is small and felt that cleanliness could be a bit better. In 2016 we don't tend to carry much cash. The little we had we had used at the local antique flea market. Conveniently they have an ATM in a dinner the size of a living room, and also... More 

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Thank Jim S
Wyomissing
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have often gone by the diner but never stopped. I really don't know why we didn't. I really thought the diner only had breakfast. I know they close early .But this was the time to try it out. We entered and were greeted with smiles from the waitresses and told to sit anywhere. We were brought menus and looked... More 

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Thank Caroline P
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We always go for breakfast.Food is very good,coffee..average,but the waitresses are what makes the place,always friendly and prompt.The only reason we don't go as much...prices..expensive, if you don't get the specials.All the other reviews you read below are prettt spot on in my opinion.Cash only by the way

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Thank BruceG614
Pittsburgh
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145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here while traveling on the turnpike with my family based on the trip advisor reviews. One of the things I love about trip advisor, it's not likely we would have stumbled upon it on our own. Dave's Diner is what I hope all diners are like and I'm so often disappointed. Everyone loved their food here and the service... More 

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Thank gandycat
Gloucester, Virginia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped in on a chance and it was the best food in Adamstown! Just like an old Diner. Staff was great. Only open for Breakfast and Lunch so get in before 3pm.

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Thank Jennifer J
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

While antiquing in Adamstown, we decided to stop back here for lunch. It was our second time. I had the chicken salad on a bed of lettuce, a large portion and very good. The grilled cheese and chicken soup were good also. The diner is small and old fashioned both inside and out, but don't let that stop you. The... More 

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Thank Peg S
Denver, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

For those who don't know, Dave's Diner is a no frills no credit card railroad car style diner on Rt. 272 just west of the Adamstown exit off US 222. They serve breakfast and lunch. My wife and I and a close friend went to Dave's on the last Saturday in May for breakfast. We have been there before and... More 

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Thank rmorrison1116
Memphis, Tennessee
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived fro breakfast and had a specialty of the house which was chipped beef and also the dutch fries. Nothing was terrific. The chipped beef was not smokey and tasted more like chipped ham. I had to ask for toast which was supposedly included according to the menu. We had 3 people for breakfast and our check was $44.... More 

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Thank mstrydiner
harrisburg pa
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164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have never seen such a clean restroom in a diner before...amazing. Dave's is only open til 2pm so specializes in breakfast. Had a Dave's omlette which was excellent. Coffee was good and only waited a few minutes for seating. We enjoyed breakfast so went back the next day for lunch. Had a roast chicken sandwich w/mushrooms and cheese which... More 

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Thank Angie T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Super yummy. It's a nice little find, we were just driving looking for a place to eat and found this place. Good find, yummy food and nice people!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3036 N Reading Rd, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Adamstown
  • Phone Number: (717) 484-2191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?